Archive for September, 2008

On hiatus

Posted in news on September 7, 2008 by jetsamjr

TV Junior will be on hiatus until October 6, while I’m off travelling around the US. There may be intermittent updates in that time documenting my adventures in American television (you didn’t think I’d go away on holidays and not spend most of it watching TV, right?).

To keep up to date with any posts in the meantime, subscribe to the TV Junior feed. Until then: adios!


Powering up [Heroes]

Posted in Heroes, neat!, North Americana on September 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

I hope the third season of Heroes is as cool as this poster:

You don’t know Milhouse [The Simpsons]

Posted in neat!, North Americana, The Simpsons on September 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

How well do you know loveably irritating Simpsons sidekick Milhouse van Houten? I scored 11 out of 12 in Milhouse: The Quiz… unfortunately I didn’t remember the name of his medication.

Favourite Milhouse-related quote: “He looks just like you, poindexter!” (It’s Homer’s expression that sells it.)

Season three sneak peek [Dexter]

Posted in Dexter, news, North Americana, spoilerama on September 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

Heads up to all those who’ve been waiting a long time to see TV’s favourite serial killer back in line: the first episode of Dexter‘s third season has been leaked online, if by “leaked” you mean “deliberately released by Showtime to create buzz”.

Newsflash: family groups hate TV sex [news]

Posted in 90210, news, North Americana on September 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

Now here’s a shocker: the Parents Television Council is pissed off about the blowjob in the opening minutes of the 90210 series premiere, alleging that The CW snuck the scene into the episode at the last minute to trick advertisers. Jeez, is there anyone not offended by that scene?

[Link, via TV Tattle]

Seinfeld, Gates team up for weird commercial [WTF?]

Posted in comedy, news, North Americana, video, WTF? on September 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

I’m not sure what to make of the Microsoft commercial starring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates:

On the one hand, it’s light and kind of amusing. (“Platinum” is my favourite line.) On the other hand, I have no idea what to make of it.

Photoshop disasters [90210]

Posted in 90210, North Americana, WTF? on September 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

I stumbled aross a high-res version of the 90210 billboard this week, and it seems that the pools in Beverly Hills have magical limb-vanishing properties: