Damn you Kimmy Schmidt!

If you’re crazy and still up, this damn song is stuck in my head… Damn you Kimmy Schmidt!

It has probably been a week since we watched the episode and it just now jumped into my head.

Titus Andromedon, played by Titus Burgess, is one of the best comedy actors I have seen in a while.

Boobs in California

[Verse]
Love in California
Living left coast time
I don’t need to warn ya
The babes out here are so fine
Shirts off, shades on
Smash Mouth on the stereo
Rocking with the top down
Is hella rad, now here we go

[Chorus]
I love boobs in California
Sand in California
Boobs in California
And My Stang in California
I love dogs in California
Hikes in California
But the boobs in California
Are the greatest boobs around
Oh oh oh oh
The greatest boobs

[Verse]
Daisy dukes so high
The pockets are-a peeking
Every day in Cali-land
Is a weekend

[Chorus]
I love boobs in California
Sun in California
Sky in California
And my bro in California
I love bikes in California
Working out in California
But the boobs in California
Are the greatest boobs around
Oh oh oh oh
Are the greatest boobs around
Oh oh oh oh
The greatest boobs are in California
Yeah

Introducing 13!

Introducing the 13th Doctor!!! Jodie Whittaker. 😱

Now don’t get me wrong, I have no issue that The Doctor can regenerate into a female form… it’s just the timing of it. I mean, we’ve literally just had the Master appear as Missy… and Michelle Gomez has been (in my opinion) the best Master ever. So it’s that cross-over that has me questioning the timing. Maybe it could have been held off to the 14th.

Regardless, I’m looking forward to the story of the Doctor continuing. I didn’t want Capaldi to go, I think he’s really hit his stride over the last little bit.

I’m sorry for all the crap Jodie Whittaker is about to get from all the people who don’t think the Doctor should ever be a woman… but we’ve had precedent now in a few Time Lords changing gender through regeneration.

I guess my favourite response I’ve read so far to those who say “Doctor Who has always been and should always be a man.” Was: “I’m pretty sure Doctor Who is a fictional alien being who magically changes form upon its death, so it can be whatever the writers want it to be.”

Sometimes we take our fiction to heart. We saw similar backlash when Kate Mulgrew became the first woman to take the Captain’s chair as the major character of a Star Trek series, and she was bloody brilliant. We saw the BS when the Ghostbusters reboot was an all-female team. And we’re already seeing a proverbial shitstorm brewing around the new Star Trek TV show that will feature major roles for African American and Asian female characters.

Interestingly, in all the above examples, the crap was delivered before the shows/roles actually had a viewing. People were screaming boycott purely based on the gender of the characters… but I personally feel in every instance encountered so far, that the ladies did outstanding jobs with the roles.

So, welcome Jodie Whittaker to the Whovian universe. Please take care of the sci-fi character who’s been part of my TV viewing life for the best part of its entirety. I’m hoping you have a long and illustrious time as The Doctor and I look forward to seeing what you make of her!

PS: I’m already liking her outfit!
PPS: Joanna Lumley has already introduced us to a female Doctor in the Comic Relief skit “Doctor Who: The Curse of the Fatal Death”. 🤣

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Watching “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” again,

  1. because I loved it, and
  2. because it’s the kind of show that lends itself to multiple viewing. So much weird stuff going on it’s great to give it a second viewing.

And Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett are very cool playing opposite each other, and there were a lot of other cool characters too.

I’d still vote for Samuel Barnett to be the new Doctor Who… though I heard today that one of the rumours is Richard Ayoade (Moss from The IT Crowd) may the new Doctor. I’d be totally down for that too.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Heroes Reborn

Heroes Reborn

After watching “Heroes Reborn” I can say the show has promise.

That it copped criticism for be “slow” shows that people forget what a big ensemble show like this is like. There are a LOT of characters to introduce and they can’t all be action-pact right out of the gate or you’d end up with a TV show that’s very hard to maintain.

Heroes Reborn leads on from the end of the Heroes series… the world knows about those with special powers, “evos”, and of course everyone loves them… and then… well spoilers sweetie… I will say there’s still the “Save the cheerleader save the world”-type concept… but without the Cheerleader.

I’ll gladly tune in for more episodes as they role out. Only a handful of the original characters make a return. There will be some times where you go “um that doesn’t make sense because blah” if you’ve seen the original Heroes but stick with it. Tim Kring is trying to revitalise his concept and it may take a few weeks to get into the swing of things.

The Tomorrow People 2013

The Tomorrow People 2013

Watched the first episode of The Tomorrow People last night. Have been hanging for this one. It didn’t disappoint.

A remake, well based on the concept, of the 1970’s show of the same name, 2013’s The Tomorrow People has slick visuals.

Just wish they’d kept the term “jaunting” instead of teleporting. I used to pretend to be a tomorrow person when I was a kid… Yep, I was weird.

SMASH

It’s a SMASH!

At least I hope it is. Just watched the pilot for “SMASH”. I love it.

I want to see more and more and more.

I would have thought this would be a great way to actually build a musical over a season of a TV show, but it doesn’t look like that’s how it’s going to go. It looks like, from the extended season preview show at the end, that the seasons pretty much complete.

The quality of this is a bit crap, and they really missed the boat on using online to help the show grow. This is clearly a rip someone has made from their DVR. Sad the studio hasn’t embraced the Internet.

So I guess I’m just a bit of a musical theatre queen at heart. I can’t wait for more of the show.