Happy Holidays from all of us here at Too Much Free Time. Thank you all for reading and hanging out with us this year. It's been a blast. See you all in 2006!
So apparently, HBO was able to keep Arli$$ (a show so bad that even people without cable television hated it) on for about a million seasons, but it can't give The Comeback another go-round. Yeah, that makes total sense.
Andy over at Reality Blurred has a very interesting tidbit about the casting on the new season of Survivor. I'll just link to it here, in the interest of people who don't like to be spoiled on casting news. Discuss in the comments. He also reminds us that Kill Reality debuts tonight. I wonder if it will be worth posting about each week. I guess we'll see...
Also, if you have a tv that gets the new LOGO channel, you can start watching Wonderfalls on Thursday.
Well, the Emmy nominations are out, and I have to tell you that I am tickled pink and giggling like a teenager to see Jason Bateman and Zach Braff up for Best Actor in a Comedy! Even though they'll probably lose to boring old Ray Romano.
Many TMFT favorites like Desperate Housewives and Lost were nominated, but once again, Gilmore Girls was overlooked. Which is a SIN after Lauren Graham's remarkable performances this year. Sigh.
And can someone please explain to me how Will & Grace ended up with fifteen nominations? It was once a great show, but it is past its prime. I guess when there really aren't any sitcoms on the air, anything looks good by comparison.
In honor of Big Brother 6 starting tomorrow, plus re-runs of Amazing Race next week, and the various and sundry reality shows that continue to be churned out, we are pleased to announce the beta version of the TMFT Boards! Yep, we've set up a message board where you can chat about things to your heart's content.
Now you can talk about spoilers without freakgirl having a seizure! Yay!
You will have to register - it is the only way to protect ourselves against spam and zombies. It only takes a moment. Please sign up, tell your friends, and post your ass off.
In the upcoming months, we will probably redesign the board, and begin eliminating comments and directing our readers to the forums. Let us know what you think.
PLEASE NOTE that we just got these up and running, so if you run into any problems, email freakgirl or post a message in the HELP! forum.
Start planning for fall, people. Arrested Development is moving to Mondays, and Thursday nights at 8:00 are going to require three TiVos or a supreme sacrifice. As usual, we will keep you posted and, at the end of the summer, expect another TMFT Tells You What To Watch for the new fall season. [link via tv tattle]
Hey kids, it's TV Turnoff Week!
FOX is taking Tru Calling off the air AGAIN so America can watch more Paris Hilton. Between the Tru bullcrap and the whole Arrested Development non-support, I sort of wish they would all die. [via tv tattle]
Last night I attended a stage show that only a true television lover could appreciate. Read my recap here.
As you know by now, we're living at our new URL. It's so nice here! Big thanks to Maggie for setting everything up. You'll notice that we are now spam-free. Woot woot! Maggie has set up a bunch of spam protection for us on this site, so we shouldn't have as big a problem as we did previously.
One precaution, though, is that we will be shutting down the comments on posts after seven days. This should give everyone enough time to discuss a particular episode. However, sometimes a post may shut down and you just NEED to keep talking about it. If that happens, drop one of us an email and maybe we'll set up a new thread for you.
Anyway, thanks for your support, and we're planning on bringing some more cool stuff to TMFT in the coming months!
Atom, RSD, and RSS feeds are now available. Scroll down to the bottom of the sidebar to find the URLs for those. Enjoy!
Hey darlings, just wanted to let you know that I will be away in sunny Florida until next Wednesday. Max will open up threads for ya'll on Survivor and Apprentice. Maybe he'd also open one for Desperate Housewives, even though I forgot to ask him about that.
In the meantime, did any of you catch Spring Break Shark Attack last night? I know there were some scheduling difficulties, but I did get to see the whole thing and I certainly did enjoy it. It was gloriously bad. I want to own it on DVD. Anyway, freakgirl OUT, and I'll see you all next week.
By the way, we are painfully aware of the massive amounts of spam in the older posts. Steps are being taken. Hang in there, and we'll let you know as soon as we're finished making some behind-the-scenes changes.
We are adding posts about Battlestar Galactica to TMFT, starting now. Enjoy!
Hey, dudes. Interesting tid bit. Nominations for the Fifth Annual Weblog Awards, also known as the "Bloggies," are being accepted until January 10. The Bloggies have added a new category this year: Best Entertainment Weblog about music, television and/or theater. If you've got too much free time, feel free to check it out.
The gang here at Too Much Free Time would like to wish you all a happy holiday and toss out a big fat kiss for making this website such fun over the past year. We turn one year old in January; can you believe it? Maybe we'll be potty-trained soon, too.
TMFT will be on Winter Hiatus until around January 5th. It's okay, kids, there's nothing on television anyway. See you in 2005!
Does anyone out there have a tape of the Amazing Race finale they'd be willing to send me ASAP? If you do, perhaps I'll send you a little prize.
As most of you know, I'm getting married on Saturday. :) So I won't be back until the week of 9/13. Maggie (aka "The Designer of This Awesome Site") has graciously agreed to take over my Big Brother snark while I'm gone. She'll start tomorrow. Enjoy your tv and non-tv related fun for the next week or so, and I'll miss you all.
I thought you guys could use an overhaul, so I took the liberty of going ahead and doing just that. I hope you all like it. Enjoy!
We are now accepting nominations for the worst series of the summer run. I'm going to give Summerland the nod. It's like, well, a bad 7th Heaven, which is pretty tragic on its own. The kids so can't act. The melodrama is horrid. The life lessons are obvious. The show is unwatchable, but I can't turn away, because, well, it just sucks. The cast of adults are rather likeable (especially Merrin Dungey from Alias and hunky Shawn Christian), so I suggest the producers lose the kids in a riptide and let's focus on the grown ups.
Hee hee--it almost seems perverse to mention it here, but next week is TV Turnoff Week. I know--it's crazy! Every year, this thing pisses me off more and more. It reeks of snobbery and scapegoating, to be honest. If any of the problems in your life can be miraculously solved by turning off the TV, then by all means do it.
Then tell us about it so we can laugh at you.
Everybody knows that you don't make things better by turning the TV off, silly. You gotta crank it up for six, seven hours a day! If those "Turn It Off" idiots had just watched more Oprah, they wouldn't have started this silly movement in the first place.