Tonight brings about the premieres of two of my favorite comedies on television: Happy Endings and Don’t Trust The B* In Apartment 23.
9/8c – ABC – Happy Endings. Season 3 Premiere. Dave and Alex start dating again, telling everyone they’re keeping it “cazsh.” When an unfortunate accident lands Penny in a full body cast, Max nurses her back to health. But after he meets her hot physical therapist, he starts “misery-ing” her so her fast recovery won’t put the brakes on his new crush; and Brad has a secret about his new unemployed status that he’s trying to keep from Jane. Jessica Shaw from Entertainment Weekly put it best when she said, “There are two types of people in this world: (a) those who have seen HAPPY ENDINGS and love it and (b) those who have never heard of HAPPY ENDINGS. Because to watch this show and dislike it is unfathomable. It’d be like hating puppies — sexy, sardonic, filthy-mouthed puppies.” Well said Jessica, well said. It’s the truth. No one I have turned on this show has ever regretted it. Season 1 was great, season 2 was even better and I’ll bet this season will be just as good and hopefully better.
9:30/8:30c – ABC – Don’t Trust The B* In Apartment 23. Season 2 Premiere. James goes against Chloe’s advice, succumbing to June’s urging and attempting the unimaginable – dare we dream? — a Dawson’s Creek reunion! Along the way, he makes some shocking discoveries, veers slightly off course and encounters some stars of television past. I didn’t think this show was that great in the beginning, but it got pretty hilarious as the season went on. It’s not as good as Happy Endings but it’s its own show and the cast is very funny.
I know I’m over 3 weeks late here but…. better late than never right? So upfronts happened and brought about the final nail to the coffins of many shows as well as plenty of renewals for the networks. We also get a preview of what the fall 2012 has in store for us.
Lets’s start with ABC. Their cancelled shows for the 11-12 season were Charlie’s Angels, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Man Up!, Missing, Pan Am, The River and Work It. Renewed shows are Castle, Modern Family, Body of Proof, Cougar Town, Dancing With the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Once Upon A Time, Private Practice, Revenge, Suburgatory, The Bachelor, and The Middle.
I’m not really sad about any of the shows that were cancelled here. The only one that I feel they should have given more time to was GCB. Maybe let it run a little more in the summer to catch more of an audience. Their ratings weren’t terrible either so I didn’t really understand that one. As for everything that got renewed YES, YES, YES especially Cougar Town. TBS came in with a last minute save on the show because ABC was definitely going to ax it. So come this fall Cougar Town will no longer air on ABC but on TBS. Continue reading Network Upfronts 2012
I watched a lot of great tv this past week. Here are some shows that you should give a try.
Happy Endings – This show had it’s season finale this past Wednesday and it was one of the funniest episodes of the season. I just love this show. The whole cast is just sooooo funny. If you haven’t watched this show, GET ON IT. I I don’t know how many times I have to tell you. I literally laugh out loud to every episode. Here is a clip from the finale where Jane (Eliza Coupe) finally gets asked to be in the wedding.
Between this show and New Girl, I get a pretty good ab workout from all the laughing. Speaking of…
New Girl – This past Tuesday’s episode of the show was hilarious. Everyone finds out about Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and it is the greatest thing that could have happened. Was was dying this whole episode. There was a line by Schmidt after everyone finds out that just about killed me. He says, “I am so sorry you had to hear about it like this. But can we take a minute to celebrate me? It’s like I’m having Indian every night!” Really!!! It’s just so funny. This is another ensemble comedy that has only gotten funnier as the season goes by. Can’t wait to see what’s up next for the gang. Watch the episode where Winston (Larmone Morris) finds out about Schmidt and Cece as well as other episodes of New Girl on Hulu. Be sure to catch new episodes on Tuesdays at 9/8c on FOX.
Scandal – Shonda Rhimes new show that premiered this past Thursday was good. I thought the premiere was pretty solid. There were a couple of things that bothered me a little here and there like Columbus Short’s (Stomp The Yard, This Christmas, Ex-Britney Spears choreographer) acting but I can get over that because he’s nice to look at. I don’t watch any Rhimes shows currently on air just because I never really tried to. Once I missed the first season of those shows I never tried to. So I wanted to give this one a try. Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn make the show for me. Washington was great. She pretty much carried the show and Goldwyn, I have liked from several of his movies (The Pelican Brief, Kiss The Girls) and guest stints on stuff like The Good Wife and Law And Order: Criminal Intent. The show was a little slow but picked up and it has potential. The ratings weren’t as great as they hoped but they were solid. I look forward to watching some more. Watch new episodes Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.
