Many of you have been following the progress of The Hunger Games movie, set to release March of 2012. Enjoy this second trailer now! Are you excited for the movie?
For all you faithful Covert Affairs fans, the wait is finally over! The 16 episode, third season begins tonight on USA at 10 pm EST, 9pm CST, and 7 pm PST. For any foreign fans- I can only direct you to the USA Covert Affairs website. The series stars Piper Perabo as CIA covert agent Annie Walker who tries to balance family and a personal life with life-threatening missions all over the world. Light, enjoyable fare, this show quickly became a USA network staple. Are you excited for the premiere?
One of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures is the CW sleeper hit Supernatural. Now in its 7th season, it managed to stay on the air due in large part to a rabidly devoted cult fanbase. The show shouldn’t be such a surprise hit – with a strong cast, and typically solid writing, it’s a great campy romp the start the weekend off. Tonight’s episode, however, has me especially excited because they’re bringing on as guest stars James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter, whom many of you know as Spike and Cordelia from the incredibly popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. The Supernatural team, led by Sera Gamble now, has always been aware of and appreciated their eccentric fanbase, and this episode absolutely feels like a nod and a wink, once again, to the valued supporters who’ve so devotedly followed the series all these years. I for one, know my Friday night plans. Are you going to watch it?
If you’ve been following the new CW series Hart of Dixie you know last night’s episode was the guilty pleasure of every female viewer. My hat’s off to the writers for using a heat wave as a ploy to get all of the men on this show shirtless and sweaty, it certainly made for a much more interesting show. While nothing unpredictable occurred, it was fun to see Bilson’s character let loose a little bit and highlight her comedic abilities (surprisingly stronger than you’d expect) and also gave the audience greater insight to the as-yet unlikable Lemon Breeland, played to a tee by Jaime King. As the female characters became a little less two-dimensional and a lot more interesting, the male cast of this episode went in the exact opposite direction. While we got to see Mayor Levon Hayes (Cress Williams) torn over his feelings for Lemon, and Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel) showed us an almost softer side… their real purpose was to look hot and tempting for the duration of the hour long episode. Which, might I add, they did admirably. What are your thoughts? Are you enjoying this series so far?
Raise a pineapple in the air if you’re excited for the return of Psych on Wednesday! I know I am. But until the next 48 hours pass, why don’t you check out USA Network’s new mystery game, #HashTagKiller, online.
As described by Mashable, it “uses videos created… specifically for the game, as well as puzzles, clues and Facebook messages between series leads Shawn and Gus” so fans can interact and solve cases alongside their favorite fake psychics. Give me a couple of hours and I have no doubt I’ll be hooked.
In the first few hours up, over 10,000 visitors signed up to play and at its peak, the game received more than 6,000 requests per minute. Something tells me that this is the way forward for entertainment everywhere. We no longer just want to watch events unfold on screen but also we want to participate through Facebook, Twitter, and various other social media outlets. I’m excited to see what happens next.
You can find the game at hashtagkiller.com.
What do you think of this new interactive experience? Is this the way forward for TV fans everywhere?
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I don’t know about you, but I can barely contain my excitement for the new comedy on Showtime coming this winter. House of Lies stars Don Cheadle as the head of a management consulting firm. Kristin Bell, and Ben Schwartz also star. Are you on pins and needles?
Unsurprisingly, NBC’s The Playboy Club is the first casualty of this fall’s cancellations. Widely panned by critics from its outset, this show seemed doomed from before the pilot episode premiered. The show was aiming to profit from the success of Mad Men, AMC’s period drama set in the stylish advertising firms of 1960s New York. Unfortunately, NBC seemed to completely miss the boat with The Playboy Club and was criticized for its depiction of “glamorous” lifestyles of the Playboy Bunnies in the 1960s both by the Parents Television Council (which has actually proved useful for shows like Gossip Girl) but more importantly by Gloria Steinem, women’s rights pioneer, who famously went undercover as Playboy Bunny to document the realities of working in one of these clubs.
It seemed the controversy was too much to overcome, and this NBC drama is now this season’s first failure. Do you think it deserved to get cut? What are your predictions for the next shows up on the chopping block?
This weekend we were faced with the exciting news that Arrested Development is not only heading to the big screen (finally!) but also developing 10 brand spanking-new episodes next fall. Can I say “Holy Bluth, it’s about time” loud enough?
After five years of empty promises, it seems as though Mitch Hurwitz and the studio are finally getting their act together and delivering what the viewers have eagerly http://vigo-tv.com/blog/wp-admin/post-new.phpwaited for: a chance to reunite with this brilliant show. It deserves a proper send-off and we deserve a chance to say good-bye.
Are you excited? Or do you think it should be left alone?
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Season 6 premieres Wednesday October 12th at 10 pm! I can’t wait, can you??
As an early devotee of Sex and the City, and someone who adores Kat Dennings, I obviously had to watch the series premiere of 2 Broke Girls last night. Created by Michael Patrick King (SATC) and Whitney Cummings, this sitcom follows the hijinks of Max and Caroline – one sarcastic, streetwise waitress and one ex-billionaire (whose father is a similar figure to the infamous Bernie Madoff).
As with all pilots, this was spotty and uneven but I think the show has a shot at becoming a Monday night staple. Kat Dennings has been receiving rave reviews for this show and all of it is warranted. Though she essentially plays the same character in every role (see 40 Year Old Virgin, The House Bunny, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) the character is an incredibly likable one. She’s sassy yet sweet, just as capable as tearing down two hipster diners at her restaurant, “You think this is the sound that gets you service? No. This is the sound that dries up my vagina,” as she is capable of giving a bratty, sheltered ex-billionaire a place to live, or caring for twin infants of a Manhattan socialite.
Beth Behrs stars as Caroline, the smart Wharton Business School graduate (mentioned at least 5 times to let the viewers know this is a “smart blonde”) suddenly facing *gasp* life without billions of dollars! Behrs’ performance is a little spottier, she’s trying to figure out the balance between annoying and cluelessly appealing, and you can see that as she seesaws between annoying and cloyingly sweet. Behrs and Dennings do have good chemistry though, and the supporting characters round out the cast quite well: Matthew Moy is particularly enjoyable as the restaurant owner Han Lee.
All in all, while a bit trite and cliched, I think the show has some serious potential with Kat Dennings leading the pack. I will definitely be tuning in on Monday nights! What do you think?
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