While you can take on all the responsibility with packing up your house and moving all of your belongings when the time comes for you to move to a new home, with all the other stress you’ll be dealing with at this same time, one way you can save yourself from this trouble is by hiring a moving service to take care of all of this for you. However, just because you’re not having to do all of the manual labor yourself doesn’t mean that you won’t have any prep work to take care of. [Read more…]
When the fall/winter seasons get cold, we all let our minds wander to warmer places. Just because we may not have the financial fundage to own a home for every season, does not mean we cannot live vicariously through the stars.
Celebrities often own a home for almost every occasion, and their lavish tastes are just what our dreams seek. Seasonal homes are the stuff of dreams for most middle-class Americans. Let your mind indulge itself in the dream for a moment, and check out these five stunning seasonal homes of the stars. [Read more…]
Don’t you just love it when networks do theme-weeks or nights? (Yes, that was sarcasm.) Like that night years ago when NBC had all of their Thursday night programs involved in a New York City blackout storyline?
Fox has something similar up its sleeve. Inspired by the success of Glee, a full week of programming on Fox will find nearly every show on the network engaging in song-and-dance numbers. From Thursday April 29th through Wednesday May 5th, shows like Bones, Fringe, House, The Simpsons, and more will feature musical performances woven into their episodes.
This sounds like a horribly cheesy idea on the surface. No doubt about that. But on the other hand, maybe Fox’s shows will take this as an opportunity to really challenge themselves creatively and come up with some clever ways of incorporating music into their eps.
We can only hope.
Actor Kal Penn, best known for his role Kumar in “Harold and Kumar” movies is movie from House to White House. The TV series had to find a way to say goodbye Kal Penn’s character Kutner fast when he decided to accept the offer to work in the White House. The writer and producers of House figured out a pretty memorable way to do it by having Kutner commit suicide.
Kutners suicide was a shock to his House co-workers although Dr House, being who he is, tried hard to not be , or at least show that, he was affected by the whole event. Kutner’s body was found early in the episode with the whole show focusing not on drama, which remains unknown, but on the reality of suicide. Though a very sensitive topic that is very hard to portray House managed to show the real pain suicide brings, both to the one who commits is (at least before he actually dies) and the people left behind, no matter how little or much they seem to care for you while you still lived.
In real life though Kal Penn is very happy and does not plan on inflicting such pain to loved ones and is in fact looking forward to his career shift in government. According to Penn his official position would be associate director in the White House office of public liaison. His decision does not reflect his sentiments for the show because as he says, “I’m having an incredible time, but there’s something aching in me to do something completely different and take a break from the acting thing for a while.” So he hasn’t said good bye to acting for good and with the salary he be getting for his new job hopefully we’ll see him back a few years down the road for a stint or two when he decides he needs to fatten up his bank account again.
Lines such as “everyone’s favorite serial killer” would not have been uttered by the average person a few years ago. However, with the popularity that Dexter has reached, this tag line is well known all over the world. This has sparked a certain amount of interest in those who believe that there is a correlation between real life happenings and what is portrayed in TV shows.
Dexter is not a lone ranger in the recent trend of dark heroes on TV. We have Jack Bauer, who has gotten himself into every sort of tangle possible. We also have Dr. Gregory House, a “distinguished” doctor addicted to Vicodin. There are countless TV heroes today who, contrary to the traditional perception of heroes, cannot be labeled as good or bad. In fact, they fall in the various shades of gray that we encounter in our daily lives.
This is what people who have issues with the moral impact of TV are bringing up. These people, in spite of the fact that they are fictional, may have a way of impacting how the real person thinks and perceives things. But how real is that danger? Will a person act on his immoral tendencies because of what he sees on TV? Will the average guy go out and kill “bad” people because of watching Dexter? Will the clean guy try and get some Vicodin because House does?
Maybe. Maybe not. One thing I can say – these shows are darned good but I am not about to go out and kill all the scum I see on the streets every day.