Monday, October 22, 2007

The Series I watch

There are just time when you look upon a title of the movie and you thought. Wow, That sounded a lot like a B-Grade movie. I would never watch that. But then curiosity either takes a better hold of you or you accidentally watch the show and then you have a revelation again.

Wow, This is actually quite good!

That was my exact sentiment when I saw the show called, Pushing Daisies. It relates about a man with an interesting ability. The ability to bring back the dead. This ability can be used to bring back anybody from the realm of death for a minute without consequences. More then that, and somebody else dies in its stead. He can touch the person again to "undead" him and the person will stay dead. Permanently. Sounded grim? Not really. On the contrary, the movie is light hearted funny and surprisingly good. It tells of how the man uses his ability to solve murder of the dead people. All are done in a light hearted tone. With funny looking car, funny looking shop and very good jokes which got me laughing the whole way.

Then there is another series called. Overdrive. Its an anime actually which tells of a cyclist, how he learns his trade. The people he met and explanation of cycling itself. The anime is funny and all but sometimes it drags on a bit. Regardless, the anime teaches would be cyclist or current cyclist quite a number of interesting things. How cyclist are differentiated between climber,sprinter,power and what not. A good watch if you like cycling and funny jokes with some very mushy aw shyuk guy girl scene.

Those two are some of the shows which I "stumbled" upon and never regretted it. Then there is the other two all time favorite of mine. Gundam series and House MD.

I first watched House MD over a year ago in season 3. I then looked around for Season 2 and season 1. Season 4 started barely a month ago and the show is turning into an interesting twist where House ( the protagonist ) is evolving yet again. The sarcasm is thick, the humor is abundance. If you want to learn how to talk and have a wry sense of humor with good comebacks. House MD is a very good show to catch on. Just in case you wanna know what this show is about. Here is a bit of intro for it.
Gregory House is a maverick medical genius, who heads a team of young diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. Most episodes start with a cold open somewhere outside the hospital, showing the events leading to the onset of symptoms for that week's main patient. The episode follows the team in their attempts to diagnose and treat the illness.
The quote I liked best from House MD :
If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic.

Lastly the Gundam 00 series. The anime kicks off with an explosive starts with new design of the gundams. Very nice, very pretty. But to quote my fellow bloggers. Its still the same old formula. War, Love, abandoned children, orphan children, religion and faction. Which prompt me to reply, Would you prefer Gundam series to be teaching you how to cook or them fighting aliens like Power Ranger? Granted, the anime is using repetitive. But the fact that it still hooks on thousands of millions of fans watching the series is a testament of something however insignificantly irrelevant that fact is.

4 series of shows that I watch, I think I need more. I am sick of CSI, Heroes are starting at a very slow phase, what else is there to watch?