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The state of things

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Comedy

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Hidden away on FiverUSA, 30Rock is the best comedy on TV at the moment, unless Dirty Sexy Money is intentionally trying to be ridiculous (poor Peter Krause, he needs to get out, quick).

Breaking Bad is starting back in the States, I wonder if FX will follow suit? If you missed the stars of Breaking Bad on the Soup.. enjoy this:

Drama

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Only six episodes left of Mad Men. Don’t forget as well as the philandering, Don Draper is Eighty-Four years old. Lost is still brilliant, Heroes is palling, but 24 is suprisingly still carrying the suspended disbelief can halfway through the season too. It’s impressive. Even without the CTU ringtone, Season Seven is exciting.

Is anyone actually watching the last series of ER?


Written by Victoria

March 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Painted Black, Soundtrack drama and other excitement

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Mad Men is so cool. I can understand why the BBC have chosen to tease the British public with a season trailer soundtracked to the Rolling Stones Painted Black. But it’s just so heavy handed and c’mon this is a show where the characters live and breathe illusion and advertising, somehow the show deserves better, not to mention that Painted Black wasn’t even written until 1966. I know Season Two skips ahead from where we left it in late 1960 but 6 years? That’s Desperate Housewives territory. Anyway, this is seriously exciting.

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24

There’s not much I can add on the topic of the return of 24, Charlie Brooker’s summed it up perfectly. My only concern is I don’t think they’re going to catch anyone or avert any terrorist acts unless they get Chloe back on coms. Frankly anyone would be better than these fools in the FBI who can’t even get a satellite link up. I predict two things from Day Seven though – Jack’s going to fall in love with FBI agent Walker, or she’ll die. She’s currently buried under a plastic sheet and some dirt but this is 24, she’s nowhere near dead yet.

Fashion Police

The SAGs Fashion Police was much less bitchy than the Golden Globes. One of the most peopular searches for my blog was Taylor Swift, mentioned in last years FP post, so hey, I’m going to go for tags:

Tina Fey’s looked pretty in her Bryan Reyes dress, but.. hey I don’t want to be namechecked when she collects her next award, the fashion police can ‘Suck it’.

tf1To summarise – everyone from Desperate Housewives looked awful but Peter Perfect has a crush on Dana Delaney so he’s forgiven her green leather! Kate Winslet looked amazing but she got a mixed reaction. Angelina on the other hand was praised for more chic (read boring and back to front) frock wearing. Brad Pitt was claimed the spitting image of Cary Grant. Finally the Mad Men cast – how weird is it to see them a la 2009? Christina Hendricks in David Meister and January Jones in Luxotica. Fashion forward people.

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Written by Victoria

January 29, 2009 at 12:17 am

Cue the Magnum theme

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Tom Selleck’s photo has been used twice this week in the Guardian, first on an in-depth look at mustaches, and secondly, with news about Three Men and a Bride. According to Guttenberg he and Selleck and Danson are signing up for a remake, a la Mama Mia. That said, Guttenberg also sounded like such a hippie on It Takes Two this week, Claudia Winkleman didn’t know what to do with him.

Speaking of akward guests, Jessie Wallace was back on It Takes Two today and man is she bitter – I love it!

The Department Store – Peters

Now this is quality, fly on the wall (I mean compared to Louis Theroux) documentary. The Peters’ store in Huddersfield has been in administration before and Caroline and David are determined to get it back on track. Caroline is a beautifully strong character and I was enthralled by the OTT workplace drama. The finale is on BBC4 next Thursday.

24 Redemption

More good TV. Say what you will about Day Six (feel free, I hated it too), this two hours special was brilliant and proves Kiefer’s Jack Bauer can rise from the ashes again. Based in a fictional African country, Sangala, just before a US funded coup, the plot was typical 24, but made more believable by the setting, plus great acting from Robert Carlyle, Tony Todd and a scruffy looking Gil Bellows (remember Billy in Ally McBeal?).

Whether the freshness of this special can carry over to the next series is still unknown, but I’ll definitely be watching.

Written by Victoria

November 27, 2008 at 11:59 pm