November 2009 Archives
A moment of silence, please. Or, at least, a moment of not Twittering. That's the same as silence nowadays, right? A Joss Whedon show has been cancelled (probably), which means that another angel has gotten its wings, which is also a metaphor for puberty.
In a fairly surprising move, brought on solely by the judges and not by the American voting public, Biana Revels and Phillip Attmore were eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. The two were three of the much-hyped tap dancers who were predicted to go far in the competition this season. However, World Series playoffs messed with the schedule, and we'll never be able to know how popular they actually were. The two grabbed their tap shoes and did a quick conference call with reporters before heading back home after their abbreviated journeys.
This week, it's all about the kids. And the crime procedurals. Say, why aren't there any crime procedurals for kids? Whatever happened to Encyclopedia Brown? Sally Kimball needs to come back and crack some skulls.
The recent loss of Vic Mizz, composer of the Addams Family theme song, reminded one Wall Street Journal writer that the modern TV theme song is a rare bird, indeed. While we love the theme songs for Chuck, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory, many of our favorite shows are only a few chords, or a vague melody with some la-la-las. We went through our DVRs and picked out the show openers that need to start kicking ass, preferably with some good, old-fashioned rock 'n roll. Here are the songs we want to hear, even though we're sure the rights would be impossible to get for most of them, and the rest would need to be covers performed by other bands. They'd still be improvements.
As long as Joss Whedon TV series are getting unceremoniously canceled (so, forever), there will always be comic book sequels to supply a much-needed fix. And while we're sure a Dollhouse comic will be a necessity in the future, in the meantime, you can enjoy more Dr. Horrible. Plus, what movie star is Jack Donaghy making out with now?
There have been a lot of TV shows based on movies. Some go into development soon after the movie becomes a success. Some, like Eastwick, come out nearly 20 years later. But in the case of 2012, the upcoming John Cusack disaster movie, work has already begun on a follow-up TV series called 2013 -- and the film's not even out yet! Wanting to get on the bandwagon early, we looked at the upcoming slate and found ten movies that would make for entertaining TV series. Feel free to take these ideas and run with them, Hollywood!
Stars on TV is the name of the game, as one movie star is going to Fox, two are going to ABC, and one (along with two infamous housewives) is coming to NBC. Michelle Obama, meanwhile, is going on Iron Chef. Keep her safe, Mark Dacascos. Keep her safe.
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