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Better Off Ted

betterofftedAnyone in the mood for a truly funny new series and I’m not referring to this mess.

Better Off Ted is a little nutty, full of quirky characters and completely hilarious. Kind of like Arrested Development, which of course, by saying that means I have officially given it the Kiss of Series Death. So please watch this show before it gets cancelled and replaced by a rerun of Dancing with the Stars.

Den of Geek has a good list of series that were cancelled way too soon.

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Go Panthers!

fnl2Good news Friday Night Lights fans, the show has been renewed for two more seasons. Unfortunately it will be without Adrianne Palicki and Minka Kelly. Makes sense though since their characters are moving on to college and this show is supposed to center around the high school. I’m happy as long as Coach Taylor is still around.


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David Simon begins filming…

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David Simon has begun filming his latest, Treme, which takes place in New Orleans following Katrina. It won’t be picked up until HBO sees the pilot so keep your fingers crossed. He has lined up a stellar group of writers and cast for this project and I am really excited to see the stories they tell. Click here to read more about the series.

On a related note, if you want to listen to a masterpiece of music that truly sums up the emotions in New Orleans following the hurricane, buy Terence Blanchard’s, A Tale of God’s Will(A Requiem for Katrina). I can’t listen to “Funeral Dirge” without thinking back to the haunting images from Spike Lee’s, When the Levees Broke.


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Not a Ren Faire.

mckellen1I was never a of Shakespeare until I moved to Oregon and got a chance to visit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Contrary to what my friends think, it is not a Renaissance Fair and people are not wandering around in costume quoting Shakespeare to random tourists walking about. It’s also not all about Shakespeare, for several years the festival has highlighted August Wilson plays along with newer playwright’s works such as Jeff Whitty’s, Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler.

I bring this all up because tonight’s Great Performances on PBS features Sir Ian McKellen in King Lear. I will watch just about anything Magneto/Gandalf is in and so should you.


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Because I went a whole day without a Wire post…

carcettiSo Aidan Gillen is in a new movie opening this weekend. Have you seen the previews? Looks like the detective vs criminal story we’ve seen more than a few times. I think this post over at Indyweek.com summarizes my thoughts perfectly:

12 ROUNDS—Pro wrestler John Cena makes the leap from the ring to the big screen in this tale about a thief/detective rivalry. Expect thoughtful dialogue, artistic production and a moving philosophical statement about the vague nature of morality. Or not. With Aidan Gillen, best known as Mayor Carcetti on The Wire. Rated R.”

Hey, does anyone remember Mayor Carcetti in this movie. Still one of my favorites.


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More Zombie fun!

Just got back from the best book store ever. Lookee what I’ve got:zombiebookzombiehaiku1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zombie love and poetry. What more could a girl want. Here’s a sample from Zombie Haiku:

Biting into heads
Is much harder than it looks.
The skull is feisty.

Nothing hurts me now.
Normally the screwdriver
Wouldn’t have gone there

You are so lucky
That I cannot remember
How to use doorknobs

Now that’s some good zombie poetry. Fox Searchlight has already bought the rights to film Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament produced by Diablo Coty.