Monday, December 9, 2013

Supernatural arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs), or all three if you're ambitious. (Obviously, some of these are dependent on the season you're watching.) By special request, for Erika. :) Enjoy!

Anyone or anything dies/is killed
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Anyone eats, drinks, cries, or sleeps
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Sam or Dean pretend to be law enforcement or otherwise lie about their identity
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Impala!
Castiel misses a pop culture reference
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Bobby says "idjits"
Anyone says "gank", "dude", or "awesome"
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts

Weapons, explosions, or fight
Sam and Dean hug or have A Talk 
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Chuck arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs), or all three if you're ambitious.

Scene takes place at Ellie and Awesome's apartment
"Stay in the car/van/room" or any version of this command said to Chuck
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Chuck flashes, Casey grunts
Someone eats, drinks, or sleeps
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Scene takes place at Sarah's cover-job
Someone says "intersect" or "spy"
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Scene takes place in the Buy More
Surveillance
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Kissing or nakedness
Conference call with Beckman
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts

Guns, bugs, explosions, or car chases
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches


Friday, October 11, 2013

Sleepy Hollow arms, abs, legs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs), or all three if you're ambitious.

Someone eats, drinks, sleeps, or dies
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Flashback, Katrina, or research
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

There is a lost-in-translation moment for Ichabod regarding the modern world
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

British pronunciation of lieutenant ("leftenent")
Language other than English is spoken
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Abbie backstory, scene takes place at the precinct
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Headless horseman or other demon seen onscreen
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts





Friday, September 27, 2013

Machete Viewing Order of Doctor Who.

It breaks my heart when people say they don't like Doctor Who, or have tried unsuccessfully to watch it but just couldn't get into it. It's one of my very favorites. So I have come up with a possible solution for those of you out there who tried to start at the beginning like a good little linear Geek, with the Eccleston episodes in 2005.

There are several problems with staring at the "beginning" with the reboot in 2005. Problem #1: I'm not sure Eccleston was the best Doctor. This is terrible to admit, because he was my first Doctor, and I was one of the people he totally won over. His Doctor and Rose sucked me into the series so much that when he regenerated, I scoffed at the second season and insisted I was going to stop right there and not watch anymore, because I didn't need to see Barty Crouch Jr. and his googly eyes as the Doctor. My friend Joy--bless her Whovian heart--verbally smacked me across the face and told me in no uncertain terms that if I didn't give Tennant a chance it would be the worst mistake of my life. I think that might have even been the exact way she put it. So I watched Tennant, and suddenly I couldn't imagine there ever being a better Doctor...and then Matt Smith happened. So in my case I just love them all. But my point is that Eccleston is not for everyone, and I've heard so many times that the first season is boring, so... I'm not going to suggest you start with it.

Problem #2 is not so much of a "problem" as it is a helpful fact about the series. If you're trying to watch it linearly, you're not thinking like a true Whovian. Time, "from a non-linear, non-subjective view point...it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff." So really, this is the perfect show to watch all out of order. It practically instructs you to do so.

Problem #3: if you're starting now, you've got a lot of catching up to do. There's a LOT of episodes these days. Some are better than others, some are necessities, and some you don't really need to watch at all unless you're a die hard fan and love every line ever written in connection with the series. Which not everyone is.

Now, really quickly, before we get into my proposed, hacked-up order of episodes, I want to link to the namesake of my Machete Viewing Order of Doctor Who: the Machete Viewing Order of Star Wars. I like it.

Now, back to the Doctor.

I suggest everyone start with season 3, episode 10: "Blink." It introduces the basics of time travel, but gently, and you learn it piece by piece along with a one-episode-only character, Sally Sparrow (played by Carey Mulligan, so there's another reason to watch it right there). You get exposition, but in a way that makes it more fun than any other exposition you've ever experienced in your life. You get introduced to--in my opinion--the best Monster the series has, and if you stick with the series, you get to see them again later on, with Matt Smith's Doctor. And it's just a phenomenally well executed episode.

