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This week, the peaceful island was once again disrupted by foreigners. This time, a group of people (England ship crews and their hijackers) came to the island. Crusoe, wanting to get out of the island, made a deal with the ship captain that if he successfully gave the captain his commander-ship, the captain would take Crusoe and Friday out of the island. So Crusoe and Friday made a plan to free the captain. Initally, Crusoe wanted to recruit a kind-hearted pirate member, but he turned out to be a woman, and Crusoe hesitated. Their plan B is using the skulls and bones that Friday collected to scare the crews.

The plan worked, but due to some circumstances, they couldn’t help the captain. Friday and Crusoe’s duel exercises come in handy because they had to duel the captain and his right hand man. Friday managed to hurt the mutanerous’ leader, but I doubt he died. Crusoe managed to escape from the ship with few wounds, but the ship crashed into corals, so it looked like they were stuck in the island, and Crusoe still had hopes in leaving the island for good. We’ll see what happens next week.

If you miss Crusoe’s episode, you can always catch it online at nbc.com/crusoe or hulu.com/crusoe. It might not be availabe tonight, but it should be tomorrow. Anyways, here’s a clip from tonight’s episode. Happy watching!
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Well, one of my other blogs is malfunctioning. I dedicated that blog for news in my phone cards collection, but since that hobby is put on hold, that blog has been on temporary abandonment. Well, it’s not that I wasn’t trying to update that blog at all, but that blog has been having a lot of problem for few months. I even complained about it on this blog. So few weeks ago I noticed that it was fixed, but somehow my blog isn’t there anymore. Whenever I try to go to my blog (phonecardscollector.outblogger.com), it directs me to the homepage of the blog (outblogger.com). The funny thing is that I can still login and see all my posts, but when I visit the site, it just doesn’t seem to exist.

So, I decided to abandon that blog for good. I was just cleaning up all the links that I made to that blog, and that included the one from my webpage. Well, since I logged into my geocities, I decided to update that page, and I even added 2 pages! Now, I’m in a dilemma whether if I’m going to make a new blog on wordpress to replace that blog. But the thing is I’ve used phonecardscollector domain on wordpress on this blog. 😕 I could register a new blog (maybe PeterIsTVaddict.wordpress.com) and export all the content of this blog to the new blog, and import the content of that broken blog to this blog. Hmm, but that’s just too much work, and I’m lazy 😆

So anyway, I’m so glad with the response that I’ve been getting regarding the Hulu Award. I’m so honored to be one of the panelists and I couldn’t be happier with all the comments you left to help me decide on the nominees. I promise, I’ll post the new categories to be judged every week, so you can also give your opinion on which shows deserve the award.

So I’ve been chosen to be one of the panelist of Hulu Award, an award held by Hulu Review. Starting from last week until mid-December, I’ll be nominating shows/movies/clips of various categories. Last week’s category was sports, so I nominated American Gladiator and Ninja Warrior because I like obstacle course-type of show. I’ve never heard of Ninja Warrior before until I watch it on Hulu, and I kinda like it. I wish there are full of episodes though instead of just clips.

Anyway, this week, I’ll be nominating 3 categories, and to be honest the categories are out of my knowledge. So I’m asking you all, my faithful reader (or random people who just happen to stop by), to help me choose nominees for these categories. You can nominate as many nominees as you like, and I will take all your nomination into my consideration before I submit it to Hulu Man. All you have to do is leave a comment 😀 By the way, if you cannot watch Hulu (I understand that Hulu currently is only available in US), you can still nominate any of these shows if you happen to like it. So here it goes:

1. Best Classic TV Show and the eligible nominess are:

The Addams Family
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Bewitched
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Father Knows Best
McHale’s Navy
The Three Stooges Collection 1934-1936
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

