In explanation of…

…why I don’t post as much as I’d like. It’s mainly because right now I’m really busy, but it’s a bit more than just busy.  The short of it: I’m still living in London, and trying to find a job in the charity sector.  I’m working full-time someplace else, and trying to apply for jobs and volunteer all at once in my ‘free time.’  I really want to post, and I have great ‘future post’ ideas, but sometimes I’m just not physically able to get to it.  I’m hoping that I get a job soon, so that I don’t have to apply for jobs. And boy with that time, you better watch out!

I know I’ve promised Lost and Battlestar, and I hope I get to write it soon. I’ve been watching Lost, and I am loving it.  I actually haven’t managed to see any of the BSG yet, but I’m hoping to work that at soon.
But, for now, I’ve posted a clip for the weekly video clip. This one is from Sports Night, which holds the title of Co-Favorite Television Show EVER in my book.  It’s just a short clip where Dan realizes that someone he thought was crazy, wasn’t actually crazy. The short story behind this clip is that Bobbi (the girl in the clip) always claimed that Dan spent a ‘night of passion’ with her in Spain, but then he never called.  Dan has always claimed he never went to Spain, and thus couldn’t have done this. This clip exposes some of Dan’s “misconceptions” of the situation.

Here’s the clip

The end of this clip is my favourite part which showcases why I love this show so much. Sports Night has a great way of showing a character being wrong, realising it, apologizing, and actually be a better person because of said apology. It’s the part where Dan apologizes:  “What a jerk I was.  I should have called you. If my not calling you made you feel like any less than what you are…I’m sorry.” To which Bobbi simply says, “Thank you.”


Happy 10th Sports Night

There are many things I find hard to understand: Why women don’t get paid as much as men, why people always fly-over the Midwest without stopping to see its beauty, etc., but right now, I am finding it very hard to understand how it has been TEN YEARS since Sports Night first aired on television.

Sports Night will forever be one of my favorite television shows; it features such wonderful writing, interesting characters, and of course that now-patented Aaron Sorkin walking and talking trick. It had Peter Krause before Six Feet Under, and Robert Guillaume after Soap & Benson. It gave Josh Charles, an all-time favorite of mine, his best role, introduced us to Joshua Molina and made me forget that Sabrina Lloyd was ever in that show called Sliders. Most importantly through Sports Night I grew to love one Ms. Felicity Huffman, a love that culminated to me screaming in joy when she won the Emmy a few years back. [View that video, in which she mentions Sports Night here]

One of the things I love best about Sports Night is that it showcases women in positions of power the show is run by an African-American man. I would wager that this combination doesn’t actually occur that often. Mostly what I like though, is Dana; I always felt a kinship to her, and as I get older I can relate to her more and more. She loves her career, it makes her who she is, and really doesn’t want to comprise it. Still, she does have a desire to settle down. How she tries to negotiate these complex feelings are messy and it doesn’t always work out. But, I feel that especially at the end of Season 1, she stays true to herself.

I won’t wax poetic anymore for today on the topic of Sports Night, but rest assured the topic will be revisited again (and again!).

Cheers, Sports Night. Thanks for 10 great years.