Vendredi 1 avril 5 01 /04 /Avr 06:10

Hey guys,

Sorry I've been away for so long.

For my first post back, I thought I would give you a tour, for those of you who have not been keeping up, of some new shows that started not too long ago and that I loved, as well as some new shows starting soon.

 

Let's start with my favourite of the moment: SHAMELESS (Showtime of course!)

Based on the UK version that's on its 8th season, the show follow the Ghallagers, a working class family in Chicago, lead by the oldest, Fiona, who had to deal with her alcoholoc father (William H Macy), an absentee mother and raising her 5 siblings aged 1 to 17. Don't be fooled, it's not depressing. It's a dramedy.

Season 1 just finished after 11 episodes so easy to catch up.

Here is what it looks like

 


 

EPISODES (Showtime as well obviously!)

When a couple of successful TV writers from the UK are asked to adapt their hit show in the US by the network president, they have no idea what it entails. Everything has to changed to please the studio executives and american audiences, starting with recasting the male lead, a witty old school british headmaster, with Matt Leablanc (playing Matt LeBlanc). Made by David Crane of Friends and Jeffrey Klarik of Mad About You, it's a comedy about the TV business and what it's like making a tv show when you get less and less creative control. Funny.

There again season 1 just finished after 7 episodes. Easy to catch up.

Here's a preview: 



 

Starting soon:

 

THE BORGIAS (guess who? Yep, Showtime again!)

Historical drama. The Tudors in Rome. Or as the tag would say "the original crime family". You get the political and religious intrigues, the sex, the secrets, the drama... You get everything! Plus, and it's a big plus, it's Jeremy Irons!! Created, directed and produced by Neil Jordan and executive producer Michael Hirst from the Tudors (he's an historian so he knows what he's talking about!)

See how awesome it looks!!

 


 

CAMELOT (Starz)

Another historical drama. Once again writen by Michael Hirst but it's Starz, not Showtime so it's not the same level but it still looks interesting.

The Premise: "In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half-sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control."

Starring Jamie Campbell Green (The Prisoner) as King Arthur, Eva Green (Casino Royale) as Morgan, Joseph Fiennes (FlashForward) as Merlin.

I'm not too interested in Game of Thrones from HBO but it has a huge following in the fantasy world and it's probably gonna eclipse Camelot.

Here is the preview (sorry about the quality. Too lazy to look for one with better quality!)

 


 

And finally, a comedy HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)

In a group of really close friends, a couple break up on their wedding day, which could change the dynamics in the group and complicate everybody's life. How to still be friends in the chaos of the aftermath?

Starring Zachary Knighton, Elisha Cuthbert, Eliza Coupe, Damon Wayans Jr.

I'm probably gonna watch it and love it but I have to admit the deja vu factor of this rom com is pretty strong. It looks like it would be better suited as a movie maybe and will have a hard time remaining on the air. Airing in this period means less competition but also less viewers. We'll see. But it looks pretty funny.

Judge for yourself:

 


 
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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 09:44

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So for those of you who have been asking "so what's new? What should I watch?", here is my tv schedule right now:

 

Sundays :

Desperate Housewives

Brothers & Sisters

Big Love

 

Mondays :

Gossip Girl

How I Met Your Mother

Pretty Little Liars (see previous post)

Chuck

 

Tuesdays :

Glee

Parenthood

No Ordinary Family (NEW)

One Tree Hill (I usually skip ahead. Find it boring but wanna see how it ends)

 

Wedsnesdays :

Off the Map (NEW)

Mr Sunshine (NEW)

Modern Family

The Middle

Cougar Town (close to giving up)

American Idol

 

Thursdays :

Grey's Anatomy

Private Practice

The Vampire Diaries

Nikita

Skins

American Idol

When I have time I skip through Bones, 30 Rock and Community

 

Fridays :

Smallville (last season, the making of Superman)

 

So only 3 new shows on my list this year and I really recommand Off the Map and Mr Sunshine (for now).

See reviews and promos below.

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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 05:46

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Shonda Rhimes's new show. Just that is a reason to watch! So just in case you don't know, it's about a bunch of doctor, each with their own problem, running a clinic in the middle of the jungle (sort of) somewhere in central america. So you get the same drama and love issues as in Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice but with different cases and way to practice medicine and beautiful landscapes.

