March 22, 2014

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World!!!!!!

Welllllllllll, it seems it's been a minute since I've posted anything here.  Okay, more like over a month but you know what I mean.  I guess you could say that I have been busy with work and trying to keep up with all these different shows that I've gotten hooked on lately.  Then there's the PS4 that keeps calling my name.  So as you can see, like the DVD above and the title of the post states, it's been a mad, mad. mad. mad world.
I mentioned that I have gotten hooked on several shows.  HBO came out with a new series called True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. They play two detectives for the Louisiana State Police investigating a murder.  Sort of.  The show takes place now and in the past so it bounces back and forth.  The retired McConaughey character is classic and he does such a great job portray him.
I watched the first show and thought, "I don't know yet." After the second show, I was hooked.  Apparently so was the rest of the United States since everyone crashed the HBO GO app trying to watch the season finale.
I've also gotten hooked on NBC's The Blacklist starring James Spader.  He plays Raymond (RED) Reddington and was on the FBI's most wanted list (#1 with a bullet) until he started "working" with them.  He has promised them the blacklist which is a list of criminals and terrorists that the world has no idea actually exist.  But there is a catch.  He will only work with Agent Elizabeth Keen, played by Megan Boone, who he has a very unusual interest in for some reason.  Add to that the fact that Keen's husband seems to be an undercover agent working for some other county and you have one hell of a show.
Then there is the new series Intelligence from CBS.  Josh Holloway stars as Gabriel Vaughn, a special forces type operative for the US Cyber Command.  By the very nature of the command name, you know there has to be computers involved and are they ever. It seems Gabriel has a rare genetic marker that allowed CyberCom to plant a computer chip in his brain.  This allows Gabriel to access all sorts of information and he is constantly plugged into the information highway, both public and private.  Now an operative like this would be very valuable and needs to be protected at all cost, so enter former Secret Service agent turned CyberCom special agent Riley Neal, played by Meghan Ory. Every time I watch the show though, I think to myself, "Is this how The Matrix was created?"
Next, I got hooked on AMC's The Walking Dead.  I had never watched this until this year.  I started watching it on Netflix and watched the first three seasons.  Then with a little help from On-Demand and Bit Torrent, I was able to catch up on season four.
I've mentioned the Starz original Black Sails and how I was beginning to get into that.  Well, the season has ended now and I already can't wait for next season. Flint and the crew of the Walrus have found what they are looking for but will they get it?
At first, when I saw the picture above, I thought that Captain Flint was looking forward to next season but in reality, he found the true cause of this mad, mad, mad, mad world.  He realized that it was march and that could only mean one thing.  IT'S TIME FOR.......
Yep, it's March Madness time again and the NCAA Tournament is in full swing.  So far, we have seen the Dayton Flyers knock off Ohio State and had the pleasure of watching Duke get sent home by Mercer.  Wichita State is continuing its unbeaten season (35-0) and will face Kentucky on Sunday.  Like every year, I fill out my bracket and try to predict the tourney but this year, I joined most of the nation when Dayton busted my bracket in the very first game.  But before you know it, this will all be over.  The tourney will crown a winner and the madness will stop.  But all of this is just a build up.  A lead in to something greater.  It's just a time filler until the arrival of......
YESSSSS!!!! April 6th on HBO.  Game of Thrones season four debuts.  What will happen in the north? Will Daenerys Targaryen enter Westeros and take the Iron Throne? Will Joffrey maintain "control" or will Tywin Lannister tire of his infantile grandsons tantrums and officially take the throne?  What about Tyrion?  How will he amuse us this season?  Will the White Walkers get through the wall?  So many questions?  I can't wait to get the answers.  In anticipation of the season, here are several trailers for this season.
Until next time folks, remember the great words of Cersei Lannister, "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.  There is no middle ground."

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