Were the Pythons flogging a dead parrot?
... or have you hit the Escape button on AMC's new drama?
My opinion of the HBO drama's first three episodes...
My thoughts on the thrilling conclusion for Jack Bauer...
I review the premiere of Guillermo del Toro's vampire horror...
An early look at ABC's awful comedy musical...
WRITER & DIRECTOR: Ryan Murphy
GUEST CAST: Britney Spears, Jessalyn Gilsig, Max Adler, James Earl, Lauren Potter, Iqbal Theba & Josh Sussman
TRANSMISSION: 28 September 2010 – Fox, 8/7c
WRITERS: Evan Katz & Nick Wauters
DIRECTOR: Jeffrey Reiner
GUEST CAST: Scott Patterson, Taylor Cole, Clifton Collins Jr., Lisa Vidal, Dominic Flores & D.B Sweeney
TRANSMISSION: 26 September 2010 - NBC, 9/8c
|Second of Strahotness: the model look|
WRITERS: Rafe Judkins & Lauren LeFranc
DIRECTOR: Gail Mancuso
GUEST CAST: Karolina Kurkova, Isaiah Mustafa, Lou Ferrigno, Katie Cleary, Thierre Di Castro & Bronson Pinchot
TRANSMISSION: 27 September 2010 - NBC, 8/7c
"I'm surprised it's taken so long to develop a new comedy set in a busy kitchen, considering how many cooking shows and celebrity chefs have come to prominence in the past decade; from Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver, to Marco Pierre White and Heston Blumenthal. BBC2 sitcom Whites benefits enormously from this pop-culture foundation, as audiences now understand the setup of a professional kitchen (the roles, the lingo, the dishes, the pace, the pressure, etc.) It means we're already somewhat familiar with the world, even feeling some attachment to it, and that helps what's already an organized and nicely-paced opening episode..." Continue reading...
WRITERS: Damon Beesley & Iain Morris
DIRECTOR: Ben Palmer
GUEST CAST: Hannah Tointon, Greg Davies & Abbey Mordue
TRANSMISSION: 27 September 2010 - E4/HD, 10PM
WRITER: Terence Winter
DIRECTOR: Timothy Van Patten
TRANSMISSION: 26 September 2010 - HBO
SPOILERS FOR SEASON 4: "Outgoing showrunner Clyde Phillips fired a cruel parting shot at both Dexter and the audience in Emmy-winning season 4 finale "The Getaway". Namely, the shocking death of Dex's wife Rita at the hand of the Trinity Killer -- as his own sick act of malice, before meeting his end wrapped in plastic on Dexter's kill-table. Incoming showrunner Chip Johannessen (Millennium, 24) has a tough job trying to recalibrate the show without Rita as a "rock" for Dexter (despite the fact she was becoming progressive less interesting post-nuptials), and in trying to launch a fifth season of a show some believe has lost its edge." Continue reading...
WRITERS: Shane Meadows & Jack Thorne
DIRECTOR: Shane Meadows
CAST: Thomas Turgoose, Rosamund Hanson, Joe Gilgun, Vicky McClure, Andrew Ellis, Andrew Shim, Stephen Graham, Perry Benson, George Newton, Jo Hartley, Johnny Harris, Kriss Dosanjh, Danielle Watson, Joe Dempsie, Chanel Cresswell, Michael Socha, Hannah Walters, Katherine Dow Blyton & Perry Fitzpatrick
TRANSMISSION: 21 September 2010 – CHANNEL 4/HD, 10PM
23 September 2010
WRITER: Howard Overman
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Webb
GUEST CAST: Mark Williams (voice), Rupert Young, Michael Cronin, Simon Nehan, Gemma Arrowsmith & Duncan Meadows
TRANSMISSION: 25 September 2010 - BBC1, 7PM
WRITERS: Jonathan Abrahams & Matthew Weiner
DIRECTOR: Jennifer Getzinger
GUEST CAST: Alexa Alemanni, Erin Cummings, Sam Page, Melinda Page Hamilton, Susan Leslie, Caity Lotz, Remy Auberjonois & Bayne Gibby
TRANSMISSION: 22 September 2010 - BBC4/HD, 10PM
"After two seasons it looks like Fringe has decided to embrace serialized storytelling, despite debuting in 2008 with the promise it would be more episodic and, thus, accessible to casual viewers. Consequently, it's moving away from a modern-day X Files format, to focus on its fanbase's preference for the mytharc. Even with the opening catch-up that condenses the past two season’s events for potential newcomers, it's hard to imagine Fringe increasing its audience from hereon in. It's a shame, because this is arguably the best pure sci-fi show on the box right now, but I think it’s missed its chance to grab a larger audience, sadly." Continue reading...
What is the name of the restaurant Glee's characters sometimes visit?The answer and name of the lucky winner is below:
Answer: "BreadstiX"Congratulations to Liz! I will be in touch to arrange delivery of your Glee swag. The winner was chosen using Random.org. I also accepted "Breadsticks" as the correct answer, but a handful of people unfortunately gave the name of other establishments mentioned in the show (Jollibees, The Tam O'Shanter Inn, etc.) While I can understand this mistake, BreadstiX fitted the definition of "restaurant" more appropriately, and featured throughout season 1 a total of 6 times -- most famously in the episode "Hell-O", when Santana and Brittany took Finn there on a date (see above).
Winner: Liz Osborne
"This is the first TV pilot from J.J Abrams that feels behind the curve, with a concept lacking the ingenuity of previous Abrams-produced ventures (Alias, Lost, Fringe). Undercovers offers no joyous surprises, feeling like something Abrams has tossed off inbetween movie projects as a favour to NBC; content to deliver a tweak to his spy-drama Alias that only has superficial allure. There's just nothing much going on inside." Continue Reading...