My TV and Me

September 20, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via @EW‘Castle’ EP Andrew Marlowe on the season 4 premiere: ‘I’d say they are in a relationship’. I thought the season premiere was good. A bit dark for them, but after that finale I’m not sure they could have gone in any other direction. I’m happy with the way the writers found to move the story forward and not have Beckett in danger of getting killed every time she walks out the door. And I’m very glad that she remember the “I love you”. Her therapy scenes are a great opportunity for some Beckett character development, something she desperately needs. (PS, Rob Bowman directed this episode, and did a great job. Of course!)

Via @televisionary – Ty Mattson’s brilliant re-imagining of Dexter’s opening titles, inspired by mid-century modern design:

Via @vultureFour decades of ridiculous melodrama will come to an end when All My Children goes off the air this Friday. My God, look at how crazy the 80s were! And I bet Erica Kane was responsible for most of it!

Via @pajibaThe Return of the Weekly Power Rankings: The 10 Best Television Episodes of the Week. Beware of spoilers!!

Via @sutterink – From the “PILOT. photos Jax finds in the storage locker. young gemma. young john teller.” New episode tonight, at 10 PM on FOX.

Via @EW‘Simpsons’: See Kiefer Sutherland go all Jack Bauer on Sunday’s season premiere!

September 14, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via HitFixDaniel – I have absolutely do not intend to watch the CW’s new show H8r, but boy-oh-boy, did I love reading Dan’s searing review:

So when The CW encourages you to tweet or Facebook during its programming, I have some advice: BE CAREFUL. Feel free to praise Blake Lively’s fashion sense or celebrate the “Supernatural” stars and their cheekbones. But don’t think that it’s OK to suggest that a budding thespian on “One Tree Hill” is an inadequate actor or that one of the “90210” kids is much too old to be playing a high school student. Because if you do… Mario Lopez is coming for you, and when it comes to people who aren’t tolerant of his friends, Mario Lopez is not a very tolerant guy. And Mario Lopez doesn’t care how little money you make or what you do or even if anybody out there on the Internet cares about whatever mean thing you might say, because he’s got a point to make, one that he believes in strongly: Even the lowest-level celebrity — ESPECIALLY the lowest-level celebrity — should be exempt from criticism. But feel free to love them and write about that.

Via @TheAVClubDownton Abbey earns Guinness World Record for being awesome, or as Guinness puts it, the “most critically well-received show in the world.” Well, it is good, certainly. Season 2 debuts in the UK this week, but we’ll have to wait until 2012 here in the U.S. Here’s a trailer:

I predict a lot of angst!

Via @nprmonkeyseeWatch Erik Estrada shake his thang on Univision’s version of Dancing with the Stars. I gotta say that even though he’s a really bad dancer (and that I liked John more than Ponch), Erik Estrada looks pretty damn good for 62.

September 13, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via @sepinwallAlan’s review of Sarah Michelle Geller’s new show Ringer.

Via @GeekTyrant – The Walking Dead Season 2 teaser trailer (barely a tease, imo):

Via @vultureChristina Hendricks on Granting Wishes and All That Wonder Woman Talk.

Via @televisionaryThe Daily Beast’s Fall TV Preview.

August 29, 2011

Today’s Tweets: I stand before you, embarrassed and contrite.

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As you can plainly see, I am struggling with keeping this blog alive. I am just being pulled in way too many directions this summer – in real life and online – and haven’t had the time nor felt motivated enough to post much.

I will keep trying.

Via @vulture – This is both sad and hilarious because I can totally picture the scene: Matthew Fox Had a Bad Party-Bus Experience This Weekend. Who knows what really happened, but I totally believe he was wasted.

Via @pajibaYour Nostalgia Is Killing You: The 30 Worst TV Theme Songs Of All Time. Perhaps it’s simply a result of that site’s demographic, but I think it’s also no coincidence that most of the themes listed are from 80s sitcoms. The ChiPs theme sounds like porn, doesn’t it? I think they were a little harsh on Miami Vice and The Love Boat – a bit cheesy, yes, but they absolutely captured the feeling of their respective shows. And no one disses The Partridge Family!

Via @SyFy“Our #Eureka marathon today starts at noon, leading up to an all-new episode tonight. Enjoy!” I have been watching Eureka (and Warehouse 13) this summer, and I’m really enjoying them. The show is winding down (SyFy just announced it will be canceled after the final season airs next summer), but if you’re interested in a light, funny sci-fi show that is really geeky and has some pretty good characters, I would recommend you start watching season 1 on DVD.

Via @TVWithoutPity – I didn’t watch them, but in case you’re interested here are the MTV VMAs Best and Worst Moments. I’m confused – since when does MTV show music videos?

June 30, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via @popcandy – 265 TV Marathons & Specials for 4th of July Weekend 2011! Frasier, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, Snapped, How It’s Made, James Bond, Back to the Future, Buffy, Deadliest Catch, I Love Lucy, Arrested Development, Firefly…Jesus, I may not leave the house this weekend!

Via @triciahelfer – The Uncharted Journey of Ronald D. Moore

Via @HuffingtonPost – Weird Al Gives Lyrics to Conan’s Theme

June 21, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via @pajiba – “That Jackass Roger Ebert Calls a Jackass a ‘Jackass’, Those Jackasses at Facebook Pull His Page“.