Off the map does not exist in the same world as Grey's and Private so that the producers won't have to scratch their heads with the logistics of cross overs! And it works perfectly like that.

The characters are closed off, they all had something happened in their life that made them want to come to this remote "paradise", they were all running from something, not really to something. So getting to know them has been interesting. And getting to see some of what I would call "jungle medicine" is more fun than the usual hospital surgery.

There's also the lack of understanding, the language barrier that doesn't facilitate the communication and the treatments. These doctors have to practice medicine in a different language, with different tools, and in a different culture. Most of them end up appearing as the stereotypical ignorant american who doesn't want to make an effort to understand and listen to their patient, which can isolate them. This gives the characters plenty of time to learn, grow, develop.

And their love lives is not easy either which makes for great Shondaland style dramedy!

I was also happy to see Zach Gilford from Friday Night Lights on such a show.

His character is bringing a lot to the story. So are the other leads.

Although I have to admit I was expecting more chemistry between them.

Martin Henderson, the new Mc Dreamy, isn't doing that much for me.

Same for Jason Winston George whose hotness is undeniable but still, something is missing.

But they're new so we'll give them time to appeal to us (although that should be happening from the pilot).

BUt if you're a fan of that kind of shows like me, it won't bother you.

They all have complex, interesting characters and great story which is what we're asking for, right?
Give it a try and tell me what you think.

Here is a preview for those who haven't seen it yet:

 

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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 05:13

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So Matthew Perry is back on TV with a new comedy. I don't know yet if I actually like the show. I found it funny enough but not really hillarious but the premise of him being the manager of operations at a sort of convention centre is a great set up for comedy with all the different kinds of shows and people who are going to be passing by (allowing for possible great guest stars) plus the regular cast.

And that's what I actually love about the show. The cast!! First, let me say it's always nice to see Matthew Perry on my TV and I actually thought Studio 60 deserved a second season pick up. Second, Allison Janney is actually hillarious in the part of a crazy pill popping cold mother owner of the place. I could watch the show just for her!! Third, I love Andrea Anders (Joey, Better off Ted). She has this cute firy personnality that lights up the show. Fourth, suave James LeSure (Las Vegas) is perfect for Mr happy. And last, it's Hurley, dude!! Nice to have Jorge Garcia back!!! Nate Torrence is also cracking me up as the useless a little stupid but nice son.

So even though I don't know yet what to think about the show, the cast will have me coming back for more !!!

For those who haven't seen the preview, here it is, to give you an idea:

 
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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 03:19

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So what is this fall new tv line up gonna look like?

Let's review what we know so far.

 

Remakes:

Dallas

Wonder Woman (from David E. Kelley!!)

Charlie's Angels (ABC)

Being Erica US version (ABC)

The Wild Wild West (CBS) - No way in hell!!

 

ABC (my selection of what could be interesting)

 

Georgetown (Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage). A sexy soap centered around young people behind the power brokers of Washington DC (drama) - Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage? I'm there!!

 

Pan Am (Jack Orman, Nancy Ganis, Sid Ganis, Tommy Schlamme). A sexy soap set against the jet age, focusing on the stewardesses and pilots and their glamorous world full of adventures (drama) - I love soaps but this sounds silly though!

 

In Crisis (Rhimes, Betsy Beers). Revolves around the life and work of a professional fixer and her dysfunctional staff. The character is based on the career of Judy Smith, a crisis management consultant who has guided corporations, politicians, and public figures over the last 20 years (drama

 

Lost and Found (Marisa Coughlan). A narcissistic New York City bartender and party girl has her life turned upside down when the conservative 18-year-old son she gave up for adoption shows up on her doorstep (comedy)

 

Grace (Krista Vernoff, Carrie Ann Inaba). Focuses on a dysfunctional family set in the world of professional dance (drama)

 

Good Christian Bitches! (Robert Harling, Darren Star). Primetime soap is set in Dallas and asks the question – Is it possible to start over in a town that thinks they already know you? Amanda, once the ultimate “mean girl” in high school, returns home to Dallas after her marriage ends in scandal. Humbled, Amanda is nothing like the girl she once was. But as her old classmates reacquaint themselves with the new Amanda, will these “Good Christian Bitches” give her a second chance or is this their shot to seek revenge? (drama) - It's Darren Starr bitches!!!

 

Once Upon a Time (Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz). A young boy who is drawn into a town where the magic and mystery of fairy tales may be real real (drama) - Sounds lame but these guys were on Lost!!

