The only show I’ve made a point of watching week-to-week outside of Lost of late was The Unusuals, a mid-season replacement cop show with great cast dynamics, interesting characters, playful dialogue and unusual storylines. Tonight’s episode, apparently, will be its last, as I guess it’s not made as big an impact on others as it did for me. But I’ll always remember this show for it’s “moustached brotherhood” episode. I think cancellation was incredibly premature, given that two of its ensemble, Amber Tamblyn and Jeremy Renner are both in prominent films later this summer (Peter Hyam’s Beyond A Reasonable Doubt, and Kathryn Bigelows buzz-worthy The Hurt Locker, respectively) which could’ve helped bring more of an audience to the show.
I’m most disappointed that I’m not going to find out about how Eric Delahoy’s (Adam Goldberg) brain tumor turns out, or for that matter, whether Leo (Harold Perrineau) makes it to 43, or the deal with Sergeant Brown’s astronaut past or… And I’m going to miss you most of all, Eddie Alvarez. Another in the long line of awesome cancelled shows with unresolved storylines. Any chance of a rescue HBO? Showtime? FX? Dang.
J made cake and Toasty delivered a slice of castella cake to me and the missus yesterday. We had it as a late-evening snack, light, fluffy and delicious. A little forethought to serving with tea would have been good on my part. But still, nummers. Thanks J.
How much does the average kid’s book cost? A hardcover can run over $20 Canadian for a 32 page book, a softcover roughly half that. How much does a 22 to 32-page comic book cost? $2.25 - $3.99. Right now, Boom Studios’ Pixar and Muppets-derived comics are on the stands, for $2.99. They’re well told, well illustrated books, and yet since they’re “periodicals” it’s like they’re not worth it.
The first issue of Toy Story may seem a bit familiar as a new toy egg emerges in Andy’s room, and none of the other toys know what to make of it. Their imaginations and paranoia run wild, with Rex, RC and Hamm deciding to take action against the new, inanimate interloper, and Woody and the gang getting in their way as voices of reason. It’s a slight, yet absolutely charming story which any kid who enjoys the films will enjoy. Dan Jolley gets the spirit of the characters right, and you can hear the voices of Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger, Tim Allen and company reading along with you.