Thursday, December 22, 2011

Community Fans Form Flash Mob

I took the video off because it played automatically. It's apparently been doing that for over a month. I'm gonna get better about that stuff. Here's a link to the video.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

No new posts today

No new posts today. I spent most of the day filling out Christmas cards. I'm tired!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Community, on the Internet!

 Did I know that Moss from The IT Crowd was on Community? Or was he just hanging out on set?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Think Geek

Think Geek is the definitive gift resource. I'm not kidding. They have a whole section on bacon. They are teh awesomes. You may ask why I put a picture of a message bag on this blog post. It's because when this whole Christmas thing is over, and I can finally get back to buying things for myself, this puppy is mine!!! All mine!!! I plan to buy this when again I have money. Whenevers that will be.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Extended Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trailer

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

We are very close to the release of the American version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole "speaking English with a Swedish accent" thing, but the audiobook's narrator spoke with a variety of British accents, so there's a history of accent incongruity. Point is: New version of Dragon Tattoo is coming out! And with it, a soundtrack created by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. You may hear the Trent Reznor and Karen O cover of "Immigrant Song" here. If you're feeling twitchy to hear more, then you may download a six-song sampler. Mute Records has the complete track list, and you may pre-order the soundtrack there.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 10

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What we talk about: Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 21, Birthdays, Football (LSU), Thanksgiving, American Horror Story, Terra Nova, Scifi Diner podcast, Castle, New Girl, Prime Suspect, Sons of Anarchy (spoilers!), Grimm, Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog sequel, Fringe, The Walking Dead, Homeland, Lord of the Rings Online, Age of Empires Online, Deadspace 2, Blockbuster Online, Lord of the Rings: War of the North, Batman, Arkham City, Skyrim, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Catchphrase, Anne McCaffrey dies, Sword and Laser, Ready Player One, Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, Locke and Key (also by Joe Hill), The Onion Girl (by Charles de Lint), Writing My Novel, Cars 2, Paranormal Activity 2, The Muppets. Sidereel, Battlestar Galactica (original), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Vizio Blu-Ray player, Kindle Fire, Amazon Prime, Adobe Mobile Flash, Silverlight, HTML5, and AT&T and T-Mobile.

We Are Augustines, "Headlong Into The Abyss", (MP3 thanks to KEXP)
Louise Burns, "Drop Names Not Bombs" (MP3 thanks to AOL Spinner)

Great White caught on video off North Carolina coast

That's right - North Carolina. As in three states above me.

World's Largest Insect

The Giant Weta is freakin' huge...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fear and Deathstars on Tatoine

Blastr's Image of the day is a nice drawing of Johnny Depp and Bill Murray, who both portrayed Hunter S. Thompson, in the famous image from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". And they're with Star Wars characters.

Anna Torv, State Trooper

This is a twist on the "girl cries to get out of speeding ticket" trick.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Emergency! My phone won't work.

I get upset when my iPhone doesn't work. It happens daily - sometimes several times a day. I have not, however, ever called 911 for iPhone assistance.

This man did - five times. He got arrested. The lesson? Don't call 911 for electronic disturbance, unless you're being run over by a vehicle or something. Even then, try getting out of the way first.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bill Hader does a spot on job of impersonating Rick Perry

This definitely belongs on a Pop Culture blog. Not on a political blog with any pretense to importance.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


One of the shows I've been riveted by lately has been "Homeland". The name instinctively brings up some "Picket Fences" type, feel-good wholesome fuzziness (Hey - I watched some of those shows, too), but that is an erroneous association. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Perhaps the producers want to implant a sense of safety by naming the show "Homeland", and then tearing that fuzzy blanket off once you've experienced the show. This show isn't feel good. It's feel weird. Very weird. Feel paranoid. Feel disassociated. Feel unsure. And man, I love it. 

Normally I don't like to be rocked so far off-balance, but this show (and in a different manner, American Horror Story), makes me question each next scene. I feel Claire Danes' character Carrie's paranoia, mania, desperation. I suspect Sergeant Brody's gamely-placed smile and blank, blue eyes. I feel for Morena Baccarin's character Jessica, who had rebuilt her life into something maybe not ideal, but livable. Now it seems as though she's married to a ghost - a part-time person. Only part of the man she married is there. The other part is in the garage, living a life that started thousands of miles away, in captivity.  .

Showtime page
TVLine interview with Morena Baccarin

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Breakfast Club, Read.

