Monday, February 25, 2013

The Haney Project: Ray Romano

“Golf is the only sport where the most feared opponent is you.”-Anonymous

Ray Romano is Hank Haney’s Season 2 challenge for “The Haney Project.”  Romano has never broken 80, and he a self-described Sisyphus. Sisyphus is the deceitful king in Greek mythology whose fate in the afterlife is to push a rock uphill only to have it roll down again. Haney is up for the challenge because, as Haney says, Romano doesn’t really know what he is doing. Haney knows where he is starting from with Romano, and he confidently predicts Romano will break 80 when Haney is done with him. Romano needs to shave six strokes off his game. Haney begins to work with Romano regularly stressing that the elimination of three-putts will get him there.

The Haney Project: Charles Barkley

The Haney Project is a show about golf. Many years ago, the sport as we know it was born on the grassy hills of Scotland.  Since then, the perplexing sport has infuriated, inspired, challenged and brought glory to a variety of individuals around the globe. Using the innate drama of golf, The Haney Project has, for five seasons, told the story of just how many human elements must be conquered in order for one to be considered a good golfer.

The Oscars' Results 2013

Seth MacFarlane had a tough act to follow with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes.  He seemed tame, but it was not as bad as say Anne Hathway and James Franco.  That was just a disaster. I liked the dancing in the opening, and anything set to "Be My Guest" warms my heart (re: Be My Vest-Montgomery Burns). The show was still long and a little boring, and Meg won again.

My best dressed was Jessica Chastain.  She pulled out old Hollywood Glamour, and it looked amazing.  Honorable mentions are Charlize Theron and Naomi Watts.  I really wish someone could have worn green.

And the Oscar goes to:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Competitor's Ballot

Happy Oscar day, internet people!  As we count down to Oscar night, I will be trying to get myself excited for Seth MacFarlane as host.  I have never been a huge fan of him as an entertainer (Family Guy not included), but I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope for the best.  I'm a sucker for a musical number so here's hoping he hits it out of the park.  Did you notice how The TV Lass wrote "may the best TV enthusiast win".  She's clearly hoping to win handily, because she is much more of a TV enthusiast than I am!  Unfair.

Now onto my completely biased picks.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Academy Awards 2013: TV Lass's Ballot

(I had to include this video by BriTANick, it's a few years old.  But I love it.)

Once again, Meg and I will be facing off to see who can complete a better ballot.  This year's competition has been stiff, and I have been working hard to watch all of the movies, see all the performances, and make less emotional decisions to beat Meg.  We shall see how I fair on Monday, where I will assess how Seth MacFarlane did as a host.  I don't think I would be the only one who would support Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as permanent hosts for awards shows.  They are a tough act to follow, Good Luck Seth! (Side note: Still angry about "Heather" being included in the "White Trash" name list in Ted.)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nielsen Agrees to Make Changes

I have always said I should have a Nielsen box.  I would be saving so many shows with my viewings (R.I.P. Pushing Daisies). I am glad the Nielsen is taking initiative to change how they capture viewership.  I have never actually known anyone who has a box, and I am interested who ends up with them.  A tv enthusiast would be the perfect candidate as opposed to someone who never watches tv.  Obviously, all the reruns of Gilmore Girls and Bunheads would be getting too many ratings, but there is nothing wrong with that in my opinion.  For a look at the article in The Hollywood Reporter, click here.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Do No Harm: Pilot

I have been waiting for the pilot of Do No Harm since they started shooting in my neighborhood late last summer.  From the opening scenes of Philadelphia to the city references, I am really hoping this goes for a long haul.  Even if that means consistent parking inconveniences, production has been considerate; and I want to support the tv and film industry in the city.