Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Broken

I watched The Broken recently and went online the next day to find comments about it. Between audio problems (caused by the channel) and video issues (my TV doesn't do dark scenes well), I almost gave up after a few minutes. Still, I continued. I wanted to know what was going on. Well, that wasn't easy. Maybe I could've figured it out much sooner if I'd been able to see what was on the screen well enough. I have a feeling that's the case, but I'll never know.

We were trying to decide on a movie, and the short description on the cable guide was intriguing. The Broken is about a woman whose life spirals out of control after she sees herself driving down the street. See? Doesn't that get your attention? Don't you want to know what's going on?

As I said, I went online to see what people were saying about The Broken. This movie has a lot of haters out there, which puzzles those who love it. I didn't hate it or love it. I thought it was interesting but wouldn't put it on any list of my favorite movies. I'll probably try to watch it again someday to see whether I can pick up the clues now that I know what to look for. Although it's sometimes referred to as a horror movie, there aren't many gory scenes. The element of horror is present, but mostly, I'd say it's a thriller. It's definitely not for children.

Since I didn't love it or hate it, I won't recommend it or say you should avoid it. I don't want to give anything away, but if you're looking for a movie that will make you wonder what's really going on and have you changing your mind back and forth, this could be it.

Set in London, The Broken stars Lena Headey. It is rated R.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Shows I've Been Watching This Summer

I was thinking about how much TV I watch, and I realized I probably watch more this summer than any other summer. Some of this is due to how many soap operas I watch, since each one airs five hours a week.

Alphas is my only Monday-night show, although I don't watch it until a day or two later. In fact, at this point, I've only seen the first episode. Fortunately, there have only been two so far, with the third episode airing tonight, which means I'm not really very far behind.

On Tuesdays, Pretty Little Liars is a must, followed by The Nine Lives of Chloe King. That reminds me; any Chloe King fans who want The Rogue to be resurrected should check Kiko Ellsworth's Twitter or Facebook account for info about a campaign to get him back on the show.

Also, I watch The Young and the Restless on SOAPnet, either the evening repeat or the next morning. The same goes for One Life to Live; the story about the two Todds is too good to miss.

I do still watch All My Children, but not as often or as closely. I'm tired of the endless resurrections--especially Dixie. I've never been a Dixie fan. I do, however, want to see where Zach has been since his plane exploded. He's supposed to be back on August 5.

I still haven't had a chance to see Legend Quest, but it's on my list of things to do. I'm also planning to give The Lying Game a try when it premieres next month.

I tried to watch the premiere of Falling Skies, but I was very sleepy, and it was too action-oriented for me, so I gave up. If anyone thinks I should give it another chance, please let me know.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bittersweet News for Fans of AMC and OLTL

There was a big announcement from ABC today, when a press release revealed that both All My Children and One Life to Live will continue after all. The catch? They won't actually be on TV anymore.

Instead of continuing on ABC or any other network, both shows will be moving to an online venue. This is big news for everyone involved, and while it makes a lot of people happy to know that their shows will continue in some form, it isn't exactly the news we'd hoped for. You can read more about it here.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Two Awards and Some Trivia

Lisa at Diary of a Square Toothed Girl has given me two awards: Stylish Blogger and Irresistibly Sweet Blog. Thank you, Lisa!

There are two conditions for claiming the awards. I need to tell you seven things about myself and pass the awards on to five other blogs.

The seven things I've chosen to tell you about myself are in keeping with the arts and entertainment theme here.

1. I avoid spoilers for my favorite series. If I'm really into a show, I don't want to know what's happening until I see it on my TV.

2. I don't watch my shows or any movies online. I'll watch something short, such as a music video, but when it comes to full-length entertainment, I want an actual TV screen.

3. I must watch episodes of my favorite primetime shows in order.

4. I've watched very few reality shows over the years.

5. I like most types of rock music, including classic, goth, southern, and alternative.

6. I've never played air guitar. Air piano is a different story.

7. I like to read suspense, horror, paranormal, and health-related books.

Now, I would like to pass the Stylish Blogger and Irresistibly Sweet Blog awards on to the following sweet and stylish blogs:

1. Amy at Content for Foodies
2. Jamie at From My Classroom Window
3. Langley at Hearts in Fur Coats
4. Pam at A Pirate Looks Past Sixty
5. Pup Fan at I Still Want More Puppies