Nov 8, 2013
The Big Bang Theory has a history of bringing on talented guest stars. For the longest time Laurie Metcalf was my favorite. Laurie has been terrific in the role of Sheldon Cooper's mother, Mary.
However, Bob Newhart continues to grow on me in his role as Arthur a.k.a. Professor Proton. So much so that I'd have to confess he's my favorite guest star on the show right now.
Professor Proton still has a strong influence on the lives of Sheldon Cooper (Jim ... Read More
Nov 8, 2013
This week on Holmes Makes It Right, we see Mike spending as much time trying to solve a mystery as he spends time rennovating the house in question. He and the crew were called to a century year old house to determine why their attic isn't accessible.
Yeah, that sounds weird, right? Apparently a roofer was called in to work on the roof. When he peeked through the attic window, he was surprised to find a living space. The ... Read More
Nov 6, 2013
This week the Fast N' Loud crew took some time off from overhauling old cars and instead opted to get involved with the Red Bull Flugtag air show that was being hosted in Texas.
I've never attended a Red Bull Flugtag but from the clips I've seen on ESPN over the years, I have no problem admitting the contestants look like they're having a blast doing it.
The idea of Gas Monkey Garage building their own human powered aircraft seems like a brilliant idea. ... Read More
Nov 1, 2013
Welcome back to my Gold Rush coverage of the new season of Gold Rush. Tonight, each mining operation took one more step forward to getting gold from the ground and money in their pocket.
Let's start off with the Hoffman group. As usual they had another major setback due to illegal miners. They seem to have mined out the area Freddy Dodge successfully panned in the off-season and claimed he saw $50 a yard from the material. Illegal miners ... Read More
Nov 1, 2013
OH MY FREAKIN' GAWD! Did you guys watch this episode?! "Over Their Heads" had Mike Holmes and his crew come in and take over a house that saw major renovations made to it. Unfortunately the contractor who originally took on the job was in over his head and wasn't able to finish the job correctly. I'll admit that the price the contractor quoted the homeowners seemed awfully low. Even if the contractor knew what he was doing, ... Read More
Nov 1, 2013
The new season of Gold Rush is finally upon us. Trying to figure out what season we're in is difficult because it seems like whenever Gold Rush takes a week or two off, Discovery Channel's marketing department comes back with promotional videos advertising a "new season of Gold Rush". We could be on season twenty by their count. It's difficult to say where we really are. Therefore I'm not going to put any season or episode numbers in ... Read More
Oct 23, 2013
The new series, Ravenswood, debuted last night and I had to take a look at it. It was billed as a bit of a supernatural series so I just had to take a peek.
It turns out Ravenswood is a spin-off of another ABC Family series, Pretty Little Liars. Now keep in mind that I've never seen Pretty Little Liars. It's in my long list of shows to eventually watch but it just hasn't happened. So I came into ... Read More
Oct 23, 2013
In this week's episode, Mike Holmes and his crew come to the rescue of a family with a young daughter who is wheelchair-bound by Cerebral Palsy. The family had previously gotten a lift put into their home to help get their daughter up and down their house, but it has a lot of problems. The lift appears to be more of a prototype that simply wasn't ready to be installed into a client's house. It should have been put ... Read More
Oct 15, 2013
Now here's an episode I can get behind personally. Although I don't face quite the same challenges a deaf person does, I have gone through a DIY bathroom project that didn't go as planned. In her case, she had friends and relatives help work on her bathroom and just about everything went wrong, even her aunt falling through the floor. Yikes. I never had that happen.
In my case, it's been ten years and I never did finish the ... Read More
Oct 12, 2013
In this week's episode, Mike Holmes and the crew help out a family in need. One of the sons died after playing in a football game. It was always his dream to remodel the basement and make it nice for the family.
His old shop teacher agreed to take a look at the basement and considered doing the work with his shop class as a class project. He soon realized it was too big of a job for him and ... Read More