May 2010 Archives
Lee DeWyze is our nation's new official Idol, and while that may be difficult to get thrilled about, at least it means this season is over. Mr. DeWyze got on a conference call today to discuss his win and journalists across the nation called in, trying desperately to come up with things to ask the least exciting American Idol winner in the show's history. Read highlights below.
It's been an incredibly busy week, so why not wind down with today's TWoP news?
In general, summer TV is usually pretty dismal, at least for the broadcast networks. After all, there's a reason that most of these programs end up sitting on the shelf during the regular season. Sure, there's usually a compelling cable show or two (Mad Men and True Blood) and some addictive reality shows (Big Brother and So You Think You Can Dance) to help us beat the heat, but it's unfortunately rare for a new program to really grab out attention in the warm-weather months. Still, there's an onslaught of freshman series approaching, which means there's a chance we'll be pleasantly surprised. Here are the ones that sound like they have the most potential:
Hope you like J.J. Abrams and Project Runway, because you're getting a whole lot of them in today's TWoP news.
Whether you were dissatisfied or totally pleased with the Lost series finale, there's good news. According to Michael Emerson, who played Ben Linus, there will be a 12-14 minute bonus scene included on the complete series DVD box set that shows him and Hurley after Hurley becomes Number One Island Protector, but before the two of them pop up in the Sideways world. One Ain't It Cool News commenter swears that the scene shows Ben and a thinner Hurley walking towards a snowbound, future city, where there are supposedly new candidates waiting to possibly take their place, but that sounds like an awful lot of work for one deleted scene. However, we would certainly be happy if the scene answered any or all of our enduring questions from the show. We've put together a spec script for how we hope the scene plays out -- yes, we know this is didactic and inelegant, but we really are this desperate to get some real resolution from this maddening show.
While this cycle of The Biggest Loser had its share of absurd moments, 526 lb Michael's victory has made us feel justified in watching all 38 hours of the show this season. Even though we were all a little mad at the guy for divvying up the Black and Blue Teams so unevenly, we were still rooting for him, because let's face it: He has a sweet personality, was generally not a game player and went relatively light on the motivational speeches (at least compared to all of the other contestants). In celebration of winning the $250,000 and being this season's Biggest Loser, Michael took a media call and opened up about life on and off the ranch. Below are the highlights.
Yay, there's actually TV news today! Yesterday was kind of a disappointment.
It's a slow news day, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun!
Somebody save Charlie's Angels! The classic TV series is in the process of being rebooted, with former Smallville honchos Al Gough and Miles Millar at the helm. In addition, they'll be taking over writing duties now that Sarah Connor Chronicles writer Josh Friedman has left the show. Which means the fate of the Angels will be solely decided by, not Charlie, but by the men who brought us Shanghai Noon. We'd be more worried if we hadn't already had our expectations for the series lowered by the last two Drew Barrymore Angels movies (she's an exec producer on the show, BTW). In light of Smallville and the two movies, here are some things we'd like Gough and Millar to keep in mind as they reinvigorate the franchise.
24 ended its gloriously ridiculous, wildly entertaining, f*cking badass run with a two-hour series finale last night, and though it had some pitfalls, it's hard to deny that it was a pretty great finale. It felt more like a great season finale, sure, but to their credit they're trying to get a movie made, here. If the movie happens, this will go down as an excellent series finale, and one that's justified. If it doesn't, well... let's not think about that. Let's just review the best and worst elements of the finale as it stood last night.
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