TV Talk

TV Talk

The small screen gets larger everyday. Scrub those listings and let us know - what keeps you from reaching for the remote?
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Andrew C (✔)
One big problem with THE FLASH show is how frequently the main character forgets that he has super-speed powers.
Well, Flash memory isn't as stable as writing to the hard disk... - Spidra Webster
In his defense, he had to eat every time he uses his powers. Imagine what that guy's grocery bill looks like every week. - Steven Perez from Android
Seriously, in two consecutive episodes he has let bad guys _walk away_ from him! The usual trope of having to choose between two things shouldn't apply to the Flash! - Andrew C (✔)
Shhh Andrew don't spoil it for those of us just watching for all the pretty ladies. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
Coach went off the air in 1997. NBC wants to bring it back: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-fe... 30 Rock was right.
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Wait a minute. His 18 year old son is now the head coach at any Ivy League school? I realize that there are many more important issues that I should be concerned about, but that one caught my eye. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
There is now a Minnesota State Univ, so they may have to change the name of the pretend school. I don't think there was an MSU at the time of the original coach. - Joe
I thought the pretend school was Montana State - Christina Pikas
MN http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki... I remember since I was thinking they could also do a Wisconsin State Univ, since that didn't and still doesn't exist. - Joe
Well, it sounds like he won't be involved with Minnesota State University in this new incarnation, anyway; he'll be working at his son's school. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Jed
I had the opportunity to interview Community's Danny Pudi about season 6 of the show and his growth as Abed. Check it out in my FreakSugar article. http://www.freaksugar.com/danny-p...
Jed
Today is the 10th anniversary of the first episode of the American version of The Office. Do you have a favorite episode?
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Andrew C (✔)
Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet - http://the-toast.net/2015...
Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet
There's not one single mention of Giles. Fail. - bentley
(Just because I spent the summer before library school building an Anthony Head website doesn't mean I'm biased. Or does it?) - bentley
The comments get into it a bit. - Andrew C (✔)
I don't remember Spuffy. What's a Spuffy ? - Todd Hoff
Spuffy = Spike + Buffy. I hadda look it up too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"Angel Losing His Soul After He Has Sex With Buffy is Slut-Shaming" hahaha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh, thanks. - Todd Hoff
The comments also bring up Riley: "Actually, Riley Wasn't That Bad... *Riley is the human incarnation of the color beige *Remember that episode where he and Buffy got trapped in that sex room? *Probably not because it was a terrible episode, except when Giles sang *Riley is the worst " - Andrew C (✔)
Jed
Going Clear hits HBO Sunday. Anyone watching?
I will, if with a little skepticism (I think his take is probably correct, but the approach might miss some pieces that would be a better portrait overall.) At the least, I'm interested in seeing how it has been adapted. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh yeah! TiVoing that bitch. I loved the book. - Mary Carmen
I just started the book. Loving it so far. - Jed from iPhone
Jed
In this exclusive interview with FreakSugar, Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on Community, discusses the role of his character in the series' sixth season. http://www.freaksugar.com/jim-ras...
Jed
Community's newest episode hits Yahoo! Screen at midnight. Find out what I thought of this newest ep over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
I imagine that being part of Dance Moms is akin to having a feral cat put in a refrigerator filled with angry bees.
Jed
Love a lot of the actors on Empire, but I've never been able to stand Terrence Howard. Pass.
That's how Wifey feels. She can't stand that dude. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Colleen said he's said in interviews that vaginas are fundamentally dirty. And I've seen other instances of him being an ass. - Jed from iPhone
He's a sleaze and it's why he's perfect for the role. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He's made lots of disparaging remarks about black women specifically in various settings. That's what turned her off to him. I personally think he's just an okay actor. Doesn't really have much as far as range goes. Kind of like the black Nicholas Cage. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I like Howard in the role, but I've gotten the impression that he expected a lot more after the success of Hustle & Flow - that Hollywood would welcome him with open arms, or something - and when that didn't happen he allowed his frustration to get the better of him. I get the same vibe from Jamie Foxx post-Ray. - Corinne L
Jed
"As a coconut vendor, I'm a seeker of truth." Douche detector off the charts. #Survivor
Jed
Community's second episode of the new season shows that the series has no intention of shedding what makes the show great. Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Andrew C (✔)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Bankston Interview - Netflix - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
This is the whole (?), non-autotuned interview sequence that formed the bones for the show's theme song. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
BTW, since they've been pretty bad about messaging the exact release time till basically today... The first two episodes of Community are apparently being released at midnight Pacific in the US. Not sure about the UK. Canada won't get it because CityTV has broadcast/streaming rights and yet City doesn't have room on the schedule right now.
Jed
Community is back and in top form. Check out my review of the first episode of season six over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
Jed and Abed in the mooooorrrning!
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Like. Love. Jealous. Happy for you. Sykughsdiybvrighaietht. Ack, so cool! - Heather
Very cool! :D - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Donde. Esta. La biblioteca. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Thanks everyone! It was great! - Jed
A little jealous here haha - Mo Kargas
Jed
Dean-lightful!
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Dude! Was your inner fan boy screaming OMGOMGOMG IT'S DEAN the whole time you were talking to him? - Corinne L
SQUEE! - Spidra Webster
Ha. NICE! - Micah
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Fabulous! - Heather
Thanks everyone! It was so much fun! Corrine: You have no idea! :) - Jed
Jed
Yahoo! Screen just released a new trailer for Community season 6, premiering in two weeks! Take a gander at the trailer over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/yahoo-r...
Andrew C (✔)
Community Season Six Trailer Premiere | Community Original Clips - Yahoo Screen - http://screen.yahoo.com/communi...
