This is an old article on AMC and its’ generation of TV Auteurs. It’s another example of letting creativity and passion reign, and reeling in success. But at what cost? Time to get back to streaming Mad Men on Netflix…
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I’m back nerds. Sorry for the whole “Erin takes 3 months off thing after coming back hard.” There: Apology complete.
Can we talk about Southland? If you haven’t seen this week’s episode, look away. Alan Sepinwall, one of my favorite TV critics was a bit miffed about the shocker of and episode this week. He prefers the beat cop storylines to the detective storylines. While his reasoning is just (go ahead and read it yourself) I personally prefer watching Sammy, Nate and Adams. They’re more invested, they show a bit more range and we see more of their family drama play out. I was a bit misty eyed at the end of this week’s episode. It was sudden, bold, and aggressive. It was 5 minutes of HBO shoved on TNT. It’s a shame more people aren’t tuning in. This show is something special. (Side note: Anyone else wishing AMC had picked up Southland? TNT doesn’t deserve it.)
I promise I’ll come back this time.
Ooh, ooh me, right here! The series premiere of AMC’s latest drama, The Walking Dead, was awesome. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the show follows a wounded Sherrif’s Deputy who wakes up in the hospital to find his whole community’s been taken over by zombies. It sounds ridiculous, but writer Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption) tells the story like no one else can. It’s gut-wrenching, intense, and when you’re not a little scared, it’s kind of fun.
I didn’t notice much buzz about the premiere on Twitter last night, and I was a bit worried that no one tuned in. Boy was I wrong. The show boasted AMC’s strongest numbers ever for a dramatic series. You know what that means? It’s probably already headed for a second season.
Even after only 90 minutes of material, that’s amazing news. The Walking Dead just bought itself a season pass on my DVR, and a tiny space in my zombie-loving heart.
Series Premiere Spoiler Alert: See that picture above? The zombies ate his horse people! They ate his horse! I haven’t been that upset about a horse’s death since Artax died in The Neverending Story.
Its been awhile huh? Since we left off, a lot has happened, new jobs, new cities, but only one new episode of Eastbound & Down. Impressive.
We’re making a triumphant return to edubTV, because…well…we have time on our hands. Why not use it laying on the couch, catching up with our very favorite medium?
To refresh myself and mentally prepare for blogging again, I read about 650 edubTV posts. (I told you, I have time on my hands.) And since it’s been almost a year and a half since we last wrote, they were kind of hilarious. I did notice a few things I got right, and not so right.
- Just a few months ago, MTV updated their logo and took the music television portion off of it. Like many of you, I rang that bell almost two years ago.
- I was really excited for the Arrested Development movie, and I’m still waiting. It’s been several years now. I’m growing impatient.
- I opened a post with, “When’s the last time you watched AMC?” Now, most people would answer that question with, “Sunday night.”
- I did not think the new 90210 was going to work…and now its managed to earn a Season Pass on my Tivo, even though a lot of the things I didn’t want to see on the show actually happened. Damn you wealthy teens and your constant drama!
- I didn’t think Glee stood a chance. And now that it’s on, and a huge success, I’m starting to think it shouldn’t. (Seriously people, the Britney ep sucked. There, I said it.)
So its been 17 months, but I’m happy to be back. I have a few things to say, and finally, finally, five of you will be back to hear them.
Good to see you again too!
It was Oscar night. Fun show huh? I followed it on Twitter with all my Tweeps. Quite a community out there.
Anyway, here are this week’s winners in my book. Suck it academy!
Amazing Race 14: I love these people. Mel & Mike White are so adorable and having the time of their lives. Margie and Luke are generous and enthusiastic. Everyone is compelling (except that pesky dating couple). And did I mention my sincere love for Steve and Linda the couple from Virgina? I am a little concerned about Linda constantly asking Steve whether or not he’s mad at her but when she’s not concerned about his feelings/her well-being , they’re a pretty cute couple.
Spoiler Alert: If she’d only waited and paraglided with Mel! I’m sad to see Steve and Linda depart tonight.
Carla on Top Chef: She has giant eyes, she makes good food and she’s the only person who can beat Stefan for the title. I sincerely hope she does. That guy needs to be taken down a peg.
Breaking Bad Minisodes: I love this show with a fiery passion only reserved for AMC original programming. These little clips are getting me read for the show’s return on March 8.
- Tina Fey threatened to move to outer space if John McCain and Sarah Palin win this election
- Speaking of which, the rest of the TV public (lead by the New York Times no less) is finally as outraged as I am that 30 Rock isn’t starting for another two and a half weeks.
- This Friday, October 17, there will be an entire Jeopardy category devoted to Mad Men. You can practice your skills online right now with an online edition of Mad Men Jeopardy right now though.
- Best new feature ever: An addictionary for all things The Office on NBC.com. Fans can add their own entries which means some are much funnier than others. I’m glad someone else remembered this.
- Gawker ran a wonderful piece today by a guy who tried out for America’s Got Talent. Oh the shit they put you through.
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