Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TV Here, TV There

A few stray comments on TV lately....

...there are a lot of new shows on, such as About A Boy, Growing Up Fisher, Believe, Resurrection, Mind Games, Mixology and others that I haven't checked out.  Probably won't unless word gets out they're something special.  Luckily, with On Demand and other methods, you can catch up pretty easily....

...from The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Goodman claims the appeal of True Detective lies in its writing and acting more than its plot. I loved the show, and it may be true that the finale couldn't live up to what came before, but when critics start making excuses, and saying the plot isn't that important, it's usually a bad sign.  Yes, characters draw us in, but in a limited series like TD, if the plot isn't working, you're in big trouble...

...a lot of people have seen this piece from Truth Revolt:  '"Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Gets Nude, Mocks Bible on SNL." This is rather silly.  The sketch was about Adam and Eve, but if it mocked anything, it was Dunham and her show.  The comic point was taking her self-involved character and making her Eve, the original Girl, and having her whine about everything in the Garden of Eden. (If you want to see something more anti-religion, may I suggest the first episode of the new Cosmos series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, though it mostly attacks the Church of about 400 years ago)...

...when we last left Once Upon A Time (actually, I left it after the first season, but I checked back), the Storybrooke curse had disappeared and all the characters went back to Fairy Tale Land, never to return.  Meanwhile, Emma and her son lived happily and blissfully ignorant in New York, forgetting their pasts.  But something happened, and a year later Captain Hook gets Emma to remember everything, and she goes to be the savior of Storybrooke again.  Once there, she finds her parents, Snow White and Prince Charming, who can't remember what happened over the last year, though Snow is pregnant (so we know at least one thing happened).  Meanwhile, it looks like we'll have flashbacks where we see the battle between the old characters and a new one--the Wicked Witch from Wizard of Oz, portrayed in all her greenishness by Lost's Rebecca Mader.  In other words, this is a complete reset to the original plot, except everyone is self-aware, thus, everything is far less interesting.  Maybe they should change the title to Twice Upon A Time?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK my bad, I got suckered and I clicked on the "Truth Revolt" thing but the pop-up ad for "How to Destroy Leftists" interfered with my ability to read it.

"A lot of people have seen this" ? Who are these people?

On the other hand, I'm guessing that "Truth Revolt" is probably funnier than anything Lena did on SNL last week.

5:40 AM, March 12, 2014  
Blogger LAGuy said...

A lot of people have seen it because it was linked at the Drudge Report. It may be silly and pointless, but like a New York Times editorial, if something is linked there a certain number of people start talking about it.

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