The ratings gurus over at TV By The Numbers are giving one of my favorite shows a below 50% chance of getting renewed and this has me somewhat upset. I’m here then having to talk to you America about why we need to save Brooklyn Nine Nine. Continue reading
You called me from the room in your hotel
All full of romance for someone that you met
And telling me how sorry you were, leaving so soon
And that you miss me sometimes when you’re alone in your room
Do I feel lonely too?
We are doing something new here this week. You might have noticed we had an around the web on Saturday. To make sure you have stuff to read both weekend days, we are going to to the best of around the web from the week on Sundays. Enjoy it and let’s reminisce about the best of around the web for the week shall we? Continue reading
I finally got around to watching the Mob City premiere on TNT. Mob City is the new cop/mob drama from creator Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead) based in 1940s and 50s Los Angeles. Based on the book, L.A. Noire: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, Mob City is the story of the decades long battle between L.A. Police Chief William Parker and mobster Mickey Cohen.
The 2 hour premiere of Mob City was Thursday night. Head inside to see what I thought of the premiere. Continue reading
Hey hey! A weekend around the web! We didn’t want you to have to go 2 days without the links to keep you informed and up to date with all things internet so we are doing a weekend around the web now. So lets get the weekend news from around the web! Continue reading
I know that only about 5 of you still watch Family Guy but since I do, I’ll continue writing about it. For the 5 of you who care, Brian will be back on Family Guy. If you were upset at his death, and I would bet you were nowhere near as upset as this guy, don’t worry, it was a hoax. Continue reading
I watched it last night and apparently I wasn’t alone. The Sound of Music live performance on NBC last night drew the biggest ratings for the network on a Thursday night since the ER finale in 2009.
The Sound of Music ratings brought NBC a Thursday night ratings win for the first time this season. The live broadcast averaged a 4.6 rating (that’s 4.6% of all TVs) in the key demo of adults 18 to 49 and 18.47 million total viewers. NBC was #1 for the night in the key demo and tied the CBS ratings juggernaut The Big Bang Theory in total viewers.
So I was 1 for 2 in my predictions for last night. I said that The Sound of Music live would be a disaster and a ratings hit. I was wrong about it being a disaster but was right about the ratings being huge for the telecast. If you were like me and were wondering why NBC even thought of doing this show, the ratings are the reason why.
The huge success of The Sound of Music live means now that we are going to see it done again and again. Look for the other networks to try and get in on the ratings game by attempting their own live musical shows. If you want to invest in stocks, find the companies that own the rights to any Julie Andrews musical or anything by Rogers and Hammerstein.
Invitation to the last dance
Then it’s time to leave
But that’s the price we pay
When we deceive
One another/animal mother
She opens up for free
Everybodys got a hold on hope
Its the last thing that’s
- Guided by Voices
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It is not often that I am wrong. When I am, I am big enough to admit it. I wrote about The Sound of Music live yesterday and said it would be both a disaster and a success. I was wrong about the first part. It was not a disaster at all. Head inside to read more about what I thought of The Sound of Music live. Continue reading
I got around to watching the premiere episode of Kirstie today (before I am sentenced to 3 hours of The Sound of Music live) and I have to say, it wasn’t terrible.
Kirstie is a new show airing on TV Land starring three people from two of the biggest shows in the history of TV, Cheers and Seinfeld. Kirstie Alley returns as the star of the show bringing Rhea Perlman (Cheers) and Michael Richards (Seinfeld) back to TV with her. This is the first time we have seen Richards on TV since Seinfeld and his infamous melt-down.
Kirstie is about a woman, Maddie (played by Kirstie) who is a rich and famous actress who’s son she gave up for adoption comes back to find her. Richards and Perlman play assistants to Maddie who also seem to be able to tell her what to do.
I have one question for the producers of this show. Why is the show called Kirstie but the main character isn’t named Kirstie? Don’t you do a name like that when you are actually using the stars name in the show? It’s confusing that the show is called Kirstie but she is playing Maddie.
The NY Times said that this show recycles jokes and sitcom stars. I don’t really agree. I thought the show was going to be awful but I was a bit surprised. It’s certainly not the greatest thing ever put on TV, but it’s no where near the worst (2 Broke Girls).
It has a laugh track which is never a good sign for a show but if you look past that, there were several jokes that were funny. Kirstie did the best job of the three but Perlman wasn’t far behind. Richards is playing another version of Kramer and isn’t great but maybe he can improve his character given time.
Overall, I’d give this show a C+. I expected to watch it and die from constantly cringing at the awfulness of the show, but that didn’t happen. If you are interested, Kirstie airs on TV Land Wednesdays at 9:00.
Bad news for the 12 fans (one of my brothers included) of The Michael J. Fox Show. The cancellation bear at TV By the Numbers is predicting the show’s cancellation. If you aren’t familiar with the cancellation bear, he is never wrong.
The ratings for The Michael J. Fox show have never been good and even then, they have been consistently declining week over week. Despite how much I like Michael J. Fox and wished for him to succeed, the show was just awful.
I get that Michael J. Fox was the driving force behind this show and he should be the main focus but the problem was that he was the focus of everything. It didn’t matter what was going on, somehow there would be a way for Mike’s (it’s his name on the show) character to make it about himself. Daughter got her first period? Mike how did this affect you? Wife gets a promotion at work? Mike how will this cut in to the things that she does for you? Oh and did you know that Mike has Parkinson’s? Let’s make sure we have at least one joke per episode about it.
Having a sitcom failure doesn’t mean that it’s all over for Mike. Plenty of people try and fail. I’m glad that he made a comeback to TV and hope that he gets another opportunity for a show. This one didn’t work and deserves to be tossed on to the trash heap of failed NBC sitcoms.