July 2008 Archives
Well, probably everyone, since I think I'm one of like 12 people who watches this show and has a problem separating actors from their characters. Anyway, Greek (it's on that little ABC Family network, the one that shows the knocked up teen and the kid with no belly button) cutie Scott Michael Forster was arrested for DUI. We here at TWoP usually overlook infractions of the drug and alcohol variety since we don't care so much about what people do in their own personal time so long as it doesn't mess with our shows getting made or whatnot. But in this case, art is truly imitating life and I just couldn't really freaking help myself.
Another contender for the title of world's most moronic television show. The World of Stupid which apparently aired somewhere or other in 2004 is now airing in the vast wasteland that is known as Fox Reality Channel. It is a Jackass-esque show, that travels around the globe to see the dumb things that people do to each other. Apparently, hitting each other in the crotch to see what happens is the universal language of "comedy." The theme song/intro is so beyond cheesy and loungy and I love British announcer guy. Below are the idiots of Wales. There are lovely castles and people who like to hit each other in the back with racquetballs just for the fun of it. Or, say, drive nails through their skin. Just because. Basically it is the global Jackass without Johnny Knoxville, Bam or Weeman. Watch at your own risk. I think, however, that it may be better than Hurl!
Even if you looooved Beverly Hills 90210, do you really want to see a remake/spinoff/continuation? Even if it has Shannen and Tori in it? Especially if it has Shannen and Tori in it?
And though tons of viewers now loooove Gossip Girl, do we really need a new ditto show about spoiled rich kids in fab fashions getting all angst-y, only this time in sunny Palm Beach, Florida?
When the most exciting news of the CBS day at the Television Critics Association press tour is delivered by corporate-kin cabler Showtime, you know TV's in trouble.
Or maybe not.
Think about the shows Showtime gives us. Dexter, Weeds, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The L Word, Penn & Teller's Bullshit, This American Life. Distinct. Warped. Smart. Love 'em.
Now, don't get me wrong -- Joss Whedon has a way with words. Every other word out of his characters' mouths has me rolling on the floor in hysterics. But his true genius -- the talent of his that really, truly caves in my skull, as if with a large rock -- is his ability to deliver the funny dialogue right up to the point where he decides that you are no longer allowed to laugh. That's when he sticks the knife in you, or throws you the curveball, or drives your tour bus off a cliff, whichever "shock and awe" metaphor floats your metaphorical watercraft.
This show may be a shameless X-Men rip-off, but it has so much potential (that was squandered last year), that I truly hope it gets back on track. That being said, the trailer concludes with some sexy bad girl version of Claire shooting Peter with an "I always loved you" line, which is the cheesiest thing I've seen since Hayden's Paris Hilton impression. But we'll see, maybe it's really awesome in context.
Peep the trailer after the jump.
We're revealing our categories and some of the nominees today (You'll see that we actually care about shows like Battlestar Galactica and Pushing Daisies, unlike those Emmy people). Below is our complete list, which are based on your suggestions. Each week (on Mondays) a new batch of polls will be available for you to vote on, but this way you can start making your choices early. We know how important it is for you give some quality thinking time to which reality show truly was the worst of the year and which character most deserves to die (there are just so many candidates). With 60 categories, you've got plenty to choose from and think about.
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