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Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 on DVD

Rizzoli & Isles DVD: Available May 22nd!

Thanks to Warner Brothers I now have my Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 on DVD box set and it’s fantastic. I really love the fact that you can have an UltraViolet Digital Copy (which means I can play it on my iPad and phone). It’s great to have a physical copy and a digital copy to take on the road. I really have loved rewatching the show, it’s been a great way to remember how fantastic the season was.

There’s a lot of extra features including unaired scenes and a gag reel. I’m really interested in the extra featurettes, especially this four part feature on how they generate the 14th episode of season 2:

From the Ground Up- Building Episode 214 – Go behind the scenes to see the intensive and rigorous process of generating the 14th episode:

  • Part 1 – In the Writer’s Room
  • Part 2 – Pre-Production
  • Part 3 – Bustin’ Out The Boston: Production
  • Part 4 – Ready-to-Air: Post Production

Season 3 started last night and it’s been a great start, be sure to catch it on Tuesday nights on TNT.

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Bad Guys Are Like Bad Pennies… Rizzoli & Isles Season 2

Season 2 of Rizzoli & Isles taught us the cardinal truth of procedurals – a really good bad guy never really leaves. He or she just returns to pull a little Hannibal Lecter action and “advise” our heroes. So it wasn’t surprising to see Charles Holyt, evil psychopathic serial killer, return and wreck a little havoc from his death bed (oh the guy has cancer, too bad). Of course, the inevitable show down leaves it’s mark(s) on our heroes, but they eventually pull through.

It got me thinking about those folks you just can’t seem to shake from your life. There’s several of them that I’ve come across where, try as you might, you can’t entirely get them out of your rear view mirror. Sadly, with the internet, those people are more persistent than ever.  Of course, unlike Jane, my bad pennies aren’t trying to kill me. I guess there is advantages to not living in a TV reality.

 

If you missed Season 2 or want to catch up before Season 3 starts Tuesday, June 5th at 9/8c on TNT you can order your copy of Rizzoli & Isles here: http://bit.ly/ISlEkF 

 

Haven’t seen the show yet? Check out this great clip:

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Grimm Season 1 Release Date (August 7, 2012)

Grimm, Season 1, will be released on DVD and BluRay on August 7, 2012. If you haven’t caught this show yet, now is your chance.

“Grimm” Season One is available as a five-disc set in special, limited edition packaging with exclusive “Grimm” collector cards. It features never-before-seen bonus material that takes fans deep into the world of “Grimm,” including an interactive creature guide, “Making Monsters” featurette and much more.  The “Grimm” Season One Blu-ray™ also features perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

BLU-RAY™ and DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:  

  • DELETED SCENES
  • GAG REEL
  • THE WORLD OF GRIMM: Get to know the characters and creatures that inhabit the world of “Grimm” and discover the inspiration behind the storylines.
  • MAKING MONSTERS:  Go behind the scenes with Andy Clement and Barney Burman as they take viewers through the special makeup effects design and application process.  The talented team from Hive FX also shows fans how they give life to the monsters of “Grimm.”
  • GRIMM GUIDE: An interactive book that provides insight into the various creatures featured in the show.

Chuck Vs. The Hack Off

In the episode, “Chuck vs. The Hack Off” we learn that Chuck is much more than the Intersect, he’s got crazy computer skills (even without the Intersect) and he uses them to bypass security systems allowing the team to infiltrate and grab the computer super virus, the Omen virus. It’s a great episode to explain why Chuck can be a spy even without having his brain hijacked. It also explains why he was able to be a great spy without the crazy training that other agents had to go through.

 

While I don’t have great hacking skills I often feel like Chuck when I start a new job. I usually was the person to fix the computer problems or make a program work. Once, one of the people working me said, “all your problems today have been solved by Tabz, a computer and God.” It’s something that’s happened ever since I went to college. As I was moving in to my dorm one of the upper classmen was making a terrible row. When I investigated I found out that she couldn’t save a file to a disk (yes, back when we had disks). I did it for her in two seconds flat and became the best person since Santa Clause. It was highly amusing. So, I may not be able to go head to head with Chuck like the episode, but I do think I’d be happy with a place on the Nerd Herd team.

 

It was one of my favorite episodes of Season 5 and I wish we would have seen more of Chuck’s computer skills at work during the show.

 

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 is Coming June 5th, You Ready?

The season 2 finale of Rizzoli and Isles was so explosive, I can’t wait for June 5th when Season 3 starts. In this episode we find our two main characters at odds over Maura’s father. Most of the time the differences between Jane and Maura are what make them stronger together, but this time it has driven them apart. It’s going to be interesting to see how they repair their friendship in season 3 and I hope that it’s not one easy quick fix (which, based on how Season 1 and Season 2 have gone, I don’t think it will be).
Are you ready for season 3? It starts Tuesday, June 5th at 9/8c on TNT. If not, you can pre-order the DVD here: http://bit.ly/ISlEkF


Rizzoli & Isles Season Two on DVD
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Chuck Series Finale (Warning: Spoilers)

Warning: This Post Contains SPOILERS for the Series Finale (Season 5).

Chuck on DVD

One of my favorite quotes about series finales actually comes from the Season 5 finale of Supernatural. In it, Chuck (not this Chuck, the “prophet” and writer of books featuring Sam and Dean) says one of my favorite lines about writing:

Endings are hard. Any chapped-ass monkey with a keyboard can poop out a beginning, but endings are impossible. You try to tie up every loose end, but you never can. The fans are always gonna bitch. There’s always gonna be holes. And since it’s the ending, it’s all supposed to add up to something. I’m telling you, they’re a raging pain in the ass.

