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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 🙂


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