I would have loved to see these actors read the lines to The Breakfast Club. J.K. Simmons as Carl the Janitor? I want to see that!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter on Supernatural

If you don't know who those two are, then first cry for your lost time. Then watch Buffy.

Spike and Cordelia on Supernatural!

By the way - I will begin working on a new podcast episode this week.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tekzilla on Revision 3

I've been watching this show for years. It's one of my favorite video podcasts.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 9

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I only used one song this time because I was short on storage. However, I upped my space, and it looks like it gave it to me immediately. Oh well. I already created the podcast. Ain't gonna redo it!

Massy Ferguson, "Long Time, No See". MP3 thanks to KEXP
Website Label site

What we talked about:

Podcasts we saw being recorded at Dragon*Con: Sword and Laser What the Cast Geek a Week (I totally flaked on who was there. I forgot to mention Veronica Belmont. There were at least ten people in the panel.)

Frog Pants

Side Reel
My Movies

Zombie map
Isaac Asimov book "The Caves of Steel" being made into a movie.
Pearl Jam 20
Human Combustion case in Ireland
Particle travels faster than light

The Last Words of 25 Famous Writers

Words and pictures: The last words of 25 famous writers.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Five Awesome Things That Fell From the Sky

EOnline has an article "Five Awesome Things That Fell From Space This Year

Warning: If like me, you haven't seen Cowboys and Aliens yet, you will be spoiled. Also, it says what's the what in Super 8. I don't think the other items are spoilery, but if you haven't seen Green Lantern, Thor or the latest Transformers movie, tread lightly!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'll Be Weird For You

I got this from Blastr. They don't say who made it, but they got it from a Fringe exec's Twitter.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Zooey Deschanel's new show New Girl

The pilot for the new Zooey Deschanel show is available for free on iTunes, Hulu.

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Blade Runner movie

Ridley Scott: Yes!

Harrison Ford: Unfortunately, probably not.

Read the Blastr article.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Podcast Ep 8

I meant to post this two weeks ago, but [ insert excuses here ]

I completely intend to add more show notes later. I have no internet at home, though.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Eureka Canceled After Season 5

Until I'm smart enough to remember my podcasting password, I'll post a link to an article on a very sad thing happening. Why? Why? Why? Eureka is one of the only good summer shows on! It's one of the only good shows on!

Released a podcast

Forgot to do the show notes.

Oh, I'm a silly, silly bunny.  I'll edit this post tonight. I can't remember my podcasting password right now, so there will be no notes for now. No notes for now!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lola's being lame again

Ahhh probably won't post anything today. You know -crises. I'll try to get something up during the week.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lola Sux

I'm sorry for the lull. I'll try to post something in the next few days. I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with my mic, but I can't. It's the same mic I had throughout my music podcast. I listened to some of the old music podcasts and my voice was always in stereo.  I don't think there are any components missing from my mic.  I tried other audio programs, and I'm in mono in each one.  I have a different computer, so it's possible that someone did something to my old computer to make it work. Oh, to be an audio engineer...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Major Davis is in Falling Skies, and He Looks Skanky

I can't believe I watched the entire Falling Skies premiere and didn't realize the guy on the left was Colin Cunningham, AKA Major Davis from Stargate SG:1. I love Major Davis. I saw Colin Cunningham at Dragon*Con. I is an idiot.

The Office May Hire ___ As the New Manager

If you don't want to know who may occupy the manager's office at Dunder Mifflin (at least briefly) next year, don't read this article. Don't even mouse over the link 'cause it gives it away.

Lauren Cohen (Vivian Volkoff on Chuck) will be in Walking Dead, Season 2

Lauren Cohen, who played Bela on Supernatural and Vivian Volkoff on Chuck, lands a role in season 2 of The Walking Dead. Newsflash to me: She's not really British! She was born in Philadelphia! On the other hand, Andrew Lincoln, who plays the Georgia sheriff, is British. I'm all twisted and confused...Next you're gonna tell me some of them aren't really zombies!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Zombie Undead March, Chicago

Zombie Undead March. I so wish I'd been there!

Cute little zombie girl does her own version of "Twist and Shout, much like another Chicago parade participant, Ferris Bueller.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Not safe for sensitive ears...

Bill Maher and Jane Lynch act out Anthony Weiner's Facebook sexxages.

Workin' on da podcast...(and probably eating chips)

I'm working on the next episode of Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture. Hopefully I'll have it out in the next few days!

Friday, June 10, 2011

AMC's The Walking Dead

Yellow-eyed zombies! The zombies on AMC's The Walking Dead have gotten a new must the Fall Collection.

I saw this picture on a lot of TV sites, but I'll credit again.

The Killing Bingo game posted a Bingo game to keep you awake during the hour of drizzly rain and false leads on AMC's The Killing Sunday nights.

I like the show, too, but it is dragging a bit...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pendulum Waves

OK, so I'm about a year late with this one. I can't be the trend-setter every time!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 5

Man, my scheduling ability sucks. I'm going to get better.  Also, my audio isn't in stereo. I must be missing some kind of converter. I need to do some more research before I waste money trying to fix it (and inevitably getting the wrong thing).

Podcast page

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 5

Wow. My voice really starts to go toward the middle of the podcast.

In this episode:

I discuss the movies Priest, Bridesmaids and Hangover 2, Wil Wheaton, Eureka, summer TV start dates, Netflix (The IT Crowd*, Star Trek and silly Syfy movies)


The Raveonettes, "Forget That You're Young" (Thanks to KEXP)

Amanda Mair, "House" (Thanks to AOL)

Bell XI, "Hey Anna Lena" (Thanks to WXRT)

*I mispronounced Graham Linehan's name. I just realized that he also did another show I love, Black Books.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Blackbeard's Anchor Found

I'm a little suspicious, since this coincides with the new Pirates movie, but...apparently Blackbeard's anchor has been found off the coast of North Carolina. No word on whether he chose Pacey or Dawson.

If you don't get that reference, then you're probably not my age. And you probably had taste in TV shows.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chuck Renewed!

NBC has renewed Chuck. It's nice to know ahead of time that this will be its last season. I think its time. As much as I love it, this past season has been a little wan for me.

Eh. The Event Gone.

I was only half watching The Event, anyway. I don't think I finished this past week's episode. I didn't watch the other shows that were canceled by NBC.

Oh bummerz. V gone.

Oh bums. I loved V.

ABC has totally P.O.d me. Their show V has been cancelled. I could care more about a lizard's skin regarding the other shows.

H.G. Wells in Warehouse 12

Nice! Warehouse 12 with H.G. Wells. It should be very steampunky, but it'll be weird having a show not set in the modern world.
H.G. Wells may also be a magic jinni, it seems

Monday, May 9, 2011

If Movie Posters Told The Truth

Heh. This is a very funny collection of movie poster mock-ups. I think the Transformers is the best and most truthful one.

By the by - I've been sick, folks. The coughing is coming (the fever was yesterday). I'll try to get better about posting, though.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lola sucks

I'm going to try to post some time during the week. I've spent most of this weekend trying to write a story. I can't keep in the same tense! I kept going back and forth.

Also I did not podfade. I will record again soon!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Passage

This sounds interesting. Matt Reeves (Director of Cloverfield, aka my non-guilty pleasure) is set to develop a movie based on the novel The Passage.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yvonne Strahovski, "Three Pop Stars..." something or other

I only loved this once she got through the Katy Perry part of the video.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 4

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In this episode:

I discuss

Sucker Punch

Marc Maron

Ray Bradbury's advice to the young (hey - the advice is great for me, too, so the not-so-young too)

Arianna Huffington on "Pay Walls" for new media.

Bronx Zoo Cobra's Twitter

Warehouse 13 Season 1 DVD

The Walking Dead DVD

Stargate Atlantis


Highlife, "Tuareg Dancehall" (Thanks to KEXP)

Wye Oak, "Civilian" (Thanks to KEXP)

J Mascis "Not Enough" (Thanks to AOL Spinner)

Terri Tarantula, "The Daredevil Way" (Thanks to KEXP)

Hooray For Earth, "Surrounded By Your Friends" (Thanks to The Boston Phoenix online paper)

Magnolia Electric Co, "Josephine" (Thanks to Pitchfork Media)

Lifeguards, "Paradise Is Not So Bad" (Thanks to their label site Serious Business)

Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls

I love this. I have one of her bags. It has one of the little girls with balled up fists and it says "Sometimes I get so angry". I need to get more stuff from her!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

15 Celebrities You Might Not Have Known are Latina has a list of 15 celebrities who you might be surprised to learn are of Spanish heritage. I didn't know Helena Bonham Carter was part Spanish! Cool!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Will Ferrell clip from The Office

Don't get too excited about this being permanent, though. Will Farrell is only on for a few episodes, or so we've been told...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Star Wars Interrogation

I want to work on the podcast today, but I'm a little when I speak, I sound like a very impetuous zombie.