Once you're done with Blink, head back to the beginning of season 2, and go from there. If you want just the highlights and want to buzz through it faster, my suggestions are below, but understand that true fans will inevitably howl at one or more of my choices to "not suggest" watching particular episodes. This is just my opinion.

  • 3x10 Blink -- No arguments, just shut up and watch it.
  • 2x00 The Christmas Invasion -- Necessary to introduce characters and watch the regeneration.
  • 2x01 New Earth -- Classic early Tennant, and important getting-to-know-you between Doctor Ten and Rose.
  • 2x02 Tooth and Claw -- Not mandatory, but a good historical setting, and more initial chemistry between Ten and Rose.
  • 2x03 School Reunion -- A little bit more mandatory, especially if you're a Buffy fan. You get a sense of Doctor Who's history, meeting a companion from the 1970s.
  • 2x04 Girl in the Fireplace -- Spaceships, history, and a really beautiful look at the loneliness the Doctor sometimes finds himself enduring, and bestowing on others. Great episode, great Monster. 
  • 2x08 and 2x09, The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit -- Two-parter that is beautiful visually, and takes a good look at what the Doctor believes. Great performances.
  • 2x12 and 2x13, Army of Ghosts and Doomsday -- Two-parter season finale.Classic Who Monster: the Cybermen, and wraps up Rose's storyline. Try not to cry in the final five minutes. I dare you.
  • 3x00 The Runaway Bride -- Necessary to introduce a future companion, back when she was just a one-shot guest star. But Catherine Tate was so phenomenal that she ends up returning for a later season. Stay tuned.
  • 3x03 Gridlock -- If you really feel the need to be introduced to Martha, the new companion, in her first episode, run back to 3x01, but otherwise, you can jump straight here. Interesting culture, and you need to meet the Face of Boe.
  • 3x08 and 3x09, Human Nature and The Family of Blood -- Two-parter that showcases Tennant's acting talent, and gives you a glimpse of what the Doctor would be like if he were just a man and not a kickass Timelord. Again, I dare you to not have feels. It's impossible.
  • 3x11 through 3x13 are kind of optional. I didn't respond to them AS MUCH but if you love Martha, watch them. The season finale two-parter 3x12 and 3x13 are heavy with series mythology, too.
  • 4x01 Partners in Crime -- The return of Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. She's my favorite companion, so I'm partial to this episode. Plus? Cute Monster for a change. 
  • 4x03 Planet of the Ood -- One of the best Monsters ever on this show. Very cool. 
  • 4x07 The Unicorn and the Wasp -- An Agatha Christie murder mystery, the 1920s, and Donna Noble hilarity. 
  • 4x08 and 4x09, Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead -- Not optional! Must watch. You are introduced to an extremely important character, and this is another amazing Monster. 
  • 4x10 Midnight -- Chilling, well-written, and great performances. (Colin Morgan guest stars!)
  • 4x12 and 4x13, The Stolen Earth and Journey's End -- season finale two-parter with a zillion guest stars. Again, heavy on the mythology. Classic Monster: the Daleks. Sort of a farewell to Tennant, who you will be completely devoted to by this point.
  • Waters of Mars -- Between seasons 4 and 5. Pretty decent Monster, but kind of optional. 
  • End of Time Parts 1 and 2 -- The final farewell to Tennant. Loads of returning characters from episodes past, mythology, and Timothy Dalton.
  • 5x01 The Eleventh Hour -- Regeneration and introduction to Matt Smith's Doctor and his companion, Amy Pond. 
  • 5x02 The Beast Below -- You get to see what Amy Pond is made of. 
  • 5x04 and 5x05, The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone -- Mandatory! The Weeping Angels from Blink are back! Awesome two-parter, heavy with mythology but SO well-executed. One of my favorite episodes. Plus? More River Song from 4x08 and 4x09.
  • 5x10 Vincent and the Doctor -- Van Gogh and the Doctor. Fun, but I suppose if you're in a rush you could skip it if you absolutely had to?
  • 5x12 and 5x13, The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang -- Mandatory! Season finale two-parter with mythology, history, sacrifice, hilarity, plot twists, and--oh, just watch it already. :)
  • 6x01 and 6x02, The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon -- Mandatory! Lots of mythology in a season dependent on mythology. This is the stuff you have to watch in the order in which they give it to you. And oh, the feels!
  • 6x04 The Doctor's Wife -- A love letter to the TARDIS, the Doctor's best and constant companion. Lots of hilarity and feels. 
  • 6x05 and 6x06, The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People -- Must watch for the mythology, and for the great performances by guest stars and Smith.
  • 6x07 A Good Man Goes To War -- Mythology! So much of this season is woven through the episodes that it's difficult to skip any.
  • 6x08 Let's Kill Hitler -- Mythology! And history, and hilarity.
  • 6x11 The God Complex -- Introspective look at the Doctor, and a cool setting for the episode. 
  • 6x12 Closing Time -- One of the best stand-alone episodes, and a celebration of the silliness of Eleven.
  • 6x13 The Wedding of River Song -- Mandatory! Heavy mythology, wrapping up a truly ingeniously woven-together season.
  • 7x01 Asylum of the Daleks -- Necessary introduction to a returning character, classic Dalek episode without it being overly-Daleky.
  • 7x05 The Angels Take Manhattan -- Farewell to Rory and Amy! And Weeping Angels, so....awesome. :)
  • 7x06 The Snowmen -- Reintroduction to the new companion.
  • 7x10 Hide -- Creepy haunted house, good Clara episode. 
  • 7x11 Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS -- Clara mythology, and another love letter to the TARDIS in episode form. 
  • 7x13 Nightmare in Silver -- Showcases Smith's acting ability, and some good Eleven/Clara moments. 
  • 7x14 The Name of the Doctor -- Wraps up Clara's storyline, and is important, mythologically speaking. 

So there you have it. You're caught up. I shaved it down from 102 episodes to a more manageable 52. Almost half! When you're done, if you're inclined, go back and fill in the gaps. Every episode is worthwhile, in my opinion. :)

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Avatar: The Last Airbender arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs), or all three if you're ambitious.

"My cabbages!", "Yip yip!", Momo
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Sokka flirts, talks about food, or you see/hear about his boomerang
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Disguise, combo animals, shirtlessness
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Zuko mentions honor, Zuko gets his butt handed to him
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Bending
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Avatar State, Uncle Iroh, Katara is the voice of reason
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts




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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Broadchurch arms, leg, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs), or all three if you're ambitious.

Phone call
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Crying
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Beach
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Friend, family, person of interest, or suspect is interviewed
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Someone hides or destroys evidence, or tells a lie of omission
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts

Someone assures someone else "this didn't have anything to do with Danny"
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Face Off arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs), or all three if you're ambitious.

Judges are appreciative of an individual's work this week
One contestant compliments another
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Running in the warehouse/lab
Making a mold, opening a mold, cleaning a mold
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Personal back story or sharing from a contestant
Someone bemoans their place in the bottom last week
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Someone worries they might be going home this week
Judges think a contestant missed the mark, or disappointed them
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Someone is happy with their own work and is pleased with their progress
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Any time McKenzie Westmore and/or her father are onscreen
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts


Monday, August 26, 2013

The Tudors arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs), or all three if you're ambitious.

Torture, crying, someone dies
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Sex
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Yelling, tirade
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Eating, drinking, sleeping
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Singing, laughing, prayer
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Banishment, imprisonment, "reform", "reformation"
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Suits arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs), or all three if you're ambitious.

“Do you have a sec?”, “Are you busy?”, “We need to talk.”
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Donna knows everything, or bribing occurs
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Drinking, sleeping, kissing, crying, can openers
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Sexual tension
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Mike’s secret, or firm in danger
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Pop culture reference
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shark Week arms, legs, and abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you're ambitious.

Australian or South African accent
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Victim tells their story
Shark expert or marine biologist gives background
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Human dies, seal dies, shark dies
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts

Diving cage, breaching shark, chum in the water
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Reenactment of an attack or stock footage
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Fossil or skeleton of shark jaws
CGI footage of shark anatomy
Discussion of length or weight of shark
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Nikita arms, legs, and abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you're ambitious.

Debrief, interrogation, covert meeting or chat
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Gun is drawn, shots are fired, fist fight
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Cocktail dress, lingerie, or bathing suit
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts

Flashback, Birkoff, Nikita wears something other than black
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Flirting, kissing, or crying
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Someone dies, goes into hiding, switches sides, or lies as a double agent
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Longmire arms, legs, and abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you're ambitious.

Someone eats, drinks, or sleeps
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Suspect, witness, or victim is interviewed
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Gun is drawn, shots are fired, fist fight
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts

"Reservation", Red Pony, Henry
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Flirting, kissing, or crying
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Dead body, bear, horse, or other animal
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side


Friday, July 12, 2013

Bob's Burgers arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re ambitious.


Series of quick dramatic close ups
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Someone says the word "burger"
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Restaurant is in jeopardy
Restaurant is saved
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts

Someone says "Dad" or "Bob"
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Tina makes a “uugggghh" sound or talks about horses or zombies
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Anyone sings or plays an instrument
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Teen Wolf arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re ambitious.


Eye flash or "I'm the Alpha"
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Eating, drinking, or crossbow
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Lacrosse or other work out scene
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

Fight, injury, or death
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Shirtlessness or sarcasm
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Kissing, crying, hugging, sleeping
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Firefly and Serenity arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you're ambitious and aim to misbehave.


Scene takes place on the bridge, or group discussion in the kitchen
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Land on a planet, take off from a planet, crime, chase, or fight
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Shot of Serenity flying
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 straight leg lifts

"Shiny", "gorram", "rutting", or anything in Chinese
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Kissing, crying, or dying
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Weapons drawn
Shot of the engine room
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side



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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lost abs, arms, legs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re ambitious.


Hatch, airplane, submarine, raft, boat, ship, or caves
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Flashback, flashforward, flashsideways
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Kissing, dying, crying
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

Weapon drawn, fighting, or running
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Any of the numbers: 4 8 15 16 23 42
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Raining, shirtlessness
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side


Monday, June 24, 2013

Glee arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re ambitious.

Someone writes on the whiteboard or says "Mr. Schu"
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Solo or duet!
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Group number!
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

Crying, kissing, or slushies
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Verbal sparring or rapid-fire insults
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

OCD, coffee, Breadsticks, Figgins, or choreography
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side



Pretty Little Liars arms, abs, legs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re ambitious.


Kisses or tears
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Someone uses a cell phone to call or text
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....20 crunches

Someone eats, sleeps, or drinks
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Anyone makes reference to 'A'
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 Russian twists

Someone looks around or over their shoulder to see if they're being followed or watched
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....30 second wall sit
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Flashback!
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Primeval arms, abs, legs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re ambitious.


Someone uses the word "anomaly"
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Scene takes place in the woods
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....30 crunches

You see a dinosaur or other "not of this time" creature
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Someone or something dies
Someone uses a computer
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits
          .....20 Russian twists

Flirting or sarcasm
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Conspiracy, cover up, or kiss
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Master Chef arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re ambitious.


Someone says "stunning", "wow", or "yummy"
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Anyone talks smack about a fellow contestant
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....30 crunches

Something is raw or overcooked when the judges taste it
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Contestant cries or forgets an ingredient or makes a lame excuse for their dish
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits
          .....20 Russian twists

A judge offers advice to an individual contestant
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Ramsay does his "bounce and point" move while explaining something
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Game of Thrones arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re ambitious.


You hear the words "the imp", "bastard", or "Khaleesi"
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Anyone talks politics or war strategy
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....30 crunches

Someone dies or you see a dead body, someone cries
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Anyone kisses someone else or has sex
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits
          .....20 Russian twists

Someone brandishes a weapon (sword, mace, knife, bow and arrow, etc.)
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Fight! Or dragons! Or wolves!
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts


The Walking Dead arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re adventurous.


