We all make them every day.
From your choice of coffees at Starbucks to which radio station you listen to in the car on the way to work, you choose.
We choose which sports teams we root for. We choose what kind of car to drive. We choose what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We watch debates in an effort to make an educated choice in elections.
Our choices give our lives a butterfly effect. Each choice leads us to the next choice.
Yes, life is just a 3-D "Choose Your Own Adventure"
This is the time of year when all of the television networks attempt to insert themselves into your choices. They present you with a full slate of new programming in hopes that you will choose their shows and, by extension, fill their corporate coffers.
Oftentimes, the choices are between two similarly situated shows. Take for instance last season's offerings - Grimm
and Once Upon a Time
Both "borrowed" liberally from the geek phenom, Fables
, but in different ways. Grimm
gave us creatures of legend as the baddies in a police procedural. Once Upon a Time
was a much more direct Fables
lift - the characters from fairy tales living among us.
I chose Grimm
I blew it.
I only made it 3 episodes before I gave up.
Meanwhile, Once Upon a Time
went on to a huge following.
One thing that Once Upon a Time
did for us was move this week's cheesecake into a more fully into the spotlight.
Please say hello to Ginnifer Goodwin.
Ms. Goodwin first came onto our geek radar as Diana Snyder on Ed
. Her presence on that show was all of the proof that the geeks of the world needed to know that Warren Cheswick was a complete and utter moron.
Following her stint in Stuckeyville, Ms. Goodwin played the best friend in a series of romantic comedies and Johnny Cash's first wife in Walk the Line
, until she was cast as one of Bill Paxton's wife in the polygamy drama, Big Love
After six years on Big Love
, she made the jump to Once Upon a Time
and the role of Snow White. I defy you to call her miscast.
Nice choice Ms. Goodwin.
Since I don't watch Once Upon a Time
(at least not yet), I have to ask does Snow White hook up with the Big Bad Wolf like in Fables
Let's hit the links.
Is Apple working on the iPad mini?
Glenn Beck loves Muse. Muse is not aMused.
Dr. Strangelove told with Legos.
Jason Sudeikis is the new Batman.
The Foo Fighters are taking a break. Apparently fighting foo is exhausting.
Original premises of legendary television shows.
A critical look at Seth MacFarlane...Oscar host.
Walter White action figures!
Get A Life is coming to home video. Here's a look.
Here's what happens when the Disney villains win.
Meet the first announced characters for Joss Whedon's SHIELD TV show.
But will we still wait in line for them?
And finally, the best press conference ever. Remember, you can't spell Butt Chuggin without "UT"!