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I Wish…

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

There were more shows like JUSTIFIED…
Maybe there are and I haven’t yet discovered them (I hope, I hope)… but daaayemm… JUSTIFIED is awesome. I read the short story it was based on (because, well, I’m crazy like that) and it very nearly mirrors the pilot episode (except for a crucial difference in the ending) […]

Friday Fight Scene - Tom Hanks Fights The Fonz

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Because I’m in that kinda mood:
Tom Hanks guest-starred on HAPPY DAYS as a guy who, when he was eight, was bullied by an eight year old Fonz, spent 17 years training in karate and came back for his revenge. Note, this is well after Happy Days jumped the shark (a phrase which originated when Fonzie […]

Heroes = Sharkbait

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Yesterday I took HEROES off my dvr list.
I’m later than many, and I acknowledge that, but I wanted the show to succeed simply because I liked the first season so much. I have about four backed Heroes eps on my dvr list and I can never find a reason to watch them.
Actually, in […]

Leverage … Will Be Provided …

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Writer, blogger and all around online Kung Fu Master John Rogers has his latest project, a TeeVee series, making it’s cable premiere tonight on TNT … it’s called:
LEVERAGE

Set your dvr, dojo-monkeys … Rogers is one of the good people, and a damn good writer, to boot … Expect it to be slick, witty and above […]

Earl, Those Are Skis On Your Feet & That’s A Shark You’re Jumping Over

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The Samurai Lady and I have been big fans of MY NAME IS EARL since it made its debut, and Brother Stacy often would call me up and crow something really funny that happened on the show. I’d say that the episode of Earl working at an appliance store, doing an echo of Rudy (complete […]

What Are We Fighting For?

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Who Are They Lying To?

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Says it all. Watch that short clip.
The Studios tell the writers they ain’t making money of the internets.
They tell their investors they’re cleaning up.
Lying about stock earnings is a federal offense.
So are they lying to the writers or are they lying to their stockholders?

How Television Shows Are Created - Parts One & Two

Monday, September 10th, 2007

A writer-guy I really dig, Paul Guyot, who used to have a blog that I really, really dug . . . has guest-hosted on another blog and wrote a truly stellar post at Murderati called How Television Shows Are Created - Part One . . .
Here’s an excerpt:
“You (meaning the writer, though there are […]

By Ken Levine: Next?!

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Ken Levine, Emmy-winning television writer, baseball announcer and all around funny guy (really, I had lunch with him, he cracks me up) has a great post up today on his blog.
I’ve saved all my rejection letters and wouldn’t you know, a number of the writers who initially said I sucked eventually submitted scripts to me […]

Soprano Ending Cut Open With A Scalpel

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Bob Harris dissects the finale of The Soprano’s with flair and an exacting eye for detail in Tony Soprano didn’t just get whacked; he practically got a funeral which you should run and read, if you’re interested in such things.
Be warned, Spoilers lurk there.
Hat-tip to Kung Fu Monkey.
Bob’s also written a great […]

The Simpsons Savages Its Own Network, Especially FOX News

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Man oh man, is this a MUST-SEE or what . . . here’s a clip of of The Simpsons taking on FOX News and it’s hypocrasy toward the Liberal Media . . . Genius.
That makes up for almost half of the other reality shows on Fox, it truly does.