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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Its been too long lovelies! Last week was crazy busy with lots happening at work and my brother coming to town. Both of which kept me from my first love, waxing poetic about TV.
So we’ll have to play a little bit of catch-up. Hold on tight.
- The season finale of Mad Men was nothing short of amazing. It was one of the truly “happier” episodes. Don Draper is not a person you can normally describe using words like joyous or optimistic. He was in this episode, even when he had to let down his psychologist lady lover. My next question: How far ahead will we jump for season 5? Will Don’s new relationship make it? I can’t handle another messy Draper divorce.
- CBS ordered full seasons of all of its rookie shows. That’s quite a feat, especially for this lackluster freshman class. However, CBS has “won the week” five weeks straight, so their new shows must be doing something right. The last time any network accomplished this feat? NBC in 1997.
- Kanye’s new short film/music video/salute to himself is gorgeous. Say what you want about Kanye, but the cinematography and art direction in this piece are worth the 34 minutes. Kanye’s acting, not so much.
- I really miss Gilmore Girls. There, I said it. It was a feel good show with snappy writing and not one, not two, but three count ’em three, multi-faceted female characters. (If you want to count Sookie and Paris, you’d get 5, but we’re splitting hairs here.) Anyway, watching this mini-reunion made me nostalgic for the good old days in Stars Hollow.
- And finally, Doug Funnie teaches us all how to dougie. He’s good, but he’s no Bucky.
Posted in Hump Day Update, tagged 30 Rock, ABC, Christina Hendricks, Ethan Zohn, Friday Night Lights, Glee, Lone Star, Mad Men, Raising Hope, The Office, Tina Fey on October 6, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Oh these were always my favorite days of the week. I’ve been starring things in my Google Reader in anticipation. Let’s roll!
- Raising Hope is the first show in the class of 2010 to get picked up for new episodes. If you haven’t seen it yet, start watching. It’s good for a few good chuckles an episode.
- Now everyone, and I mean everyone, thinks Christina Hendricks is hot….and supposedly it’s news.
- In other Mad Men news, John Slattery is guesting on 30 Rock, which begs the question, when will we get to see Tina Fey at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce?
- Awkward Family Photos is the latest blog to get its own TV show. I’d hate on that, but I’m holding out for EdubTV on ABC’s comedy block in 2011.
- Two attractive, former reality contestants are running a marathon. You heard it here…second or third.
- In an attempt to save Lone Star, the TV addict whipped up this handy guide for where to find shows online, thus freeing up your TV. It didn’t save Lone Star, but the guide’s still useful.
- There’s an upcoming episode of The Office where the entire cast is watching Glee…because they don’t have enough hype. I wish they’d sit around and watch Friday Night Lights.
- My Favorite Non-TV Related Link Of The Week: I’ve been listening to StoryCorps at work all week. The stories are so authentic and interesting. A few months ago, they released animated versions of a few stories, probably with the sole purpose of making me cry at my desk.
It’s Wednesday. Paula Abdul is performing on the Idol Stage. Hilarious. Pyrotecnics were involved.
- Speaking of American Idol, a stage manager fell on the stage yesterday. She’s okay but needed some stitches.
- Guess who’s a lot older than he looks? MTV Correspondent Kurt Loder. The original MTV News guy turned 64 yesterday. Shocking!
- Kiefer Sutherland headbutted a guy. Loving it! Sucks for the guy though, because apparently it was a pretty serious blow.
- Anyone else want to see the Star Trek movie? I’m a non-fan but it looks pretty awesome. It might be worth getting in to.
- File this under great news: Mindy Kaling is going to get her own show!
- David Simon is hosting a masterclass on The Wire…too bad it’s in Scotland. Overseas FAIL.
- This Domino’s pasta commercial got banned. I’m not sure why…other than the fact that it was dumb as all get out.
- These viral Mad Men promos from Australia are kind of genius.
Posted in Hump Day Update, tagged Jill Scott, Mad Men, Neil Gaiman, Regis & Kelly, Regis Philbin, The Cosby Show, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on April 22, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Not much going on the in the world of TV this week. We’ll keep it short, I actually have books I want to read. (Gasp!)
- My favorite game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, is coming back for a prime-time stint in August! Hooray, this also means we’ll get a dose of Regis sans Kelly. Double win!
- Jill Scott gave birth to her first baby, a boy named Jett. Adorbs! Speaking of Jill Scott, I’m still loving No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. In fact, I went to the library today to check out the first book in the series the show is based off of.
- Even the packaging for season two of Mad Men is hot. That says something.
- The best part of The Office last week was the music of Here Comes Treble. Check out their publicity demo !
- Guess who got a reality show? Rudy! Not the football playing one, the Cosby one.
- And my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Neil Gaiman writes absolutely wonderful children’s books (he wrote Coraline, FYI). This video is an animation of his latest effort, Blueberry Girl. It’s a pretty magical picture book and the video makes me smile. It’s inspiring and whimsical and I plan on buying it for every friend, relative, etc who gives birth to a baby girl in the next 20 years.
Posted in Hump Day Update, tagged Alexis Bledel, Bob Saget, Dancing With The Stars, ER, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, Liza Weil, Mad Men, Matt Weiner, Nadya Suleman, Paul Adelstein, Private Practice, Surviving Suburbia on April 8, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Why is this night different from all other nights? Well here at edubTV, it’s not really. But for my many Chosen friends out there, it’s the first night of Passover. Have a good one buddies. I will try to keep my discussion of leavened breads to a minimum.
- Yesterday I mentioned that I didn’t know Cherry Jones and Sarah Paulson were an item. I also learned that Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls) and Paul Adelstein (Private Practice) are married. Wha? I would like to join a celeb couple list-serve.
- Weil is going to be on the season finale of Grey’s by the way. Speaking of Gilmore alums on medical shows, wasn’t Alexis Bledel awesome on the series finale of ER?
- Rumor has it Nadya Suleman (Octo-Mom) is trying to find herself a man…apparently she’s doing it on TV. Oh gees. I know she needs to money, but I feel bad for the kids who will inevitably have these skeezy guys and oodles of cameras following them around.
- Nothing appeals to my nerd and TV-Fanatic sides more than these dioramas of popular television sets. Nothing.
- Thanks to a generous lead-in from Dancing With The Stars, the premiere of Bob Saget’s new comedy, Surviving Suburbia had an impressive 12 Million viewers on Monday night. Who knew?
- Arlo Weiner, the 8-year-old son of Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, is my new style/life icon.
- Is one of your favorite shows about to get the axe? Now is the time to speak up!
- And finally for my non TV-related link of the week: Cute & Cuter. The only thing better than hot guys? Hot guys holding baby animals or actual babies.