Thursday, December 10, 2009

2010 Motorsports Calendar

(last update: December 15th 2009)
I've compiled a brief motorsports calendar for 2010 in an excel file. Each sheet consists of one month and I've decided to include the important international (atleast imo) motorsport events which are the following:
  • Formula 1
  • MotoGP
  • WSBK (World SuperBike Championship)
  • WRC (World Rally Championship)
  • WTCC (World Touring Car Championship)
  • IRC (Intercontinental Rally Challenge)
  • Isle Of Man TT
  • Dakar 2010
I've included the logos of these events as reference on the days of the event and put the legend on the first page. Enjoy!

(Note: If the dates change I will try my best to keep up with the update)

Please don't ask me to add anything that you think is big in your country (NASCAR, Indy, BSB, AMA, etc) as this calendar was initially done for personal use and only recently I decided of sharing it. If you see anything wrong with the dates, leave a comment and I'll be sure to fix it :)

Will add the Le Mans Series 2010 when the remaining 2 out of 5 dates location are confirmed.

Please remember the point of making this calendar was to stick an A4 paper on the wall and use the logos as quick reference to what events are taking place on the given days or weekends

I haven't locked the sheet, so if you don't like anything about it you can edit it as you please.

Monday, November 9, 2009

It is Official!

First off, sorry for the long break. I didn't feel like there was anything worth posting or sharing with you guys. I've been watching a few shows over the past month and will share with you now :).

Before I give you something worth reading or checking out. It's official chicks and dudes. It is official, Desperate House Wives has begun a very high speed decline. From the start of season 6 I knew I was not in for another entertaining season of DHW. The focus on the main characters has faded away to crap. They began introducing new characters that really have nothing that would keep you wanting to see whats going to happen the next episode. I was not quick to judge and gave it six episodes before I pulled the plug on that b*tch! I think I was fair with deciding not to ever see another episode of DHW ever again. They were not doing too bad end of season 5, and should have done the right thing and just gave us a proper finale. Now people won't say DHW was a great show anymore. Instead "DHW should have stopped at the fifth season". As much as I dig Drea De Matteo, introducing her didn't do the show any good, and did end up losing me as a fan either way.

A small update on the shows I mentioned in my previous blogs and how they are doing.

The Middle update

So far this show has been fun to watch. I haven't set a bar that high, knowing that it will probably never be a GREAT show, but more like a show that isn't painful to watch. The little kid though does tend to get a little annoying and should stop that whole whispering and repeating words cause its not as funny as they thought it would be.

Boy Meets World

I finally watched the last episode a few hours ago. I must say that I loved how we got to see the main cast grow up over the years. The character development was excellent for Cory's dad and Corys brother, Eric. When the show first started the father was never really that involved and Eric was close to a cameo. But they really did play it right and by the end of this show I can comfortably say Eric was one of my favorites! (FEHEHEHENEY!?!) Adding Rachel and Shawn's brother to the show wasn't a bad idea either.

The only thing that might have taken down this show ratings back in the day was the whole romantic side of Cory and Topanga. We all knew they were meant for each other, but wanted to laugh more than see Cory repeatedly assuring his love bird that they will end up together forever. Feeny was also a very lovable and respectable character.

Flash Foward update

Sorry, I lost interest in the 3rd episode. I was very wrong when I said this show might be the next Lost or Prison Break. This show had one of the best pilots I've seen in a very long time. The sad part is that the pilot might have been the climax of Flash Forward. What made me lose interest is the seventeen thousand story lines every episode. Not only that. But they are not as exciting as I thought they would be. The idea is fresh but the writers did get way too excited and messed up. I found my self having to focus very hard to remotely enjoy this "would have been".

'Til Death update

On a break again! Man this show's got the axe flying at it quiet fast. When they did get back, I realized the episodes were not as exciting as they use to be. They weren't bad,,, just not as good. But not bad enough for me to stop watching sexy Joely Fisher :).

Curb Your Enthusiasm update

Still running strong! If you haven't seen this show yet, stop messing about and start watching it. LD is really a genius.

One Tree Hill update

I have to admit but this show has to be my "guilty pleasure"! I don't talk about it because the only people who know how great it actually is are the ones who've seen it from the beginning. A major change in cast has taken place this season but the change was PERFECT. So PERFECT that I forgot we lost some of our favorites. The addition of smoking hot Shantel VanSanten was spot on! I hope they make her main cast cause she is the main reason I look forward every week for this show after the changes that have taken place. Also Jana Kramer is a little eye candy!
Bringing back Daneel Harris also made my day!


except, you know... (trying to avoid a spoiler)

Anyway thats it for the the shows that I thought are worth mentioning.

On a side note. I was told Oz was a another great show that ended after 6 seasons in 2003. I watched the pilot a month back and definitely thought it was great. So will continue watching that today:) For those who are confused. Oz is like Prison Break except there is no break :) I think. Its life in prison. Not bad I hope.

I've also watched the pilot of 'It's always Sunny in Philadelphia' and kinda liked it. Hope I stay liking it :).