 

CBS (my selection of what could be interesting)

 

Ringer (Eric Carmelo and Nicole Snyder). About a troubled young woman on the run who hides out by living the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns her sibling’s life has a bounty on it as well. It stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (drama)

 

The Assistants (Tucker Cawley). Multi-camera sitcom about four assistants who work for a celebrity couple (comedy)

 

Dear Girls Above Me (Jason Goldberg, Ashton Kutcher). Based on a Twitter feed from a man who recounts what he hears from the girls who live above him (comedy)

 

Fox (my selection of what could be interesting)

 

 Nothing!!

 

NBC (my selection of what could be interesting)

 

Smash (Steven Spielberg, Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Theresa Rebeck). Follows a cross section of characters who come together for the exhilarating ride of putting on a Broadway musical (drama)

 

Bent (Ted Quill). Single-camera comedy about a recently divorced Type A single mom who tries hard not to fall for the sexy surfer dude contractor she hires to re-do her kitchen (comedy)

 

S.A.N.D. (Craig Titley). A squad called the Sleep and Nightmare division enter peoples’ dreams to tackle their nightmares (drama) - Sort of like Inception I guess. Could be interesting if we get to see a lot of their actual lives and not just their dreams. But I think I'd be bored fast.

 

CW (my selection of what could be interesting)

 

Hart of Dixie (Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Leila Gerstein and Len Goldstein). A young New York City doctor inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of characters. (drama)

As I was saying before: Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage? I'm in!!

 

For the complete list (from Jan 5th so has to be updated), go there: http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/05/fall-2011-12-development-jj-abrams-the-munsters/

 

That's obviously subject to change (in name, casting, writing or directing team...) and most of them will never see the light of day. But as a whole I find this new season, or what we know of it for now, much more interesting than the previous one. I also noticed a lot of office style comedies and a lot of "soaps". Although they're nightime soaps so I'm guessing closer to Melrose Place than The Young and the Restless so I wouldn't call them that because soaps are a different genre.

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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 03:19

From tvguide.com : "Exciting new details have emerged about Sarah Michelle Gellar's new CBS series, Ringer, which sounds potentially even more intriguing than the goings on in Buffy's old Sunnydale universe.

If her pilot is picked up, Sarah Michelle will star as twin sisters, Bridget Cafferty and Siobhan Marx. Bridget, we'll learn, is a recovering addict who is about to testify in court against a dangerous murderer. The morning of the trial, she slips away and goes on the run from the FBI. With no where else to go, she reaches out to her estranged sister, Siobhan, who seems to have it all:  money, clothes, a ritzy Upper West Side apartment and a loaded, hot hubby named Andrew.

Soon after Bridget contacts her sister, Siobhan commits suicide — or so it seems.

This twist of fate allows Bridget to assume her "dead" sister's identity, unaware of just how messed up Siobhan's life secretly is. It doesn't take long for Andrew to notice that something's off about his wife.
 
Other characters Bridget (as Siobhan) will have to fool: Siobhan's BFF, Gemma, an architect who has been renovating Siobhan and Andrew's new, even more luxurious pad. Interestingly, Gemma has a pair of twins of her own. Could her knowledge of twins help her figure out what Bridget has done?

It also turns out that Gemma has a crummy marriage to Henry, an out-of-work alcoholic novelist who'd been having a torrid affair with Siobhan! Naturally, he comes to question why his mistress no longer seems into him.

Bridget must also steer clear of the muscular FBI Agent Victor Machado, who tracks his escaped witness to New York, where he finds only Siobhan. All this stress will test Bridget's sobriety. Too bad her AA sponsor — good looking black community college professor, Malcolm Howard — is all the way back in Wyoming. Seems there may have been something more brewing between Bridget and Malcolm outside of their AA meetings.

So Buffy fans, does this storyline excite you enough to watch Sarah Michelle Gellar in this new role? Err... Make that roles because you know it's probably just a matter of time before "dead" Siobhan turns up very much alive."

 

AAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so excited !!! First, I'm a huge Buffy fan and think Sarah Michelle Gellar is a particularly great actress who hasn't been given that much good material. I was really looking forward to her show on HBO "The Wonderful Maladys" but it didn't get picked up. Too bad because it sounded great. This one sounds awesome and the only reserve I would have for now, not having see the trailer so not knowing what it looks like or anything, is that it's on CBS and I don't really trust them for good shows (How I Met Your Mother is the only show I watch on that network and it's a comedy. So we'll see but it goes probably number one on my list !!!

