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I’m still not convinced Lucy Liu was the right casting, but I take back everything I said about Jonny Lee Miller - this four minute preview is the most I’ve ever liked him. The show looks much better than the pilot script suggested to me it would be. Could be potential here after all!
Here’s how I fared in regards to this week in television. Should be noted that I only haven’t watched some of these because I watch them with specific people….but which ones? And which ones are sitting on my DVR waiting for me but just aren’t holding my interest?
Overall, I found this week in TV was much weaker than last week, but the second episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Suburgatory and Pan Am were all strong, Ringer finally got slightly interesting, and Happy Endings is quickly becoming one of the most reliable comedies on TV, if not for laughing out loud, at least for a wholly enjoyable good time.
Which were your favorite episodes of TV this week? What is still sitting on your DVR?
Is there an alternate universe where Heroes got canceled after the first season and is one of the most worshipped properties in the history of science fiction television and Firefly got renewed for three more seasons, but crashed and burned so horribly that no one can think of it without wincing?
30 Rock. In Depression-era New York City, a General Electric executive (Alec Baldwin) attempts to turn a female radio writer (Tina Fey) into a society belle. What happens when big business and show business collide? Directed by Frank Capra and featuring hilarious supporting performances by stage star Jane Krakowski and vaudeville comics Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock is a charming screwball comedy for the ages.
Yeah, this is definitely a good way to spend the evening.
Let it happen on AMC. Let Y go to a channel that believes in long-form storytelling, and character. I haven’t watched all of Breaking Bad, but I have seen every episode of Mad Men at least twice, and I have now seen both episodes of The Walking Dead in excess of three times. Each. Because apparently I’m the only person on the UES who knows how to use a DVR. But you know what? I’m happy to have you come over to my place and watch it, because it’s so. Good. If Y: The Last Man has a home in the world of film, that home is on AMC, without question. The question of direction then becomes happily secondary- the person who counts is the show runner, and you have a stable of directors, people who don’t need to be household names or have a CGI monstrosity under their belt to be considered for a ‘comic book movie’. The multiple directors factor works particularly well for Y given the hugely diverse nature of the storylines and the places those stories take you.
- Will AMC Save The Comic Book Movie? from @eruditechick, on All Things Fangirl. Click here for the entire article.
For my thoughts specifically on how not to screw up a Y: The Last Man adaptation, click here. Though keep in mind it’s a couple years old, so my mind has completely changed on the casting front. Especially if Y goes to TV and the casting can range from very well known to complete unknown. Oooh, the possibilities, how they are endless!