Jed
Watching Weekend Update used to be my favorite part of SNL. No longer.
Jed
Community comes back in March! In honor of its return, I took a look at some of Greendale Community College's best secondary characters over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/pop-pop...
Andrew C (✔)
You Go Big Or You Go Home: An Oral History Of The Creation And Evolution Of ‘Parks And Recreation’ - http://uproxx.com/tv...
"YANG: There’s a crazy thing that will sound unnecessarily self-indulgent, but for a long time the writer’s assistant Greg Levine, who became a writer in Season 7, he was an amazing writer’s assistant. And on his computer, he had a sound board where he would play sound almost like a morning radio DJ. And it got to the point where every writer on staff had their own theme song, so anytime you would say something or make a joke that was particularly representative of your character, he would play your theme song. It was unbelievably delightful. So, the whole work day became a sort of entertaining circus of people making jokes and then him playing sounds. Then you would hear your theme song. Some of the theme songs involved people getting up and dancing. It was just a really fun room to be around, so we always thank him for making the room so fun." - Andrew C (✔)
Jed
Pretty awful that #CecilyStrong was left out of the #WeekendUpdate host rundown tribute. #SNL40
Andrew C (✔)
Jon Stewart says he’s leaving The Daily Show · Newswire · The A.V. Club - http://www.avclub.com/article...
Jon Stewart says he’s leaving The Daily Show · Newswire · The A.V. Club
"Ending one of the most venerable and trusted careers in making a complete mockery of the news, Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. According to sources who were there (some of whom are already passing word along on social media), Stewart let the news slip at the taping of today’s episode, telling those in the audience that he’s retiring. No word yet on when exactly he’s leaving, whether this means he’s ending his time in the anchor chair to focus on being a Serious Movie Director now, or just how much this is Brian Williams’ fault." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"UPDATE: Comedy Central just sent out this official statement confirming the news, and saying that Stewart will remain with The Daily Show until the end of the year. It also says that the show will “endure for years to come,” suggesting that it won’t end with Stewart." - Andrew C (✔)
Wow, end of an era. - Todd Hoff
I have "Angry Optimist" out from the library. Only skimmed it, but maybe I should read it now. - Andrew C (✔)
... leaving to become the new anchor for NBC? :-P - John (bird whisperer)
:( - Heather
It is sad, really sad. But I didn't expect Stuart to stay forever. Maybe the next host will be something special. Be optimistic! You wouldn't want him to stay longer than he would want would you? - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
We want him to want to stick around! - Andrew C (✔)
I really hope they pick someone amazing. Another stand up comic would be the obvious choice...maybe someone like John Mulaney >.> - Chris Topher
Chris Rock! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Fake Chris Rock from Twitter! - Micah from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
A Dictator and a Dad: How ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Star Randall Park Went From Kim Jong-un to Sitcom Paterfamilias « - http://grantland.com/hollywo...
A Dictator and a Dad: How ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Star Randall Park Went From Kim Jong-un to Sitcom Paterfamilias «
"But all that happened only after years of acting and writing and doing stand-up and making web shorts just to stay busy and creating. Park, 40, has plenty of blue-collar-actor stories. He’s been in commercials for all the big banks. He knows what it’s like to walk around town as the guy from the K-Y Jelly ad, to worry about being recognized from your job as part of the improv troupe on MTV’s Wild ’N Out when you’re at your other job tamping shots at Starbucks. It happened occasionally; people were mostly confused. “They think if you’ve been on TV, you’re a millionaire.” This was not the case for cast members on Nick Cannon variety shows, plus Park had student loans." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
'@midnight' Is Holding an Internet Casting Call for Guest Panelists | Splitsider - http://splitsider.com/2015...
"If you've always dreamed of being a contestant on @midnight, today is your lucky day. The show recently announced an internet casting call called #PointsMe, in which @midnight fans can try out to appear on the show via Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr posts using the #PointsMe hashtag." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I kinda want to do this, kinda don't. I don't think my stuff is necessarily up to snuff, but then I take a random dip into the #pointsme hashtag on Twitter and a lot of it is terrible. - Andrew C (✔)
Jed
Michael Westmore ain't putting up with any amateur BS this season. He's got his sassy pants on. #FaceOff
Jed
Both Daredevil and Community are premiering in March. March is coming in like a lion.
Jed
In this FreakSugar article, I take a look back at how Steve Carell's work on THE OFFICE showed that he had the acting chops to pull off his dramatic turn in FOXCATCHER. http://www.freaksugar.com/steve-c...
Andrew C (✔)
SNL's Asian American Doll: The Doll That's Asian American - http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014...
SNL's Asian American Doll: The Doll That's Asian American
"I've seen a lot of divergent reactions to the sketch. Some are hailing it as clever commentary on well-meaning-but-clueless white people who have no idea what they're doing when it comes to dealing with race. Others are calling it a jab at hypersensitive consumers and activists. It's either a quiet middle finger or an embarrassed "sorrrreeeeeee" shrug to Asian Americans. I don't know, I'm thinking it's actually both." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"I think the key line is, "We made her from a place of fear." Saturday Night Live is regularly dogged by criticisms about its paltry lack of diversity. Hell, I've taken aim at the show several times just in the past year for its shitty representation of Asians, from its consistent use of yellowface to the show's four-decade failure to hire an Asian American cast member. By the way,... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"I actually say all of this as a longtime fan of Saturday Night Live. It does suck to create something from a place of fear, whether it's sketch comedy or any other damn endeavor. Is this SNL's way of acknowledging that they've sucked at doing the Asian stuff? Great, now how about making fewer excuses and trying a little bit harder? It feels like a sheepish shrug from the previously... more... - Andrew C (✔)
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