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Haters Circling “1600 Penn”

“1600 Penn” (NBC, 2012) isn’t bad. There are many haters making viciously resentful and uncalled-for remarks about the show. Unfortunately the show is not great either. Perhaps giving way too much space to a character who simply can’t carry the show. Advertisements

“The Paradise”

The Paradise: an undeniably charming European production. This “televised theatrical drama” is based on a classic script adapted from an original French novel by Emile Zola. The drama is helped forward through great casting and excellent performances by a top crew. The first “series” (the first season) drew 6 million viewers (which is a strong rating for the UK). Trivia: […]

No Surprises: Last Resort (2012) Cancelled

Last Resort Canceled: ABC Will Not Pick Up Shawn Ryan Drama. An excellent cast and a considerable budget can’t help a lousy story bible. Read: a dumb small time thug toying lethally with the US Military episode after episode as if he was picking up Chinese food. They see him coming miles away, he kills […]

Nostradamus Never Said That

I was looking into peoples’ general plans for december 12, 2012. It could be fun to know since many get married or plan festivities and events on dates like August 8, 2008 (“080808”) etc. It was saddening to instead see the many lies by doomsday “interpretators”, of dubious origins. Claims about The Mayans, for example, […]

Kudos, “Dexter”

Showtime : Dexter (2012) Prior to the 1990s, movie installments and TV-shows could rule the media landscape for decades. People were glued to small screens for weeks or years to find out the outcome of a moment. “Will she tell him or not?”  “Are they going to open that door?”. When any of the “greats” […]

“In One’s Own Shadow”

Vegas Girl on CBS.com. Carrie Ann Moss stars in the new show, Vegas (CBS 2012). So does Dennis Quaid. ..Two more movie stars adapting to and getting comfortable with the small screen.. Wherever Carrie Ann Moss appears, there’s this thing she has to carry (no pun intended): Having starred in such an impact movie as “The Matrix”  (1999), her […]

“You’re Only Renting This Life, My Friend”

666 Park Avenue… (ABC, 2012) Many try to write and produce the kinds of show openings that grab you from the very first second and never let go. Most fail, despite big budgets and famous faces in the cast. The storytelling in ABC’s new hit show is grade A. Every detail; camera, coloring, angles.. has […]