Today in news: Bobby Cannavale is joining Nurse Jackie basically full-time, In Plain Sight gets the axe, and Benjamin Bratt is coming back to visit the Pritchett-Dunphy clan.
Vinny Guadagino: couldn't live with his Jersey Shore buddies, couldn't live without them.
With another Fourth of July upon us, it's time to celebrate our freedom, and for us TV junkies, that means freedom from crappy shows and, more specifically, certain awful characters. Some of these people were on blissfully canceled shows, while others were recently ousted from halfway decent programs. Let's toast our independence from these most dreadful creations:
Dear Kyle - Please say yes! - Love, TWoP
More work for former Panthers!
Today in news: Breaking Bad gets shopped around, Lucy Liu joins the wave of movie stars coming to TV, and the Bachelorette finale is a fail.
We're still depressed about the end of Friday Night Lights and then we started watching the new "Now or Never" arc of Degrassi only to see a very familiar plot from being played out on the teen show. Now we loved FNL, and we love Degrassi, but FNL did make a major misstep with one little tiny murder storyline that dragged down its second season. Out of all the fantastic issues that Lights tackled, why, oh why, did Degrassi choose that one?
The finale for Friday Night Lights aired on NBC last night (lucky DirecTV users saw it earlier this year), and after having been burned in the past by other series finales, we were worried that everything would be tied up neatly in a bow or that there would be too many loose ends left unresolved. After all, even strong shows struggle to produce an ending that provides closure while still keeping true to the show's feel, no matter how much time producers have to plan things out. The Sopranos went for the sudden cut to black, Seinfeld tossed everyone in jail, Battlestar Galactica turned everyone into Cylon/human hybrids, Lost confused and frustrated us with a purgatory twist and Smallville cheated us out of a full-on Superman costume. But FNL proved that it is deserving of that Best Drama Emmy nomination by delivering a sweet and wonderful ending that gave us goosebumps and had us reaching for the tissues all at the same time. Here's why:
This week's TV releases are full of down to earth people just trying to make it in the world like Coach Taylor, Sarah Palin, and (i)Carly Shay.
Hey, do you guys like Chuck? Because I hope I'm not wasting your time here, but there's some pick-up news on the subject. You know, just in case you're interested.