Do It For Frodo!

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Keep Will Ferrell, I’ll take Aragorn and the Fellowship any damn day…

I Never Thought Of It That Way…

But it is true all the same!

Seems to Be a Popular Sentiment

The Later It Gets on New Years Eve!

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Relive some some song and sci-fi overlap!

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Dr. Who is a sci-fi show from England that was started back in 1963 and is still on today. There were 26 seasons of the show from ’63 to 1989. There have since been 6 seasons starting again in 2005 running through present time. The show depicts a Timelord, last of his race, traveling through time and space in the TARDIS.

Bruce Springsteen was born in 1949. The album “The River” was released in 1980. On The River, there is a song called Two Hearts, that when listening to it the other night, I couldn’t help but wonder if the Boss was a big fan of Sci-Fi and Dr. Who…Here are 5 reasons he might have written that song about Dr. Who:

5. According to the Onion, Bruce released an album about Sci-Fi. This makes me think that he loves sci-fi. Growing up in New Jersey, there probably wasn’t much else to do for…

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Top 5 Moments in Television in 2012!

WARNING!!! THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW!!! Feel free to just pass up the shows you want to keep for later, but this is your warning.

That being said, there were so many great moments in TV this year! Things that made us laugh and cry, made us cheer and then punch the wall. It was honestly one of the best years of television in a really, really long time. And here are some of the best moments that happened (Sorry Trueblood, you just didn’t make it this year!). We will first start with some quick honorable mentions:

Honorable Mentions: The Train Robbing Episode, Breaking Bad – Jesse and Walt execute a robbery of train with amazing drama tied to it, but perhaps nothing shocked people more than the killing of the boy at the end.

Waiver Wire: The League – So, you can just pick up anything? No, that’s just stealing.

House of Lies: House Rides Away With Wilson –  House, much like Sherlock before him, cheats death and ultimately chooses his best friend Wilson. They each mount a Harley and ride off into the sunset, much like the show itself. Fitting ending for a wonderful show. (Because I sort of stole the name for a pun, I would like to make mention here of the show House of Lies. It was my favorite new show of this past year, tied with The Newsroom. Fast paced and slick, the show is funny and drama filled all in one.)

The Slow Burn: How I Met Your Mother – This entire show has been a slow burn since the start, but the story arc with Marshall’s friend coming back and going against him in the courtroom was wonderful.

Ok, time to get to the list. Starting it off with some super sad moments too!

5. The Pond’s Say Goodbye. but not really: Doctor Who – Amelia Pond, the girl who waited. And Rory, her Centurion. The most recent of the Doctor’s companions said goodbye this season in a heartbreaking way. Zapped back in time due to the Weeping Angels, the Ponds are forever gone (at least as far was we know now) and we saw the Doctor heartbroken. The saddest thing is perhaps something the creators of the show never showed us at all, an alternate ending that shows Rory’s father getting some closure after his son’s disappearance. You could find this online if you want to shed some more tears. Who knows what effects losing the companions will have on this Doctor, as we have never really seen this doctor lose any companions, but I imagine he will go the way of Bruce Wayne and hide out for 100 years or so until he is needed again. Then, he will spring back into action, solve the case of the Snowmen, find a new companion, and start showing her the ways of the galaxy! But the Pond’s will always be there, for him and for us as viewers, and maybe if we wait, like young Amy, maybe they will return someway, somehow, to be able to say goodbye.

4. Ricktatorship: Killing Prisoners and your Mother – Shane is finally killed off and all of a sudden, Rick is in charge. Rick becomes a real character and finally makes choices with rage and malice. You can see how excited I was for this season here. The best part is, this season made good on everything that it was supposed to make good on around season 2. There was action (like when they clear the prison of zombies, AND THEN clear the prison of the real living people that were left there), there were hard choices, and then there was Carl and his mother. I feel like everyone knew the mother had had go. She was over played and just holding everything back with her stupid ways. But did anyone actually see the way she went out coming?! She forced two people, one being her son, to cut a baby out of her…and then, since she died, required a bullet in the head to prevent her from returning. Who better to put that bullet in her head than her young son, with the gun she never wanted him to have?! Maybe the actor playing Carl can’t act, but the fact that he seemed completely ok with doing that was pretty unnerving too. Now, Rick is face to face with the Governor and certain doom as we pick up the second half of this season. I hope this show can keep it going!

3. “Power is Power”: The Hound leaving and the Battle of Blackwater – Game of Thrones season 2 became something really special this year. This whole season culminated with the amazing episode titled Blackwater, named after the bay in which a huge naval battle occurred. After Bronn sets the Bay on fire using an arrow to ignite the green flames of Wildfire, a battle on foot ensues as Stannis Baratheon and his army try to seize Kings Landing from King Joffery and his mother Cersei. Joffery, the coward that he is, flees from the battle and leaves it to Tyrion and Bronn to fight. Bronn and the Hound run out to fight, but the Hound, fearful of fire, freaks out and decides that serving Joffrey is no longer worth it. He tells Tyrion that he is done fighting and serving that little shit and decides to go off on his own. Tyrion and Joffrey try in vain to have the Hound turn around and fight…but The Hound just showed them that they truly have no power over him. The words of Kings are nothing but wind in the air. Like Joffery’s mother said earlier in the season, Power is Power, and in that scene, Sander Clegane, the Hound of House Clegane, had all the power.

2. Homeland finale: The Bomb –  ARE YOU SERIOUS!? Did that just happen?! Of course it did! I am pretty sure I had to pick my jaw off the floor at least two different times after watching this episode. First of all, whenever you watch a season of this show, you wonder how they will have a next season. How can they keep making Brody seem like he is playing both sides of the spectrum, and how do we keep Carrie involved even though she technically isn’t even part of the CIA anymore…Oh, well, have Brody’s car blow everyone up that matters other than Saul! That would do it! David Estes, stupid Flynn, and everyone else in the CIA is now out of the picture. Brody is publicly known as a terrorist and back on the run, and Carrie put him there. Her mission now is to clear Brody’s name before Quinn can catch Brody and off him. How amazing will that battle be in the woods of Canada? Quinn chasing down a Marine who has done nothing but survive? Yes please. This show just keeps getting better and better. I cannot wait for 2013 to see what happens. (Episode 5, which takes place mostly as an interrogation of Brody might be one of the best single episodes of TV ever, and to watch the actors act and to see Brody finally admit what he is, was beyond powerful. That is a super close runner up.)

Brody and Carrie share a moment right before the bomb goes off…

1.  “You’re a Fucking NEWSMAN Don!”: The Newsroom – No other moment in TV this past year was as heartwarming, goosebump inducing, and stand up and cheer with the characters as this moment from the Newsroom. The HBO show provided some really good episodes, but this one in particular will stand out for some time. After standing up to the boss and in the midst of the shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona, our protagonist Will McAvoy  becomes inspired by his colleges and decides to continue the good fight…or as he puts it, his “mission to civilize”. He does this through a series of F bombs and fist pumping moments with lines like “Feet of fucking steel!” and of course, “You’re a fucking newsman Don, and if I ever tell you otherwise, you PUNCH ME IN THE FACE!” This scene was great for so many reasons. Both Will and Don finally become characters we can care about, and Charlie Skinner (played by Sam Waterston) might have just earned a Best Supporting Actor nod. Well played Newsroom, you owned the best moment in TV this year by far.

Best of the NFL 2012!

Here are some videos for the “best of”.

Best Catches of 2012!

Best Runs of 2012!

Best Bloopers of the 2012 Season!