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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ten in the Morning: Wish list for '09

Every so often, I’ll throw out 10 topics, ideas, wishes, favorites, you name it, and call it, “Ten in the Morning.” So, let’s get to it. This week’s “Ten in the morning” tackles my pop-culture wish list for 2009, starting from 10 to 1:

10. For The Cartoon Network – Help make my son, Samson, happy when he's in a bad mood.

9. For Sony – Continue making PS2 video games, even though the company announced this week its financial future looks bleak. For those who have to watch every dime, the PS2 route is the most affordable way to continue gaming. PS3 is still way out of my and most people’s price range. Hey, at least I still have my Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo consoles to dust off once in a while, but more on that in future blogs.

8. For the writers of “Bones” – Keep FBI agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) from becoming a couple. The sexual tension between FOX’s clever forensic TV show’s lead characters, who since the show first aired have yet to take the next step, is so much fun to watch. If they hook up, it’s all downhill from there.

7. For the ShamWow commercial guy – Continue making commercials. Can’t help watching this guy every time he’s on TV. It’s like watching Johnny Knoxville in an infomercial.

6. For Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and the rest of the crew of "30 Rock" – Continue being the funniest show on TV.

5. For George Lucas – If you’re serious about making another Indiana Jones movie, don’t do it. The last one stunk.

4. For NBC – Put an end to the show “Heroes” and move on. It's beyond repair. Sylar (Zachary Quinto) is now a good guy? Talk about jumping the shark!

3. For the writers of "Rescue Me" – Keep Season 5 of FX’s strong series about Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary), a tormented New York City firefighter, interesting and fresh. Some of Season 4’s storylines were a bit ridiculous.

2. For Apple – Stop upgrading your iPods every year. My bank account can’t afford it.

1. For Warner Bros. – An announcement on the sequel to “The Dark Knight,” which might take a while. On Jan. 8, the studio announced it has put all DC Comics movies on hold. Well, you know what they say about following a legend … no one wants to do it.

Next week: A priceless find, courtesy of a family member’s book shelf.

- Mark Podolski


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