Weekend Discussion

By Xav de Matos, Dec 11, 2010 8:00am PST I don't watch a lot of television, I mostly catch up on shows after they've been released on DVD so I can watch it at my own pace. I tend to hate the anticipation for the "what happens next" part of shows. It's not the fact that I need to know, it's just that the "urgency" of it just rings so false to me that I become apathetic to its purpose. Maybe it stems from my love of the old Adam West/Burt Ward Batman as a kid. "Will Batman and Robin escape this impossible situation?" the voice-over would ask every other week. "Yes. Always. He's Batman," I eventually realized. At least back in the day they were nice enough to have fun with the fact that the urgency was so fake.

One of my favorite, action-based shows--as a fan of all things military--was The Unit. Sadly, the show was canceled after its fourth season and it didn't get a proper send off. To compensate, I'm reading Inside Delta Force by Eric L. Haney. The series was based on the book. Although it won't tell me what happens to Snake Doc and his team, it will help fill that void left by the real urgency of a series that will never see an ending.

  • Alice O'Connor: 1... 2... 3... KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby).
  • Brian Leahy: [Battling the flu. The flu is winning.]
  • Garnett Lee: After being talked back into World of Warcraft, I'll be playing my Worgen warrior some more. I also will be continuing my effort to see Red Dead Redemption through to the end before the New Year arrives and maybe a little Bad Company 2 or Black Ops online here or there.
  • Xav de Matos: After a week that involved either being in bed due to illness or sitting in front of my computer due to employment-ness (not a real word), I'm spending my free time either outside with loved ones or with a few books that have been collecting dust on my desk.
  • Jeff Mattas: I'll be playing some Epic Mickey and Donkey Kong Country, while scanning the sky for flying pigs because I can't believe there are actually TWO new Wii games I'm interested in checking out.
  • Ozzie Mejia: [Finals.]

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