My TV and Me

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.

March 30, 2011

New Shows!

Filed under: tv news, video — Tags: , , , , — gina64 @ 3:40 pm

I’ve got three new shows coming up that I am extremely excited about, not only because they look really good and have good buzz, but also because I think they all may actually have a chance of lasting for more than a single 13-episode season (RIP my beloved Rubicon and Terriers).

The first is called The Killing, which will air on AMC, beginning with a 2-hour series premiere this Sunday, April 3 at 9:00 PM. Jace Lacob, Televisionary and columnist for The Daily Beast, wrote a very positive piece about it. Here’s a sample quote:

In The Killing, everyone is concealing secrets. “Even a seemingly innocent victim, this dead 17-year-old, had a secret life no one knew about,” said Executive Producer Veena Sud, who comes from both crime procedurals (Cold Case) and serialized drama (Push, Nevada).

While The Killing—based on the insanely successful Danish series Forbrydelsen—doesn’t have dancing dwarves, cryptic giants, or a log lady, what it does share with David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks is a harrowing approach to murder and a central mystery that will likely prove to be addictive viewing.

In both cases, it’s the gruesome murder of a seemingly perfect teenage girl that kicks off the action and the gloomy Pacific Northwest (Vancouver stands in for Seattle in The Killing) serves as a backdrop for an engrossing murder mystery where every character, from the girl’s grief-stricken parents (played by Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton) and her classmates to local politicos and their aides, are under suspicion.

Sounds like what Harper’s Island should have been, or at least what I thought it was going to be: Good.

Next up: TNT’s Falling Skies. Will this be the “anti-V“? God, I hope so! It premieres on Sunday, June 19 at 9:00 PM (that’s 2 so far that are on the same night at the same time…)

Pajiba has put up a good piece on Falling Skies – here’s a quote from them:

I sat in on a panel for “Falling Skies” at Comic Con, and the trailer looked pretty generic, the show runners and costars were all generic and saying the scripted things they’re supposed to be saying, and yet Noah Wyle sold the show’s premise to the crowd. He was unkempt, straggly hair and knotted beard, he kept interrupting with weird jokes about how of course this is on TNT, because everything he is in is broadcast on TNT at least on reruns. He cracked a couple times about how Ted Turner owned everyone of them on stage. But every time he spoke about the show, he spoke in this half-distracted, almost haunted way, rambling on quietly as if to himself about how his character was a professor of colonial American history, and how it made him strangely suited to lead. When he talked to himself about how sometimes a determined enough little group could break an invader’s will, or the hard decisions you have to make when speed matters and the weak can’t move fast enough … well, it felt like you were listening to someone telling Adama what it had been like back on Caprica before the rescue came.

Faint praise, at best, but my interest is piqued. Especially after seeing the new trailer:

Finally, the show I’ve been most looking forward to: HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on the popular series of books by George R. R. Martin (I have not read them, but I do have the first book waiting for me on my nightstand). Honestly, I don’t know what it’s about exactly, except that it’s a sword and sorcery-style epic and Sean Bean is in it. That’s enough for me! Actually, HBO describes the series this way:

So when will Game of Thrones premiere? On what night and time will it air? The season premiere will air on Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 PM. All three of these shows are going to be on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM. This is going to call for some seriously creative DVR-ing.

December 28, 2010

A new show to watch?

Filed under: tv news, video — Tags: — gina64 @ 1:07 pm

This is TNT’s new sci-series called Falling Skies, which is produced by Steven Spielberg. It looks like it might be pretty good, although I’m not too hot about Noah Wyle as the lead. He’s cute and all, but he’s more a sensitive guy/goofball than a leading man/hero type. Even still, it can’t be much worse than ABC’s alien-invasion show V, which, despite being pretty damn boring, I am still watching.

I’ll let you know what I think.

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