Tuesday, September 07, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different

I realize that the topic du jour will soon rapidly change course away from OCIP and focus on the radically different issue of proper call back etiquette, etc., but before then, I want to bring this important announcement.

Tonight is the debut of the latest installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 titled "One Night in Vegas."  It's the story of Tupac and Mike Tyson.  Should be very fascinating, given the quality of the previous one on Pablo Escobar and Andres Escobar. 

Also the premier of Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy is tonight.  This is just yet another reminder that whoever is the head of FX's programming is a genius:  Sons of Anarchy, Rescue Me, Louie, Archer, Always Sunny in Philadelphia...just to name the shows that I'm able to follow.  They've come a long way from the days of Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst, and Orlando Jones hosting reruns of The A Team and In Living Color, not that there's anything wrong with that. 

As a total aside, when in law school, I had a tube TV with wall-connected basic cable.  No DVR.  No HD.  How can people reconcile these two indispensable technologies and the study requirements of law school?  Or does DVR save you 15 minutes per hour by skipping ads? 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armen,

watching the giants beat the dodger in hi-def produces a peace of mind that is conducive to success in law school.

9/07/2010 3:39 PM  
Blogger Boomtime said...

SOA bump. It's like the Sopranos for Californians... awesome.

9/07/2010 4:12 PM  
Blogger Will said...

When you get a chance, get on Hulu and watch a few episodes of Archer. It's another hidden FX gem

9/07/2010 6:58 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Louie might be the smartest "sitcom," if it can be reduced to such a term, in decades. I will admit it takes a little getting used to, especially if you're unfamiliar with Louis CK's stand up, but he has really made something special there. Unfortunately the season finale airs tonight.

9/07/2010 8:56 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

While we are on the topic of shows people should watch, is anyone getting into Rubicon? I have all the episodes saved on my DVR, but I haven't been able to get through the second one yet.

9/07/2010 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rubicon is boring. I gave it a 4 episode chance. Not worth it.

9/07/2010 9:01 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

Concur on Archer. I did include it in my list up top. Bonus points if anyone other than Dan can name the guy who does Archer's voice.

I have to disagree on the above post re Rubicon. I think it has that X-Files type vibe to it, i.e., we're never going to get any answers and there's an unsatisfying sexual tension with a red head.

9/07/2010 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we all agree that it's obnoxious when people wear their suits to class after OCIP? I'm happy for you that you have so many callbacks that you have to wear your suit to class. But some of us didn't get callbacks. It's douchey to wear your suit to class just to rub it in our faces.

9/08/2010 10:09 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

a) What does this have to do with the glory that is television?

b) Can we agree that all the bickering about what is and what isn't appropriate at OCIP is getting annoying and tiresome? Use common sense. Period. It's apparently a lot more difficult for law students than most people, but trust me, there are common sense approaches to this. If you have such an egg shell ego that you are bothered by someone showing up to class straight from an interview (which could have been a BART ride or even a flight away and therefore not conducive to changing into Berkeley casual) wearing a suit, then common sense dictates that you reexamine your own fragile sense of self worth...and not bark at someone who is going through a routine process that has existed long before you and will exist long after you. But that's just common sense.

c) Boardwalk Empire...Omar is BACK!!!

9/08/2010 10:15 AM  
Anonymous emily said...

also, OCIP isn't even over yet, so that particular rant is a bit preemptive, no?

9/08/2010 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a professed FX fan, the fact that "The Shield" didn't make your list of top shows is disturbing. I may never sleep well again.

9/08/2010 10:56 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

10:56, point well taken. I confess I did not watch The Shield despite advice to the contrary from people whose television tastes I generally trust. But I won't make the same mistake with Terriers, which premiers tonight.

9/08/2010 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, I agree with 10:09. And, preemptive? well, the sooner people stop rubbing their employment in my face the better.

9/08/2010 11:09 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

You're in a professional school that is training you for a specific profession. And you're insulted by people getting jobs in that profession? What, pray tell, are you doing in law school?

9/08/2010 11:14 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I watched and totally loved every season of The Shield until the last one, which I still haven't seen. I have no idea what happens to Vic Mackey, and if you spoil it for me, I will come to your house and do you like (spoiler) Shane did Lem.

I really need to see that season, but the last time I tried to watch it was right in the wake of finishing The Wire, and I found The Shields black and white portrayal of crime a lot less compelling than The Wire's nuanced and realistic view.

On the other hand, Dutch Boy is probably my favorite TV detective of all time.

Speaking of fantastic F/X shows that Armen failed to mention, Damages should be required watching for any lawyer or Hitchcock fan. The last season was criminally underwatched and underrated. Amazing stuff.

9/08/2010 12:11 PM  
Blogger caley said...

I dare say I anticipate the return of Always Sunny each year more than I anticipated Christmas as a child.

9/08/2010 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are 10:09 and 11:09 serious?

9/08/2010 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows... the comments on n & b are infested with trolls. They're probably LLM transfers who have already graduated.

9/08/2010 9:49 PM  
Blogger McWho said...

Dan wins like da Saints.

9/09/2010 8:34 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Aww, deleted? Come on now. We all know it's him.

9/10/2010 9:56 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Did anyone watch Terriers? I thought it was pretty great, but it only got like 1.6 Million viewers. Those are "Dirt" numbers, and we all remember what happened to Dirt. (No one remembers because that show was garbage.)

9/13/2010 2:09 PM  

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