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BSG season finale是一个典范

BSG(Battlestar Galactica) season finale实在是扭转这一季长期以来的低迷,树立了season finale的fine example。政治也又出来一些,隐藏的几个cylon型号也曝光了。
Heroes这种剧应该好好学学!!这一集完全改变了我长期以来对BSG的失望。虽然整个这一季搞的太抽象,铺垫的太晦涩,不如前两季的啊。

其实我也是今天刚刚看的heroes season finale,对比实在太明显了。

等着明天看Lost的season finale了。好像不少人今天刚看完2小时的Lost season finale现在在晚上讨论呢。不过我要忍住等着看高清,恩!然后总结几大剧集的season finale!昨天还是前天看的DH的season finale,一般,至少比Heroes的好点。

Shows going down rapidly.

Grey’s Anatomy.
After the religious episode, I finally decided that I’ll stop from there.

Lost.
Season three has a good beginning and it is getting worse. Especially when ABC promo that three biggest secrets will be revealed in episode 9 but nothing really happened. Let me quote someone who is really funny:

Build-up for the week – 3 Big secrets revealed – the magnitude of BIG is obviously misunderstood at ABC.

There were actually more “secrets” equally “big” revealed –
Sawyer and Kate arrive at the island in time for next week’s big reunion.
Jack went to Phuket.
The others have a “sheriff”.
Jack doesn’t know how to fly a kite, or even put one together.
Tom is dumber than a box of rocks.
All english-speakers on the islands suffer from anti-social tendencies that lead to incomplete verbal communications at all times (the disease?!?).
Jack is not a virgin.

On TV.com, Lost is getting the worst score ever.

Battlestar Galactica.
The relationship between Starbuck and Apollo basically ruined everything and the MOST unwanted plot line in this season. And recent episodes are just NOT FUN. And it is not just one episode or two, but a series of them! I don’t want to abandon another show.

Wave Bye-Bye to Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy was extremely fun esp. in the first season. But now? OMG, it is so f*king stupid! Silly characters, rotating sex partner relationship, try to kill the main character who we all know would not die, revive the main character and kill her mother while letting them meet at an afterlife place and solve all their problems? That’s it, I would not put up with it any more.

Somebody said that, all these doctors seem so abnormal. Once they have something wrong in their lives, then they show the obsession of baking, sex and now shopping. What’s wrong with the writers? As one of the most popular show on TV, this is disgusting. If we look at Lost, even the Season 2 which was considered going downhill was 200% better than this. Although Lost seems religious, but for a medical show like GA, the only reason that seems reasonable for them to make it so religious lately is simply to cater 90% religious Americans.

So now, I’ll wave Bye-Bye to Grey’s Anatomy, at least for now. Save 1 hour every week.

白人成熟更早吗

大多数中国人看到白人都是在电视上。

电视节目里面的白人,即是是说16岁,大家都觉得他看起来很成熟。所以大家觉得,白人外表成熟快。
虽然这个对于某些个例来说,确实如此。但是一个更为重要的原因,是因为那些电视节目里面的演员其实都不止16岁。例如The O.C.里面的Ryan就是一个相当成年的演员,只是据说长得比较娃娃脸。

再加上白人年龄增长过程中,沧桑感是增加得非常快,更让人觉得,白人就是成熟早老的也早。

所以,白人的外表成熟早,并非完全事实。

Why I am not going to buy movies on iTS

I don’t think I am going to buy movies from iTunes Store. Why? For the following reasons:

  • Not really cheaper than DVD, or only slightly cheaper. For example, pre-order Cars on iTS is $12.99 and on amazon it is $15.87. The Rock, on iTS and amazon, same price: $9.99. And you sometimes can get promotions for DVDs which cut the price more.
  • iTS movie quality is not as good as DVDs.
  • iTS movie download has more DMR restrictions than DVDs.
  • You can lend your DVD to your friends; you can’t lend your download video to your friends.
  • DVD usually has bonus features, and subtitles; iTS download has none.
  • So, NO to iTS.

And I am not really buying music from iTS any more either, because 128kps is not good enough. Price is well, OK, compared to movies. This is the same for TV shows. I am not going to pay $1.99 for an episode that I am going to watch only once.

Although iTS may see success, I don’t think it is a fair enough service.

However, this might just be a stragedy that because it is not so good as retail DVD, the threat to Wal-mart and such will decrease. Rumors are that Wal-mart was threatening Hollywood not to sign with Apple. But we can assume that once this is solved and more studios on board, and downloading movies from iTunes becomes common, we could possibly see quality improvement.

可以死而复生的细菌; E. coli超级计算机

Nature上报道了早已知道的Deinococcus radiodurans修复支离破碎的染色体机理的文章。这个极端细菌,即使染色体断裂为几百个片段,仍然可以从新修复,死而复生。它的这个能力已经被发现50多年,但是机理一直是一个谜。

Terra Soft据说要用Cell处理器构建超级计算机,这将是第一台使用Cell的超级计算机,名字叫做E. coli

Pretty interesting, huh.

