Red, White and Brown

It was brown night on Comedy Central a couple of weekends ago after the Golden Globes. I had intended to watch Aziz Ansari’s special, but ended up watching the Golden Globes. Which was a mistake.

So in the process of trying to stay awake for the repeat at 1am, I ended up watching Russell Peters’ special Red, White and Brown. In the past I found his comedy about racial and ethnic stereotypes a bit over the top, but this particular special manages to find the right balance.

Of course, I fell asleep after that so I have yet to watch Ansari’s Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. It’s at the top of my Netflix queue. With a long wait. Which is a good sign. Continue reading

My Most Watched Show of All Time

in terms of number of unique episodes, is probably Friends. But Diggnation comes close, and will soon overtake it.

Yes, a web show hosted by two dudes– Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose— gradually getting drunk on beer (or tea), talking about popular stories from Digg.com (“that’s dee aye uh double-gee dot com,” says Alex). They’re on episode 234, and I’ve watched between 150 and 200 of them over the past 4 years. They’re an “odd couple” pairing (Kevin’s a Mac, Alex is a PC). They’re funny and smart, if occasionally sophomoric, and have managed to hold my attention for approximately 40 minutes * 200 episodes = 133 hours. Hope to see a live Diggnation in Boston some time soon.

What Do I Watch on TV?

Here are the shows I watch, in order of “how sad I would be if it was canceled”. Most sad at the top:

  • The Daily Show
  • Entourage
  • The Office
  • 30 Rock
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Dollhouse (already canceled)
  • Heroes (rumored last season)
  • Scrubs (should be canceled)

What About a Funky Bunch Movie?

Mark Wahlberg is thinking about an Entourage movie. So now it’s my most anticipated imaginary movie, along with Arrested Development: The Movie and Star Wars Episode VII.

Even though Marky Mark is actively pushing Entourage, and Episode VII has been hinted at (30 years ago, and actively denied since), the only one I’d put any money on actually happening is Arrested Development. Because, every few months, we get an article like this: Arrested Developmentmovie: ‘It’s really happening!’ And Entertainment Weekly doesn’t lie.

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Entourage: Season 6

Ari and Lloyd
Ari and Lloyd

Just finished season 6 of one of my favorite guilty pleasures on TV. We don’t get HBO, but have blown through each season in a few days when it comes out on DVD. Right now, we have HBO for free for a few months– so we Tivo’d season 6 reruns.

This season has pay-offs for Lloyd and Turtle especially, and even E and Drama by the end. After last season’s crisis, Vince takes a back seat. And Ari… is Ari. I love this show.

Update: In case you didn’t know, Lloyd has a blog.