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Haaaave you met Ted ?



There is this new comedy on air nowadays – happened to catch one of the episodes, thanks to a good chum of mine, and now have fallen in love with the series.

The series is just in its first season as of today, with about 18 episodes aired.

Sadly, the show has not come to India (and I pretty much doubt it will) and we generally get to see it due to the magic of bittorrents 🙂

Anyways, the show is called – “How I met your mother” and tells us the story of how the protagonist – Ted (Josh Radnor) falls in love. The series is kind of a flashback in which he is telling this story to his kids – and hence the weird sounding name.

Anyways, the cast also includes Neil Patrick Harris – Ted’s friend Barney – who I feel would be the primary reason for watching the show.

His character and the way he portrays it is brilliant – something that Chandler was to friends – but with no ethics … which makes it so much more enjoyable.

The second reason to watch the show would be the utterly cute Cobie Smulders – who plays Robin – Ted’s on and off love interest in the series.

The other two people who make up the team of five are Jason Segal – Marshall (Ted’s best friend from college) and Alyson Hannigan (from American Pie) – who plays Lily – Marshall’s fiancee.

The chemistry between the five is very good which eases you into the show at once and makes you feel right at home.

The show is like Friends in some ways, but still very different in its own way which is very refreshing …

If you’re a fan of friends, you’ll love this show …

Anyways, what prompted me to write this blog today, was that I came across Barney’s blog : http://www.barneysblog.com

In the show, Barney talks about blogging many times and all those incidents are right there.

Its nice to see that the producers take that extra effort to do these things which gives the show a more real feel to it and makes the characters a bit more believable.

Be sure to check out Barney’s Lemon Law (even if you haven’t watched that episode)

The Wonder Years …

I am feeling the blues … that nostalgic feeling …

Just finished watching the fifth season of ‘The Wonder Years’

This has to be one of the best TV Shows ever made …

Everytime I finish watching an episode, the sadness creeps over of lesser episodes remaining to be watched …

But I just cannot help it …

You can relate in some way to each and every episode …

At the end, it always gives you this hope … that in the end, everything will be alright …

The only series, in my opinion that can make you laugh and cry at the same time …

One season, 22 episodes left … :'(

Will write a big blog after the last episode is done …

Until then, try and get the shows from somewhere if you can …

Really, really worth all the effort it took us guys to get the entire series 🙂

The Entire Wonder Years Gang
Paul, Kevin and Winnie Cooper

Some more shots …

The Arnold Family

The Great Indian Massacre … (Indian Idol)

All these television channels … are just bastards …
( phew … had to get that out … )
Just caught the last few minutes of the Indian Idol today … on Sony today for the first time …
There has been a recent spurt of all these reality shows on Indian television of late … The Indian Idol, V Super Singer and there is one more … can’t remember …
Anyways, what sickened me beyond belief was how these shows … just to get their TRPs higher, a few more ads in, behave like scavengers … vultures … just flying above people who are gonna die … so that they can rip off the flesh and feed on it … even before he has breathed his last …
The part on which they use people’s emotions … just sickens me …
And I am not even getting started on how the judges … Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam behave with the participants …
Well … they are meant to do that .. so I wont delve into it …
Here is what I saw …
In this episode of Indian Idol ( I dont know how far it was coz I am not following it ) … 3 finalists had to be chosen for the last round …
So, just to stretch it for one episode more … here is what they do …
All the finalists were decided by what people ( the viewers voted )
Anyways … they had to select 3 out of ( 10 ? )
So, they take each participant and they run them down on their previous day’s / week’s performance and remind them of how those 3 cartoons humiliated them …
Here, they select 4 people … ( I dont know for whatever reason )
And when the last guy has to get selected, they show ads … and these might be the maximum ads I have seen in any TV serial …
And mind you, this was a repeat telecast …
So, finally, they select 4 … they make them sit on 4 chairs … away from the rest of the crowd …
Out of these 4, they send one back again … to select only the top 3 … but wait … before choosing the last one … guess what ? … again hundreds of ads …
And when the hostess ( Mini Mathur ) announces the winner, she goes something like this :
And the third person is … Mr. B … you’re not … but Mr. A …
Imagine what the guy ( Mr. B ) might be going through …
And what was the whole point of getting 4 people on stage when you want to select only 3 ???
More ads ???
Get the participants’ hopes high … then screw them over … then turn them around … and screw them again …
Just sickening …
The other show which I caught a few glimpses of was the V Super Singer …
This is a more subtle show ( on stage atleast ) with Adnan Sami playing the nice guy …
Now, channel V people are the biggest haramis …
They cant afford to compete with the bigger channels … so they come up with their own, cheap, sidey rip offs …
Remember V Dares you ?
In which they made people bathe, strip, and do what not on the streets for a paltry 2 grand …
And this was mimicking Who Dares Wins … which was a far superior show … no comparisons can be made whatsoever …
Anyways, getting back to the Channel V thingy …
Of the stage, they take the cameras around all the frustrated participants, who have come from all over India … probably, sitting on the floor of trains coz they might have not got reservations … and probably who have not eaten for hours …
They go … and finger them … and when they revolt, and abuse … they catch it on camera and use it as an advertisement propaganda …
Sick bastards …
Then, there was this big thing about the Ambani brothers …
It was blown out of proportions …
Now, no news which we see is without hype … but this was just mind boggling …
Every news channel was screaming with the fight between the brothers …
I mean … whats your problem ?
There are fights in all the families … even if it was Reliance … they should just lay off …
My respect for Anil Ambani rose … when he decided to just keep quiet … than giving the media more to chew on …
Mukesh Ambani was an idiot by comparison …
Anyways … Zee News … handled this entire thing in the most uncultured and gauche manner …
It was like Laloo’s Bihar compared to other states … metaphorically speaking …
They were covering news … in which 8 brothers and sisters get married together in some village and they were comparing this to the entire Reliance episode …
No words …
Except just goes to show … how these people are like vultures … nothing else …