News Corp.’s COO has discussed the possibility of a (digital) channel that shows nothing but episodes of “The Simpsons.”
of “The Simpsons,” the fastest ways for you to lose my respect is to be
racist or to say that the new episodes of “The Simpsons” aren’t as good
as the old ones (especially because the people who say this haven’t
watched in nearly a decade).
DVD service is becoming Qwikster and will have video game rentals!
Plus, I got an email from Reed Hastings apologizing about the split up.
Lin leaving “Terminator 5” for “Fast and the Furious 6” is the first
time I even heard about a “Terminator 5.” Sequels, am I right folks?
Bill Clinton turned down “Dancing with the Stars,” did not turn down jewess intern.
season’s debut episode of “Two and a Half Men” scored an enormous 28
million viewers. “Two Broke Girls,” the show following it, got 19
has canceled Rosanne’s reality series where she works on a nut farm
called “Roseanne’s Nuts.” I wonder why, it sounds
Fall TV Roundup
is a section that will only exist this week and next week. This is
where I will be discussing the new comedy shows television has decided
to unleash on the viewing public.
- This show is in the style of a traditional sitcom. It has a live
studio audience, multiple cameras and more sex jokes than the other side
of a centerfold. I sort of liked this show. My wife liked it a lot.
The thing I mostly took home from this show is that I find Whitney
Cummings more attractive than I thought.
All Night - Will Arnett and Christina Applegate are new
parents. Arnett is a stay-at-home father and Applegate works on a TV
talkshow hosted by Maya Rudolf. This is a new style sitcom with no
laugh track and one camera. It’s weird how much that shifts the tone of
a show, makes it more of an intimate experience, really. This show is
fine. I’ve seen the first two episodes and still haven’t formed a
complete opinion on it. That’s not good. I laughed a few times through
both episodes. I sort of hate Christina Applegate, but I really like
Will Arnett and Maya Rudolf.
Agents - This is similar to “The Office” in that it a lot of
it takes place at work, it’s based off of a BBC series and it’s a single
camera/no laugh track show. It has a really good cast (Hank Azaria,
Natasha Leggero, Al Madrigal and Joe Lo Truglio). I enjoyed this quite a
bit after seeing two episodes. The second episode was better than the
Broke Girls - I watched this only for this article. I was
pretty sure I would not like it even a little. Yet, I did. It is very
raunchy. There were puns involving the words “coming/cumming” and “wet”
and there was a very funny rape joke. This show is mostly set in a
diner, so it’s like “Alice” for a modern era. Whitney Cummings
wrote/created this and one of the main characters is very similar to
her. Surprisingly good. My wife really liked it.
Movies Out Today
- Another movie where somebody gets abducted. This stars Taylor
Lautner from the “Twilight” series of books and movies. Who gets
abducted? You’ll have to see the movie to find out, because I certainly
do not know.
Tale - An entire tale about dolphins? You bet your ass,
brother. Do you love dolphins? If you answered yes, then this is
probably up your alley.
Elite - Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen are some
elite killers. They kill everybody on the entire planet of Earth (this
is not sci-fi, after all). Want to see everybody get killed (including
yourself)? See this film.
- The invention of a new sport is always lead in by a film of it.
“Moneyball” is going to take this country by storm. Baseball? Yeah
right! Soccer? HA! Football? All right, buddy, you can fuck right
off. Moneyball is where it’s at. This film goes over all of the rules
and minutiae of this soon to be classic sporting contest. My only issue
with this film/sport is that we’re in the middle of a horrible
double-dip recession (the second dip is coming soon to a theater near
you). Do we really need to be turning money into balls? Yes! See this
I watched a few movies this week.
- A pretty good slasher flick. Low budget, but with good
cinematography and some really funny performances.
of Fire - A group of professors are creating an encyclopedia
containing all knowledge. Gary Cooper, on the for profs, feels the
slang section is lacking and sets out to improve it. A pretty good
comedy (directed by Howard Hawks and co-written by Billy Wilder) and