Sunday, June 24, 2007


I finally finished all the Charmed seasons. I started watching them during my stint with unemployment on TV, but wasn’t able to watch season eight. So I made M download it for me and I’ve been watching a few episodes a night to finish it off.

As for the series in a whole, I loved Charmed. I’m not normally one for skinny beautiful girls in leather and high heels, but it is much better to see some strong independent woman actually taking control of their future rather than screaming for a man to save them, as is often portrayed in movies and television today. It also doesn’t hurt that Julian McMahon was able to have a lead role for a few seasons. Eye candy is always appreciated.

Now on to some negatives or at least less positives… there may be some spoilers.
I agree with most Charmed fans that after Candace Burke left the show did get a little fairy tallish. There were multiple shows in each season dealing with fairy tales, leprechauns, nymphs, and the like. Does that make the series worse? I don’t know. Maybe for some viewers, honestly I didn’t really notice myself until it was mentioned to me by someone else.

And while I will say I did think season one through three were the best I think Paige ( Rose McGowan) made a much better third sister. I began to feel toward season three that Charmed was becoming the Prue show. Everything seemed to revolve around her. While there were periods that seemed to revolve around a certain sister in particular there was a better balance between the three of them.

I will also admit like most people that the series should have ended with season seven. Season eight had way too much crap shoved into the episodes, it would have taken three season to accomplish as much as the sisters did in those few precious episodes. And allowing the sisters to find, fight and kill off the ultimate power in less than five episodes was just crazy. It took how many seasons to kill off the source? Bringing in Billy and Christie was just another shows sad attempt in adding new characters to a show that never seem to pan out.

Even with all the faults of season eight I still enjoyed the series and will probably end up adding it to my collection.

“Besides, everyone is odd in San Francisco.
That’s why we fit in so well.”

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Finished all the Scrubs seasons this week. When the show originally aired I thought it was going to be another ER and decided it wasn’t worth my time. So you can imagine my surprise when we actually caught a show late one night on accident and ended up loving it. I always seem to get into shows after they are already mega popular. Anyway we downloaded all the seasons and I watched them religiously for three weeks. Was it worth it? Yes, most defiantly.

I can also say I am so thankful it will be returning for a season seven. I just hope it’s not like many other series where it all goes to crap in the end. I’ve seen way too many great shows go down the toilet in the end, this better not be one of them.

This is defiantly a show you’ll find on my shelf.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Where to donate stuff

Looking to get rid of your things – donate them.

And here’s where to donate what.

- Prom Dresses –

- Wedding gown –
Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
12708 SE Stephens Street
Portland, OR 97233
If possible, pin $5 to your gown to help pay for the preparation of the garment for sale.

- Baby quilt to at-risk infants or small children
ABC Quilts Home Office
569 First NH Turnpike – Suite #3
Northwood, NH 03261

- Doggy Gear donations (leashes, toys, bones) – Prison Dog Project
Pathways to Hope
P.O. Box 581
Casco, ME 04015

- Old Books
Books for Charity Inc.
472 Stumptown Road
Bainbridge, NY 13733

- Soda pop tabs – Ronald McDonald House to find a drop off point

- Greeting Cards fronts (for crafts – Fronts Only) – Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
100 St. Judes’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005-1618

- Used cell phones

Friday, June 8, 2007

History Channel

Currently I'm pondering:

The History Channel is playing the movie "Planet of the Apes".
Do they think it is a documentary or a prediction for the future?

Monday, June 4, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Watched Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End last week. I haven’t written about it yet, because I’m still deciding how I feel about it. Better than two not as good as one. I’m just not feeling the ending and I know there is a large debate on IMDB on how it actually ends and what that ending says. I think I’ll wait till the DVD comes out in December and hope they include some deleted scenes or director commentary to clear it up.

All in all if you have watched the other two make sure to see the final and stay past the credits!

Grade: B- (Waiting further information)