Saturday, September 20, 2008


Time: 2212
Location: Empty college cafe

Omg can someone shut the TV off? I can't see what program is on but I guess it's a Ramadan drama on Astro Ria that soundtrack consistently alternating between Raihan's Iktiraf and James Newton Howard's The Village -and maybe a couple movies more that I never heard from. It's soo annoying. Moments of "keinsafan" layered by music written for moments of kampung menunggu hantu menyerang di tengah malam. Give me a break. Please, local drama score composer (if there's any), stop copying Hollywood soundtrack CDs for these underpar productions. As Ramli MS once said, produksi gred C, skor muzik gred A.

The majority of students has fled out of campus beginning yesterday, but I'll only be back this Monday. Watpe balik awal2 kan? Raya lambat lagi. Although I can't wait to see Angah's 4 little newborns (Angah is one of my cats btw)

I had crit for my terrace and semi-d's planning last Thursday and thankfully Puan greenlighted it (with some minor changes, of course). So I can start preparing the gazillion requirements for our crit right after Raya holiday.

Mamma Mia will premiere this Thursday! After being driven crazy by the soundtrack I downloaded earlier, I will abso-fricking-lutely watch it this Raya.

I watched some new series started this month, and here's my verdict.

Fringe - The most anticipated new series this fall, Fringe is a brainchild of JJ Abrams, the guy who created Lost, so the expectations are high. Well, I'm happy to report that it's quite good, engaging, addictive and has a lot of potential to stay a full season. Although X-Files fans might say that this is a replicant of the cult hit, yes, similarities are here and there. But in Fringe, everything is "scientifically explainable", and not just the-truth-is-out-there-alien-y.

Privileged - When a Yale graduate applied for a job at Palm Beach, hoping to mingle with big shots figures while building her way into becoming a serious writer (think Ugly Betty with different settings), she never expect to become a tutor for two spoiled sisters, granddaughters of a cosmetic empire builder. Juggling between managing the sisters and her personal lives, it's a lite version of Dirty Sexy Money. The pilot is great but the second episode is kinda boring. Hope it will continue building the momentum back after this or facing an early cancellation.

90210 - A present day take on a wildly hit premise two decades ago that started the whole "teen drama" genre, 90210 is nothing new anymore now, after Dawson's Creek, The OC, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, and the list goes on and on... But it's interesting to see what will the writer come up to differentiate this show from the rest. Or maybe it is the same. The first 90210 lasted a whopping 10 seasons, so we'll see how will this one fare.

Eli Stone - The second season will start in coming months so I decided to check on the first one, and I see it as the male version of Ally McBeal, theme wise. A courtroom drama at heart, Eli Stone is pitched comedically with the central title character as a brain aneuristic lawyer slash possible modern-day prophet, sent to help people, legally. Heavily relying on special effects as Eli was shown to various "visions" everytime, this is a feel good series which would make a great watch after a tense Lost or Heroes episode.

60th Emmy Awards are this Monday morning (Malaysian time)! Can't wait to watch it and see how will my favourites do. Lost is up for Best Drama; 30 Rock and The Office are in the running for Best Comedy; Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office) and Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) vying for Lead Actor (Comedy);  Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Mary Louise Parker (Weeds), Tina Fey (30 Rock) will battle for Lead Actress (Comedy); Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Rainn Wilson (The Office) are up for Supporting Actor (Comedy); Michael Emerson (Lost) for Supporting Actor (Drama); Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Jean Smart (Samantha Who?) and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) for Supporting Actress (Comedy). Good luck!

Lastly, Alhamdulillah, angan-angan tak menjadi kenyataan. Yes, being governed by corruptists is not a good thing, but a US proxy? Send chills to my bones.


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