2. Best show of the 70s, and the eligible nominees are:

Adam 12
Alias Smith and Jones
Barney Miller
Battlestar Galactica Classic
The Bob Newhart Show
Charlie’s Angels
Dragnet
Emergency
I Dream of Jeannie
I Spy
Ironside
It Takes a Thief
Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot
Kojak
Land of the Giants
Lost in Space
Lou Grant
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Nanny and the Professor
Night Gallery
One Day at a Time
The Partridge Family
The Rockford Files
SWAT
Starsky and Hutch
The Time Tunnel
What’s Happening?
Welcome Back Kotter

3. Best show of the 80s, and the eligible nominees are:

The A Team
Airwolf
Alf
Archie Bunker’s Place
Benson
Buck Rogers
DC Follies
Elvira’s Movie Macabre
The Facts of Life
The Fall Guy
Fame
Galactica 1980
Hart to Hart
Hill Street Blues
The Incredible Hulk
Married With Children
Miami Vice
The Munsters Today
Remington Steele
Silver Spoons
Simon and Simon
St. Elsewhere
TJ Hooker
WKRP in Cincinnati
Who’s the Boss?
The White Shadow
What’s Happening Now?
Fantasy Island

You can watch these old classics at Hulu.com. And, if you know and love one of these old classics, nominate them so they’ll get a chance to win Hulu Award. I’m counting on you all, so comment away!

It looks like there won’t be any The Mole season anytime soon. Maybe in a few years, when abc runs out of idea, they might decide to make The Mole US season 6 (just like they decided to make The Mole season 5). But until then, we can only watch The Mole DVD. For Mole-lovers out there, who want to see some Mole action but don’t have the DVD, you can watch it at Youtube. There’s Molejunkie who supplies season 1 to 3 of The Mole.  I’m very grateful to you Molejunkie for feeding my Mole Craving! Go visit his youtube video page, he has 8 pages of The Mole!  

Anyway, on other news, I wrote a post about the Burn Notice Saab Sweepstakes. And it’s supposed to announce the winner after Oct 2, 2008. Well, right now it’s already after Oct 2, but there’s no news whatsoever. Well, there’s one way for you to find out if you are the lucky person or not by getting the winner list directly from USA Network. You can do this by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to to: The Burn Notice Covert Ops Sweepstakes “WINNERS LIST”, P.O. Box 10877, Burbank, CA 91510. It should be received by December 2, 2008. I’ll keep you posted if I hear any news about the update of this sweepstakes. In the meanwhile, keep on praying because they might’ve not chosen the winner yet. 8)

Now, I’m off to watch Chuck, Heroes (maybe or maybe not), and My Own Worst Enemy.

Tonight on The Amazing Race, they moved to 3rd continent: Asia. They went to Cambodia to be exact, and over there they had to experience the local people’s life. They also got to visit the famous Angkor Wat temple. Anyways, Ty and Aja went home tonight. It’s kinda predictable, they were the last team leaving Auckland, and they got the flight to Cambodia a day after the first team. Even though, Terence & Sarah, and the frat boys were having problem, Ty and Aja just couldn’t catch up with them. But I’m glad that they left on good terms. Ty even said that he’d move to be with Aja.

Anyway, on my last post about Crusoe’s 2nd episode, I gave the post a title: “Crusoe and Friday and a mysterious skull.” So, I decided to change my first Crusoe’s title from “Crusoe, the Pilot” (lame, huh) to “Crusoe and Friday and the Pirates.” And from now on, I’m going to write every Crusoe post with title “Crusoe and Friday and …” 😛 I know it’s a little cheezy, but I can’t help it.

Other news, I just found out that there’s Monk on NBC just before The Amazing Race. Of course, it’s not the new episode of Monk, but it’s good enough. I didn’t have anything to watch at that time before, and I may catch up with some old Monk episode that I haven’t watched before.

Tonight’s episode tested Crusoe’s and Friday’s friendship. The overall story is almost Indiana Jones-like to me, because it has an adventure to a mysterious tomb. It started with Friday’s nightmare about skull-faced woman leading Friday to the sea. He believed that the woman was trying to give him a message. He told Crusoe about the wandering spirit and the bad feeling he had about this dream but Crusoe didn’t believe him.

