Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Come with me if you want to live

Fox is repeating "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" at 8 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays Aug. 10 to 24 before the Sept. 8 premiere of Season 2. One of the few bright spots of the strike-ravaged 2007-08 TV season to actually get to its natural conclusion, this is a show worth checking out.
Here is a synopsis of the episodes to be shown in August from Fox.

8 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 10: "Pilot" In the series premiere, Sarah Connor struggles to keep her son John Connor safe from an enemy Terminator from the future and John makes a surprising discovery about his new friend Cameron.

8 p.m.Monday, Aug. 11 "Gnothi Seauton" Sarah makes contact with an old friend to ask a favor, while John decides to pay a visit to Sarah's ex and Cameron makes a new friend. Together they infiltrate a resistance safe house and discover they are not alone.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 "The Turk" Sarah pays a visit to Miles Dyson's widow looking for Skynet's creators. Her search leads her to Andy Goode, a cell phone salesman who also happens to also be the inventor of a chess playing computer known as "The Turk."

8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 "Heavy Metal" When Sarah, Cameron and John track down stolen cargo, they become separated from John leading him to discover the future isn't as safe as he had hoped.

8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 "Queen's Gambit" When Sarah's friend submits his computer into a chess competition, she revaluates his computer's capabilities and worries where it could all lead. During the chess match, Sarah comes face-to-face with a stranger whose history is closely tied to hers.

8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 "Dungeons and Dragons" While fighting for his life and moving in and out of consciousness, Derek Reese remembers life in the future and his personal battle against the machines.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 "The Demon Hand" When Sarah breaks into Agent Ellison's apartment looking for a missing endo-arm, she discovers dossiers, files and video from her stay in the mental hospital. The files lead her to hospital psychiatrist Dr. Silberman, a doomsday convert who made Sarah's hospital stay unbearable.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 "Vick's Chip" John defends Cameron against a damning accusation by Derek while Sarah gets too close to a Terminator.

8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 "What He Beheld" Sarah and Derek attempt a business transaction with a questionable man, while John and Cameron find themselves in a precarious situation during a school trip. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

15 Things About "30 Days"

FX's show is back, and if you've never seen it, this is all you need to know.
1. It's hosted by Morgan Spurlock, who hit it big with the "Super Size Me."
2. In that documentary he ate McDonald's for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 30 days, thus creating the "30 Days" concept of taking on a new life for 30 days.
3. He also gained 25 pounds making that documentary.
4. In the first "30 Days" episode, he and his fiance Alex took minimum wage jobs and li ved on the them for 30 days.
5. Believe it or not, she still married him after this.
6. The first episode of season 2, Spurlock went to prison.
7. He left before the 30 days was up that time.
8. This season he returned to his native West Virginia.
9. To work in a coal mine.
10. It sucked. (The job, not the show. I love this show.)
11. You get really dirty when you work in a coal mine.
12. Seriously, dude.
13. But you start at $60,000 a year.
14. And after 30 years you can make more than $100,000.
15. Next week a pro football player will see what it's like to be paralyzed and living in a wheelchair.