Movies about people with mental illnesses isn’t my usual thing unless it is a documentary. Family dysfunction played for laughs can be entertaining. I liked Silver Lining Playbook even though the main plot wasn’t my usual taste. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence did a good job. I don’t think the film is worthy of the Oscar nominations it got but it was worth the money I spent on the ticket which is a good thing. Continue reading →
TBS premiered a news series Saturday night titled “Wedding Band” starring Brian Austin Greene and Peter Cambor. It is billed as a comedy drama but it isn’t jokey jokey but more in the same vein as the previous TBS show “The Boys”. The pilot didn’t bowl me over but it wasn’t terrible. It actually has a great cast but I’m concerned about the show being an hour for each episode and the concept doesn’t seem like it could last more than a season if that. Continue reading →
Acouple of weeks have passed since the bulk of the new and returning TV shows have started up so I wanted to revisit my expectations and give my two cents on the season so far. In general the returning shows have pretty much picked up where I left them in the spring. For the new shows, I wanted to watch a couple of episodes after the pilot to get a sense on where the show is going. It’s a mixed bag for the new shows but I may have picked up one or two I wasn’t expecting to like. Continue reading →
Megyn Price & David Spade from Rules of EngagementIn a previous post I noted some of the new shows I plan on checking out during the 2011-2012 TV season. This post I will be pointing out the returning shows that I recommend. Your mileage may very – feel free to add a comment. Continue reading →
There was a good article on the old TV show “Room 222” in the LA Times today. I remember watching it in the later seasons and the theme song was catchy.
Despite its dated elements, “Room 222” was rooted in a relevance and topicality that those involved say is missing from “Glee,” “90210” and other contemporary school-based shows that put more emphasis on being crass than going to class. “It was a show that was certainly more forward thinking than most of the series we see today,” said Denise Nicholas, who starred in the series as counselor Liz McIntyre. “It was a daring show that was brave, with an integrated cast, and it dealt with important issues. Race was at the center of it, but there was no self-consciousness about it; it wasn’t preachy.”