Walkers
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

You see any weapon (gun, axe, cross-bow, sword, knife, etc.)
Anyone talks local or group politics, post-apocalypse rules, or laws
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....30 crunches

Someone dies or you see a dead body (not a walker)
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Someone hugs somebody else
Anyone cries
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits
          .....20 Russian twists

Someone drives a car or rides a horse or motorcycle
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Fight!
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts



Monday, June 3, 2013

Lost Girl abs, arms, legs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re adventurous.


Someone drinks something (alcohol, coffee, water, anything)
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Bo uses her powers
The word "fae" is mentioned
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....30 crunches

Dyson is shirtless
Kenzi's hair color changes, or she steals something, or speaks with an accent/Russian
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Anyone has sex
Someone dies
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits
          .....20 Russian twists

Trick cleans the bartop
Trick tells a lie of omission
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

 Microscopes, siren whistles, boxing, or wolves
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

Saturday, June 1, 2013

White Collar arms, legs, abs.

Do just one body part (arms, legs, or abs) or all three if you’re adventurous. My recommendation is to at least do the abs. Because obviously.


We see a case file, a badge, or a weapon, or Neal wears a hat
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Suspect is interrogated, victim or witness is interviewed
Scene takes place at FBI White Collar Division
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises
          .....30 crunches

Mozzie has information, bemoans political or corporate power, or refers to "The Suit" or "Mrs. Suit"
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Peter tells Neal to behave, reminds him of his situation, orders Neal to do something
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits
          .....20 Russian twists

Neal covertly does something to advance his own agenda behind Peter's back
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

 Anyone eats, drinks, or sleeps
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

Friday, May 31, 2013

Orphan Black legs, arms, abs.

You weren't told--for good reason at the time--that you're a genetically engineered human being. But you have a genetic predisposition to be super buff. You just have to follow the directions below while watching this show.

You're introduced to a new clone
          .....10 push ups
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

More than one clone is seen in the same shot
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises 
          .....30 crunches

Someone mistakes a clone for a different clone
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches 

Science stuff! Explanations! Facts! Technology!
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits 
          .....20 Russian twists

Anyone eats, drinks, or sleeps
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Canadian accent, Canadian ID, any indication this isn't filmed in the U.S.
          .....30 second plank
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mad Men abs, legs, arms.

Do just one body part per episode, or try all three if you're feeling energetic.


Betty is a... less than admirable mother
You see Don and Betty's kids
          .....10 push ups
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Anyone drinks alcohol
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises 
          .....30 crunches

Someone smokes
          .....15 lateral raises
          ......15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches 

Someone has sex
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits 
          .....20 Russian twists

Joan lays down the law or sasses one of the boys
The company does something morally questionable to score an account
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Don says "What?" in a slightly defensive tone
They have an idea-session for an upcoming pitch
          .....30 second plank
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts



Wallander abs, arms, legs.

Do just one body part, or all three, depending on how optimistic you are.


Someone dies or you see a dead body
          .....20 bicep curls
          .....30 calf raises 
          .....30 crunches  

You see Tom Hiddleston
          .....10 push ups
          .....15 backward leg lifts each side
          .....20 bicycles

Someone eats or drinks anything
Wallander sleeps somewhere other than in his bed
          .....15 lateral raises
          .....15 forward leg lifts each side
          .....10 reverse crunches

Wallander's mobile rings
          .....15 shoulder presses
          .....3x10 second wall sits 
          .....20 Russian twists

A witness or victim is interviewed, a suspect is interrogated
          .....15 tricep pushups
          .....20 sumo squats
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Wallander raises his voice
          .....30 second plank
          .....20 jumping jacks
          .....10 leg lifts

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Burn Notice abs, arms, or legs.

ARMS: Because there are so many guns on this show, you should work on yours while you watch it.