Monday, October 5, 2009

'Til Death is back

After 359 days, 'Til Death is finally back. I really thought this show was never coming back, as they kept postponing this episode since Feb. The odd part is it was doing quiet well until they introduced J.B. Smoove. I don't mind annoying characters or people on a show like Larry David or Steve Carell. These people are actually funny. But Smoove*? He ain't smoove at all and has a very high pitched annoying voice which can really get to you sometimes. Too much of him will ruin any show IMO. I don't think it'll be long before he gets the boot in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'.

Anyway Til Death is back and the first episode of season 4 is quiet alright. I never expect too much from this show anyway, and only watched it cause Joely Fisher is one hot mamma! Not forgetting to also give credit to Brad Garret!

*see Tracy Morgan for similar idiot

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hank - TV Series

After watching the pilot. My opinion remains unchanged about 'The Middle' being the best new 20 minute sitcom of 2009. Hank is a little slow and might only attract a certain fan base. I was never a Frasier fan so I really can't judge this time. Its not that I never enjoyed that show. It just never crossed my find to sit down and watch it. Saw a few episodes and thought it was good. Maybe one day I'll add it to my list.

For now, I won't go on and say anything else about 'Hank', more than it probably has a selected fan base.

Not my cuppa tea.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Middle - TV Series

Just watched the pilot that was aired last night and I got one thing to say. NICE! The main cast of this show is damn awesome. Its a show about a wifey, a hubby and three kids. The best part is the wifey is Patricia Heaton! - for those who are clueless, thats Debra, Raymond's wife from 'Everybody Loves Raymond', also the only one who had a 'normal' non-sweeky, non-i'm so bored of life voice. I never fancied 'ELR' but I'm sure that pretty mamma will be doing a damn fine job in 'The Middle'. Another GREAT surprise the show presents us is Neil Flynn (The Janitor from Scrubs). Thank god he found a place on this show as the last season of 'Scrubs' just lost it. I couldn't go past the second episode of Season 8 and had to put it to rest.

Now about the show. The mom sells cars for a living and the dad works in construction or something - didn't really pay attention sorry, but he's definitely not mopping patient puke!. They both got 3 boys and a girl. The youngest kid is somewhat like Dewey from 'Malcolm In The Middle'. The older son is just a lazy, eating, sleeping, crapping thing. The daughter, is just a daughter.

I can kinda compare this show to MITM a little. But the spot light this time is on the husband and wife. Which I don't mind at all since I always liked Debra and The Janitor was my favorite after Dr. Cox.

Anyway, over all I liked this show. The pilot was a perfect introduction and it filled up pretty good. Its definitely worth making time for as its been a while since we had seen anything on the same lines of 'Malcolm In The Middle' and I'm sure we all miss it.

Give it a shot! Its quiet entertaining to watch and is surely the only 20 minute sitcom worth watching that has piloted this Fall. (That might change after I watch 'Hank')

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 7 Episode 2

Okay, I am currently watch over 20 shows and I never thought I would be bringing up any of the stuff thats been running for a while now. But I really have to make an exception this time. I've been following CYE from the start and I always thought it was a great show. Larry David probably has one of them most repulsive, annoying and most irritating personalities ever on his show. I'm sure he's not the same in real life, but if he was that bad I wouldn't be surprised:). Anyway I've always enjoyed watching LD crossing the "red line" and going so far past limits that if the situations he puts him self in actually do happen in real life, the man would be losing friends and screwing his reputation by the second. In every episode, he does something incredibly stupid or rude, and when you think its about time he shut his mouth, he takes the word "rudeness" to the next level.

The most recent episode I watched last night entitled 'Vehicular Fellatio' really did it for me. If any of you guys out there fail to see the humor in this show you have to see the second episode of season seven. This episode is by far probably the most LD packed episode. This episode really defines LDs show. The man does not know when to stop and will be flying by you at 100 reasons you wanna stab him/second. You can be on your death bed and ask him for a can of coke. He'll go to the vending machine, get you one and make sure he doesn't leave the room before you pay him back.

Try giving this show a shot if you still haven't began watching it. Give this episode a shot in specific. If you love it then I suggest you start from the pilot, cause you're missing out on a whole lot of quality HBO.

Larry David has no limits - and will never fail to impress you:)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

FlashForward - TV Series

I think my last post I put up saying "fall of 2009 has nothing good to offer" was intentional:). I have a habit of purposely jinxing my self when I insist of wanting things to go my way:)

Now. FlashForward. I just saw the pilot and I was SOLD! The idea is somewhat fresh and filled with suspense. The plot is basically the following:- The whole world black out for 2 minutes 17 seconds and see their future on April 29th 2010. Each person sees something and some hope that day never comes and some are wishing their flash forward vision is actually true.

I love the idea and have added FlashForward to my list. This show has all the potential to be up there and will receive great ratings. If the writers are heading in the right direction FlashForward can easily become the next 'Lost', 'Prison Break' or 'Heroes'. People will be talking about this show in the days to come.

Talking about 'Lost', there is a little treat for you in the cast of this show - if you can't already tell from the photo above. Oh and John Cho (Harold & Kumar) is in the main cast, but he ain't stoned in this one :P. There is also another guest from 'Lost', but so far they are only scheduled for 3 episodes.

All in all, its a damn great idea and I LOVED the pilot. Can't wait for episode number two.

Check it out cause this show IS worth it.

On a side note, got my fingers crossed for 'Hank' and 'The Middle'. Pilots should be airing in the next few days. Will keep you updated.