My TV and Me

October 7, 2011

Today’s Tweets

Filed under: tv news — Tags: , , — gina64 @ 1:19 pm

Via @SyFyBuffy, Chuck and 49 other Halloween episodes of sci-fi TV shows. It’s a pretty lame list – they really stretch the definition of sci-fi, imo – but I do love me some Halloween Buffy. Especially Band Candy.

Via @sutterinkThe fantastic trailer for Kiefer’s Sutherland’s new FOX drama, Touch. I got goosebumps, and maybe even a few tears in my eyes at the end. Wow.

October 3, 2011

I want to believe.

Filed under: tv news — Tags: , — gina64 @ 3:07 pm

But I’m afraid. Please, please let this really happen:

According to reports out of The New Yorker Festival this weekend, Arrested Development is coming back. And it’s not just for a movie, but for a short, 10-episode season! That’s just way too good to be true, don’t you think? Except, it probably is true, since Jason Bateman tweeted this yesterday:

It’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!

This makes me so happy.

I honor of this long-awaited announcement, Funny or Die has posted a slideshow of the 40 funniest Arrested Development screencaps ever. This isn’t really an exhaustive list, but they are pretty damn funny. Here’s just a taste of what they found:

I had to force myself to stop downloading them all.

September 21, 2011

The Fall TV Post

So guess what? Much to my surprise, there are quite a few new series that I’m actually looking forward to seeing this year. The most recent fall seasons have been fairly uninspiring – and that showed, I think, when almost none of the new shows got picked up for a second season – so I’m feeling encouraged about the prospects of this year’s crop.

*Inhale*

Quick and Dirty:

Returning Shows

Fringe – My current favorite, returns this Friday, September 23 at 9:00 on FOX.
Sons of Anarchy – Season 4 of SOA premiered on September 6 and I’ve got 3 episodes waiting for me on my DVR. It airs on Tuesdays at 10:00 on fX.
Castle – Season 4 of Castle premiered this past Monday. It airs on Mondays at 10:00 on ABC.
CSI – Season 12 finds the show on a new night – Wednesdays at 10:00 on CBS. Tonight is the season premiere. Laurence Fishburne is out and Ted Danson is in.
Modern Family – Season 3 of the Emmy-hog premieres tonight on ABC at 9:00 with an hour-long episode.
The Walking Dead – AMC’s zombie apocalypse show returns on Sunday, October 6 at 9:00 with a full 13- episode second season.
Survivor – I don’t usually watch Survivor, but my mother asked me to watch it with her, so I will. Season 4,391 premiered last Wednesday.

New Shows

This is a long list, and I will probably drop half of them. If I don’t, well, I have no idea how I will fit all of this TV-watching in!

BBCA Dramaville – Drama anthology that includes The Hour, Luther and Whitechapel, each a 6-part mini-series. The first installment, The Hour, began on August 17 and concludes tonight (I have only watched 2 episodes so far). The two remaining series will air through November 30.
Person of Interest – Airs on Thursdays at 9:00 on CBS, and premieres tomorrow night. Attraction for me: Michael Emerson of LOST and JJ Abrams. High hopes.
Terra Nova – FOX’s new sci-fi/dinosaur utopia-planet-that’s-not-really-a-uptopia-planet adventure series premieres on Monday, September 26 at 8:00. I love this kind of stuff, but preliminary reviews are lukewarm. I’m hoping they give it a chance.
Hell on Wheels – AMC’s newest drama, a post-Civil-War recovery Western, premieres on Sunday, November 6 at 10:00. I do love a Western when it’s done right. *sniff*Deadwood*sniff*
Prime Suspect – As a HUGE fan of the BBC original, I had all these built-in prejudices against the NBC remake but you know what? It looks pretty good. Premieres tomorrow night, September 22, at 10:00.
American Horror Story – You can read a description here. From the makers of Nip/Tuck and Glee and airing on fX? Enticing, to say the least. Premieres on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00.
Once Upon a Time – This is another show that’s difficult to briefly describe, so here’s a link for you. Premieres on Sunday, October 23 at 8:00 on ABC.
Homeland – This one sounds pretty interesting, a psychological thriller involving the CIA, al Qaeda plots and personal demons (of course). The cast includes Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin and Mandy Patinkin). Look for it on Showtime on Sunday, October 2 at 10:00.

*Exhale*

And I think that’s about it. Ha! I’ll be lucky if I get to half of these in a timely manner, and that’s only if my DVR can handle the load.

I am excited about a lot of the new series, though, and that hasn’t happened in a while. How about you? What returning and/or new shows are you looking forward to?

