Tuesday, June 24, 2014

VIDEO & PICS Matt Smith & Karen Gillan @ Wizard World Comic Con - Plus Whoopi!

Costumes and sonics

What if Karen played the Doctor and Matt played the companion?

Their time in New York

Batman & The Riddler plus Karen's singing

Which character trait they would have liked to explore more

Source: bbcamerica.com

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bar loses liquor license over Bar Rescue episode

I know Bar Rescue is a reality show, and probably more staged then most reality shows, but bar owners should take a warning from O'Face Bar in Council Bluffs, IA. The bar faces closing after the city council denied them a renewal of their liquor license based on what they saw in the show and what kind of reputation the episode gave their city.

They're the first bar not to get a rescue from star John Taffer, and no wonder. In the episode that featured the bar there was physical abuse against employees and excessive drinking by owners and management. It was the worst dive bar I'd ever seen, and having been a professional musician and DJ for over 30 years I've seen my share of dive bars.

It's one thing to stage arguments and horrible employees to get the "drama" needed before getting your beautiful make-over, but it would seem O'Face went a bit too far. To top it off they didn't even get a makeover!

Below is the article about the liquor license refusal. A warning to bar owners wanting to be on Bar Rescue - don't over do the drama.

Bluffs council backs denial of liquor license renewal for watering hole featured on 'Bar Rescue'

“I understand this is a reality show, but the depiction of this inaccuracy has caused irreparable harm to the city,” [Mayor Matt Walsh] told the owner, Matthew Overmyer.
“This sort of show concerns me that you would hold out this community in a false light,” [Council members Nate Watson] told Overmyer. “We all make mistakes, but we have to pay for them.”

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Canceled shows I was watching

A lot of shows have been canceled this season. Several of them I was enjoying, others I totally get why they got the ax.

Sometimes I feel that shows aren't given enough time to grow. There are some decent concepts out there that maybe need the time to get past the first season growing pains.

Almost Human: I liked this show. Yes, it was a formula cop show, but I liked the characters and futuristic setting.This is one that I wish got a second season to grow.
Dracula: I love vampire movies and shows. My obssesion started back in the 70's with Dark Shadow. So I was very excited about Dracula. I did like it, but truth be told I get why it was canceled. I think the wireless electricity storyline was a tad much. They should have stuck with the story of a vampire in love with his reincarnated wife.
Intelligence: Naturally, I only recently started watching this show to now find out it's been canceled. I really liked this one. Interesting story. I'm only on episode four but so far I'm enjoying it. I'll finish the season.
Revolution: I only watched the first couple of episodes of this series. I couldn't get into it so I'm not surprised it's been canceled. It actually got a second season to grow and build. Obviously they needed more work.

Canceled shows I didn't watch:

(I almost started watching Believe and The Tomorrow People. Glad I didn't. Maybe I'll watch the first seasons on Netflix sometime. )

Trophy Wife
The Neighbors
Super Fun Night

Bad Teacher
The Crazy Ones
Friends With Better Lives

The CW
The Tomorrow People
The Carrie Diaries

Surviving Jack

Growing Up Fisher