Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Fall 2006 TV Schedule Ramblings

Considering TV is pretty much my biggest passion in life, I thought I'd review some of the new shows on the networks' fall schedules that piqued my interest after the up-front announcements ...

VANISHED - FOX, Mondays @ 9:00 PM ET/PT - Looks interesting. Undertones of "Alias." And I absolutely ADORE Gale Harold!!

STANDOFF - FOX, Tuesdays @ 8:00 PM ET/PT - Not a very unique premise, but the description says it has "the relationship banter of audience favorites like 'Moonlighting,'" which is sorely missing from my TV repoirtoire. I also really like Ron Livingston. And, HELLO, Gina Torres!!!! I have to support my Big Damn Heroes in their new shows!!

JERICHO - CBS, Wednesdays @ 8:00 PM ET/PT -- This sounds like it could be very a very interesting social commentary. I'm curious to see what they do with the basic premise of a completely isolated small midwest town (I'll definately be keeping my hometown - Pekin, IL - in mind while watching). Plus, you know, it's always a plus to get to watch Skeet Ulrich for an hour ...
THE NINE - ABC, Wednesdays @ 10:00 PM ET/PT -- Sounds like "Lost" without all the supernatural/conspiracy stuff. I'm interested. And I'm very excited to support Scott Wolf -- I'm very relieved to see that he's working again ...

SHARK - CBS, Thursdays @ 10:00 PM ET/PT -- Freaking JAMES WOODS!!! I would watch this show even if it was about a guy sitting in a chair reading a newspaper! But it's about LAWYERS!! A defense attorney becoming a prosecutor!! L.A.!!! Spike Lee directing!!!! If this show isn't amazing, then I might just lose faith in everything that television stands for ...

SIX DEGREES - ABC, Thursdays @ 10:00 PM ET/PT -- Hm, looks like I'll be Tivoing this one (conflicts with "Shark," above). Apparently, they decided the underlying stories on "Lost" worked so well that they split that idea into 2 seperate shows! This one is from JJ Abrams himself, so there is a good chance it will be worth watching. Again, interesting premise. Good cast - Jay Hernandez, Campbell Scott and Erika Christensen. We'll see what they do with it...
BETTY THE UGLY - ABC, Fridays @ 8:00 PM ET/PT -- I'm a huge fan of America Ferrera, so I'm excited about this one! And it sounds like there might be hints of "The Devil Wears Prada," which is one of my all-time favorite books!!

DAY BREAK - ABC, mid-season -- Sounds interesting, like "24" meets "Groundhog Day" perhaps? If they can keep it more like "24" and less like "Groundhog Day," it might be worth watching. Again, gotta support my Big Damn Heroes (Adam Baldwin)! And, you know, Taye Diggs is always fun to watch ...

SURVIVOR - Open Casting Call in Baton Rouge!!!

Interested in trying out for CBS' "Survivor?"

There's an Open Casting Call in Baton Rouge on June 10th from 1-3 PM at Gerry Lane Chevrolet on Florida Blvd.!!!

An Open Casting Call is an event your local station holds for SURVIVOR. When you attend an Open Call, you will fill out an application and be put on camera there. You do not need to bring your own tape, and you do not need a copy of your passport. Open Calls alleviate the headaches and expenses of making your own tape, transferring it to VHS format and mailing it.

These events are also lots of fun. Meet fellow SURVIVOR fans, make some new friends, enjoy. Your local station will send the tape directly to the casting department, where it will be watched by the casting team and the same as it would be if you sent in an individual tape yourself.

Good luck, and have fun!

Attorney Word of the Day


1. The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; as, "I saw it with my own eyes."

2. An instance or example of pleonasm.

3. A superfluous word or expression.

Dougan uses many words where few would do, as if pleonasm were a way of wringing every possibility out of the material he has, and stretching sentences a form of spreading the word.-- Paula Cocozza, "Book review: How Dynamo Kiev beat the Luftwaffe", Independent, March 2, 2001

Such a phrase from President Nixon's era, much favored by politicians, is "at this moment in time." Presumably these five words mean "now." That pleonasm probably does little harm except, perhaps, to the reputation of the speaker.-- Eoin McKiernan, "Last Word: Special Relationships", Irish America, August 31, 1994

Friday, May 26, 2006

Motivational Quote of the day

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."

~Benjamin Disraeli, British politician (1804 - 1881)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

First Post

In between projects at work today, I looked up the blogs (or blawgs) of a couple of speakers from this Legal Technology seminar (CLE) which I attended earlier in the week. The first is Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog, which was very informative but contained a lot of information he covered at the seminar. I added his RSS feed to my Google Reader so that I can keep up with his future posts. The second is Ernie the Attorney, a blog posted by Ernie Svenson, an attorney who left a large New Orleans law firm to open his own practice after hurricane Katrina. He was one of my favorite speakers at the CLE, and his blog is immensely enjoyable! His most recent post about the outcome of the mayoral election gave me a little more hope than I had before (while at the same time increasing my sadness over Mitch's loss). Anway, reading those -- and other -- blogs today motivated me to create my own ('cause I'm not at all convinced that non-livejournal users take livejournal seriously).