October 2nd, 2009 by Laura Moncur in TV
June 16th, 2008 by Laura Moncur in TV
I never got into Sex And The City when it was showing on HBO. With the movie release this month, I thought that I would give the television series a try. I downloaded the first season of Sex And The City on iTunes and thought that I would give a few episodes a watch.
Two weeks and hours of nearly obsessive watching later, I have decided that this series was one of the most intelligent shows on television. Sure, there are the gratuitous f-bombs and sex scenes that just scream, “We’re on HBO!” If you can wade through the sex talk, there is a gutsy story of four women in New York. Like the proverbial hooker with a heart of gold, Sex And The City has a lot to offer the thinking mind.
Here are my favorite quotes:
From the pre-9-11 shots of New York and the World Trade Center to the picturesque image of Paris, this series is so enjoyable that I think I will have to go back and watch it again at a much slower rate. If you thought that Sex And The City wasn’t for you because it was all about sex, then give this show a try. EVERY time you start feeling like the show is going over the edge, there is a character who complains about it going over the edge and voicing your outrage. It’s witty and it never takes itself too seriously. Enjoy!
December 14th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Quotations, TV
Every week I bring you the quotations used in the CBS series Criminal Minds. This week’s episode featured a recent quotation by Cory Doctorow:
Note to the producers of this show: I’m sure you’re getting at least some of the quotations you use from our site, and I’m flattered. But please drop me a line and I’ll see if I can verify the ones you plan to use. It will avoid embarrassment in the future….
While this was the only quotation used in the narration, there was also a quote mentioned by Dr. Reed halfway through the episode, from Sherlock Holmes:
This one is probably paraphrased from either “The Sign of Four” or “A Scandal in Bohemia”—I haven’t verified it yet.
Criminal Minds airs Wednesday evenings on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes, and check our TV category for our previous posts about the show.
December 4th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Quotations, TV
I’ve been a bit behind on posting the quotations used in CBS’s Criminal Minds. To catch up, here’s a brief look at the quotes in the episode that aired last week. This time we have two parallel quotations from T. S. Eliot:
While the quotations in this program aren’t always accurate, this episode is a pleasant exception. Both are excerpts from the poem The Hollow Men. They also partially quoted the last lines of the poem, which may be familiar:
Criminal Minds airs Wednesday nights on CBS. See our TV category for previous Criminal Minds quotations.
December 1st, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Quotations, TV
Here are the quotations featured in last week’s episode of the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. I was out of town last week so I just watched this episode. Another episode aired this week and will be covered on Monday.
I’m not sure if either of these is accurate, especially the first one. The Emerson quotation appears frequently online, although they phrased it a bit differently in the show.
See our TV category for previous Criminal Minds quotations.