March 2012 Archives
I would start gushing now about how five weeks is too long to wait for new Parks and Recreation episodes, and reminisce about all the things I'll miss in that time... but I already did here. Instead of wallowing, let's just get right in to the very funny "Lucky" -- which was written by Nick Offerman! -- and wish March away.
One hand giveth, the other taketh away: While we're excited about Community coming back with new episodes on Thursday, that means that our beloved Parks and Recreation will go on a five-week hiatus. Sure, compared to, say, Mad Men (which took approximately 12 years between seasons, give or take), a little over a month is child's play, but we're still bummed. Season 4 has been so compelling that we don't know how we'll do without Pawnee and the excellence that comes with it. Here's what we've loved this year:
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment to get away from singing competitions.
"Brilliant But Cancelled" doesn't even begin to cover it.
Matthew Weiner has been extremely hush-hush about the upcoming Season 5 of Mad Men, to say the least. While we haven't even seen a teaser trailer with any new content, we feel confident that we know a few things that won't happen on the critically acclaimed drama. Here are all of the things we can be certain we won't see from the extended Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Pryce gang this year.
There was only one gun fired in "Watching the Detectives," but the fact that it wins Shot of the Week by default doesn't mean it wasn't awesome. There's nothing I enjoy more than when a show takes an annoying dude from the past who once came close to royally ruining everything and gives him a unceremonious death. (Breaking Bad also provided a shining example of this.) While I obviously don't want Quarles to win in his planted-evidence scheme, watching it all unfold in front of Raylan sure does make for great TV -- even more so when our favorite marshal finally sneaks in the chance to be one tiny step ahead of Quarles. I'm obviously extremely excited about the recent Season 4 renewal, but this, to me, means that by this season's end, we'll see a no-doubt bloody downfall for Quarles with Raylan coming out on top. And maybe the writers will at least throw us a bone and kill Winona.
Don't let the dinos bite you on the way out, Shannon family! Actually, on second thought...
Looks like everyone's renewing their contracts this month.
Lindsay Lohan returned to host Saturday Night Live this weekend for the third time with nothing to promote besides her own return to the public spotlight. Based on her nervous, awkward presence, though, maybe should have stayed in the shadows awhile longer, especially since Jon Hamm was on hand to act as a backup host. Sure his presence was supposed to be a gag, but we couldn't help but think how much better some of the sketches would have been had they featured the Man Men star instead of the former mean girl. Here are the skits that would have been instantly improved by the addition of some prime Hamm.
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