Voice over
Exposition text on the screen/name caption
          .....10 push ups

A gun is seen onscreen, shots are fired, something is blown up
Someone dies
          .....20 bicep curls

Michael is undercover/uses an alias
Michael eats a yogurt
          .....15 lateral raises

Alcohol is consumed
Madeline smokes
          .....15 shoulder presses

Michael gives his somewhat silly, "reassuring" smile
Fist fight or car chase
          .....15 tricep pushups

Someone says, "burn", "burned", or some other version of the word
Michael works on his car
          .....30 second plank



LEGS: Because getting back at the people who burned you takes a lot of leg work.

Voice over
Exposition text on the screen/name caption
           .....30 calf raises      

A gun is seen onscreen, shots are fired, something is blown up
Someone dies
           .....15 backward leg lifts each side

Michael is undercover/uses an alias
Michael eats a yogurt
           ......15 forward leg lifts each side

Alcohol is consumed
Madeline smokes
           .....3x10 second wall sits

Michael gives his somewhat silly, "reassuring" smile
Fist fight or car chase
           .....20 sumo squats

Someone says, "burn", "burned", or some other version of the word
Michael works on his car
           .....20 jumping jacks


 
ABS: Because there's a lot of bathing-suit-wearing in Miami, and you'll want a flat tummy to show off.

Voice over
Exposition text on the screen/name caption
          .....30 crunches  

A gun is seen onscreen, shots are fired
Someone dies
           .....20 bicycles

Something blows up or you see someone making/planting explosives
          .....30 second side plank each side

Michael is undercover/uses an alias
Michael eats a yogurt
          .....10 reverse crunches

Alcohol is consumed
Madeline smokes
          .....20 Russian twists

Michael gives his somewhat silly, "reassuring" smile
Fist fight or car chase
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Someone says, "burn", "burned", or some other version of the word
Michael works on his car
          .....10 leg lifts

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Continuum abs, arms, or legs.

ARMS: Because Kiera is armed with some pretty cool tech.

Flashback/flashforward to 2077
          .....10 push ups

Kiera talks to Alec on her "bluetooth"
          .....20 bicep curls

Suspect is interrogated
Victim or witness is interviewed
          .....15 lateral raises

Kiera uses her suit to do something
          .....15 shoulder presses

Liber8 safehouse, meeting, plotting
          .....15 tricep pushups

Gun is drawn, shots fired, fist fight
Someone dies or you see a dead body
          .....30 second plank



LEGS: Because planning a revolution takes substantial leg work.

Kiera talks to Alec on her "bluetooth"
           ......15 forward leg lifts each side

Suspect is interrogated
Victim or witness is interviewed
           .....15 backward leg lifts each side

Flashback/flashforward to 2077
           .....3x10 second wall sits

Kiera uses her suit to do something
           .....30 calf raises

Liber8 safehouse, meeting, plotting
           .....20 sumo squats

Someone dies or you see a dead body
Gun is drawn, shots fired, fist fight
           .....20 jumping jacks



ABS: Because despite all her tech, Kiera still trusts her gut.

Kiera talks to Alec on her "bluetooth"
          .....30 crunches

Suspect is interrogated
Victim or witness is interviewed
           .....20 bicycles

Flashback/flashforward to 2077
          .....10 leg lifts

Kiera uses her suit to do something
          .....10 reverse crunches

Someone dies or you see a dead body
          .....30 second side plank each side

Gun is drawn, shots fired, fist fight
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Liber8 safehouse, meeting, plotting
          .....20 Russian twists

Star Trek TOS and TNG abs, arms, legs.

Because there are so many of these series and episodes... And let's face it, they're like pistachios, and you can't stop after just one... So this is a little of everything. Understandably, if two things happen at once, just pick one. If you're looking for an easier time, or just want to concentrate on one body part, do that. (I say this is for TOS and TNG because I've watched them in their entirety, but have not seen ENT, DS9, or VOY and don't know how relevant the triggers below are for them.)

Also, if you're a fan of crafting as well, check out my Star Trek mini top hat!


