What Pan Am Taught Us About the ’60s This Week

by Ethan Alter October 10, 2011 6:00 am
What <i>Pan Am</i> Taught Us About the ’60s This Week

Now that The Playboy Club has gone to that great after-hours nightclub in the sky, while Don Draper and the rest of his Mad Men won't be back until March, we have to rely on ABC's Pan Am to provide us with weekly lessons in 1960s history. Last night's episode proved to be an especially relevant one, as it took place during JFK's famous 1963 trip to Berlin, where he delivered his iconic "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. But we already covered that in our high school history class. Here's what we didn't know, but do now, thanks to the show:

Pan Am: Christina Ricci Invites Us to Fly the Friendly Skies

by Ethan Alter September 24, 2011 6:00 am
<i>Pan Am</i>: Christina Ricci Invites Us to Fly the Friendly Skies

ABC's new '60s-era airline drama Pan Am takes its maiden flight on Sunday night, fueled by strong word of mouth (it made our list of must-see fall shows) and a cast that includes Kelli Garner, Mike Vogel and Christina Ricci, star of such films as The Opposite of Sex, Sleepy Hollow and, perhaps most memorably, both of the Addams Family movies, where she played the quintessential Goth daughter, Wednesday. In advance of the show's premiere, Ricci and the Pan Am creator Jack Orman spoke with the press about the show's direction, the mod fashions and a very special Beatles episode.

TWoP 10: In Memoriam – What We'll Miss from Cancelled Shows

A ton of shows were cancelled this season, many of which deserved to go. But although we may not have shed tears over the programs themselves, there's quite a few specific elements that we're going to miss.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

by Ethan Alter January 29, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pick up Downton Abbey's third season on DVD... or Shirley MacLaine gets it!

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, September 6, 2012

by Rachel Stein September 6, 2012 4:08 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Another day, another J.J. Abrams pilot

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, May 24, 2012

by Samantha Rullo May 24, 2012 3:48 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, May 24, 2012

The same Internet that's always accused of killing ratings may actually be resurrecting cancelled shows.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, May 14, 2012

by Rachel Stein May 14, 2012 4:36 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, May 14, 2012

The network upfronts are upon us.

TWoP 10: Bubble Shows That Should Be Saved

by Angel Cohn March 2, 2012 6:06 am
TWoP 10: Bubble Shows That Should Be Saved

It's the time of year when networks start deciding which shows will get the axe and which ones will live for at least another season. While there are a host of shows in danger of getting cancelled, there are only a few that we'd actually like to see get a reprieve. Here's our wish-list, and don't worry, Terra Nova isn't on here... we've mostly forgotten that show ever existed.

TWoP 10: Characters We'd Like to Regift (the 2011 Edition)

by Angel Cohn December 22, 2011 6:00 am
TWoP 10: Characters We'd Like to Regift (the 2011 Edition)

There are a lot of terrible shows out there who have characters that are too good for their shows. Or good shows who just have too many characters to service. So as has become our annual tradition (2010, 2009, 2008), we've found shows where these people would be far better utilized.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, November 21, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski November 21, 2011 1:44 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, November 21, 2011

Release the direwolves.

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