Roundup

3 02 2008

What happened to me this week that was TV related??

-Well for starters, my Sky+ decided to start playing up on me, and deleted my series links for both Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach which means I’ve missed an episode of each.

-I’ll try and go back to them, but I hate missing out on vital details and Moving Wallpaper has quite a nice bit of attention to detail that might go over my head now.

-The strike is now almost 10 weeks deep, so how come Las Vegas is on Episode 16??? Just how many episodes did they film before the scribes put pens down? Keep it coming team, its the kind of fluff I love!

-I won’t believe this rumour until I’m standing in line to watch it! Jason Bateman spoke to Kristin Veitch about a potential Arrested Development Movie. Read more about it here.

-Sky really got a thumbs up by putting the Season 4 premiere of Lost on Sky Anytime, uninterrupted and in HD. It means I watched it last night,and I can prepare for Ghana v Nigeria tonight properly, without worrying about Jack or Kate (not that I care about Jack).

-Speaking of and ABC TV studios, Jeff Zucker and NBC Universal may get all the press, but its ABC Television and Walt Disney Studios that quietly cut the best international deal, and move the TV business model forward outside of Hollywood. I mentioned BSkyb’s deal with them earlier, but this week they also tied up deals with Tiscali and TF1, the second allowing the French broadcaster to broadcast Lost one day after its US transmission date. The only real way to kill downloading is to give the people an alternative whereby they don’t have to get up off their couches/sofas/chaise longue.

Finally, I’ll leave you with Sarah Silvermans confession video to her husband Jimmy Kimmel. It would seem she has a little thing going on with Matt Damon, watch the video to find out more.

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Clark and Michael – Episode 2

5 06 2007

Just to let you all know that the second ep of Clark and Michael is available from “teh internets”. The first episode made me laugh out loud, if only for the facial expressions of Michael Cera as well as maybe the surprise appearance of Tony Hale as a studio exec. Click here to watch the magic.





Clark and Michael

26 05 2007

Remember when I told you that Michael Cera had signed a deal with CBS to write and star in an online comedy? and it was going to air exclusively on CBS’ online venture, innertube? You do? Well that’s amazing, because I was meaning to write about it but I never got around to it.

The program is now available, but not through innertube as originally promised, instead it is being shown on a whole new site which is pretty slick. Click here for the magic.





Canceled before their time

18 04 2007

While researching the article below (by researching I mean scouring Facebook for people I know), I came across this article on 13 TV shows that should never have been canceled. It’s worth the read for the write-up on Arrested Development alone. But there are other reasons to read it, not just that! I loved Andy Richter even though nobody else did, and one day i’m going to get round to watching Freaks and Geeks, because that sounds like an average night out in the pub for me.

Just to play devil’s advocate with the guy who wrote the article though, I would say some of them are so beloved because they were cut short in their prime… I’m sure he would agree.





Vodpod Update

20 02 2007

I added a few videos to my vodpod on the right there, because I was semi-bored of the other ones. There is a new promotion from NBC for My Name is Earl, and it’s quite clever. Joy has decided to auction some of her possessions to geeks on the Internet, and they are genuine Ebay auctions. I would find the link but if I open another tab my mac will explode.

The next clip is a montage from episode 11 of 30 Rock, and demonstrates how funny this show can be. Watch near the end when Liz asks what level of cousin they would have to be to make it ok. Her answer is hilarious.

Finally, I put in a video from Arrested Development. This may be the only joke about swinging, shagging and coercing single women into having sex that my mother has ever laughed at. and you can’t get a better endorsement than that.

I also decided to show you all how deftly a joke can be constructed, and how much writing you can pack into 2.53 secs. The volume of jokes in this sketch if you have the patience is astounding. “getting her all glittered up for Easter” is a cracker, but the punchline at the end of the clip, it’s worth the build up that I just gave it. Watch the video after the jump..

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The Winner S01E01

18 02 2007

I finally, finally got to watch a comedy that I have been waiting for since I heard about the pilot this time last year. The Winner stars Rob Corddry as a 32 year old man man who is, ironically, a real loser who still lives with his parents, is a virgin and whose best friend is a teenage boy. Sounds hilarious, no? Then why was I so disappointed?

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Get “Arrested” right now!

8 01 2007

So it’s Monday morning, you’re back at your desk, cursing life. I have a diversion for you! A while back, I reported that Microsoft had paid a tidy sum for the online rights to Arrested Development. Read the rest of this entry »