Law and the Multiverse

I've heard of LA Law. I've heard of Law and Order. I've heard of Lucy Lawless (Xena!!!). But Xena, er, law in space? Would it work? It didn't work so well in Firefly. In fact, I was always rootin' for the "lawless" ones (Captain Mal and the gang). I didn't root for the truly unmoraled ones, though (eww Reavers!). Anyways, my point is...there's a blog called Law and the Multiverse! bringing Multiverse into it, do you think they'll talk about the "other side" (a la Fringe)?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Podcast Episode 3 Is Up!

This episode was almost finished last weekend, but then the computer shut off unexpectedly, and...yeah.

In this episode I talk about The Adjustment Bureau (great!), Rango (great!), the resurgence of Firefly hope (I wish...) and some other stuff. I also have a new haiku.

I feature this music:

Devotchka, "100 Lovers" (thanks to KEXP)

The War On Drugs, "Comin' Through" (thanks to their label Secretly Canadian)

Parts and Labor, "Rest" (thanks to their label Jagjaguwar)

Peter Broderick, "Below It", (thanks to his label Hush Records)

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Wil Wheaton, as Evil Wil Wheaton, at the Emerald City Comic-Con

My usual caveat: If you don't want to hear the "f" word, don't watch this video.

Jon Cryer on being a troll: "It gets sort of better"

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rap Master Maurice, the Revenge Rapper

I think this is a real thing. It has a Paypal button and everything. Go to his website to hear some of his revenge raps. Also, I think he does other stuff, too.

He also has a Facebook. I made sure to include it so I don't get a revenge rap.

**Note** I've got most of the podcast recorded. I have to re-record a small bit of it because it did that mystery fading out.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ultra-hot guy from Sherlock and ultra-hot guy from Eli Stone in Frankenstein

Blastr article

I really, really, really want to see this. If I lived in Macon, Ga. I could. I know - I shouldn't hate on Macon. But why do they get it and not me?

Spanish Cthulu movie

Huh. Looks...fantastical. Not sure if that's in a good way, or a Clash of the Titans remake kinda way. We'll find out! I would definitely like to see this.

Thanks to Blastr for the link

Space Shuttle Launch From Space (also excuses as to why podcast not ready)

I'm working on my podcast today, but I don't know if I'll have it up. I hope to have it up sometime this week. I know - I'm full of excuses! (But I jacked up my shoulder and neck and now I have to go to a chiropractor. Also, boys suck.)

Taken from the io9 site:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

David Wu

In tandem with Fringe episodes, an outfit called The Fringemunks releases a summary of the episode in the form of a cleverly re-worded version of an awesome pop song. My recent favorite is the retelling of Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep to the tune of The Bugles' "Video Killed The Radio Star". What's not to love? One of the most futuristic sounding songs of the 80's coupled with an episode named after one of my favorite author's best stories. It's win-win. It's also un-embeddable, so here's the link to the video. The songs are available as a podcast or on producer David Wu's website. Totally bummed, though. Their Facebook has a post indicating they won't do the songs after this season. Reverse!!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Finally: Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 2

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I'm going to get better about keeping a schedule. I've been working on this episode for two weeks. I had to re-record most of it. I'm still getting the hang of Audacity. It's not as intuitive (to me) as my previous software program, but I think once I really understand Audacity, I'll find it to be more flexible. Sometimes with choices comes more of a learning curve.

If you have any questions or feedback, please e-mail it *but* please put pop culture in the subject. I have 6,669 messages currently. I'm never going to be able to sift through all the e-mails.
Or, you can comment on the libsyn page or the podcast page.

In this episode: Music:
The Radio Department, The New Improved Hypocrisy (from KEXP)
The Postal Service, "The District Sleeps Tonight" (from Sub Pop)
Janelui, "Jailbard" (from Team Clermont)
The Solitarians, "The Burdens of Loss" (from the Freemusic archive site)
Fabrizio Paterlini "Forever Blue" (from the Freemusic archive site)
Matt Longo, "Lulu" (from his Band Camp)
Chad VanGaalen, "Clinically Dead" from Sub Pop

Things I talk about:

World War Z by Max Brooks

The Fog, by John Carpenter

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, by Edgar Wright

The Fringe Podcast

Fringecasting with Wayne and Dan


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snorg Tees

Sigh...I want to work on my podcast, but I don't have the energy. This weekend - I promise!

