April 2010 Archives
It's Friday, y'all! My gift to you: Only a little bit of bad news.
There are rumors swirling that Steve Carell will leave The Office after the 2010 season. Apparently the allure of doing quality films like Date Night is just too tempting for him. Whether or not he actually leaves Dunder Mifflin probably comes down to contract negotiations, but if Michael Scott does depart Scranton, we've identified some folks that would be well-qualified to serve as the new office manager.
May sweeps starts tonight! Before your favorite characters kiss/get pregnant/kill Jack Bauer (maybe?!), here's your handy TV news.
After watching not only the first episode of Happy Town (which aired last night) but also the next two, I'm left feeling quite ambivalent about this show. It has a decent cast (Amy Acker, Steven Weber, Sam Neill, M.C. Gainey and Frances Conroy), but considering that it's about a town with a serial killer, I found myself surprisingly bored by the pacing and the plotting.
There are so many TV-related changes today! Well, the main "changes" are rumors, but still -- they're really big rumors!
The first True Blood minisode (a.k.a. "A Drop of True Blood") just debuted, and while it was just a tease of the show I've been desperately missing since last summer, it was still a tasty little treat. I was actually surprised since I typically don't love minisodes or webisodes or whatever the marketing folks call them. But with this one, they managed to combine so many of the things I like about the show -- including Eric, Pam, Fangtasia!, '80s movie homages and terrible dance auditions -- into one brief, little scene. It's as if the writers somehow tapped into my psyche and put it all on film.
Considering how much hype there was around Glee's "The Power of Madonna," we were delighted that it didn't disappoint. With its success, series creator Ryan Murphy is now playing with the idea of an all-Britney Spears episode. We love the thought of it, and think that Britney's catchy, theatrical music would totally adapt to the Glee universe. Here are some of our picks for what each of the show's stars should sing.
It's a slow yet mildly entertaining day for TV news.
This week, the chefs on Top Chef Masters have to cater a meal for the cast of Modern Family. We're not sure that the sitcom's cast is really known for their critiques of high-end food, but we love the actors so much that we're willing to just go with it. And the whole idea got us thinking of other ways we'd like to see scripted and reality programs collide.
When you think about it, all it takes is one deadly supervirus to turn most of the world's sci-fi into docudramas. Also, it could potentially eliminate the threat posed by the cast of The Hills. Oh, and if you like TV movies, Lifetime is awaiting your thank-you e-mail.
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