ARMS

The ship is hit and everyone on the bridge is thrown to the side
          .....10 push ups

Someone says "Starfleet", "you have the conn", "you're with me",
"nacelles", "subspace", or "prime directive"
          .....20 bicep curls

There is a non-corporeal life form (gas, energy, thought-being)
Reaction to invisible pain force/mind control/mental torture
          .....15 lateral raises

Someone draws their phaser or fires
Someone mentions a "containment field" or the "main deflector array"
          .....15 shoulder presses

Characters are beamed to another ship, station, or down to a planet
Use of the holodeck is seen or mentioned
          .....15 tricep pushups

Mention of 20th century Earth
Someone is restrained
          .....30 second plank


LEGS

Someone touches their comm badge
           ......15 forward leg lifts each side

 Captain's log
           .....15 backward leg lifts each side

Sexy time, kissing, etc.
           .....3x10 second wall sits

Shields dropping or increasing to a certain percentage
           .....30 calf raises

Flirting
           .....20 sumo squats

Engineering is evacuated
Someone dies
           .....20 jumping jacks


ABS

Someone takes something in their quarters or ready room
Dress uniform
          .....30 crunches

Someone does something "on all frequencies"
Someone questions an order or disobeys one
          .....20 bicycles

Someone gives a repair time estimate
Someone asks for more time
          .....10 leg lifts

Crew member grumbles about having to abide by local customs
          .....10 reverse crunches

Missing research team
They mention the exact numbers of crew members on a ship or station
          .....30 second side plank each side

Someone takes over a panel/station for an exiting crew member
Someone is relieved of duty
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Scene takes place in Sick Bay
The crew suffer the same illness/problem as the people they are trying to help
          .....20 Russian twists




Sunday, May 19, 2013

Grimm arms.

Because when you find out you're actually a Grimm yourself, you'll need some upper body strength to take down all the Wesen you suddenly realize live in your neighborhood. 


A gun is drawn or shots fired
          .....10 push ups

You see a Wesen
 Juliette looks confused or frightened
          .....20 bicep curls

Sgt Wu is in a scene
Someone speaks a foreign language
          .....15 lateral raises

Scene takes place in the spice shop
Scene takes place at Monroe's house
          .....15 shoulder presses

A witness or suspect is interviewed or interrogated
You see a dead body
          .....15 tricep pushups

Scene takes place in Aunt Marie's trailer
Scene takes place in the precinct
          .....30 second plank


Merlin legs or abs.

Because you need strong leg muscles to constantly grovel on the ground before the Once And Future King.


Someone says "I promise"
Someone says the word "destiny"
Someone says "Emrys"
           ......15 forward leg lifts each side

Someone cries or hugs someone else
Sword fight, battle, attempted assassination
           .....15 backward leg lifts each side

Gaius raises an eyebrow
Arthur has his shirt off
           .....3x10 second wall sits

Someone uses magic
You see a dragon
           .....30 calf raises

Someone is injured, kidnapped, possessed, or killed
Someone rides a horse
           .....20 sumo squats

Arthur insults Merlin or vice versa
           .....20 jumping jacks




Because you need a tiny waist to fit into those corsets, ladies.


Someone says "I promise"
Someone says the word "destiny"
Someone says "Emrys"
           ......30 crunches

Someone cries or hugs someone else
Sword fight, battle, attempted assassination
           .....20 bicycles

Gaius raises an eyebrow
Arthur has his shirt off
           .....20 Russian twists

Someone uses magic
You see a dragon
           .....30 oblique/side crunches each side

Someone is injured, kidnapped, possessed, or killed
Someone rides a horse
           .....10 leg lifts

Arthur insults Merlin or vice versa
           .....30 second side plank each side





Saturday, May 18, 2013

Doctor Who abs.

Because when the Doctor comes to take you away as his latest companion, you'll need good core strength. For all the climbing, hanging-on, and running you'll obviously be doing.