In the meantime: cool T-shirts to look at! (Thanks to Geoffrey for the link)

From SnorgTees

NCIS Accident Shuts Down Production

This is very sad. An accident on the set of NCIS resulted in the death of a security guard. The cast and crew always gave me the impression that they really care for each other, so I know this must be devastating to them.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Battlestar Galactica Bible

I wanted to work on my podcast tonight, but I had one of those fantastically awful days that ended with me walking two miles from the store carrying groceries. So, maybe I won't work on my podcast.

I will, however, post a link to the Battlestar Galactica bible.  It seems like Ron Moore did know what he was doing that whole time, and he typed it out here.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Michael Ausiello Auction

Sorry I've been MIA lately. I've got a few segments done of the next episode of the podcast. It's been a a rough few weeks (what else is new).

In the meantime, if you regularly go to, (or read Entertainment Weekly), you will probably know who Michael Ausiello is.  He just left EW to start is new website, TVLine.

He is holding an auction to sell his SWAG collection, and he's got some limited edition stuff. He'll have more details at his Facebook.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Real or Fake? Filmmaker Francois Vogel Supposedly Creates Freaky 3D Simulation

Comcast and NBC, Sitting in a Tree

I got rid of Comcast about a month ago after being their customer for about seven years. I'd had problems with them over the years, and I'd had the final straw.  It seems like I can't get away from them, even when I'm away from them. They now own NBC. I knew this was coming - they'd been planning it for over a year.  30 Rock very deftly transitioned their fake NBC from GE to Kabletown. It's final now, though. The merger has been approved.

What could this mean? It could mean nothing. The internet could hum along quite nicely. Or it could mean that Comcast subscribers get to see 30 Rock first, or they get faster speed when streaming it, while other competitors could stay at the same speed or be decreased.  Comcast now has a big stake in the TV world.
They might not like it when their customers use Netflix on their bandwidth.

I'm more angry with the FCC than with Comcast. This seems like a blatant rip into anti-trust laws. Here's a good article on The Huffington Post that focuses more on the FCC's role.

This is all speculation. We don't know what they'll do. It's my opinion that if anyone's download speed is deliberately increased or decreased, or if I can't watch Community when it airs, it will be bad for free enterprise.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rob Lowe goes ballistic, Funny or Die

Warning: If you don't like the "F" word, you might be uncomfortable watching this ;)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 1

Show notes:

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture is produced, recorded and the misguided idea of Lola Lariscy.

**Please note** I know there are some rough patches in this episode. I'm already thinking about what I'll do differently next time. Also, I didn't realize that when I uploaded my picture to the podcast page that it would display it on the player. I've now uploaded the blue lobster logo, but it's too late for this already-published episode.

If some of the links seem funny it's because the promotional companies give me links formatted a certain way, and they want me to use them that way.

The very first intro music is Frightened Rabbit,

"Heads Roll Off"
(mp3 courtesy of Promonet)
Buy at

El Ten Eleven, "Falling"

Matt Longo, "Ali, Please"
His Website

Chad VanGaalen, "Clinically Dead"
(Mp3 can be found at his label's site)

General Fuzz, "Summer" (paired with my haiku segment)

Matt Longo, "Lulu"
His Website

The Hole Punch Generation,

Buy at iTunes Music Store

Two ending songs:

Matt Longo, "Ali, Please"

Antony and the Johnsons, "Epilepsy is Dancing" (Mp3 can be found at their label's site)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Podcast update

I apologize for my extended absence. I'm trying to put together the first episode of Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture. I'm learning Audacity bit by bit. I learned how to splice a segment so that I can interject another segment. Problem is I'm realizing that some of my audio recorded with static over it. I tried to take it out by compressing the audio (the help page says that's supposed to equalize some of the disparate parts of the track), but that didn't work. I don't know if the mic isn't in secure enough, or if something's interfering with it...I'm going to muck around with it tonight. I may have to re-record those segments.  I promise I'll keep trying. I hope to have the first episode completed soon.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

History of Words

I'm past my prime! I had a prime about ten years ago.
You know what else? My name is cool. Words are cool. There are some projects that are all about words.

Ngram is not a graham cracker made with nutella. But wouldn't that be awesome...instead, it is a Google application that lets you input up to five words and find the ebbs and flows of its popularity over the last 500 years. It does this by mining a percentage of the books Google has digitized. It's a history of words through books.  It is teh awesome.

Google Ngram viewer
Cnet article
I heard of this project through the Wordnik website

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Intro to Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture

Intro! I've already recorded bits of the first episode. The learning curve is learning a new program. It's not quite as intuitive as my old software, but I think this one will allow me to be more accurate in how I adjust each episode.