30 Rock Rocks!

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I watched all seasons of 30 Rock last summer. It’s an absolutely brilliant show, I almost forgot how great it was until last night I decided to watch a couple of episodes because there was nothing good on TV, and I’m kind of mad at Bones at the moment, the only episode of L&O SVU I have to watch is a really violent one, and I’m putting off Shameless, Suits, White Collar and Covert Affairs to make a weekend out of each show’s last seasons. So, 30 Rock it was! And I realized I love it so much, that I’m almost finishing the first season… again… =)

It as a (almost) perfect day… if it wasn’t for the fact that I had to actually do some work while watching the show ;-) !

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Liz Lemon Rocks!!!!

Oh No They Didn’t!!! Why Wendell?!?!?!?!

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Bones, what the hell are you trying to do to yet another lovely squintern? In Big in the Philippines (S09E13), Wendell Bray, my favorite squintern, who’s been around for so long, dated Angela, is big friends with Hodgins, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of sarcoma with little chance of survival.

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By the end of the episode and after not being sure if he wanted to fight it, given his slim chances, he decides to do it, to fight it, to go through quimio, radiotherapy and maybe even amputation. Although we know that by episode 20 he’s still alive (given that he’s the intern there), I still don’t understand why this kind of plot. Don’t get me wrong, it was one of my favorite episodes in a while, one that actually showed Brennan’s human side and it was touching to see how much she and booth care about Wendell, I still think they could have done it differently and sign an almost certain death sentence to his character.

I just hope that the season doesn’t end with a death… at least not Wendell’s… if you guys want to kill an intern, do it to one of the newest guys, please!

The Perks of (not) reading in public

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I thought that reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on public transportations was bad, because I started to cry, a lot… then I realized that Mockingjay was worst, because the plot is so dense and every other page someone either dies or goes back to the hospital with PTSD. Now I’m reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I’m loving it so much, the only problem is that the waterworks begin as soon as I open the book on the bus…

 

“Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Chops”
because that was the name of his dog

And that’s what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and a gold star
And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
and read it to his aunts
That was the year Father Tracy
took all the kids to the zoo

And he let them sing on the bus
And his little sister was born
with tiny toenails and no hair
And his mother and father kissed a lot
And the girl around the corner sent him a
Valentine signed with a row of X’s

and he had to ask his father what the X’s meant
And his father always tucked him in bed at night
And was always there to do it

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Autumn”

because that was the name of the season
And that’s what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and asked him to write more clearly
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because of its new paint

And the kids told him
that Father Tracy smoked cigars
And left butts on the pews
And sometimes they would burn holes
That was the year his sister got glasses
with thick lenses and black frames
And the girl around the corner laughed

when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
And the kids told him why
his mother and father kissed a lot
And his father never tucked him in bed at night
And his father got mad
when he cried for him to do it.


Once on a paper torn from his notebook
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Innocence: A Question”
because that was the question about his girl
And that’s what it was all about
And his professor gave him an A

and a strange steady look
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because he never showed her
That was the year that Father Tracy died
And he forgot how the end
of the Apostle’s Creed went

And he caught his sister
making out on the back porch
And his mother and father never kissed
or even talked
And the girl around the corner
wore too much makeup
That made him cough when he kissed her

but he kissed her anyway
because that was the thing to do
And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed
his father snoring soundly

That’s why on the back of a brown paper bag
he tried another poem

And he called it “Absolutely Nothing”
Because that’s what it was really all about
And he gave himself an A
and a slash on each damned wrist
And he hung it on the bathroom door
because this time he didn’t think
he could reach the kitchen.” 
― Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

I do not love Steven Moffat, is that a problem?

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I’m a whovian, I like everything Doctor Who related! Eleven is not my Doctor, is that a problem? So why do people get ticked off when I point out that I really don’t like Steven Moffat as a showrunner?! 

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I will explain: Steven has written some of the most amazing New Who stories, such as Blink or The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, but that’s just it: he’s an amazing writer… does that make him a good showrunner forDoctor Who? I honestly don’t like the series as much as I did the Russell T. Davis era. It’s not that Moffat’s story’s are more complicated and therefore harder to understand… is that sometimes there’s nothing to understand! I don’t like the whole “everything has to have a big important meaning!”.

The other day I was watching the series 5 finale and the Doctor told Amy why he chose her, because of her big empty house, and then I thought of how he chose Clara, his Impossible Girl, and I realized, I don’t like this Doctor. I liked the Doctor who picked up the best and only the best, and not because they were impossible or complicated, but because they were there and he liked them. That’s how Rose came to be, and Martha and even Donna. That’s how most of the companions worked in the classic series: they were there, they needed a ride, they were stuck on the TARDIS, and then they proved they were the best! Maybe this is why I never LOVED Amy… I did love Rory though, because he DESERVED to be there and I do not like Clara (I’m with the TARDIS on this one)!

