Thursday, 31 March 2011

Mr. Sunshine - S1 E8 - The Assistant

Roman gets assigned to be Alice's assistant. Crystal organizes a funeral at the center for a cleaning lady.

Spoilers after the jump.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011

No Ordinary Family - S1 E19 - No Ordinary Future

Rita witnesses a disturbing future for her family and finds that the danger is far more imminent than any of them realize.

Spoilers after the jump.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Ramen Girl (2008)

In honor of the late Brittany Murphy, or more specifically because I only just heard of it yesterday and was entranced by the theme, I watched small time production "The Ramen Girl" and couldn't help but be entranced. I'm sure you're all familiar with The Ramen Ronin, the legendary tale of a ronin in search of the perfect ramen. At the core of this film is a similar story of the hidden depths within the nourishing broth and noodles.

Murphy plays Abby, an American woman who followed her boyfriend to Tokyo but is left distraught when he dumps her. Trapped in a job she hates in a country she knows little about where they speak a language she doesn't understand, she's seduced by the homely feel of the nearby noodle bar and finds salvation in a bowl of traditional ramen. At that moment, everything crystallizes for the up till now wishy-washy Abby as she realizes her destiny in life - to learn how to cook the perfect bowl of ramen. Offering herself as a student to the grouchy, tyrannical owner of the shop, Maezuki, she embarks on a journey of the soul that will change her life forever...

Conclusion after the jump.

Pokémon White - Taking the Crown

The adventure concludes for now as Jaye heads for the rebuilt Pokémon League to take on the Champion.

The Journey continues after the jump.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Pokémon White - Fievel Goes East

Well not Fievel, although it's possible he tagged along. With Team Plasma defeated and N on the run, Jaye sets off to explore the rest of the map that conveniently blocked off during the main story.

The Journey continues after the jump!

30 Rock - S5 E18 - Plan B

TGS is put on "Forced Hiatus". Meanwhile Jack buys a network targeted at gay men and needs to enlist outside help to make it work...

Spoilers after the jump.

Community - S2 E19 - Critical Film Studies

It's Abed's birthday and Jeff has arranged a surprise party, but Abed instead invites him to dinner at a fancy restaurant...

Spoilers after the jump.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Mr. Sunshine - S1 E7 - Celebrity Tennis

Ben and Alonzo train for a celebrity tennis event and have a talk about Alice. Crystal discovers Twitter.

Spoilers after the jump.

No Ordinary Family - S1 E18 - No Ordinary Animal

Turns out Claw Guy is quite dangerous after all. Meanwhile, Daphne skips school and Katie discovers something new about herself.

Spoilers after the jump.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

House, M.D. - S7 E17 - Fall From Grace

The team treats a homeless man with a ruined sense of smell. House gets engaged to a random Russian girl and generally acts like a massive cock.

Spoilers after the jump.

Mad Love - S1 E6 - The Spy Who Loved Me

Kate gets paranoid about Ben working with his ex, while Connie dates a guy to whom Larry takes an instant disliking.

Spoilers after the jump.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

How I Met Your Mother - S6 E19 - Legendaddy

Barney gets a visit from his father. While he's doing that, the rest of the gang wait in the car because apparently they have no lives.

Spoilers after the jump.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Community - S2 E18 - Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy

Chang tries to prove he can be a good father and Britta dates a friend of Abed and Troy's.

Spoilers after the jump.

Friday, 18 March 2011

30 Rock - S5 E17 - Queen of Jordan

Liz and Jack guest star on Tracy's wife's reality show. An old flame returns to Frank's life.

Spoilers after the jump.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Pokémon White - The Final Showdown (for now)

Well, this is the end of the road for the regular game. Of course it continues on after this, which is a good thing because the ending is oddly abrupt. Nonetheless, it's time to see who triumphs in the war of Truth vs Ideals!

The Journey continues after the jump!

Glee - S2 E16 - Original Song

The club scrambles to write original songs in time for Regionals. Quinn and Rachel clash over Finn.

Spoilers after the jump.

House, M.D. - S7 E16 - Out of the Chute

The team treats a dude who got trampled on by a bull while House slips out of control after his split from Cuddy.

Spoilers after the jump.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Mr. Sunshine - S1 E6 - Lingerie Football

Ben is pulled away from a date by a needy Crystal. Linda from Better off Ted and Alonzo are competing again. Roman admits having trouble talking to girls.

Spoilers after the jump.

Mad Love - S1 E5 - To Munsch or Not to Munsch

A bunch of stupid crap happens which I wasn't paying any attention to

Spoilers after the jump.

Pokémon White - Legend Badge

My advice to you; don't start reading TV Tropes because you will never flipping stop, even when you have better things to do!

The Journey continues after the jump.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Pokémon White - Freeze Badge

Just as Good (Man Utd) vs Evil (Man City) are fated to meet in the FA Cup semi finals, so the fate of the Unova region teeters on the edge of of an ominous wind...

The Journey continues after the jump.

Pokémon White - Jet Badge

I pretty much have just been playing this damn game solidly through the weekend so far. It's got a hold on me!

The Journey continues after the jump.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Pokémon White - Quake Badge

News came down today that Jack Rodwell and Ashley Young are headed to Man Utd in the summer. It'll be good to start working ourselves back to a position where half the England team comes from our squad.