House M.D. vs Grey’s Anatomy

我终于已经看完House的第一季前三集。尽管Lala(??)强烈推荐、又有很好的舆论支持,我只能说我对House相当失望,并且逐渐丧失继续看下去的欲望。

虽然House接近成功的塑造出Greg House这样一位另类独行的M.D.,但是和Grey’s Anatomy比起来,里面的医生和病人缺乏人情味(Grey’s Anatomy里面的医生可能又太有人情味),医生缺乏自己的生活和故事,每一集就是一个古怪病历,并且诊断是一拨三折,让人觉得比X Files或者其他一集一个小故事的片子还要程式化。House手下的医生们的讨论、争论、怀疑、错误到正确……,也相当让人乏味。如果这个片子继续这样下去,我觉得我可能无法继续容忍了。

Grey’s Anatomy进入第三季,故事情节越发离奇,特别是Grey,居然double date两个人,还要“heat”,“romance”,OMG,so unrealistic so naive and so much like a whore。Derek的为人作风也让我越发不能忍受。Finn的Tolerance也越发让我不能理解。另外Izzie的演技也越显不足,这个 troubled Izzie的形象越显造作和不自然。Too much drama and romance,多少有过多不真实的性质在里面。但是和House比起来,虽然不是各种离奇病人,当时我们毕竟看到各种各样的病人,其实比House有趣。而且病历浅显易懂,House里面的病历则过分怪异、医学术语过于深奥、病理难以理解。

相比之下,Lost第三季的第一集则显得颇为有趣。

貌似Surface被Cancel掉了

似乎Fox已经把Surface给Cancel掉了。真是让人十分失望。

最近看到不少network不断有新片series premium,说明有不少老一点的片子被Cancel掉了。TV.com上还是有不少人觉得他们应该把Surface带回来。实际上虽然Surface并非最好的科幻剧,但是也是科幻剧中相当有”智商”的了。

至少Surface有那么多吸引搞生物的我的东西。我觉得相当可惜。

People Die in the O.R.

People die in the O.R.
People fall in love with each other in the hospital.
That’s why some people say Grey’s Anatomy has too much “drama” in it.

Somebody woke up after 16 years of sleeping. Then he died in an operation. Why? Maybe because the doctor spent too much time worrying about their marriage and romance? Plus, why do we need to see a gay bar tender with an Asian boy friend show up for nothing?

Any way, it is a good show. Sometimes you feel you know the world better because of so many live or death. And it seems they try to put some education in every episode. “Gratitude” and stuff.

The last night of ‘Will & Grace’

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Once upon a TV season a gay man named Will and a straight woman named Grace became unexpected sitcom darlings, challenging television’s timidity toward homosexuality and buffing NBC’s comedy crown.

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CNN reported. This is quite sad. Just like when Friends ended. Although I am never really up-to-date about what is going on in Will and Grace, I really love this show. I am still at season three. It seems there are only DVD of until season five. I have no idea how am I going to get the latest. And gosh, never will be happy to see FINALE! It is always SAD!!!

After Will and Grace, what do we have now? Joe? Desperate Housewives, Lost, Surface of course. And Alias is coming to an end as well.

Desperate Housewives’ world are rocked.

Desperate Housewives season 2 episode 20 and 21 totally rocked their world. For the first time I feel season 2 is finally close to season 1. Although Xiaomei still behaves like a unbelievable distorted Chinese character, these two episodes really give us something to feel excited about. A mother who tried to kill, and end up lock another son up; a son who slept with his mother’s “boyfriend” to get back to his mother; a mother finally cannot bear it any more to let his son “win”; this time it is her house that is burnt down; a man who is in love can do anything but the woman is stupid; an adopt mother lost her baby…

Yes and sorry these are a whole lot information up there. But the story writers of DH are REALLY capable of making things ugly. While season 2 is actually close to an end, let’s see what will happen. And every time I watch DH, I feel so sorry! This time, I feel so sorry for Bree, Susan and Adrew.

Battlestar Galactica,等待第二季Finale

第二季这么快就要结束了!虽然快,但是其实慢。我们不得不继续等待进一步的巨型发展在不知道多少个月之后了。

Finale之前一集,比较失望,特别是在Downloaded异常出色的背景下。一想马上就要和BG告别几个月,心里就不是滋味啊!

哎。要是这是一个梦就好了,至少有希望马上把梦做完。

Other side of the story

What really happens when a Cylon is dead? Battlestar Galactica Season 2 Episode 18 “Downloaded” tells the other side of story. It is an informative episode. Still many unknown waiting to be revealed.

At least we know, one of the Sharon did not know her identity until she is really downloaded into a new body. THe brilliant part of this episode is that the illution of No.8 is just like Dr. Baltar. Well, do they really love each other?

So now we can see, the society of human and cylon are changing from the inside because of the interaction between human and cylon. What is it heading? I wish it would be something inspiring about humanity.

