I hope everyone is as excited as I am about the Arrested Development reunion for the film. We hear so much about reunions that never happen. It’s as if the tv gods smiled upon true talent (something they don’t do much of). I think arrested development fans need a fan moniker a la Gleeks. Developers? Arrested Lovers? It needs work.
cougar town solved the problem of how to open a bottle of wine without a cork screw.
Oh, I make myself laugh
Tonight is the 2nd episode of Major Crimes, the post-Kyra Sedgwick Closer. The rest of the cast, still there, still funny and interesting. But there is something uncomfortable about a show going on without its star. And the cool thing about these writers is that they are addressing that within the storylines.
Provenza is threatening to quit and he represents the viewers who were like, “uh, how can there be a Closer without The Closer.” They are mad and understandably so. This is often the time when many shows “jump the shark.” But I am trying to keep an open mind.
Remember the kind of character Captain Raydor in response to Brenda’s saccharine southern charm. Ryador always had this quiet grace, one of those women is strong without being hard. Brenda was similar, but less quiet about it. They both are strong women who can also be soft, but I am excited to see where this show is gonna go. I don’t think Brenda Lee Johnson would want us to abandon her crew. No, seriously, Kyra won’t be mad, right?
After all the constant bitching I hear about how reality tv has taken over and there will never be another good role model on tv again, the very kind people of USA Network have given us Political Animals. Now, is Sigorney Weaver’s character a semi-biographical take on Hillary Clinton? Yep. Is she so much more effin kickass? Hell to the yeah. We haven’t seen a strong mammajamma like this since the premiere of whatever USA’s last show was. They are pretty cool with the chicks (e.g. Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, In Plain Sight). All good for the womenfolk. Why they still air wrestling I’ll never know.
On last week’s pilot episode, Ms. Secretary of State decided she was running for president. When her son asks her what is going on with her…well, just read for yourself:
I’m just sick of it all. That’s what’s going on. I’m sick to death of the bullshit and the egos and the MEN. Just one time, just once, I would like to accomplish something in this city without having to spend all my energy navigating the short-sighted, selfish, self-involved, and oh-so-fragile male egos that suck up all the oxygen in this town.
I may have never heard a better description of Washington D.C. Wow, right?
Tonight, TNT premiered its new Eric MCormack vehicle, Perception. I am often begging the television gods (and by that I mean network execs) to give us something new, not just another cop show or legal show or medical show. Well, it seems the network that “knows drama” has an offering. Yes, it’s a crime-solving show, but get this: the psych professor who helps the cute FBI chick solve cases is also schizophrenic. Now, get this…we don’t really know whether he is talking to someone or whether it is one of symptoms if his illness. And you’re not gonna believe this one, but the various characters in his delusions help solve the crimes. Gotta give it to TNT, that’s a new one. The show is quite good as a new take in a very common genre. The other cool part (nerds take notice), the show has lots of real science and psychology on it. I learned about two new mental illnesses just from tonight’s pilot episode. I’m definitely going to keep watching the show. Oh, and I’m pretty sure I have the two aforementioned illnesses. This is why I stopped watching medical shows.
Today show says goodbye to Ann Curry. Wouldn’t you leave of you were offered $10 million by NBC News to report on real stories? I bet she won’t miss those cooking segments.
If you read one article about HBO’s Girls, please let it be this one.