The next day, their water supply suddenly stopped. While trying to fix the problem, Crusoe lost his wedding ring, so they had to blow up the hole. It turned out to be a cave inside complete with rock painting telling them that the woman was sacrificed. They also found a box. With Friday’s intellegence, he found out how to open it, and guess what’s inside, a woman’s skull. Another strange thing also happened, the water turned bitter, which interpreted as a bad sign by Friday. So he was determined to put the wandering spirits to a rest.

Crusoe, half-intrigued, followed Friday to unravel the mystery. After crossing a stone beam bridge, they came to the other side of the mountain. There was an altar in front of the lake. By using the box pieces as keys, they opened the tomb and found the remaining bones of the woman. But they weren’t alone, there were wild dogs that guarded the tomb. The dogs only stopped chasing them after Friday threw the bones to the sea (like the spirit wanted). What’s more, once they returned home, they got clean water again. Miraculously, Crusoe found his lost wedding ring, so now he couldn’t help but believe.

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To watch the full episode, visit Hulu.com/Crusoe or NBC.com/Crusoe/video/

There’s an article on MSN TV about shows that might get a closed curtain this Fall and other new shows that get green light for 2nd season, like Fringe, The Mentalist, Entrourage, True Blood, Burn Notice and Psych (yay!). There are also some shows that are still on question mark, including My Own Worst Enemy, but I really hope that this one will last for at least 1 full season. Today Christian Slater came to Ellen show to promote his show, and he said that he’s just filmed 7th episode.

On the article, the author also lists 10 shows that he thinks might be cancelled: Til Death, The Adventures of Old Christine, Privileged, Lipstic Jungle, Terminator: Sarah Connor, Gary Unmarried, The Unit, The Ex List, Knight Rider, and Pushing Daisies. I don’t watch any of them; I only watch Knight Rider and Terminator once or twice, but I just can’t fit those 2 shows on my schedule to watch it regularly. 

Anyways, there’s also a forum there for people to discuss their thougts on which shows to go, and some people are unhappy their favorite shows are about to be cancelled. I feel for them because I was (and still am a little) pissed at ABC for canceling The Mole. 

I can’t be a judge on which shows to go, but I know which shows that I want to see next season, and some of them are: Burn Notice, Psych, and Eureka. The three shows are on their mid-season break and will return early next year. For reality shows and game shows, I’d love to see 2nd season of I Survive Japanese Game Show as long as they have fresh new ideas. Wipeout is always refreshing, and its 2nd season is on the making. For Crusoe and My Own Worst Enemy, I’d like to see the full 1 season to decide whether or not I wanna watch the 2nd season. However, I doubt that Crusoe will have 2nd season, afterall, I think it’s a miniseries based on books. Of course, the writers can always write new materials, but if it’s not good, it’s better to leave it as it is.

Update: this website provides the update of shows and their status, whether they’re cancelled, still in production (at least until next season) or likely renewed. According to the lastest update, Chuck, Prison Break, and Ugly Betty have high chances to be renewed.

That’s all that I can think of at the moment, I’ll add more once I think of something else. What do you think? Which shows should stay or go? Comment away 🙂

So in this 2nd episode we know that the switch between Henry and Edward is broken and the organization cannot fix it, at least for now. So Henry must carry on Edward’s duties and vice versa. It’s a little tough on Henry though doing Edward’s job, he had to interogate someone. During Edward’s job, he had to be accompanied by Raymond, because Henry wasn’t capable in doing Edward’s job. Funny thing though, Henry’s job, especially his domestic duties with his wife, it was Edward who got to do the job, and this made Henry unhappy.

Anyway, in this episode Henry found out that the memory that he had over 19 years was fake. None of his old school friends was real, even his 8th birthday video was a fake. So he went to his college buddy, a doctor, to get a CT Scan of his brain, and he found out that there was a chip implanted on his brain. Terrified of Edward finding out about this, he even made a password (which only Henry knew) with the doctor. But in the end, Edward found out about this because the insurance company called his wife, and the next thing Henry knew, his doctor friend had died. Whether or not Edward killed him, we’ll find out next week.

