World Science Festival in the city; some good stuff.
So, along with wacky service problems on weekends (shuttle bus, anyone?), MTA’s going to be issuing a new map (probably to reflect the end of some subway lines and other things). It’s supposed to look sleeker. Hmm. We’ll see how good it’ll be.
But, it’s a pain in the neck over the weekend, when subway lines aren’t going between Brooklyn and Manhattan and buses all clumped up.
Coming up, on 6/12/10: Save NYC Libraries.
Here’s a link to a trailer of the new “Hawaii Five-O,” coming this fall on CBS. I’m getting more into the new Hawaii Five-O than I expected, based on the trailers alone, which look good. They seem to fit in this era of “Can we please have a more diverse tv cast” and “are we losing Miranda rights?” — plus, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, even Scott Caan! (oh, and Alex O’Loughlin, who is in need of a… show that doesn’t get canceled; but, he’s no Jack Lord though as “Steve McGarrett” (and I never really watched the original Hawaii Five-O).
I posted the trailer on Facebook, and FC noted that there’s one continuity blooper – at 1:02, one of the cops is holding his badge upside down, and at 1:03 his badge is right side up. Clearly, they’re still working on the show (well, tv is tv).
But, I’m not sure what does it mean if I’m not really into much fall tv as it is. Hmm.
Apparently, “Heroes” wants one more shot to say goodbye (from Time’s Techland, of the TVGuide.com posting). — seriously, no. I gave up when they had unceremoniously killed off the Adrian Pasdar character Nathan. I’m not getting on board just to see more mess and say goodbye. “Lost” earned a goodbye, because they cared about their characters; “Heroes” did not, because they didn’t care about their characters (or stopped doing so).
On the other hand, I’ll still give “Heroes” credit for its diverse cast. Sure. But, it didn’t do more appropriate stuff with the characters.
Lawyers as writers – Scott Turow was on Charlie Rose a couple of weeks ago about his newest book. John Grisham was on NPR’s All Things Considered, about his own legal thriller for kids (seriously; I’m not entirely sure how it works either, but it sounded intriguing). I’m impressed that these two pioneers in legal thrillers are still at it.
Linda Greenhouse on J. Souter’s commencement speech at Harvard and her observation that he hasn’t completely disappeared. Good for him!
The passing of John Wooden, UCLA’s legendary men’s basketball coach.