Skip to main content

Facebook = Heroin During Winter Hiatus

I hate the winter hiatus when it comes to television shows.  Especially the shows that go on hiatus in November.  Really, shows?  Why can't they manage to turn out enough shows to run up until Christmas week and then come back the week of or after New Year?  They are off all summer, for heaven's sake.

Anyhow, with the majority of my shows being, well, no-shows until January (or longer and yes, I'm looking at you, True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, and The Closer), I have reconnected with Facebook.  And am developing a dangerous obsession that could be bordering on intervention. 

It's not just checking out the live news wire to see what your friends are up to.  Sure, that's interesting and it's a lot quicker than making a phone call but I'm talking about the games. 

It started with YoVille.  I began playing YoVille because it was somewhat similar to The SIms.  I was only going to play YoVille - - but then a friend invited me to Island Paradise and well, that looked pretty cool, so why not?  Next thing I know, I'm getting invites to Cafe World, Farmville, Farm Town, Petville and Happy Island.  All of which I now actively play. 

Is it bad when you're scheduling your day around when you need to take your angel food cake out of the ovens at the YoVille Sweet Factory?  Or when you're upset because you forgot to put your Petville pet into her nightshirt before you went to sleep at night?  Or getting pissed because a glitch in the Cafe World system caused the 1,000 servings of ham you had prepared to disappear?  Or dragging your net book to bed, telling your husband "Just a minute . . . I have to harvest my crops." 

What do you think?  Facebook or Crackbook? 


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Are You Watching Detroit 1-8-7?

If you're not watching Detroit 1-8-7, you should be.  This is one of those shows that has a lot of promise, that works really well now and will only get better over time . . . but gets almost no marketing and no push from its network.  Those bastards. 

I have dealt with this in the past with NBC (Nothing But Cancellations) - - remember JourneymanThe Black DonnellysMy Own Worst Enemy?  All shows that had interesting concepts and could have really been developed but were cancelled in their first seasons.  Shame, NBC.

I hope ABC doesn't follow suit with Detroit 1-8-7.  If you like dramas that involve police investigations, Detroit 1-8-7 will fit the bill.  Michael Imperioli, late of The Sopranos and Life on Mars, helms this show as Detective Louis Fitch and while I haven't always been a huge fan of his, he nails this role.  Without him, this would be just other generic drama but he brings so much depth and interest to this role, it elevates the show out of cookie cutte…

Meet Melissa, the Queen Bridezilla

So I was channel surfing last night and ended up having a good two (okay, maybe three) hours of my life drained by WE's bridal bitchfest Bridezillas.  I realize the point of the show is to showcase what out of control hags some women are when planning their weddings but Miss Melissa really takes the cake. 

First, she claims to be 23 and I always find it interesting that most of these chicks look older than they claim to be.  I'd like to see a birth certificate before I agree to that.  She also claims to be in medical school, which is really funny considering (1) Melissa seems to have an awful lot of free time on her hands, to bitch, whine, complain and threaten to kill people and (2) for someone who claims to want a career saving lives, she sure talks about taking a lot of them.  (Case in point:  Melissa, concerned that she won't be happy with her wedding cake, tells the camera that if the baker screws it up, she will kill her and eat her). 

So . . . Melissa and her oh-s…

20/20: The Hennis/Eastburn Case Profiled in "Witness"

Thank goodness for online television viewing because I missed this episode of 20/20 which aired a few weeks back, dealing with the seemingly improbable legal case of Tim Hennis. 

I have kept up with much of the Hennis case, involving the brutal 1985 murders of Katie Eastburn and two of her daughters, Kara and Erin.  I read the excellently written book Innocent Victims by Scott Whisnant.  I watched the well done television movie of the same name. 

I found the 20/20 segment to be very well done, presenting as much of the overwhelming amount of evidence as possible within the forty or so minutes allowed.  Particularly heartbreaking were the emotional interviews with the victims' husband and father, Gary Eastburn, and the surviving Eastburn child, Jana, who was less than two years old at the time of the murders. 

20/20 also interviewed author Scott Whisnant, who continues to hold firm to his belief that Tim Hennis is innocent and has been railroaded, as well as Hennis' former de…