EVERYONE is doing a reboot/remake. SERIOUSLY??? Have we truly run out of original ideas? I need some exec to take a risk on something new. Just because people loved it before doesn’t mean they are going to love it now. See Ironside, Knight Rider, Melrose Place, Bionic Woman, Charlie’s Angels, etc. Do I need to go on?
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Breaking Bad Sunday
BREAKING BAD IS BACK!!!!! The second part of season 5 begins tonight on AMC. I feel like it has been a year since this show was off the air. I knew about this show but never got on it for some idiotic reason. Thank God for me being a student and having winter breaks off because December 2012 is when I finally got it together and watched the show.
For anyone that has waited for this to return, you will not be disappointed. When we last saw them, Hank (Dean Norris), Walt’s DEA brother-in-law, had just stumbled upon a huge clue that made him realize that Walt is Heisenberg; Walt (Bryan Cranston) killed Mike (Jonathan Banks) and had also had all of Gus’ former employees killed in prison. He also paid Jesse (Aaron Paul) all the money he owed him and told Skylar (Anna Gunn) that he retired from the business.
The episode back will not disappoint. I had the pleasure of going to the Los Angeles première about 2 or 3 weeks ago and watching it with the cast (I met Aaron Paul – the nicest guy ever). The episode starts with a small recap of the entire show and then resumes from where it ended with Hank in the bathroom figuring out that Walt Heisenberg. I won’t say anything further about the episode but I’ll just say this – the end of the episode is EVERYTHING.
AMC is showing all the previous season 5 episodes today at 12:30/11:30am leading up to the première of part 2 at 9pm/8c. If you don’t want to wait, the entire series is on Netflix to binge on. Also be sure to catch Talking Bad after the episode airs where the last 8 episodes of the series will be discussed.
There were some major pink slips handed out this past weekend, with most of them coming from NBC. The pic has all the shows that were cancelled for the 2012 – 2013 fall season (Minus reality shows). Hannibal which is still airing until June on NBC still does not have a decision made on it but it is more than likely done. Below is a breakdown of each cancellation by network.
666 Park Avenue, Body of Proof, Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23, Family Tools, Happy Endings, How To Live With Your Parents, Last Resort, Malibu Country, Private Practice, Red Widow, Zero Hour.
CSI:NY, Golden Boy, Made In Jersey, Partners, Rules of Engagement, Vegas.
90210, Cult, Emily Owens, M.D., Gossip Girl.
Ben And Kate, The Cleveland Show, Fringe, The Mob Doctor, Touch.
1600 Penn, 30 Rock, Animal Practice, Deception, Do No Harm, Go On, Guys With Kids, Whitney, The Office, Smash, Up All Night, The New Normal, Hannibal (more than likely but not cancelled as of now).
It’s that time of the year again. The upfronts here. It’s the time when all the broadcast networks are going to unveil their fall schedules. We usually have to wait until the day of each network’s upfront to find out for sure what has been cancelled or renewed but this year that news has been coming all week.
I always get really excited about upfronts but I’m especially excited for this year’s because one of my projects for grad school was to play ABC exec and put together an upfront for class (shoutout to my group members Emma, Debbie and Yijing). It was soo fun so I’m looking forward to seeing how accurate we were with what got cancelled and what was picked up. Here is the schedule for the broadcast networks to unveil their schedule.
NBC – Monday 5/13
Fox – Monday Afternoon 5/13
ABC – Tuesday 5/14
CBS – Wed 5/15
CW – Thursday 5/16
A lot of cancellations and pickups have already been announced. For those check out TVLine, The Wrap, Deadline, or Hollywood Reporter. I will post as each schedule becomes available. Stay tuned for updates.
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The Vampire Diaries
I am finally catching up on season 2 of The Vampire Diaries that has been on my dvr since the season ended in May. I don’t know why I waited so long to watch because man this show is all kinds of good. Kevin Williamson (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer) is the series co-creator and you can definitely tell. The show has some of the same humor and story telling that the Scream franchise has. I love this show. The characters are great, so is the acting and the mystery. The show fits the audience the CW is trying to attract. It has it teen angst and high school drama but still has enough grown ups where someone over the age of 21 can still enjoy it. I’m almost done with the season and just in time because season 3 starts this Thursday @8/7c on the CW.