 
Anytime someone runs
"I am the Doctor" by Murray Gold plays
          .....30 crunches

The Doctor says "I'm sorry," or describes something as "cool"
Somebody dies
You see an additional species of alien (other than the Doctor)
          .....20 bicycles

You hear the TARDIS
The Doctor explains the historical significance of a place or event
          .....10 leg lifts

Someone wears a silly hat, glasses, or a period costume
Something "can't be" or is "impossible"
          .....10 reverse crunches

Additional companion is featured in the episode
A well-known villain is featured (Angels, Daleks, Cybermen, etc.)
You see the sonic screwdriver or psychic paper
          .....30 second side plank each side

They split up the group, or the companion and Doctor are split up
Anytime the Doctor gets angry and shouty
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Anyone says "Doctor!" or he says "I'm the Doctor"
Any time someone (including the Doctor) describes him as smart, clever, brilliant, etc.
          .....20 Russian twists


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Psych abs.

Because as much as Shawn and Gus eat, they need one hell of an abdominal work out.


Shawn 'gets a vision' 
A pineapple is seen or referenced
We see a dead body
          .....30 crunches

Henry admonishes Shawn
Henry wears a Hawaiian print shirt
          .....20 bicycles

Shawn and/or Gus scream or whimper
Shawn and Gus fist bump
          .....10 leg lifts

Shawn calls Gus by anything other than his name
Shawn says, "Gus, don't be a _________."
          .....10 reverse crunches

Gus says "I will kill/slap/hurt you, Shawn."
Someone says "I hear that" 
A suspect or witness is interviewed/interrogated
          .....30 second side plank each side

Shawn makes a pop culture reference
There is a well known guest star
The well-known guest star is the bad guy
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

They refer to or drive somewhere in the Blueberry
A scene takes place in Vick's office
Lassiter insults someone
          .....20 Russian twists


Once Upon A Time arms.

Because to swing a sword, shoot an arrow, and climb a beanstalk, you need some biceps.


A scene takes place at the diner or in Regina's office
          .....10 push ups

A scene takes place in the Enchanted Forest or another dimension
          .....20 bicep curls

Anyone cries
Two characters kiss
          .....15 lateral raises

Anyone uses magic
          .....15 shoulder presses

Someone drives a car or rides a horse
          .....15 tricep pushups

Someone draws a sword, a gun, or some other weapon
          .....30 second plank


Warehouse 13 abs.

Because to be a good Warehouse agent, you need to trust your gut. And give it a good work out.


Jinks says someone is lying
Something gets goo'ed
You see Mrs. Frederic
          .....30 crunches

Pete eats or flirts with a woman
A suspect or witness is interviewed
          .....20 bicycles

Claudia uses a computer or fixes something or builds something
          .....10 leg lifts

Artie puts something into or takes something out of his bag
          .....10 reverse crunches

The regents are mentioned
Somebody dies
          .....30 second side plank each side

Someone uses a Farnsworth or a Tesla
          .....20 oblique/side crunches each side

Myka makes a book reference
Pete makes a movie or TV or pop culture reference
          .....20 Russian twists


Defiance legs and booty.

Because all the ladies on this show are kick-ass.


A gun, sword, or other weapon is drawn
           ......15 forward leg lifts each side

A scene takes place in Need/Want
           .....15 backward leg lifts each side

Someone speaks in another language
           .....3x10 second wall sits

We see the Gateway Arch or an establishing shot of the marketplace
           .....30 calf raises

You see a commercial for the Defiance video game or Defiance.com
           .....30 sumo squats

We see an alien animal
We see someone eating
           .....20 jumping jacks


Monday, May 13, 2013

Castle arms.

 Because unless she's in bed with Castle, Beckett is always armed. ;)


Bromance between Ryan and Esposito
Ryan or Esposito says "Check this out"
Esposito says "Yo"
          .....10 push ups

Every time Beckett and Castle smile at each other or kiss
          .....20 bicep curls

Anyone cries
Someone drinks or makes coffee
          .....15 lateral raises

Someone is interrogated at the precinct
We see the murder board
          .....15 shoulder presses

We see Lanie, Gates, Alexis, or Martha
          .....15 tricep pushups

A gun is drawn or shots are fired
          .....30 second plank