Via @sepinwall – Alan has begun his annual “If I had an Emmy ballot” series of columns. Today’s post is for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama.

Via jopinionatedThe Driveshaft Charlie Pace Memorial Tour T-shirt. You all everybody! (Only available today, June 21, 2011)

Via @televisionaryArrested Westeros.

Via @BillCorbettA court-ordered letter from Dora the Explorer’s mother.

Via @tomandlorenzo – How about a little beefcake? True Blood’s Joe Manganiello in GQ.

Via @televisionaryInside True Blood’s Fourth Season. (which starts this Sunday!)

June 17, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via @vultureInterview with Emelia Clarke, who plays the fierce Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Via @vultureWatch the trailer for the Game of Thrones new buddy comedy.

Via @poniewozikA review of TNT’s Falling Skies, which has its 2-hour premiere on this Sunday night at 9. I haven’t read the entire thing because I want to know as little as possible going in, but it sounds to me as though he likes it.

May 20, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via @vultureThe Showrunner Transcript: Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter

Via @poniewozik – TIME’s James Poniewozik breaks down this week’s upfronts and picks some early favorites.

Via @vulture – This is not television-related, but I had to share. Darth Vader plays trombone and dances the salsa. I’m not sure which this is – hilarious or terrifying.

Via @gawkerJohn Lithgow Gives Newt Gingrich’s Press Release the Dramatic Reading It Deserves

Via @TVWithoutPityMost Promising Looking New Shows of 2011-2012

May 18, 2011

Cancellations, Pickups, Trailers and Dropped Pilots

Filed under: tv news, Uncategorized — Tags: , — gina64 @ 6:53 pm

Good Lord, there has been an insane amount of TV news in the past week or so. The network “upfronts” are this week, but please don’t ask me what an upfront is, exactly. I just know that it has to do with advertising and announcing the networks’ programming choices, including cancellations of existing shows and pickups of new ones.

You can view the futon critic’s 2011-2012 season scorecard here, which contains renewal/pickup/cancellation information for all major broadcast networks. I discuss the announcements that I found notable below.

First, the Bad News

Let’s get this out of the way: Despite lots of love from the critics, FOX has canceled The Chicago Code. Proving that no matter how good a show is, if no one is watching, it won’t last long. That’s the second Shawn Ryan show in a row that I found myself really liking (the other was the even better Terriers), only to have it last just one season. I hope he doesn’t give up on TV. The season – now series – finale airs next Monday, 5/23. It really is a shame. It was getting so good!

While V was really one of the worst shows on television, I was sort of sad to hear that it had also been cancelled. Don’t get me wrong – it absolutely deserved to be cancelled. It’s just that things had gotten so bad that I was beginning to enjoy chronicling the badness. Oh, well.

Now, some Good News

The summer shows are starting up!! You can find the premiere dates for your favorites by checking out the futon critic’s summer grid. Here are a few dates for shows that I’m excited about:

HBO’s True Blood – Sunday, June 26 at 9:00 PM
Comedy Central’s Futurama – Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 PM
TNT’s Falling Skies – Sunday, June 19 at 10:00 PM
SyFy’s Warehouse 13 – Monday, July 11 at 9:00 PM

And Now Some Pickups

Alcatraz (FOX) – This is JJ Abrams’ new show, with Sam Neill and Jorge Garcia. Here’s the first trailer for it:

It’s not blowing me away, but it does look interesting.

Terra Nova (FOX), Mondays at 8, beginning in the Fall:

It looks like a mashup of a few different movies/TV shows, Land of the Lost and Jurassic Park among them. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It looks good enough to check out.

There’s a new Michael Emerson show! Person of Interest has been picked up by CBS. It will air on Thursdays at 9:00, and CSI will move to Wednesdays at 10:00. I can’t find a trailer for it yet.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to TV in the CW’s The Ringer. I’m not sure if I’ll actually end up watching this. I wasn’t so much a SMG fan as I was a fan of Buffy the show. I don’t think there’s a trailer for this one, either.

Someone (NBC) has finally gotten around to making a US version of Prime Suspect, and it stars Maria Bello in the role that made Helen Mirren’s career. I’m really torn about this one. Will Jane Tennison’s (Jane Timoney here) struggle to be accepted as an equal in the boys’ club that is the police department really be relevant in a TV landscape where women have been playing FBI agents, Lieutenants and Police Commissioners for a while now? Perhaps. And I wondered if she would be portrayed as abrasive and “unlikable” as Helen Mirren was in the BBC version. I kind of like what I see in these clips.

Another new show that looks very promising: Awake (NBC) – There are no details yet on when it will premiere or on what night it will air. It’s a tough one to describe, so I’ll leave it to the trailer to do that. Also, you can view clips here.

Finally: The River (ABC) – This one looks so AWESOME. I won’t say anything about it except watch this clip.

April 25, 2011

I’m back!

Filed under: Uncategorized — gina64 @ 9:14 pm

As my 11-year-old nephew so succinctly put it, London “was a frickin blast!” It was a whirlwind, 3 and a half day trip, so I needed a few days to recover. Then I got sick (still am), and of course there was the Easter holiday weekend. I think I am almost completely caught up on my TV watching, except for Game of Thrones – I haven’t watched the first two episodes yet and hope to get to them tonight.

So now that I’ve pretty much recovered from my trip and caught up on all my shows (the last 2 eps of Fringe were amazing!), I’ll be back to posting regularly. Be back soon…

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