Bent – This was a show that NBC premiered 3 or 4 weeks ago with no promotion and put in a really terrible time slot with a really bad lead in. You would think that the show was something awful that they were trying to get rid of. Turns out not so. The show while not anything groundbreaking or the absolute best show on tv, was pretty solid. It starred Amanda Peete (The Whole Nine Yards, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip) as Alex, a recently divorced woman who downsizes into a smaller house and hires Pete (David Walton; Perfect Couples, Burlesque), a free-spirited ladies man and recovering gambling addict who desperately needs this gig with Alex to jumpstart his life and prove that he is no longer a screw-up. The show got great reviews; some of the best reviews NBC had received for any of their new comedies. NBC needs to get with the fact that they are a 4th place network and publicize their shows for people to watch. I’ll stop ranting and just say check out all 6 episodes of the show on Hulu.
The Voice – It’s only season 2 of this show and something is off already. It just isn’t that good anymore. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is but it probably could be that the singers aren’t great at all this season. I think there might be two or three good singers out of the bunch and that is sad when last season most of the voices were pretty great and that kept the show really interesting. I’m losing the victory on this one and it just might get cut from the dvr soon. Watch new episodes every Monday at 8pm/7c and Tuesday at 9pm/8c. Here is one of the better singers Jamar Rogers from this season.
ABC has another new show this April called Don’t Trust The B* In Apt 23. The show is about a girl named June (Dreama Walker; Gossip Girl, The Good Wife) who moves to New York and ends up living with Chloe (Krysten Ritter; Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad, Confessions of A Shopaholic), a roommate who turns out to be sneaky and yep an untrustworthy b*. The show also stars James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek, Varsity Blues, Mercy) playing an exaggerated version of himself and the best friend of Chloe.
The show premieres Wednesday, April 11 on ABC in the post Modern Family spot where Happy Endings currently resides. They has put up the first episode early on Hulu. You can check it out below.
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I watched the episode and it’s not bad but I think there is much to be desired. I’ll give it my requisite 3 episodes to try to win me over but if this is the reason that my Happy Endings is ending its season early then ABC needs to come harder with something that makes its absence actually worth it.
I’m sure people are getting tired of all the hype that has been around The Hunger Games for over a year now. Well the hype is warranted. I read Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy last year when a two of my co-workers (Hey Lauren and Steph) couldn’t believe I hadn’t read them. I borrowed the books and I loved them. They were just so much fun to read and quite the page turners. So when I heard the movie was getting made, I was very much invested in who they would cast as the characters from this book and was very much obsessed with every casting announcement they made.
After all the hype and crazy promo for this movie, it came out this weekend and I actually went and spent my 12 hard-earned dollars on it. Everyone else seemed to go spend their money on it as well since it pulled in $155 million this weekend. I thought it was a good movie. I was almost completely satisfied with it. Anyone who sees a screen version of a book they have read will never be completely satisfied with the finished product. So with that I went in just trying to watch this movie like I would any other one.
The movie was good. Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class; Winter’s Bone) ughh I just love her. I think she was the perfect Katniss. I can’t even think of what other actress could have portrayed her. I also liked Josh Hutcherson (Bridge to Terabithia; The Kids Are Alright) as Peeta. He was just what I had imagined. Peeta in books was taller though but that is a small detail that I can get past. Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, I thought was good but my love for Lenny could have clouded any kind of unbiased look at his acting that I had. He was just so beautiful. I just gosh. That man hasn’t aged a day in 20 yrs. The whole cast was pretty good overall.
I liked the look of the movie as well. I think the styling overall and everyone’s look was pretty good except for the fire dress. Huge letdown. Gosh Katniss looked so ridiculous twirling in that thing. Other than that I was good with it. I can’t wait until the next movie, Catching Fire. In the words of Penny Hartz from Happy Endings, It’s gonna be AH-MAH-ZING!!!! While I wait until the second movie, I shall just reread the trilogy again.
Were you one of the many that watched this weekend? What did you think?
YES!!! ABC has given a full season pick ups to Revenge and Suburgatory. I love both of these shows. Revenge is just a great soap a la Desperate Housewives when that show was still good. Emily VanCamp is great. The story is also really good. It just keeps moving and hooks you from the beginning. It answers questions but also leaves you guessing and wanting more. Suburgatory is also a great show. It’s on ABC’s wonderful Wednesday comedy block with The Middle, Modern Family, and Happy Endings. The cast of this show is hilarious. Its quirky, funny, and so witty. This was pretty much a no brainer for ABC. Revenge has been consistently beating CBS’ former powerhouse, CSI, in their time slot and Suburgatory debuted to pretty decent ratings and has kept those viewers. If you haven’t watched any of these shows, get on it. They really are quite good.
ABC was in another good mood when they ordered more scripts for Happy Endings. It doesn’t mean the show has been picked up for the season but it bodes well for the series. Hopefully it does get picked up because the show is pretty funny. Pretty much everything on ABC on Wednesdays is good. Just watch the whole lineup.