My TV and Me

August 31, 2010

Did I really watch the whole thing??

Filed under: reviews — Tags: — gina64 @ 4:08 pm

I’ll just come right out and say it: NBC’s summer mystery series Persons Unknown was quite possibly the worst television show I have ever watched. Considering I grew up watching TV in the 70s and 80s, that saying a lot. I mean, I have been known to watch a SyFy Original Movie for Chrissake.

The acting – with one or two exceptions, like Kandyse McClure and Tina Holmes – was consistently poor. I tried to write it off to the big “mystery”, that perhaps it just seemed like poor acting when in fact they were purposely acting weird to throw the viewer off track or something like that; but then it became all too evident that these people just sucked.

I’m not going to describe the story because there was no story, save for the premise – which I admit is what drew me to PU (HA! how apropos!) in the first place – of 7 strangers waking up in a fake, uninhabited town. Absolutely NOTHING happened in 13 episodes and in fact, I think I could have watched the final two episodes right after the first and not noticed that I missed anything. In the end, not only were there no answers provided, not only were the characters right back in the same situation, literally, but what they did show us made no sense at all.

And then there was the Robert Picardo cameo, with him wearing a long white wig and looking like Lucius Malfoy on a really bad day. Completely arbitrary, weird and worse, just plain BAD.

Don’t bother.

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Today’s Tweets

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — gina64 @ 12:29 pm

Via @tomandlorenzoMad Men photos from Rolling Stone (I’m hoping to start watching MM very soon)

Via @sepinwallInterview: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter previews season three. I cannot wait for next Tuesday!

Via @HitFixDanielNew ‘Fringe’ Season 3 gallery and premiere images

Via @TheDailyOtterMother otter cuddles baby.

August 30, 2010

Today’s Tweets: Emmys

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — gina64 @ 11:07 am

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I don’t generally watch awards shows, and last night’s Emmy telecast was no exception. However, I do like catching up on the show online the next day, checking out the fashion dos and don’ts, watching clips and reading reviews and analysis of the show and the results. Looks like it was a good show (even if LOST was robbed. Robbed, I say!).

So here are some items I came across this morning that I thought you guys might enjoy. Enjoy!

Via @fuggirlsRed-Carpet Hits and Misses at the Emmys

Via @tomandlorenzo – For more fashion snark, Emmys Red Carpet, Part 1

Via @EW14 Memorable Moments

Via @nprmonkeyseeWay To Go, Emmys!: An Unusually Good Night For A Usually Dull Awards Show

Via @gjacksbeard – And finally, one of the best Emmy opening numbers in a really long time:

August 24, 2010

A zombie TV miniseries?? AWESOME

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 2:49 pm

AMC’s The Walking Dead premieres on Halloween – click this link to watch the trailer. (sidenote: I curse WordPress for not allowing me to embed video from just about any site except for YouTube. PBBTTHHHT!!)

So I’m watching the trailer and I’m thinking, “God this guy looks SO familiar…what the hell have I seen him in?” I looked it up and was shocked: He was the guy in “Love Actually” who was madly in love with Keira Knightley, who was his best friend’s new wife. Wow! How in the world did he ever get cast in this?!

The website describes the show this way:

AMC has greenlit The Walking Dead as a six-episode series based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home.

Right up my alley.

August 23, 2010

LOST S6 Blooper Reel: Watch it before it gets taken down!

Filed under: video — Tags: — gina64 @ 12:59 pm

UPDATE: As Beth noted in the comments, this video is no longer available. No surprise there! Yeah, I’m lookin’ at you, Disney.

However, you can click here to see sneak peeks of 6 different DVD bonus videos, including the blooper reel.

And don’t forget – Season 6 was released today!

August 22, 2010

Today’s Tweets

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — gina64 @ 4:50 pm

Via – @soleilani – Sneaky photos of Bill and Sookie’s wedding. Looks like my kind of party! (BTW, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin got married the other day)

Via @jopinionated – Jo was lucky enough to be able to attend the LOST prop auction this weekend. Check out her photos of the props.

Via @The_AV_Club – Closing out their X-Files summer with the end of season 3, “Quagmire/Wetwired/Talitha Cumi”

Via @sepinwallAlan writes about yesterday’s Creative Arts Emmys, and does a fine job of summing up my feelings about the awards in general:

The Creative Arts ceremony took place last night in LA, and I was glad, as usual, to have it take place when it did. This way, I have a week to remind myself that the Emmys are silly, that if the award goes to the most deserving person or show, it may be by accident, that the people who work in television don’t have much time to watch television, and that it’s not worth elevating my blood pressure over these things.

Thanks, Alan, couldn’t have said it better myself.

August 20, 2010

King Russell Edgington talks to Movieline

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — gina64 @ 2:52 pm

Denis O’Hare, a/k/a Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi on True Blood, chats with Movieline about his character, the recent cover of Rolling Stone magazine and the most amazing final scene of last week’s TB:

I just try to keep everything real, oddly enough. Whenever a character is doing something, there has to be a real reason for it, and nothing can be arbitrary, because the character doesn’t know that he’s playing a style. For that line at the end of the monologue, “And now for the weather, Tiffany,” it’s Russell glorying in his power and glorying in his ability to make human beings scared.

New Show: Terriers

Filed under: video — Tags: — gina64 @ 11:32 am

I think fX’s new comedy/drama P.I. show Terriers is going to be my next new show. Don’t you think it looks good? And I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but Donal Logue is kind of attractive now. (Bonus: Rene from True Blood!)

August 19, 2010

Josh Holloway as Jim Rockford? Yes, please!

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 8:38 pm

It could happen. Now that Dermot Mulroney is out as Rockford in NBC’s re-boot of the 70s detective series – he was never right for it, imo – the show runners are looking for someone else and Holloway’s name is on the list!

When it was first announced that Mulroney was going to play Rockford, quite a few TV bloggers bemoaned the choice and suggested that the LOST actor would be a better choice. I agreed, and wasn’t happy that they weren’t going to do justice to one of my favorite shows. Holloway’s sarcastic, tough guy charm would be a perfect fit. And his looks don’t hurt, either. Let’s keep out fingers crossed!

August 18, 2010

Today’s Tweets

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — gina64 @ 11:58 am

Via @movielineLOST cast and crew reminisce about Claire’s squirrel baby (from upcoming season 6 DVD)

Via @tomandlorenzoTrue Blood cover of Rolling Stone. Yep, you guessed it – everyone is naked and covered with blood. Surprise!

Via @EW19 shows you discovered too late to save. I agree with a lot of them, but Young Indiana Jones Chronicles? Really?

Via @televisionary Why Modern Family should win an Emmy over Glee. I’ve only seen a little bit of Glee, but that won’t stop me from saying I think he’s right. Although I don’t think that in the end it matters all that much. The Emmys have been irrelevant for a very long time now.

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