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Dr. Evil on Saturday Night Live

December 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Another week and another solid job from Saturday Night Live. They have done it again with another segment that has gone viral. Last night’s episode featured host Amy Adams with musical guest One Direction. The episode was solid but the sketch everyone is talking about today is the cold open and the appearance of Dr. Evil on Saturday Night Live. Dr. Evil on Saturday Night Live Mike Meyers left SNL nearly 20 years ago in 1995. He hosted the show once in March of 1997 but has not been back ...Click for More

The Office Hobbit

December 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

Saturday Night Live has had a couple of pretty solid weeks in a row now. I’m not ready to say that things are looking good there just yet, but they are seemingly headed in the right direction. Apart from the writing, what I’ve noticed for them to have a good show is less an issue with the writers and more an issue with who the guest host is. Right now, the cast is not strong enough to be able to carry a weak host all by themselves. They need the host to do a good job and be a strong ...Click for More

Saturday Night Live Star Wars Teaser

December 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s no secret that Saturday Night Live has been struggling. They haven’t had anything really funny in a while now and their ratings are at the lowest they’ve ever been in the near 40 year history of the show. What they have had that has been funny at all has been their pre-produced video pieces. Their live sketches have been painful. Here is another example of that. This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen from Saturday Night Live in a long time. It’s ...Click for More

State of Affairs Is Confusing

December 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Before reviewing a show, sometimes it’s best to wait a few episodes so as to not rush to judgment and kind of get a feel for the show.  Alright, I’ve watched three episodes now and really have no idea what is going on or who all of the people are on the show. Most shows use the pilot to get out a lot background information on the characters and to kind of explain what is going on.  It’s why a lot of pilot episodes aren’t all that good as they are really just setting up ...Click for More

Netflix Predicts the End of TV

November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said recently that he thinks the era of broadcast TV will last until around 2030 or so. Is that just the trash talk of an internet streaming TV company or is he right? I think a bit of both. I do think that we are in the beginning stages of a paradigm shift and have said so many times. That doesn’t make me a genius (I am a genius for many other reasons) because it’s obvious that things are changing. How much are they changing? From 2002 to 2012, there was ...Click for More

Simpsons Futurama Crossover Opens Old Wounds

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Did you watch The Simpsons Futurama crossover last night? I did. It was on before the Bears started playing so I watched this before tuning in to the Bears debacle. Overall, I didn’t think it was bad. There was one thing they did in this episode though that I know I’m not the only one to see it. The Simspons Futurama crossover opened an old wound for Futurama fans last night. Here is the scene. Be warned, if you are a Futurama fan, you will know exactly what this is and you are ...Click for More

A Few Good Men Live on NBC

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

NBC has been really getting in to the live TV business. They did The Sound of Music live last year and will be doing Peter Pan live this year. Now there is news that they are working on an agreement to do A Few Good Men live. Most of us know A Few Good Men from the 1992 Tom Cruise movie. Before it was a movie, it was a Broadway play that first ran in 1989 written by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin. NBC is in the early stages of working out a deal with Sorkin to bring his play to live TV. He ...Click for More

Selfie Cancelled by ABC

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Well this isn’t a surprise. ABC cancelled their awful, awful show Selfie a week after cancelling their other lowly rated rom-com Manhattan Love Story. I am surprised that Selfie lasted as long as it did. Other than Mulaney, I don’t think there was a show that was worse than Selfie that premiered this fall. It was another of the countless attempts at adapting My Fair Lady but this time it was modern. Yea. That’s right. They took that My Fair Lady premise and brought it to 2014 ...Click for More

Simpsons and Futurama Crossover Couch Gag

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Simpsons have released a preview of the couch gag that will air on Sunday night’s Simpsons and Futurama crossover. There has already been a crossover once this season with the Simpsons and another animated show, Family Guy that was actually pretty well done. I’m looking forward to the Simpsons and Futurama crossover. Futurama is one of my favorite shows. I watch it every day. It gets funnier and funnier. This crossover makes more sense because the shows are both created by Matt ...Click for More

MasterChef Junior Premiere

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of my favorite cooking shows came back for a 2nd season last night. MasterChef Junior premiered last night and it was just as good as I remember it being. MasterChef Junior is a cooking show that is the same format as the regular MasterChef except that all the contestants are between the ages of 8 and 13. Last year I watched at first to see exactly what it would look like if an 8 year old kid were cooking. I was kind of expecting a disaster. I was wrong. Instead I was blown away by the ...Click for More

The Worst Sketch in SNL History

November 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

I haven’t written about last week’s Saturday Night Live because it was so awful, I didn’t even know what to write. I know I write about SNL quite a bit but I am a big fan and at this point, I’m more than a bit concerned about the future of SNL. Chris Rock was the host on Saturday with musical guest Prince. Sounds like two big names that should really help the show right? Chris Rock is hilarious and Prince is a musical genius. The episode did not turn out that way though. ...Click for More

Fox Has Finally Killed Utopia

November 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I can’t believe it has taken them this long, but Fox has finally cancelled their failed reality experiment, Utopia. They had cut the broadcast schedule for the show a month ago from two times a week down to one painful night but that wasn’t enough to save it, if that was even their intent. I had high hopes for Utopia when they first announced what they were doing but those hopes were quickly dashed when I watched the first episode. Their failure was one of casting. The idea is solid ...Click for More

NBC Cancelling Bad Judge and A to Z

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

More shows are biting the dust. NBC announced today that they will not be ordering more episodes of their new shows Bad Judge and A to Z. Two things. First, they are really being cruel in their cancelling of these two shows. Both shows have a 13 episode order from NBC and the network said that both shows will air all 13 episodes. The cruelty? Bad Judge has currently filmed 10 episodes and A to Z has filmed 11. That means that both shows will continue in production with everyone knowing that ...Click for More

The McCarthys

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

The bar for comedy at CBS is pretty low right now.  With shows like 2 Broke Girls, Mom, and Mike & Molly I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from The McCarthys.  The best I can say of this new show is that it’s not their worst. So that’s where we are at with CBS right now.  Not their worst is the bar we are trying to get over.  I haven’t seen the ratings for it yet but doing some quick math – multiply a CBS show by the total amount of mouth breathers in America ...Click for More

2 Broke Girls Season 4 Premiere

October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The things I do for you people. I just got done watching the 2 Broke Girls season 4 premiere on my lunch break and I’m so angry that if anyone at my job knew it, they would evacuate the building. I very regularly point out that 2 Broke Girls is an example of what is wrong with TV. Other than reality TV on cable (and they aren’t held to the same standards as a network), 2 Broke Girls is easily one of the worst things on TV. I mean really. How do the people at CBS look themselves in ...Click for More
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