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Mad Men Mad Men Mad Men.

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The new season of Mad Men is so close, I can almost taste it. It tastes a little like an Old Fashioned. Until August 16th, here are a few things to keep you busy:

Check out Christina Hendricks new photos from her Esquire interview.

If you can’t live like Mad Men, you can at least drink like one.

Create a Mad Men avatar. I’ve had no luck creating mine, I think AMC hates me.

Meet the minor female characters of Mad Men, along with pretty pictures for all the men.

Sesame Street will do a parody of Mad Men on November 10th to mark their 40th anniversary. Me and my mom are currently creating The Wire, Sesame Street style, in our heads. Here’s our cast so far:

 Big Bird: Prop Joe

Grover: Omar

Elmo: That bastard Kennard

Bert and Ernie: Carv and Herc

The Count: The Greek

Zoe: Snoop

Any ideas who should be Marlo? Stringer Bell?

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I’m totally over this whole Summer thing.

fanEveryone in Oregon enjoying the 100+ degree heat? I’m choosing to do the sensible thing and hide in my cave until the sun goes down. Here’s some goodies I found while wandering around the interwebs today:

Check out the True Blood clip that debuted at Comic Con, along with some character revelations from creator, Alan Ball.

NJ.com recaps the Doctor Who panel at this year’s Comic Con.

Highlights from the Torchwood/Being Human panel at CC via Zap2it. Warning: Contains spoilers if you haven’t finished watching Torchwood: Children of Earth yet.

Eureka is coming back for a fourth season. Yay! Airlock Alpha has details on upcoming episodes and talks to Neil Grayson(Fargo) about being the voice of SARAH.

If you are lucky enough to be in Baltimore on July 30th, you can attend the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s wrap up party for the close of  The Wire exhibit, which officially ends on August 1st.

Jon Stewart + Brian Williams = Best Daily Show Ever. Ok, I’m exaggerating, but it was really funny.

I think that’s enough to get you started, try to stay cool if you can…


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Omar’s new gig.

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In my continuing coverage/stalking of The Wire cast members, I’m happy to report that in addition to his role in The Road, Michael K. Williams(Omar) has just signed on to an HBO pilot directed by Martin Scorsese called Boardwalk Empire. Check out the rest of the cast list and read a little about the plot over at IMDB.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t finished Season 5 of The Wire, stop reading here. If you have finished it, read one of my favorite blog posts about Omar and that bastard Kenard.


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The Road trailer is live.

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SciFi Wire has the new The Road trailer up. Check it out and see if you think they are doing the book justice. Hard to say. Alot more action, and the character of the wife has a much larger role. Looks pretty interesting though. Wire fans will catch a glimpse of Michael K. Williams(Omar) towards the end of the clip.


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HBO picks up Treme.

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I’m so excited about the news from TV Squad that HBO has picked up David Simon’s Treme. HBO has greenlit nine episodes of the drama starring Wire alums, Clarke Peters and Wendell Pierce, as well as Melissa Leo from Homicide. The show is about New Orleans musicians, post Hurrican Katrina. Can’t wait to hear the soundtrack that will go with the series.


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Dinosaurs and Drug Dealers.

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Good news Primeval fans, Season 3 will be back on BBC America starting May 19th. I’m still ticked that they killed Stephen(James Murray) off. He’s the hot one, second from the left. Why are they always killing off the cute ones? Here’s a promo for the next season:

In completely unrelated news, Den of Geek has a theory why more people haven’t watched The Wire. Apparently it’s my fault, or I should say all Wire fan’s faults:

“Given that human nature invariably includes a dislike of being told what to do, it’s not much surprise that many recipients of what we could politely call ‘The Wire lecture’ decided not to act on it. And it’s created a segment of people who really suspect they’d like the show, who know that it’s something that’s supposed to be really good, but are disinclined to give it a try. Simply put: the sheer force of those who love the show is enough to put many people off it.”

I sorta agree. I didn’t watch it until the entire series was over, and only after being pestered non-stop by three people that it was one of the best shows EVER. I thought it was going to be too Sopranos violent, with constant and brutal violence in every episode. Instead I was drawn in by superb writing and actors who completely absorbed their characters. It is really an amazing series. I won’t demand you see it but I highly recommend that you do so. SOON.

Here’s a video of the Blind Boys of Alabama singing the theme song, Way Down in the Hole, at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival in 2007. The footage is a little shaky but worth listening to: