July 2008 Archives
I was one of the lucky people (depending on your perspective) who actually got to see Ian McKellen live in King Lear last year. It was a fine production, highlighted by the fact that Magneto drops trou (well actually he doesn't drop it, he more like pulls off his nightshirty costume over his head in a fit). It got quite a bit of attention at the time and it's run at BAM (The Brooklyn Academy of Music) was sold out. I actually had to go to one of the boroughs in order to see a very long play.
Well, I guess this conceivably paves the way for Gio.... or not. Christopher Gorham, aka hottie geek accountant Henry, is heading off to Harper's Island (the CBS midseason show) and won't be back on Betty this year. OK, I can understand that. I mean, Henry's got a baby and lives halfway across the country, that would just not work for the plucky Betty Suarez... no matter how much she may want it to. So maybe Betty chose to head off with Gio to Italy in the finale? It's possible, but sandwich-making hottie Freddy Rodriguez is only expected to be on the show for one episode this season. Does this mean that the potential lovers had a spat while they were abroad? One can only hope. Either way it has to be more satisfying than who PJ picked on My Boys... at least I hope. If they pull that crap where Betty decides that she is going to chose herself instead of one of the two loverboys, I will officially be annoyed. That cliche is really, really getting overused lately.
Wow. That's all I can say. Wow. ...Okay, I guess I should say more, since I'm the one who begged to write a gushing love note to the Season 2 premiere of Burn Notice, the USA Network's sizzling spy series. I should point out that it was actually my very first episode, having not seen any Season 1 episodes, I'd only read M. Giant's handy cheat sheet, so it was like getting thrown into the middle of a firefight with only the barest idea of what to expect. Hey, kinda like how ex-spy Michael Westen started off the episode! Here're my five favorite things about the premiere.
Few things cause me to weep openly more consistently than Quantum Leap episodes, so I think it's safe to say I'd follow Scott Bakula anywhere... even if where he's going involves Ray Romano. That's right. My Scott Bakula (who I affectionately nicknamed "Dracula" when I was 10. I wasn't very clever back then) passion runs that deep! The former time-traveling physicist has signed on for Men of a Certain Age, a TNT drama pilot co-starring Ray Romano and Andre Braugher, who's one of those actors whose name I know but whose work I've never actually seen. Anyway, I'm sure he's very talented.
For those of you who A.) are sad that the Office season is over and B.) can't get enough Kevin on the show, your wishes are both granted. Yesterday NBC released the first in a new series of webisodes starring Brian Baumgartner as the dopey Kevin, who could conceivably appear to be mentally handicapped to people who just met him. In this series, Kevin tries to get a bank loan to pay off his gambling debts. New episodes will appear every Thursday for the rest of the month on Hulu. Check out the first installment after the jump.
Watch the ten minute trailer and form your own damned opinion for once. Jeez!
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