Desperate Housewives Season 2 EP14 causes Chinese concern

Xiaomei, a Chinese girl who was made slave in a US woman’s house, became a controversial character in the popular TV show Desperate Housewives.

For short, this episode has several problems:

1). Story writers are telling people that they know nothing about China, or they do not like China so they set up something like this.

2). This girl is showing some slave personality, so somehow it can be considered a discrimination, racist.

3). Many Chinese people will feel bad after watching this show.

4). As many Americans have very wrong impressions about China, this popular show will help this wrong impression to grow. And it is “abnormal” in a society that has “freedom of speech”.

5). CCTV(China Central TV) is not likely to import season 2 after this episode.

To sum up, Desperate Housewives season 2 episode 14 is a great example of how poor Americans know about China and this situation is going to last for a long time. Also indicates racism and discrimination against Chinese people exist in USA society.

Surface 第一季13和14集带来排名急剧上升

由于剧情的进一步复杂,一些谜团被解开但是同时更多谜团出现,Surface最新13集和14集使得其排名在TV.com上上升11位,人气排名更是上升到第11位。刚开始看Surface的时候感觉只是一般。不过当更多基因组学的科幻因素不断加入之后,作为和基因组学有紧密联系的我来说,剧情就更加吸引人了。试想一下要是我们现在所学的基因组学的东西,其实在几十年前就已经被某私有公司所掌握,那是什么概念?同时更多的悬念出来,这个公司似乎是已经预测到大灾难即将来临,所以才在建立一个类似于诺亚方舟一样的东西。这个剧情纯属猜测。向来Surface一定还隐藏了不少谜团和谜底,让我们现在看到的都仅仅是表面的东西而已。最近科幻类电视剧在美国迎来了春天。从Lost到Battlestar Galactica再到Surface,每一个都是那么出色。虽然Surface的精彩才刚刚开始,之后这部剧集究竟能不能保持一个上升趋势还是一个问题,但是科幻风潮再度掀起,并且Surface还是颇有一点科幻硬核在里面。相比之下,Lost不仅谜团一直不结开,也没有硬核的东西出现。顺便提及4400。4400本来是可以做得很出色,因为题材是很好的。但是第二季最后一集才总算铺垫完成,之后能做成什么样谁也不清楚。

Battlestar Galactica Season 2 Episode 11

Long wait for this episode. Last episode is so good, so the wait is painful without pain on my body. The political fight and humanity is the best in Battlestar Galactica than any other sci-fi TV show I have ever seen. I do not want to reveal any plot here, but the fight between the two commander is truely breathtaking. Given the situation these human are in, and what Cylons’ human models are capable of, this show keep on invoking thinking about humanity. This show is so good, but the thing I hate most is that Helo is the character that seems most unreal. He seemed to fall in love with a woman too fast, and too deep. And as a result his react is not convincing.

As one of the community review joke about this show keep on making episodes better than previous one, yes, will they keep on going to good? Yes, no other sci-fi shows play politics better than this show.

Alias Season 5 Will be the Last Season

The first two seasons of Alias is simply great. However, starting from season 3 it is getting worse. Maybe JJ Abrams spent more time on Lost, which makes Lost the number one show. Now they have announce that season 5 will be the last season of Alias. TV.com has an interesting article about how Alias is refused by many viewers, and what they think should happen in the last episodes.

So what should happen? They think first Vough should come back “alive” and proved to be a good guy. And they should never kill Sydney’s dad, who’s been tortured too much and needs to be healed. What’s more, they should all live happily ever after in Sydney’s nice modern design house. :-0

The 4400 Season 2 finale

The 4400 Season 2 finale is a brilliant example of how season finale should be. Although Lost season 1 finale is also great, the 4400 leaves much more room for the show to develop. Well, sounds like over 4000 X-men! And next season? I don’t know. But I know one thing for sure, with good writer, the 4400 can be one of the greatest sci-fi TV program ever. But I still have to be honest, the 4400 is slow. And previously not every episode is so good. But obviously they have made something worth waiting for.

Worst episode of Lost of season 2 ’til now

The Wednesday episode of LOST is the worst in season 2 by now. Nothing really matters happened. Shannon died but that really doesn’t matter. About the mystery of hatch, the others, numbers and such: NO progress at all!

Episode 6 of season 2 is only an episode filler. And some people are already concerned whether we have to go over with Charlie’s addiction again, which doesn’t really matter again.

I feel really sorry for Susan

Desperate Housewives this week, well, after Bree lost control, Susan looks really desperate. And I really feel sorry for her. While what she did should somehow earn understanding from Mike, she still lied and the trust and love can just be gone no matter what, as expected. We knew this is coming but we didn’t know it would be this way.

I felt bad about what Bree did. However she seems to start to rethink about her feels about Rex. And just like someone said, in this episode, the character of George developed better. And the day Bree will see through him is coming quite soon, from my point of view.

One last thing that should be mentioned is that Eddie’s

“What have you been smoking?”