If a 30 minute sitcom gets a mid-season premiere the week before Christmas, then it is almost certain to fail. If it gets its premiere after the finale of the network’s most popular show, then the network execs really want to push it and hope for the best, but they know it’s destined to fail. If the show stars an actor who is playing the very same role he played in a movie that is 15+ years old, then, well then it’s just weird.
1600 Penn premiered on NBC this week, the week before Christmas, after the finale of The Voice, and it stars Bill Pullman as the President of the USA, a role he played in Independence Day in 1996. Read more
It’s been awhile since my wife, Palmer, and I debated and discussed “important issues of the day” on the blog. It’s allowed lots of tension and opinions to bubble up, lots of movies and television to be viewed, and lots of opportunity for us to bring you our latest edition of “He Said, She Said”! Check out our latest edition, where we discuss, debate, and review: Argo, fantasy football, Looper, the “Nashville” series premiere, and the latest seasons of Homeland, Modern Family, and Parenthood!
Confession: I love conspiracy, serial dramas. I watched 24 the night it premiered. Alias hooked me on the reboot, post-Super Bowl episode, which prompted me to go back and watch from the beginning. I loved the return of the serial drama to network TV. Sidney Bristow and Jack Bauer’s tackling of government conspiracies to take over the world. I was hooked at every twist and turn.
I decided to write a review of the pilot for NBC’s new series Revolution due to an inquiry from a friend of the blog, Chris Hill. The following are my thoughts on the first episode of the much-hyped series. Read more
“Gang’s all here.”
I can’t sleep, guys. It’s 4:00 in the morning, and somewhere Jef Holm is a future-daddy to TeenMomChildRicki.
First of all, I want to say that these recaps are not about being right. They are, as you would suspect, also about finding true love. Which is why I’ll still leave my phone number at the end of this one—and I’ll consider leaving my address. Now, there won’t be tons of highlights from this episode, as I was too devastated to take serious notes, but I do have a few things to say.