The reason I love this quote is because it mitigates some of the fan hatred of series finales. With rare exceptions, I’m never entirely satisfied with the series finales of TV shows. I think most of the time it’s because what I thought the show was about doesn’t jive with the finale. For example, I didn’t hate the finale of Lost. It did resonate with the message of the show: we’re all connected and it’s kind of weird how we are all connected and maybe there’s something that’s driving that connection.

In the season finale of Chuck, Sarah and our good hearted hero find themselves sitting on a beach side by side. It’s a bittersweet moment because it reflects the pilot episode where Chuck is the one sitting on the beach and is kind of lost. Sarah comes to him and explains how his life has now changed because he is the intersect. Now, at the series finale, it’s Sarah who is lost. Her memories are gone and Chuck is pained, but resolute that everything is going to work out and, at Sarah’s request, he tells her everything about their lives together. The audience has been waiting for the moment when Sarah’s memories return the entire episode. But, even after Chuck’s heartfelt and adorable moments trying to win Sarah back, she’s not there.

Then Chuck says that Morgan has a crazy idea that if they kiss, everything will come back. A magical kiss, Sarah says. The two kiss, one of those “Princess Bride” kind of kisses, and that’s where the episode ends. There’s the implication that Chuck is right, that everything is going to be fine and that Sarah’s memories will be restored, but it’s not explicit. Yet, despite the bittersweetness of the episode, it’s classicly Chuck. The adorable geek, with the heart of gold, who falls in love with a spy who thought she could never love. And, the romance is helped by Chuck’s best friend, Morgan, who is goofy and crazy, but usually right. In the end, the resolution resounded with the message – sometimes when we expect victory, we get defeat, but good friends and love win out every time. That’s the show I fell in love with back before the Pilot even aired and that’s the show I’m going to miss.
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Rizzoli & Isles – Season 2 on DVD: High School Reunions

Rizzoli & Isles DVD: Available May 22nd!

In Season 2 of Rizzoli and Isles we get to see a lot more of Rizzoli’s past coming back to her. In the episode “Seventeen Ain’t So Sweet,” Jane’s first reason for going to her high school reunion is Casey, a sweet and sexy love interest, but when she finds out he is not going to the reunion she tries not to be crushed. In steps her awesome friend, Maura who vows to protect her from the “mean girls” who tormented her in high school.

And it’s a good thing Jane does, because soon after she meets up with everyone Steve, who had been asking her several times at the reunion to call him, is murdered.

In the end, Jane really sees how the popular mean girls’ lives were pretty awful, the classic “high school doesn’t matter” twist that many shows get, but it’s classic because it feels so true. Even though I was homeschooled I had runins with “mean girls” and now, as I look at their lives, I wonder why I even cared what they thought of me. They’ve pushed out most of their significant relationships, they struggle with the ones they have left, and they’re living each day as if it’s a show (which, personally, I’d find exhausting). Not that I’m happy their lives have to be like this, on the contrary it makes me sad. But it’s really interesting how the troupe can often resonate in real life (of course, this isn’t always the case).

Jane’s reliving of her rough time in high school gives her perspective into the crimes committed and, ultimately, herself. It was a super fun episode that I can’t wait to watch now that the DVDs are coming out! I’m hoping to have a good marathon of Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 before the premire of season 3 on June 5th at 9/8c on TNT.

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Chuck Season 5 and Christmas

In the episode of Chuck, Chuck Versus the Santa Suit, things get a little out of hand with Christmas shopping at the Buy More. This panic just so happened to be caused by a computer virus, but it doesn’t take something so drastic to make holiday shopping a perilous event.

I once worked in a store that had a different toy sale every couple of weeks leading up to the holiday season. $0.99, $2.49, $5.99, and $9.99 were the different sales. These toys were extremely discounted, and people went absolutely nuts over them. The line would start outside a couple hours before the store opened, then when the doors were open the hoard of people would run down the aisle to the toy department. Here they would just start grabbing whatever they could and loading up their bags or shopping cart. After the initial craziness, they would choose an aisle of the store and sort through what they had grabbed to decide what they wanted. Sometimes there were fights. I always wondered why some people would bring their children to this event as they would usually get lost in the crowd. Ah, the joys of holiday shopping.

You can see it doesn’t take anything out of the ordinary to turn holiday shoppers into a sort of zombie shopping creature. Instead of “brains” they crave “deals.” Have you ever been involved in the holiday shopping craziness?

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Chuck Vs. The Best Friend

Chuck on DVD

In the final season of Chuck they tackled the real life situation of a best friend radically changing in a very unique way. Chuck and Morgan were written as the ultimate bromance. They had been best friends from childhood and inseparable, but at the end of Season 4 Morgan is implanted with the intersect (which seemed like an awesome plot twist), but in episode 3 of Season 5 – it goes horribly wrong. The implant changes Morgan and challenge’s Chuck’s friendship.

It was kind of hard to watch those struggles because it reminded me so vividly of my best friend in high school. When things changed between us there wasn’t a TV style fix like there was for Chuck and Morgan. It profoundly impacted me and it took me a long time to forgive. Even today it’s painful to think of because it left me feeling entirely alone.

Thankfully, Chuck and Morgan are able to repair the damage to their own relationship (which, as a viewer, made me very happy). There’s something about prolonged tension between lead characters that just makes me turn off a TV show. I want friends to stay friends – not fight internally.

Chuck is one of my all time favorite TV shows and I’m glad it was able to have a complete story arch, strained relationship and all.

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