Posts tagged "tv"


May 22nd, 2013

All of the feels…

…Okay, I’ma save some of you… 

Whatever you do… do NOT watch the Grey’s Anatomy finale and the Vampire Diaries finale on the same night… For some of you, this warning is a little late, but if not, PLEASE… save yourself and the kleenex population in your home.   Give yourself some recovery time from one to the next… at least 24 hours.  

For those of you that have seen the Vampire Diaries finale, first of all, halfway through the “cure” pass back and forth, I called it… I knew who was going to get it… and if the writers make me feel sorry for that person in the next season, like I have a feeling they are…?  Well… I’ll never forgive them.  I already seriously want Klauroline to be a thing… a real, for real thing… Only time I like Klaus is when he’s with Caroline.   I still don’t feel sorry for him, which is a testament to how great of an actor JoMo is… 

…and April’s reaction when she thought Jackson was in the bus?  Heart explosion.  

January 31st, 2013

Dear Netflix:

Being a political junkie, I have waited patiently for Kevin Spacey’s new original Netflix Drama, House of Cards, and every time I go to the site, there’s no place to remind me, email me, what have you, of the date that episodes will come available.  I can’t put it in my “Instant Queue”, I’m guessing I have to wait until February 1st, to do so?  This is kind of poor planning, isn’t it?  Aren’t you planning for failure.  Where’s the opportunity for people to say, “OH! Kevin Spacey is in a new online original show, let me subscribe to it now so I can see it when it becomes available!”

As it is, you’re asking the average consumer to be so wowed by a trailer that they will forget about their daily lives and mark down 1 February 2013 as a MUST SEE day for the debut of this show.  Speaking as one of your consumers who does want to see this show, I all but forgot about it until just a moment ago.  In fact, earlier this evening I was wondering when the new “political” show that Kevin Spacey was supposed to be in would be on, but I couldn’t tell you what it was called, and I knew I’d have to search Google to find out, and… as much as I wanted to watch it, I didn’t do it just then.  For me, I’m just wondering how many people you’ve lost who saw any amount of marketing or publicity you’ve already done for this show, went, “Wow!  That sounds amazing!” and had no way to set a future notification up. 

This sounds like something you should probably fix if you’re going to look into expanding into further original programming.  

Just a thought, 

b

June 27th, 2012

jackandjackie:

RFK Jnr’s Daughter in ‘The Newsroom’

Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter has nabbed her first big acting break: Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy has scored a role in Aaron ‘The West Wing’ Sorkin’s HBO pilot. The Newsroom, a show about cable news, also stars such boldface names as Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn, and Dev Patel. Of course, Hollywood is nothing new for the Kennedy clan: Kathleen’s great-grandfather, Joseph P. Kennedy, formed one of the Big Five studios.

Catch it every Sunday on HBO at 10pm EST

inothernews:

On its first programming night a quarter-century ago, this network aired two shows:The Tracey Ullman ShowandMarried… With Children(starring Katey Sagal and Ed O’Neill, above).
Yep, the Fox network is turning 25 years old.

It’s crazy to think that they were featuring a sitcom showcasing their target base.  I mean, who else to better represent the tea party crazies than Al Bundy? The only exception, even Al Bundy had a bit of a soft side at times.  
April 21st, 2012

inothernews:

On its first programming night a quarter-century ago, this network aired two shows:The Tracey Ullman ShowandMarried… With Children(starring Katey Sagal and Ed O’Neill, above).

Yep, the Fox network is turning 25 years old.

It’s crazy to think that they were featuring a sitcom showcasing their target base.  I mean, who else to better represent the tea party crazies than Al Bundy? The only exception, even Al Bundy had a bit of a soft side at times.  

imwithkanye:

Aaron Sorkin on His New HBO Show, The Newsroom, and His Style of “Musical Dialogue” | Vanity Fair
The trick with Aaron, which I think makes this the ultimate challenge is that you have to learn a Broadway play every week. We’re not walking around the corner holding a gun, going, ‘Look out!’ We’re coming around the corner and doing Sorkin, and that’s a whole other thing. And it’s Sorkin at 90 miles an hour, because there’s a musicality, there’s a rhythm to him. Dialogue that has to come out of your mouth, snap-snap—and not just actors talking fast. These [characters] are very smart people, they think fast and they talk fast, and those listening have to keep up.

—Jeff Daniels on Aaron Sorkin. (Also check out Sorkin On Set.)


Which was why the West Wing ruled.  Smart characters talking about smart stuff, fast and quick.  God, it was such a rush every Wednesday.  I miss it.   Can’t wait for this show. 
April 6th, 2012

imwithkanye:

Aaron Sorkin on His New HBO Show, The Newsroom, and His Style of “Musical Dialogue” | Vanity Fair

The trick with Aaron, which I think makes this the ultimate challenge is that you have to learn a Broadway play every week. We’re not walking around the corner holding a gun, going, ‘Look out!’ We’re coming around the corner and doing Sorkin, and that’s a whole other thing. And it’s Sorkin at 90 miles an hour, because there’s a musicality, there’s a rhythm to him. Dialogue that has to come out of your mouth, snap-snap—and not just actors talking fast. These [characters] are very smart people, they think fast and they talk fast, and those listening have to keep up.

Jeff Daniels on Aaron Sorkin. (Also check out Sorkin On Set.)

Which was why the West Wing ruled.  Smart characters talking about smart stuff, fast and quick.  God, it was such a rush every Wednesday.  I miss it.   Can’t wait for this show.