Oh, hell yes.
Our favorite ballerinas are coming back to primetime.
Here's another project for Avon Barksdale to fund.
Apparently, audiences don't like watching women crying hysterically behind closed bathroom doors -- but they love Ryan Seacrest. Who knew?
More L.A. Complex? It's truly gonna be a great summer.
It might be the strangest casting mash-up of two TV shows ever...
Post-Katrina New Orleans gets the David Simon treatment with HBO's Treme, a new series about one of the city's neighborhoods trying to rebuild after the disaster. The pilot aired last night, and at 80 minutes, it was a lot to take in, but much of it was pleasantly surprising. I expected it to be good, of course, considering the pedigree behind it and many of the actors cast (does it get better than Clarke Peters, Melissa Leo and John Goodman?), but I was blown away mainly by how joyful it managed to be despite the subject matter.
Ricky Gervais started this decade on the fringes of British radio. He'll start the next one hosting a major awards show (the Golden Globes, airing Jan. 17, 8PM ET, NBC). In between, among many other considerable achievements, he co-created and starred in what many would consider to be not only one of the best television shows of the decade, but of all time: The Office, seven and a half hours of perfectly calibrated, sometimes agonizing, dark comedy. As his opportunity to reach his biggest viewing audience to date approaches, Gervais spoke to us and other media outlets about his ground-breaking show, its U.S. version and his favorite American programming.
OK, not really, but an actual musical version of The Wire would... OK, it would be terrible, nevermind. The good news is that's not happening, but after the jump you can watch a mesmerizing recap of the entire series in rap form, by rapper Mad Skillz -- complete with a Youtube clip montage! You know, in case you're a Wire super fan in withdrawal or maybe just someone who wants to know what happened on the beloved series but are short on time, or just too afraid of that totally germed out outdoor couch they all hung out on in Season 1 to actually sit down with the DVDs. (You can also read our awesome old recaps of the show to catch up. Just saying.)
I've already watched it twice, and I don't plan on stopping anytime in the near future. Oh, Internet. What did we do before we had you? Just sit around not listening to rap versions of The Wire all day? Clearly, that's a life not worth living. Also, if anyone finds/knows where to find an MP3 version of this, please leave a link below. This is so my new jam.