Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Years, New Rules

Vance at

Happy New Year!

I know it's the new year and I should be posting about the future and upcoming stuff but I need to pace myself on my love and excitement for new Lost and new Harry Potter (plus The Secret Life of The American Teenager starts again Monday the 5th! And Scrubs is on ABC starting Tuesday (the 6th)!). So instead, I'll be continuing my Best of Lists (Stage and Movies) for 2008 over the next few days even though I know it's lame to publish them in 2009. Plus I just haven't had time to finish them (and I need more time to see the 2008 movies).

In the meantime, I usually don't really do resolutions (because really, how many years can I keep saying I'm going to exercise more, eat more healthy and get more sleep?) but here are my pop culture new years resolutions for 2009:

I'm going to finally start watcing Dexter (and in fact, I'm off to a great start because I just finished watching the first episode of the first season! Only 3 more seasons to go!)

I'm going to finally start watching Skins. I've had them even before it was "big" on this side of the Atlantic but now that I'm going to join the campaign for Dev Patel to get an Oscar nomination for Slumdog Millionaire, I figure I should watch the show he was one. Plus considering I've now seen all of Britannia High, I should probably watch Mitch Hewer in his better show. Plus considering I'm thinking of seeing the play New Boy with About a Boy's grown up Nicholas Hoult, I figure I should see the show once and for all to see how he's turned out.

I'm going to start watching The Wire.
I'm going to start watching Battlestar Galactica.
I'm going to start watching Big Love.

I'm going to go to more concerts again like I did a few years back (but only if they are in small clubs AND when I have the option of buying tickets somewhere other than Ticketmasters).

I'm going to realize that just because it's a classic, it doesn't mean its going to be an interesting play, so I may get even more critical with my reviews this year and not give things points just because it was a good production of a classic that I ultimately feel bored with. I'm also not going to be fooled by "Chekhov" again. (Wow. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ)

I'm not going to watch a movie, play or TV show just because the guy in it is hot. I'm especially not going to watch a bad reality TV show just because the guy in it is hot. Speaking of which, The Bachelor with Jason starts on Monday! OMG I can't wait! (Oh please, you KNOW I'm breaking this resolution. I mean, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has like 3 movies lined up this spring ALONE).


Dame James said...

Good luck with the last one. Personally, I wouldn't even bother with it because that means no movies with Cam Gigandet and I love that boy too much to do that.

Keira Andrews said...

Funny you should mention Skins -- I just finished inhaling S1 today and now I'm on the computer in the middle of the night downloading S2. It's kind of a wacky show, but I really enjoyed it. Nicholas has turned out unnervingly attractive. He looks *exactly* like he did as as child, but much taller and sexier. He's really great in his role as the resident asshole lothario.

Hope you enjoy Dexter! I love it.

Esther said...

Happy New Year, Vance!

I've never seen Battlestar Galactica. I'm not a science fiction fan but everyone raves about it so maybe I should at least try an ep or two.

And I just don't think I can ever look at a Harry Potter movie in quite the same way after seeing Equus!

Linz McC said...

Yay and Yay!! It is about time you came over to the dark/Dexter side. Also glad you finally wised up about Skins but I suspect that is because you saw Mitch Hewer/Maxxie and couldn't stay away. Adorable! Anyway, I don't believe you about BSG, but when the day comes, I want to discuss it in detail! Happy new year!!

Vance said...

It's not that I was against watching Dexter,Skins and BG. I just had no time and it wasn't available easily. That's my excuse and I'm sticking by it.

As for that last resolution, well, I know I won't stick by that one. hehe...