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Random Thoughts by GMMR

March 6, 2008 by  

In Van Nuys, CA the cast of THE OFFICE is probably just showing up to the set for the first time in months. I’m not sure anyone can quite understand the joy this brings me. It almost makes me feel like everything is right in this world. Then I remember I am jobless. You think anyone over there is hiring?

I just flipped on the telly and caught a few minutes of the very old, but all new GUIDING LIGHT. They revamped the way the show is shot and it’s all single-held camera. I can’t say that I’ve even seen a full episode of this show, but I can tell you that I thought I had flipped on the cable access channel. Bad acting coupled with bad camera work. Ouch. Any watchers out there?

I am so far behind on TV right now. On my DVR just mocking me is last week’s SNL, the two hour finale of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, ELI STONE from a week ago, PARADISE HOTEL 2, as well as last night’s PROJECT RUNWAY (the winner of which I already know about). Tonight I’m going out with friends so I’ll be adding LOST, SURVIVOR and another ep of ELI STONE to that list. Bad blogger.

I know I owe some people my thoughts on Seasons 2 and 3 of BUFFY. I’m going to wait until I am done with Season 4 and then I’ll do another write up. I think I have only one or two eps before I’m done. A whole season in 4 days. I’m impressed. But I still have a long way to go. I’m a bit obsessed. Poor Ducky and Rae...I’m always shooting off these little comments when I encounter something particularly surprising – like when Oz came back a few eps ago, and last night when I thought Riley was willingly working for Adam. I just don’t have anyone else to freak out with.

Speaking of Ducky, my boy is coming along with me to Los Angeles for Paley Fest and I couldn’t be more excited. I was looking forward to going before, but now that he’s coming with, I’m off the charts happy. We’ve got a full week lined up with panels for PUSHING DAISIES, CHUCK, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, and possibly BUFFY (fingers crossed…especially for Dan who is a mega fan). I’ve been talking to a few other people about some other fantastic TV experiences that I hope come to fruition while we’re out there.

Mindy Kaling – I know you are busy writing now that THE OFFICE is back to work, but come on, can’t you update your blog just once? Throw me a bone. I check multiple times a day and since V-Day there’s been nada. Do you not understand how much I enjoy your blog? I need a little fix. UPDATE: Clearly Mindy Kaling reads GMMR (ok no she doesn’t), but in a nice coincidence, Ms. Kaling just updated her blog. And I think I’m off to purchase the very product she spoke of. Thanks Mindy…we’ve missed you. (Thanks Elizabeth)

The new of Patrick Swayze’s cancer made me all kinds of sad. Here’s to hoping he pulls through. Swayze is such a cinematic icon. Nobody puts Swayze in a corner. I hope he’s feeling the collective love from fans everywhere. Perez Hilton suggested showing a vote of support by heading over to iTunes and purchasing “She’s Like the Wind” from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. It’s a nice gesture, even if it was suggested by Perez.

In case you missed it, Dan and I released TV Podcast #20 last week. If you have any feedback or suggestions, we’d love if you left us a commet on one of our sites or over at iTunes. We are in the top 15 featured TV podcasts over there. What a thrill. If you happen to be a fan of our podcasts then you’ll be happy to know that we plan on doing a daily podcast while we are in LA for Paley. If you’re not a fan, well then no soup for you!

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9 Responses to “Random Thoughts by GMMR”

  1. Patty on March 6th, 2008 11:59 am

    I too am super sad about Patrick Swazye. I was super in love with him back in the Dirty Dancing days. Oh the memories of having to actually go to the theater to see a movie and hunting down a really bad copy of said movie on VHS so I could watch it over and over.

    You are a bad blogger but I understand what with the new Buffy obsession. But watch Sarah Conner! You know if you don’t get busy, stuff will start getting deleted and then you’ll be really sorry!

    I am excited to hear everything from Paley. Are we goign to get a podcast or tow out of it? Come on! You and Dan will be together…just start with the chatting. I really need more than one podcast a month from you guys!

  2. Rae on March 6th, 2008 12:49 pm

    Don’t apologize! I love it. It makes me happy when others discover the joy of Buffy. I was just thinking I should re-watch Season 5 since you and someone else I know are just starting that season.

  3. Brad on March 6th, 2008 1:00 pm

    Jobless?? Did I miss something? I thought you had a bi-coastal gig going on.

  4. Give Me My Remote on March 6th, 2008 1:07 pm

    I did, Brad, but that has ended. I have plenty of time to watch BUFFY these days though. ha ha.

  5. Elizabeth on March 6th, 2008 1:36 pm

    Your wish has been granted. Mindy “Ephron” just posted another entry!

  6. Kristi on March 6th, 2008 2:08 pm

    Hey GMMR! You can always share your Buffy squee-age with me 😉 or tons of other people i’m sure. I did a play by play in my journal for my friend Jade when she wasn’t available to listen to me. You could always just open up a post and give us some live-blogging, Buffy style! Since I just finished it a few weeks ago I could follow along and I’m sure all the other huge Buffy fans could as well.

  7. Emily on March 6th, 2008 3:38 pm

    Back to work at the Office. Makes me SO happy!

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  9. Sus on March 6th, 2008 7:41 pm

    You know, if you dedicate even half of the time and energy to your job as you put into GMMR then your bosses are absolute nutjobs for letting you go. Unless, of course, you chose to leave and then, well, it’s still their loss. 😉

    I already said this in another place but since you mentioned it, I wanted to say again that I am LOVING Eli Stone! Love love love.

    I’m sending Swayze tons of healing vibes and well-wishes. I grew up with that dude. (Not literally…I’m not claiming to know him personally or anything. ;-))