Youtube has been down for more than one hour. This afternoon when I visited it, it has an announcement that it’s going to have a maintenance. But usually the website keeps on running during maintenance, just a little slower. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’m sure that it’s going to be alright by tomorrow.

Anyway, I’m watching Chuck, where Chuck got to know a little bit about Sarah’s background. Apparently she was not a popular girl in high school by a name Jennifer Burton. Anyways, the bad girl this time is Jennifer’s nemesis from high school who married a nerd just to get his technology. She said Sarah should’ve known from the start that she would never marry a nerd if it weren’t for something. I think Sarah and Chuck beg to differ 😛 Anyways, the girl that play the villian this time is Nicole Richie. I’ve seen her face once or twice somewhere.

So after this is Heroes, and then new episode of My Own Worst Enemy (the one that I’m really looking forward to watch). I might or might not write another post after I watch those two shows, we’ll see.

I missed the premier of Crusoe last night, I was somewhere else when it started. I got home just in time to watch the last 1 hour, but I don’t like to watch something from the middle. But bless NBC it has the first episode online so I can watch it. If you want to watch it too, visit here: http://www.nbc.com/Crusoe/video/categories/season-1/771041/ I’m pretty sure that it’s on Hulu too.

At first, I was affraid that this show would be just another drama (not drama drama) type of show, but it’s quite entertaining. Good amount of action, adventure, and humor. There are also some flashbacks along the story to tell Crusoe’s background. The storyline is superb; even though I haven’t read the book, I’m sure this series stay true to the book.

So Crusoe is about Crusoe (duh) an English man who’s stranded on an island. Crusoe (Philip Winchester) befriended with Friday (Tongayi Chirisa), a native guy who he had saved from being sacrificed by his own tribe. Since Crusoe  has spent a lot of time in the island (no idea how long he’s been there), he managed to set up a lot of traps, make bridges, a SOS plan, and a tree house with amazing view equiped with its own OJ-making tool.

So the story started when Crusoe spotted a boat with English flag on it. Desperate to get back to his home, he turned on his SOS fire and he ran down to the beach to find his saviors; little did he know that those guys were pirates. So the pirate chased him away and finally caught him and made him their guide to find the treasure. Amongst those pirates, there was a pirate girl who’s really smart but tough.

Friday tried to helped Crusoe, and he ran across a Spanish guards who wanted to capture the pirates. So he led them in exchange that they’d let Crusoe go. The plan worked out really well, and he and Crusoe managed to get away while the Spanish guards cornered and captured those pirates. But when everything seemed to go back to normal and peaceful, they were ambushed again. Apparently, the pirate captain made a deal with the Spanish captain to share the gold in exchange for his freedom.

Crusoe found out about the whereabouts of the gold, it’s actually right under their beloved tree-house. They had to defend themselves by making the treehouse their fortress. The pirate girl snuck in during the night offering to help them, but they rejected the offer. The battle continued until the morning after when the intruders wanted to blow the tree house with dynamite. Luckily with Crusoe’s witty mind, they managed to blow the dynamite before it reached them and defeated the guards and the pirates.

When they went down to check the situation, the found the treasure: it’s a giant vase made of gold. Then Friday realized that the body count didn’t match the number of the intruders, so they went down to the beach and they found the Spanish captain captured the pirate girl and wanted to take her back to mainland. Crusoe told him about the gold but he didn’t believe it so they left. In the end, Crusoe and Friday threw the giant vase to the sea, and they stayed in the island for another day.

I think Crusoe is a great show, and Well, I think the pilot episode itself is worthty of being an independent movie. But, I can’t wait until next week for the next episode to see what new story it will bring. I’m particularly intriqued to see whether Crusoe will take Friday along with him to England once he’s rescued. As much as Crusoe missed his family, he valued Friday’s friendship so much and vice versa. It will be very sad to see Crusoe leaving Friday in the island where he’s a cast away from his tribe. But I don’t think it’s also possible for Friday to live in England, even though his English is good. Did I say that he could speak 6 languages? Well, we shall see what will happen to them.

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