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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 03:18

 

From tvline.com: "Amanda Peet is reuniting with NBC on a sitcom with very promising pedigree.

The Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip star has scored the lead in Bent, a single camera romantic comedy pilot from former Scrubs producer Tad Quill.

Peet will play a recently-divorced single mom who’s fighting an intense attraction to her studly contractor.

No word on who’s playing the object of her superficial attraction."

 

Reminds anyone of baby talk (sort of tv version of look who's talking with Scott Bayo)?

For some reason I'm interested because I really like Amanda Peet but I don't find her particularly funny so I'm not sure about her being a lead in a sitcom! She's more suited for dramedy. We'll see.

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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 03:18

 

From tvline.com: "Is Fox about to become the network of the Deschanel sisters? Quite possibly, seeing as indie movie darling Zooey Deschanel is in negotiations to star in Fox’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot from writer-producer Liz Meriwether, while Zooey’s sister, Emily, of course stars on Bones.

The Meriwether project, originally titled Chicks and Dicks, is described as a young ensemble comedy about the sexual politics of men and women. It centers on Jessica, the role Deschanel is eyeing, an optimistic but unlucky-in-love  elementary school teacher who, after her most recent break-up, moves out of her apartment with her ex and moves in with a trio of juvenile guys.

This would mark the first regular TV role for (500) Days of Summer star Deschanel, who  was recently attached to star in and executive- produce an HBO half-hour project based on Pamela Des Barres’ memoir I’m With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie. That, however, ultimately didn’t go forward.  She previously did an arc on Showtime’s Weeds and guest-starred opposite her sister in a late-2009 episode of Bones"

 

Sounds very familiar so I'm waiting to see a trailer to judge but I'd love to have Zooey Deschanel every week on my tv!!

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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 03:17

 

From tvline.com: "Debra Messing is climbing back in bed with a certain Peacock. That’s not as dirty as it sounds, I swear.

The Will & Grace Emmy winner is thisclose to landing a lead role in NBC’s hour-long musical pilot Smash, sources confirm.

The project — from Steven Spielberg, Chicago duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman — follows a diverse cast of characters who come together to stage a Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe.

Messing will play Julia, the musical’s good-natured lyricist who is slow to embrace the commercially-iffy subject matter.

No doubt hoping to capitalize on Glee mania, NBC has ordered an hour-long musical pilot that follows a diverse cast of characters who come together to stage a Broadway show.

Titled Smash, the project boasts an impressive pedigree. Producers include Steven Spielberg, Chicago duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Spring Awakening‘s Michael Mayer is in talks to direct, which pretty much guarantees that there’s a role in this for Lea Michele’s former Spring leading man (and ex-Glee costar) Jonathan Groff.

Elsewhere on the pilot front, NBC has greenlit I Hate That I Love You, a “twisty” single-camera comedy from Will & Grace scribe Jhoni Marchinko about a straight couple that set up two lesbian friends on a blind date, resulting in both an instant attraction and a pregnancy."

 

I hate that they're trying to capitalize on Glee and it's success but it sounds a bit different and I totally trust the entire cast and crew they've mentionned so this is going on my list!!

As for I hate that I love you, I'm not sure yet. It might look a lot like that show Accidentally on Purpose with Jenna Elfman.

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Vendredi 11 février 5 11 /02 /Fév 03:16

 

From tvline.com: "Rachel Bilson will reunite with The O.C. creator-executive producer Josh Schwartz this pilot season after all: The actress is close to a deal to star in Hart Of Dixie, The CW’s hourlong pilot produced by the Gossip Girl duo of Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

Hart Of Dixie is a comedic drama centered on a young New York City doctor (Bilson) who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of characters.

Earlier this development season, Bilson was attached to star in Ghost Angeles, a supernatural romantic comedy for NBC co-written by Schwartz; that pilot ultimately didn’t go forward.

Bilson previously has done arcs on Schwartz’s NBC dramedy Chuck as well as CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, where she played a love interest for Ted Mosby."

 

Could be interesting. Sounds a little "deja vu" but we'll see. Will definitely give it a try, especially since I love the OC and I love Gossip Girl and that writting team. Trusting.

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