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And it’s not just the characters, it’s the stories… I think of how we met Clara’s family on the Christmas episode… It was dreadful! In the beginning of the New Who, we got the know the families quite well soon after the companion joined in, and it was great! I think Moffat overlooked some important stuff when he took over… I’m not even going to mention the fact that he brought the Time Lords back

Well, to which it’s own, I guess… I do hope Capaldi will bring a new life and light to the show and that they make something of Clara…

Random observations: Bones

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I haven’t seen Bones in a while, but today I decided that I might as well… so I watched the episode The Ghost in the Killer (S09E12). The whole episode is weird as hell, giving that Brennan doesn’t act like her at all and the cases aren’t solved. Still, Dr Clark Edison and Hodgins have some great moments on this episode. But the thing that really got to me, and this is within the first couple of minutes which meant I couldn’t think of anything else during the rest of the episode, was the lack of scientific accuracy. I know this is a tv show and they get some great things wrong, but at least with the bones they try a little…

I’m not even going to talk about the piles of bones that Brennan sets up, because as an Anthropologist, she wouldn’t do that, but mainly, look at her hands!!! I know this was a dream sequence, but are we to believe that Dr Brennan, always so cautious and proper with everything, would really dream that a totally clean set of bones would actually present itself as an articulated foot? COME ON!!!!

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When they do this when the skeletons get to the lab, I let it slide by… because maybe, for some miracle, the first articulations to go are somehow still present, and maybe it’s the mummified tissue… I’ll give it a pass… but clean bones? HELL NOOOO!!!!

Game of Thrones: Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6

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No news here, right?! I’m just wondering why they bother to wait 2 full days after the first episode of the new season airs to make the announcement. What? They thought that after 10 months of waiting, people would just not watch the new season? Give me a break… it’s Game of Thrones!!!

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TVLine reports that the renewal from HBO for two more seasons came through today… I guess it’s time to get writing Mr. George R. R. Martin, unless you want the series to come out before the next book…

When you need stuff to work… they don’t!

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What a stupid week!!! I know it’s only Monday, but has been a kind of weird couple of weeks. It’s almost Easter break, which means I get to go home for a few days and then I’ll be travelling to the US for 10 days, so I should be ecstatic, right? I am, don’t get me wrong, I never needed to get home so bad as I do now! But being away for roughly 3 weeks, means I have to leave a lot of things done, mainly projects that are not directly related to my PhD thesis.

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So, a merely 9 days left of my work schedule until May, I desperately stuff to go right, to work, to not get contaminated. I need my extractions to work, my PCR’s to work, I need that the blancs turns out, well, clean. I need the equipment to work properly and to not run out of lab supplies or extremely important solutions and reagents. So, obviously, all of this goes exactly the opposite way…

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The extractions work well(ish), but then the blancs emit some signals that shouldn’t be there, and that probably aren’t… because the some primers decided to act out! How I love to have a contaminated primer solution!!! Then there are my sex typing primers that decided not to type anything really… Obviously by now the only thing that was actually working fine was the real time PCR, until today, when someone (stupid motherf*****r kid decided to steal the ancient laptop that ran the machine). I’m not even going to mention the fact that I have to sequence stuff before Thursday, because of the break, and now I won’t be able to because of some stupid person!!!! OMG, I’m so damn mad right now!

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HIMYM Alternate Finale will be released

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Four days after the horrid finale of the amazing series How I Met Your Mother, which ended with Barney and Robin’s divorce, the Mother’s death and Ted and Robin together, Carter Bays (one of the series creator) used Twitter to announce a piece of “good” news to all the fans who didn’t enjoy the mess they made:

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Deadline reports that although no additional shots were made and the script is the same, just edited differently, this alternate ending might be considered a “happy one”. I, for one, am not convinced! No matter how they edit the end, the storyline was still crap. There’s no way they can edit it in a form that doesn’t regress all the characters and that doesn’t make me think that Ted was a douche! This just seems like a way to get people to buy the DVDs (given that I’m sure the sales will drop after what happened!).

Dr Spencer Reid in shorts… best moment of my week!

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I had a few episodes of Criminal Minds to watch, so I decided that today was the day and I’m so glad I did! Rabid (S09E18) gave me the first moment of pure TV joy since that horrible HIMYM series finale, it gave us Reid and Garcia training for a physical test (that it turned out, they didn’t need to take), and the marvelous shot of Dr. Spencer Reid running in super short shorts!!!! =D

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And I have to say, Matthew Gray Gubler has a great pair of legs… and other things… (full disclosure, I have an huge crush on this guy!).

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