DAVE GROHL PROVES HIS HEART & SOUL ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE WITH SONIC HIGHWAYS

DaveGrohl

It’s easy to get a lil cynical about Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters‘ marketing their upcoming new album Sonic Highways by way of a eight-part documentary series on HBO. But the cynicism will evaporate when one watches the first episode as Grohl and co record in Chicago and proceeds to pay tribute to the Chicago musicians who made a difference – from Buddy Guy to Cheap Trick to Steve Albini to Naked Raygun. This is done with a love, respect and fervour that demonstrates once again that Grohl has his heart and soul in the right place – he’s one of us…

Check out the complex yet visceral opening track from Sonic Highways, “Something From Nothing”….

DEXTER SEASON 5

Episode 9: Teenage Wasteland

Rita’s daughter Astor comes back to prove that Dexter CAN be a good father and consider the interests of others above his own (or so ghostfather Harry tells us). Debra meets Lumen (that is going to come back to haunt Dexter for sure). Jordan Chase discovers that Dexter and Lumen are responsible for the deaths of Boyd and Cole. Dexter uncovers a link to the origins of Jordan Chase. Liddy begins to take a deeper interest in the activities of Dexter and Lumen even as Quinn tells him to let Debra and him alone.

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DEXTER SEASON 5

Episode 8: Take It!

My goosebumps moment in this episode was when Dexter went to comfort a distressed Lumen by placing his hands over her hands cupping her ears. The way Lumen and Dexter looked at each other – the connection from which she had a first proper period of sleep – was so touching. That to me made more sense than the couple consummating their relationship in bed. Yeah, I am a diehard romantic. Sue me!

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THE EVENT SEASON 1

Episode 8: For the Good of Our Country

It’s amazing how fast this show is deteriorating. As if to show that last week’s low was no fluke, here comes the latest episode to annoy us all. I mean, how difficult is it to just say to the President – “Eli Dempsey was behind the plot to kill you”? No, instead the VP Jarvis took an eternity to say anything and was conveniently killed off by a bomb in a van that just drove up. Not only that but the manner in which Jarvis gave the Secret Service the slip was simply ludicrous. C’mon!

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THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 1

Episode 3: Tell It To the Frogs

So finally, deputy Rick is reunited with his wife, Lori, and son, Carl and the dynamic of the survivors’ camp changes completely. Of course, we know that in Rick’s absence, his good friend Shane has been getting it on with Lori. This affair (as it turns out to be) is kept secret from Rick and the couple have a special reunion that night.

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THE EVENT SEASON 1

Episode 7: I Know Who You Are

Really bummed out by this episode. Yes, I do realize that a TV show about aliens and political conspiracies is going to stretch believability (it is speculative fiction, after all) but I am afraid that in this instance, the folk behind The Event failed to suspend belief for me.

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THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 1

Episode 2: Guts

And with this 2nd episode, the TV series (written and directed by Frank Daramont) is already miles ahead of the comic book. Make light years in fact. In the comic book, Glenn meets Rick Grimes and the two of them hightail it out of Atlanta in a flash but here, that escape from Atlanta takes up an entire episode’s worth. Like I said, light years ahead.

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MTV EMA 2010

This morning I was holed up at the spanking new MTVAsia crib at Lorong Chuan to witness the MTV EMA 2010. Yes, the actual event was held in Madrid last night in the unholy early morning hours but a couple of select bloggers, including Power of Pop (i.e. Melissa Ng and yours truly) were invited to view a preview of the EMA before the telecast this evening.

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FRINGE SEASON 3

Episode 5: Amber 31422

And the Fringe creative team knocks another one out of the park. Okay, I’m assuming that you’ve been following Fringe cos explaining it is gonna take too much damned time. So I’ll just dive into the latest episode of the best sci-fi TV series currently broadcasting.

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DEXTER SEASON 5

Episode 6 – Everything Is Illuminated

Ah, so it took the writers six episodes to bring us the Dexter-Lumen Batman-Robin dynamic. Finally, Dexter realizes that he has to help Lumen in taking revenge on her rapists in a slight twist on the I Spit On Your Grave scenario. As seen all too often in Season Four, Dexter is interrupted in mid-kill and his best laid plans go awry. How he manages to keep everything hush hush with the police around the corner is clever but also preposterous.

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THE EVENT SEASON 1

Episode 6: Loyalty

This latest episode of the scifi-conspiracy thriller could just as well have been entitled, “The Sacrifice of Agent Lee”. Simon Lee (Ian Anthony Dale) – the ALIEN mole in the CIA – finally has his cover blown to high hell as he assists ALIEN leader Sophia (Laura Innes) escape from a tracking device placed within her body as she attempts to meet with her colleague, Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr).

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DEXTER SEASON 5

Episode 5: First Blood

After Lumen Ann Pierce (Julia Stiles) finally puts her trust in Dexter with the revelation about her other abusers, we assumed that Dexter would aid Lumen to avenge herself on them. Even the episode name seemed to suggest something of that nature. However, as it turned out, it’s nothing of the sort. Again, Dexter’s emotional involvement (this time with Lumen’s plight) somewhat muddles up his critical thinking and he almost kills yet another “innocent” man.

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NO ORDINARY FAMILY SEASON 1

Episode 4: No Ordinary Vigilante

Okay so I’m watched this episode between two episodes of The Event, so I suppose that this light-hearted family dramedy is going to suffer in comparison. So if the show lacks an edge, maybe that’s part of the agenda. Which is why I’m getting bored of the series already. Unless something really interesting happens soon.

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Episode 3: Protect Them From the Truth

The Event is fast challenging Fringe as the sci-fi TV series to replace LOST in TV geeks’ affections. Well, of course, whilst Fringe is in its third season, the Event is only at its third episode but is proving no slouch at developing multiple plots, puzzling mysteries and numerous twists and turns along the way.

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NO ORDINARY FAMILY SEASON 1

Episode 2: No Ordinary Marriage

I must confess that I was originally determined to not like No Ordinary Family due to its blatant allusions to the Fantastic Four and the Incredibles but I am still giving it a chance after viewing this second episode. The writers are taking their time to develop the plotlines and characters and so far, I am sufficiently intrigued to continue…

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