What’s Up with ABC’s The Forgotten???

Okay. they have taken it too far with Forensic related shows. This is just terrible. & here’s why. For one I myself am a real live forensic scientist. I’m in the navy at the moment but I just got a degree in Forensic and Investigative Sciences, so I feel well certified to give this personal opinion.

Now, there are many many many shows out dealing with forensic science and most of them are obscene and not truthful, but this one… this one is up there as a lead runner with all the rest unrealistic shows on television these days. This is what happens when you’re just flipping through. You get frustrated.

This show is supposed to be about Jane and John Does. After they are killed and found, they still aren’t identified so civilians decide just to help out and identify them.

TRAILER:

Now, don’t get me wrong, the stories reel you in just as much as CSI, NCIS, Cold Case, etc. Why do I have a problem? Because they are allowing civilians to go ahead and solve murders. Civilians who don’t have an office, a badge, nothing. They work out of an apartment for Gods sakes. Think about it. If you were approached on the streets by a person in regular clothing and they started to randomly question you would you talk to them? Would you tell them personal information?

Now, the police station just hands over evidence to them from their files or whatever, to analyze and use in their search for their name. Are you shitting me. You could never use that in a court. Once the chain of custody is broken the basic truths on which it stands are shattered. Handing evidence over to a civilian no matter what the case, no matter how much they want to help, is totally preposterous. They need to look like workers, and they need some sort of civilian badge showing who they are and what they’re doing.

Of course the dead people talk and tell their stories, which is a nice touch but a John or Jane Doe is someone who has been unidentified but found for very long periods of time. They don’t do a very good job of representing that. They just say three months later, or whatever. I guarantee that if I would have been at college talking with one of my mentors we would have been having a good laugh. A man who says everything and anything he thinks, is an unbiased man indeed.

So I’ve only seen one episode of the show, and I think its complete bullocks. Go ahead and try to challenge me, I dare you.

Navy- I’m On a Boat

You guys HAVE to check out this movie. It makes for some quality entertainment and a good laugh. As it turns out two of the people in this video [John Paul Jones and the Asian guy] were at an advanced class in which I was taking the introduction course. I didn’t talk to them or anything, but its weird to know people from funny youtube videos… that’s all I’m saying. haha.

AVATAR-Hands Down Best Movie in Years.

PANDORA: IMMERSE YOURSELF.

That’s right I’m about to say it. Avartar is better than the dark night, better than any movies in 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008. This is coming from someone who thought that there were some great movies to come out of the past few years. This movie was just phenomenal. I never knew how people could be so obsessed with movies. How they could go to conventions and dress up like the characters, be like them all the time. Although, I probably will not ever go as far as that, I truly believe I am an obsessed fan of Avatar.

Luckily I was able to see this movie in 3-D at the IMAX theater and I think that in and of itself was just phenomenal. With all of the new technologies and video graphics they can use to go the distance, this was the perfect movie to test it all out with. When I saw Lord of the Rings I was a huge fan and I was pretty blown away by all three movies, going to see them when they first came out in theaters, this… this was just so much more. If lord of the rings won all of the awards for their movies, Avatar will take every single award home at the Oscars.

They totally went off the scale with it, and I feel will be rewarded in all the right ways. The colors were so vibrant, the whole time I was so taken aback by the fluorescent colors, the colors of the banshees, and all of the creatures on Pandora. I’m sure this was probably one of the most expensive films to make, and it was worth every penny.

Avatar’s story lines were very entertaining and pulled me through the movie emotionally while always keeping me on the edge of my seat. Although the movie was 2 hours 47 minutes long I can honestly say I don’t know how the time flew by. I didn’t look at my watch once to see the time and I have a pretty big easy to see watch. That’s how into it I was. With 3-D I really felt like I was part of the film. I will definitely be buying it when it comes out and if I have time, I want to go back to the 3-D theater and see it again. SOO GOOD.

Kutos to the directors.

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Shark Week–AHHH!

shark week discoveryIf you’re not afraid of these guys… then you have some serious problems! Sharks are the scariest predator I know besides dinosaur’s (only because their extinct) and in my total fear of them, I have been glued to the TV this past week gasping and screaming (rarely, but it does happen) at shark attacks and crazy shit that goes down involving sharks.