The Journey continues after the jump.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Pokémon White - Bolt Badge

The fourth gym already? I either got halfway through the game disappointingly fast, or there's a helluva lot more coming up later on...

The Journey continues after the jump!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Glee - S2 E15 - Sexy

Holly (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns as a Sex Ed teacher to drum some sense into the clueless students. Brittany and Santana reach breaking point and Kurt wants to know more about hard cocks something or other?

Spoilers after the jump.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

House, M.D. - S7 E15 - Bombshells

House struggles to cope when Cuddy takes ill and Taub is faced with a moral dilemma.

Spoilers after the jump.

Pokémon White - Insect Badge

Quick Round Up
I never liked Tiki Barber. I never liked Two and a Half Men. I'm incredibly not shocked that Clint Gamboa got turfed out of American Idol despite by all accounts being one of the strongest performers.

The Journey continues after the jump!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Mr. Sunshine - S1 E5 - Crystal on Ice

Roman moves in with Ben, Crystal feuds with the Smurfs and Andrea Anders is insecure about her relationship with Alonzo.

Spoilers after the jump.

Mad Love - S1 E4 - Little Sister, Big City

Kate's sister visits New York while Larry and Connie try picking up mates in the bar.

Spoilers after the jump.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Pokémon White - Basic Badge

Venturing into Pinwheel Forest before beating the Gym Leader of Nacrene City leads you directly to a blockade of Team Plasma members whose proclamations have a very left-wing sound to them. I quote:

"In order to eliminate the old-fashioned way of looking at things..."

"We will steal Pokémon! You'll never play together again!"

"If their Pokémon are liberated, Trainers will no longer be Trainers!"

"We are in the right!"

"Everyone else is wrong!"

"If you don't think the same way we think, we'll use all our power to eliminate you!"

I bet these punks voted for Obama.

The Journey continues after the jump.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Pokémon White - Trio Badge

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Fundamentally it doesn't feel like much has changed from the 4th Generation, yet little things here and there can make all the difference. So begins the adventure of high school dropout Jaye and his friends Iden Cheren and Camilla Bianca (oops, I guess you can't rename your rivals) as they prepare to traverse the untamed terrain of Unova. This game is just fun, it looks good, it sounds good and it seems like it has the best story yet. If someone knows how to take screenshots of a DS, let me know otherwise you'll jsut have to take my word for it. Or alternatively, buy it.

By the way if you didn't know, the Liberty Pass granting access to the island where legendary fennec fox Victini dwells is available for a limited time over wi-fi - Until April 10th in North America and April 22nd in Europe for some unknown reason. Like Mew, Celebi, Jirachi and Shaymin, Victini has an evenly distributed 600 base stats but considering the Fire/Psychic typing, its greatest potential comes in attack even without the Japanese movie versions exclusive V-Create attack with 180 (!!!!!) base power.

The Journey So Far after the jump.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

No Ordinary Family - S1 E17 - No Ordinary Love

A mysterious woman uses her power to seduce George and Jim. Chris asks Daphne a tough question.

Spoilers after the jump.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Shenmue III *Not* announced at GDC

Well, when I first noticed the quote on Kotaku, I got all excited but then I actually though about it. Said Yu Suzuki of Shenmue III, "Probably Sega will let me make it. I think. It's simply a problem of budget." That's the thing. It's always a problem of budget. I'm not sure how well Sega is doing financially these days but the economy is tough and it will have to be proven to be a viable proposition first. It starts with the forthcoming Smartphone game and I would expect that the original two games would have to be released over either PSN or XBOX Live to gauge interest and well, remind people that it exists, it has been eight years since Shenmue II's release for XBOX. It would likely only be single platform because it won't be profitable enough for both the PS3 and 360.

In conclusion, I'm downplaying this because I think he was just trying to throw a bone for all us loyal fans. Of course he wants to make it - it's his dream, his grand vision. Market realities tell a different story. Also, I don't want to get my hopes up, especially after the failure of Shenmue Online. Let's see if the Gaiden game even makes it to the west first. I think we who have been riding this horse all along are jaded enough by now to view this for what it probably is; a mirage.

Gamasutra article on Yu Suzuki's comments at GDC 2011.

House, M.D. - S7 E14 - Recession Proof

The teams treats a guy who has been lying to his wife about losing his job in the recession. Cuddy attempts to get House to attend an awards ceremony. Foreman and Taub have amusing escapades as roomies.

Spoilers after the jump.

Gossip Girl - S4 E17 - Empire of the Son

Dan and Blair struggle to keep their friendship secret while Chuck inches closer to saving Bass Industries. Lily's lies look set to come back and haunt her.

Recap after the jump.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Mr. Sunshine - S1 E4 - Hostile Workplace

Ben has a hard time getting along with his employees and there's some other storyline involving Linda from Better Off Ted's character.

Recap after the jump.

Mad Love - S1 E3 - The Kate Gatsby

Connie is stressed out planning Kate's birthday celebrations. Ben wonders what to get her as a gift.

Recap after the jump.

How I Met Your Mother - S6 E18 - A Change of Heart

Barney has a second date with Noora while Robin gets a new boyfriend.

Recap after the jump.