September 2, 2011

The Fringe marketers are working overtime this week.

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 3:24 pm

New season 4 poster, people:

(thanks, tvline)

“New Beginning. New Dimensions.” Hmmm. Another universe? And what do they mean by “new beginning”?

New Promotional Photos for Season 4 of Fringe!

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 11:06 am

Doc Jensen of Entertainment Weekly has put up the latest promotional photos of the Fringe cast. Known for his aggressive analysis of shows like Fringe – and especially LOST – Jensen is already looking for clues in these images. I can’t say I see much of anything besides the bubble/dome in the background. I’m assuming that’s meant to represent the alt-universe…maybe? But if you look closely, there’s sort of a geo-dome pattern on it. Hmm.

I am very glad that Agent Lincoln is included. Love him!

Remember, Season 4 premiere airs on September 23!

July 27, 2011

BBCAmerica’s “Dramaville”

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 4:01 pm

BBCAmerica has announced a sort of new drama anthology series called Dramaville. It will feature 3 six-part series and every episode with be opened and closed by host Idris Elba, the (very, very sexy) star of Luther. Here’s the quick and dirty (you can read the entire announcement here):

The first series is called The Hour. It premieres on August 17 at 10:00 PM, it is a 6-part series, and is described as a 1950s espionage thriller. Stars Dominic West.

Next up will be Luther, the sequel to last year’s successful drama (also called Luther) about a seriously sexy cop who might just be a little cuckoo bananas. It’s another 6-part series, and it premieres on October 5 at 10:00 PM.

Finally, Whitechapel, a modern day crime thriller set in the area of London known for Jack the Ripper and the Kray Twins. Again, a 6-part series, and it premieres on November 2 at 10:00 PM.

I’m really looking forward to them all!

July 25, 2011

Today’s Tweets: Reports from Comic Con

Filed under: tv news — Tags: , , , — gina64 @ 2:45 pm

Hello everyone! I am just back from a two-week vacation and trying desperately to catch up. It seems I’m always trying desperately to catch up, doesn’t it?

Now that this year’s Comic Con has ended (I will get there some day, I swear!), the reports, trailers, pics, etc. are rolling in. Here are a few recaps from some of my favorite TV sources:

Via @sepinwall – Hit Fix Daniel’s Best and Worst of Comic Con 2011

Via @EWWhat you missed at Comic Con – Best TV trailers, panel news.

Via @moryanComic-Con Q&A: The ‘Walking Dead’ Cast Talks Hotter, Scarier Season 2

Via @moryanComic-Con Q&A: ‘Fringe’ Panel Highlights & Cast Talking Favorite Moments

I’m sure there will be more to come. I’ll post any cool news, pics, trailers that I find in the coming days.

It’s good to be back!

June 30, 2011

It’s Thursday, and you know what that means…

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 1:15 pm

New Futurama episode tonight!

June 23, 2011

Futurama is back, baby!

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 11:19 am

Good news, everyone! Season six of Futurama begins tonight with two brand-new episodes beginning at 10:00 PM. In honor of that, NY Mag’s Vulture has posted a slideshow of 6 hidden jokes that have appeared in the series so far. Example:

The Futurama Theorem

The Futurama writers are nothing if not sticklers for scientific and mathematical accuracy. Season six’s “The Prisoner of Benda” episode ended with the Harlem Globetrotters proving that it’s possible to switch brains with someone else and eventually get yours back. Any other show might be happy with some scrawled gobbledygook (or even just showing the back of the blackboard with a lot of manic scribbling going on on the other side), but these writers are a proud sort, determined to protect themselves against anyone who might check their work. So writer Ken Keeler, who holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, actually developed a formula. “I don’t think any other TV show has had the climactic moment be a solved equation!” Cohen said, then goes on to explain Keeler’s theory. “The idea is, once you switch brains, you can’t switch back with the person whom you originally switched with, so your only hope is to use multiple people, which raises a complication – is it possible to get your own brain back? We had the story arc before the equation, and then, being the big nerds that we are, we had to figure out if it was possible. And Ken came up with a proof showing that as long as you can find two more people who have not lost their original brain, everybody plus those two can get their brains back. You just always need to keep two designated brains. What could be simpler or clearer?”

My kind of show! Oh, and nobody likes a math geek!

True Blood Season 4, This Sunday on HBO. Be There.

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 9:48 am

The show sort of went off the rails last year. It was still fun to watch, but it would make me happy if they kept things at least a *tiny* bit simpler this season. Will they? Probably not.

But check out these awesome covers for this week’s Entertainment Weekly magazine! Love them. (Via EW)

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