The Air Jaws are AMAZING and if I was a seal on seal island I would not be very happy to cross the ring of death to find food. I might just have to starve.

My biggest fear if a shark were to attack me and I survive (That’s a HUGE IF…) getting my ass back on land would be the real task here. I don’t even know if I’d be able to paddle in because of my fear. Just thinking of the loss of blood and all of the predator’s that its attracting would do me in. I wouldn’t be able to think, let alone scream. I would be booking it in as fast as possible but that fear, that feeling that something huge is chasing you… that’s enough to give me a heart attack right this second.

I can only thank God that I was lucky enough to escape treacherous waters alive in all the years of my life.

Just check out this Air Jaws Picture and the poor little Seal that’ s trying to escape for his life. I can only root for the seal because he’s such an underdog.

air jawsAnd finally… I leave you with quite a scary picture. Be Cautious, Be Alert, and Be ready for anything when you enter shark infested waters. Especially in Florida where it is said to be the deadliest place on Earth. If I were you I’d go get some facts and stories on the discovery channel right now. You have four more days of shark stories to wet the appetite.

shark week1SAVE YOURSELF.

Camping + Star Trek.

Good combonation right? Talking about Camp, one of my favorite places on Earth, and giving a Star Trek movie review all in one post. You just got to go with the flow on this page I guess, because that’s what I feel like writing about.

One of my favorite smells is that of a camp fire. I love camping. I don’t care how dirty I get, how nasty things are, if you can’t rough it then you need new priorities. When I go camping, I love the company of people I am around because these are all of my childhood friends, and I love the atmosphere. Everyone there is happy, we relax, we eat ALOT, we drink, and we do everything on a whim. There are no plans. Whatever happens happens and that’s the way I like it.

I also like laying out on a hammock and having serious conversations with my friends for life because they are the only people that really understand me. When I talk with them they give me good advice, they tell me straight up if I’m wrong and they don’t hold back. I love that.

We always bring up the fact that after we all went our separate ways in college we weren’t able to find true friends like the ones we left back home. This is so unfortunate because I wish I could make friends like them, it just doesn’t work that way. Although I was able to make one friend that would have been in my group of friends had she lived near me growing up. Nobody else fits our circle. This is sad but very true.

Overall, my memorial day was awesome. I am already home now getting ready to help my family do yard work and I can’t wait till next Monday! Why you ask? Because I have a plane ticket to HAWAII and I just can’t wait to GOOO!!!

In other news:

STAR TREK MOVIE REVIEW:

I meant to post this last week after I saw the movie but some how the days have been flying by and I haven’t had time till now.

After seeing the Star Trek movie I can only say I was really really impressed. I, a person who has never even watched an episode and know little to nothing about Star Trek, went to see the movie and loved it! I loved all of the characters and I loved all of the action. The story plot was good, a little hard to interperet at times, but defintiely my kind of movie.

Everybody is loving Chris Plank (Captian Kirk) but I’m not going to lie I was a huge fan of Spock. I mean not really the bowl cut and ears but his physique was Amazing! When I was watching him walk off screen and just his quiet actions I decided I would totally do him. He’s also really smart and I can’t help but fall for a total nerd. ha.

Overall this movie is bomb and I want to see it again before it leaves theatre’s. I can definitely see myself buying it.

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Top Ten Favorite Childhood Shows–> Back When Life was Easy.

And so I can’t resist. Its time to reminiscence. Its time to go back. Back to the days when the only thing that went down after school was a race home for some kickball, tag, swimming with friends. Also don’t forget all of the shows that would come on that evening. What about Saturday morning television. Mutant Ninja Turtles, there were just so many good shows back then and never enough time. And so it begins. Here are ten of my favorite TV shows while growing up. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

10. The Secret World of Alex Mac

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Alex Mack goes way back and I definitely used to watch it all the time. I liked it better than Clarissa Explains it All and would always picture myself turning into the glob of gook that Alex Mack could become to sneak out and do whatever my little heart desired. This is just starting off the list we have nine more to see!

