Hey, Katie and I finally saw Little Miss Sunshine yesterday. We decided to have a lazy morning and afternoon before going to a game night at our friends' house and we watched it during lunch. Holy cow! That was a fantastic film. While I'm glad I finally did see it, I only wish I saw it sooner so it could've been on my top movie list. And it would most certainly have been. Can I just say how refreshing it is to see how well done a movie can be without reliance on special effects? Just to see some really nice ensemble acting carrying a movie into a greatness. Why does that always seem to be the exception to the rule these days?
But that was not all we watched. Yesterday, we finally finished the remainder of our Thursday night viewings off TiVo. Somehow Ugly Betty managed to be even better this week than last (how a show so good can keep improving is beyond me), and all Grey's Anatomy needed to do was to just air a new show to be good, which they finally did for the first time since November 30. Why do they wait so long between episodes?
Do you remember how I complained about all the NBC shows last week? I said they were all very subpar by my standards (despite changing my tune about The Office). This week, they were all great right out of the starting gate. The Office aired what had to be one of my favorite episodes of the season. Seeing everyone paired off in sales teams was incredibly funny and then seeing Angela at the end of the episode. Yikes! She scares me. Typically, I don't care for her much, but now I can't wait to see what she does next. My Name is Earl with all its multiple personalitied intros and the different narrators... we couldn't stop laughing! And even Scrubs was great. Probably the best episode in two seasons.
For game night last night, though, it turned into more of a situation in which we watched as opposed to played a game. That watching, of course, being the New Orleans Saints beating the Philadelphia Eagles. Wow, what a great game and it came out the way I wanted. And today we have my beloved Bears facing off against the Seattle Seahawks. It should be interesting to watch.
Right after that game, though, I'll be heading to a friend's house. It's a guy I know from my gym, actually. We placed a food wager on the Bears vs Patriots game earlier in the season. Since he's from New England, he wagered on his Pats while I took the Monsters of the Midway. He won. But we opted, instead of just paying the food to each other, to cook out for some game later in the season. We chose the Patriots/Chargers game. It'll be a lot of fun.
And then the night is capped off with the first two-hour premiere episode of 24!!!!! Jack's back tonight, baby!!! Oh God we can't wait! Katie's practically drooling in anticipation. Hard to believe it was just a little more than a year ago that she couldn't care less about the show. Now she's so horribly trapped in the web that show has woven, she can't escape. Nor does she want to. 20 straight weeks of one of our favorite shows on television. No off weeks. Why can't all shows plan their programming schedule like this?