November 2010 Archives
What happened to the sweet, misguided, soapy show that I used to tune into after Grey's for some bizarre medical cases and hot doctors having sex and dressing inappropriately? It's slowly been disappearing, and getting to be more about ethical dilemmas and some actual drama, but the last two weeks have been doozys of episodes, particularly last night. (If you haven't watched, and you actually care, there are spoilers ahead).
AMC recently cancelled the glacially paced Rubicon, but at least their new show The Walking Dead is off to a great start, with ratings that dwarf anything in the network's history (not to mention plenty of shows on bigger channels). Perhaps if they'd tossed a few undead characters on to Rubicon, it would have gotten a second-season pickup. In fact, almost any program could benefit from an infusion of zombies. Here's our wish list:
We bet that Wheel of Fortune girl saw this one coming.
Apparently now that he and Vienna have split and all of the Dancing With the Stars opportunities have dried up, Jake Pavelka has returned to his day job. The one-time Bachelorette suitor tried to woo Jillian, failed, ended up as The Bachelor, failed to find true love and is now working for Delta Air Lines (allegedly on one of their commuter lines). We can only imagine what a flight with him would be like...
If you watch the show to your left, you might be a Republican.
I loved T-Bag from Prison Break; in fact, he was one of the best things about that stupid show. When we last saw him, he was being hauled off to solitary confinement for unknowingly helping Michael bust Sara out of jail. But now Robert Knepper is reprising the role of T-Bag on the upcoming show Breakout Kings from Prison Break producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora. I'd love it if other producers reached back to their old shows and revived some of our favorite characters on their current projects. Here's our wish list:
Last night Conan O'Brien arrived at his new basic cable home with Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino and even the Masturbating Bear (surprise!) in tow, and the show felt... a little like both of his old shows! It was stiff and cautious at times, like The Tonight Show was, and then there'd be a five minute video sketch about Conan getting assassinated at a toll-booth, Godfather-style (I remember reading years ago that he'd begged Entertainment Weekly to let him do that on their cover and they refused, so glad TBS is really making his dreams come true here) and it felt like the relaxed silliness of Late Night all over again. The premiere as a whole wasn't exceptional, or even exceptionally funny throughout, but there is probably wisdom in starting out cautiously. Either way, I really wouldn't say it was a bad episode, so that certainly is something.
Picture it... 1985! A relatively young Betty White enters, stage left...
More like The Walking Alives, am I right?
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