Happy Los- er, Groundhog Day

Finally, that day we’ve been waiting for all year. The season premiere of Lost. I mean, Groundhog Day. Click to see the rest of that rodent-filled cartoon by the great creator of Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson. As for Lost, yes, the recap/discussion thread will return tomorrow for this last season of nerdville’s favorite television […]

T-Minus One Week …

You have seven days to go back and re-watch old episodes to get caught up in time for the season premiere next Tuesday night (fittingly on Groundhog Day). The Helper Monkey has been watching selected shows from all five seasons as a refresher course and has a few observations. — The show is so much […]

RIP: Eric Rohmer

Film director Eric Rohmer, part of the French New Wave in the 1960s, passed away Monday in Paris at the age of 89. He might be best known in the US for MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD (MY NIGHT WITH MAUD) which was nominated for a Best Screenplay Academy Award in 1971 or his more recent […]

TV Reminder: Dr. Who tonight (in America)

If you’re in the Colonies on Boxing Day and missed the first part of David Tennant’s last episode of Doctor Who, remember you can watch it tonight on BBC America (9 PM ET). Non-Spoiler Review: Can the Moffat Era please get here already? Part one of “The End of Time” had all the things that […]

Can Stately BEAT Manor survive June 12?

In case you missed the just-concluded World Cup Draw, the US and England ended up in the same group and will play each other on June 12th in South Africa. Will there be a second Civil War in the Beat household? By the way, whatever happened to that David Beckham and Posh comic book Stan […]