9. Wild and Crazy Kids

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I always always always wanted to be on this show. I so thought I could do it so much better than all of the kids that got to be on it. Although I think we all used to think that while sitting in the comfort of our own homes with no pressure. I would have given anything to take a creme pie and smash it into my mom’s face and not get in trouble. That would have been the day. I liked this show because you could enjoy it any day of the week without watching any previous shows because the things they used to do were always new. In today’s world, shows like LOST (Which I was a fan of for the first two seasons) now need captions at the bottom of the television to fill any newbies on what’s going on. That’s too complex. Let a whole bunch of kids run around and do relay races… now that’s fun.

8. Goosebumps

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There is nothing more brilliant then taking an entire series of books (I LOVE BOOKS) and turning them into a television serious. I had over 70 of the R.L. Stine Goosebumps books and I used to read them all the time. When they made it into a show, the books that I read got even creepier. Of course it never turned out like i pictured it when I was reading the books but it was still good and scary at times. Goosebumps as a television serious = Great decision.

7. Saved By the Bell

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Saved by the bell has to be on the list because this was the morning ritual before high school. I used to watch saved by the bell and the new music videos every morning before school and that was a memorable experience. Now, they definitely don’t play music videos but I do believe they still play saved by the bell at times. I will admit the move from high school to college was quite a bit corny (corny like full house) but it was still watchable and even if it wasn’t the best I still watched it regularly.

6. Land of the Lost

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Upon talking with other friends about television shows that they remember I’ve come to the conclusion that not many people know about this one. I used to watch it often I remember, but I don’t really remember the names of characters and such. It was basically about a family that was going on a vacation and they fell through the ground to a land with dinosaurs. I used to be deathly afraid of dinosaurs, but for some reason I liked this show. There was also a very pretty girl that used to live with the dinosaurs and she would help them out when they were in need. They lived in a tree house they made, it was pretty awesome. I’ve always wanted to live in a tree house!

5. Hey Dude

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Hey Dude! Another amazing show about a bunch of kids that worked on a ranch. I haven’t seen this show in years but the most memorable episode for me is when one of the boys wins the lottery but as it turns out he’s not eighteen yet. They give him a huge check and he thinks that he’s going to quit working on the ranch but as it turns out they come and take it away. How much would that suck!?! Over all kids on a ranch doing their thing. Big Hit! All of the little kids loved it.

4. Boy Meets World

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There are so many similar shows but this one takes it for me. There was just so many funny moments, so many emotional moments, and so many life moments. The relationship issues were real, the boys were funny, the school was real and I love this show. This is the show that even when all of the kids went to college, it was still great, and at times better in a new and different way. I mean who has the name Depanga. The entire cast makes this show memorable and there are plenty of laughs to go with it.

3. Legends of the Hidden Temple

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This is another on the edge of your seat show. One of the ones where you scream at the TV “O my gosh I could do so much better than that That is definitely the wrong door, what’s wrong with you?” When in reality if we were in the same place, we would probably be doing the same exact thing. I always remember tensing up like o my gosh are they going to make it or not. This show kept you on the edge of your seat and when it was over, you were begging for me.

2. Salute Your Shorts

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Now having a group of kids working on a ranch and making episodes out of it is a good idea, but having a group of kids at a summer camp goofing off and playing pranks, a much much better idea. This show was hilarious. Definitely one of the best in the golden age of television. It was even better when you were young and had nothing to do and you could watch shows about people who were young and had nothing to do. Loved it!

1. Are You Afraid of the Dark

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And here we are… the best of the best. One of the most on the edge of your seats freaky shows as a child. This had everything. Blood, gore, lessons, and it all came together in the epitome of all children’s TV. The two scariest episodes I can remember from this show:

1. A girl gets stuck in a dollhouse and turns into a porcelin doll. Sooo creepy. I gave up dolls after that one. And,

2. Two kids get sent to boarding school and as it turns out the boardschool is all a cover and they feed them nasty shit that makes them sleepwalk and harvest monster eggs. Of course these two don’t eat the slop and they end up confronting the main monster. OMG boarding schools are scary. Thank God I never had to go to one!

Well there it is folks, all of the TV shows I loved to grow up on. I’m sure you must have liked something else, let me know your personal opinion.