January 2009 Archives
I've already watched it twice, and I don't plan on stopping anytime in the near future. Oh, Internet. What did we do before we had you? Just sit around not listening to rap versions of The Wire all day? Clearly, that's a life not worth living. Also, if anyone finds/knows where to find an MP3 version of this, please leave a link below. This is so my new jam.
America is going crazy over the fake psychic who solves crimes! ...Except they've been going crazy about this guy's show for three seasons already. USA's detective comedy Psych returns on Friday with new episodes, and we got the chance to talk to stars James Roday (Shawn) and Dulé Hill (Gus) about what's coming up in terms of romances, guest stars and possible references to a certain other psychic investigator.
I couldn't actually bring myself to watch the People's Choice Awards last night. There is only so much Adam Sandler a girl can take and the incessant commercials for Bedtime Stories have more than fulfilled my quota for the year. Any award show that even has Worst Week in the running for Best New Comedy is no good in my book. I don't care if there weren't that many to choose from this year. Gary Unmarried won, if you care... which I don't. Besides, I was too busy distracting myself with the horror show that was 13: Fear Is Real, which in retrospect was probably worse than sitting through a few minutes of Adam Sandler schtick.
So that's it, kids. Don't look for a new Pushing Daisies tonight, or ever, probably. So terrible. Like, what did Pushing Daisies do to ABC to justify this? Sleep with its wife or something? I can't deal with this. I'm going to go purchase a whimsical pie for Angel now and we're gonna eat through our pain. Leave some woe and/or pie ideas in the comments, li'l gumshoes.
Well, at least its not another dancing show. ABC has given the greenlight to a trainwreck in the making called Superstars. Not to be confused with the current trainwreck Superstars of Dance. Instead this one will pair celebrities (D-List or lower, I'm sure) with professional athletes to compete in events like swimming, biking, running and kayaking. Wow. That sounds... riveting. There's not a hell of a lot more exciting than watching people run.
Ah Scrubs. We used to love it, but then we had to PH it. It just wasn't so consistently funny anymore. Still, it definitely deserved a better send off than that twisted fairy tale mess of a "series finale" that aired on NBC, but I wasn't entirely looking forward to its return, especially if it was going to deliver more lackluster episodes. There's not much I hate more than shows that just don't know when to quit. However, the two episode premiere (on its new network) actually won me over, and made me remember why I used to enjoy this show in the first place. Here's why...
This little flight of marketing fancy might very well succeed in recapturing Big Love viewers and even winning a new audience. But what about some other returning shows without the budget or the creativity to exploit the subconscious desires of the masses? I've decided to be a generous soul (it's my new thing for '09!) and come up with a few ideas for shows that have been off the air so long that their core audience has all but given it up for dead. Just call me Mother Theresa.
As for me, I'm a huge fan of the show and from what I've seen from the three episodes of the new season they sent me, the next 13 weeks are going to be just as awesomely nutbar as last season's were. Though I'm still not sold on Rose Byrne as an actress, and I likely never will be, as she's still really way out of her league here, I'm sorry to report. But, luckily, everyone else on the show is amazing, and new castmembers William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Goodwin from Lost and Tim Olyphant are fitting in very nicely and doing the great work we all expected them to. And Glenn Close is still terrifying. A little less so, so far, than last season, but, you know, she's still Glenn Close, and Glenn Close is terrifying. And also fairly loopy on this call, as she joined it the morning after a very late shoot. This ended up being surprisingly awesome, actually. Because the hardest part about playing Patty Hewes? Apparently it's the high heels, people. Oh, and this is a little premiere episode spoiler-filled, obviously. Just FYI.
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