Thursday, January 19, 2006

Diss 'n dat

Thanks to SHOWTIME for sending their academy consideration package so early (five months early). Since I and most people I know don’t subscribe to SHOWTIME (HBO has better shows, CINEMAX has better porn) it gave me a chance to sample some of their series.

WEEDS and HUFF are both pretty good shows. Mary Louise Parker plays the most real mom on TV…even when she’s conducting a dope deal. Glad she won the Golden Globe. There’s no greater validation of your work than to be honored by the waiters of Los Angeles who call themselves the Foreign Press.

Elizabeth Perkins also deserved a Golden Globe. She must have a testicle collection at home because she plays that part sooooo well. I guess she lost ‘cause she’s not a big tipper.

Thanks to my remote I really enjoyed THE L WORD. That show really comes alive when you can fast forward, pause, and hit slow-mo at the appropriate moments.

Not since THE EQUALIZER (whose star had heart problems and needed a stunt double for the walking scenes) has there been a cop show with less action than NUMB3RS. After 45 minutes of studying equations they realize who the killer is, find him, ask him to give up, and he does. Wow! The genius was scheduling the show Fridays at 10 – “Date Night” if you know what I mean.

I love THE DAILY SHOW. The COLBERT REPORT is one joke.

KOST radio got big numbers playing all Christmas music during the holiday season. I’m waiting for the first station to see that and go all Christmas music all year long.

Rhino Records is going out of business. So is Aron Records. This is REALLY the day the music died.

For Boomers who want to remember the good old days when television stations gave a shit about you, Lloyd Thaxton has a blog. (See links) Lloyd was the Ernie Kovacs of teen dance party hosts back in the 60’s. Learn what he and his finger puppets have been up to. Log on.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY beat me to it. I was going to suggest that Jennifer Aniston is not a movie star.

Last word on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: Like the show or don’t like it – America has VOTED.

If any show can knock off LOST its SKATING WITH CELEBRITIES.

I don’t care if Jillian Barberie was falling out of her dress. I’m still rooting for Deborah Gibson.

As co-writer of MANNEQUIN 2 starring Kristy Swanson I hope this show revitalizes the career I myself helped kill.

Sign me up for SKATING WITH WRITERS.

Forrest Whittaker is a great addition to THE SHIELD.

Now that HOSTEL is out I bet reservations for spring break in Slovakia have gone way down.

13 comments:

Rashad Khan said...

As co-writer of MANNEQUIN 2 starring Kristy Swanson I hope this show revitalizes the career I myself helped kill.

I wouldn't worry about Kristy's career. That shark was dead in the water long before M2 was greenlit. Or am I the only one who still remembers "Flowers in the Attic"?

CharlieDontSurf said...

I originally thought the same about Colbert. But I've grown to like it more n more.

1031 said...

I still think Colbert needs to add a correspondent or two. He just seems to be better in smaller doses.

And how can you not like Numb3rs? It's about three Jewish guys in L.A., none of whom are screenwriters. What, too farfetched?

Shawn Bowers said...

I, for one, love the Colbert Report. I don't watch it as often as I did when it first came on, but I think...I mean yeah, it's a one joke show. But it's one joke that's done well over and over again. Just my two cents.

P.S. How did Skating With Celebrities even DO in the numbers last night? I heard Mary Hart or something gushing to Scott Hamilton about how well it did, but I was too busy watching good television (LOST) to notice.

Big Blotto said...

But I don't like the way America votes, dang it.

Philip Morton said...

LOL about Numb3rs, I know the people who created it. Good people, good writers, but you really nailed it.

Anonymous said...

The best part of your post was the mention of Lloyd Thaxton. He was the best thing that was ever on TV.

Aside to Ken only: This Anomymous thing is terrific. Thanks for the plug.

Your friend forever,

Lloyd Thaxton

VP19 said...

P.S. How did Skating With Celebrities even DO in the numbers last night? I heard Mary Hart or something gushing to Scott Hamilton about how well it did, but I was too busy watching good television (LOST) to notice.

Why are people compelled to put "Lost" in all caps? It's not an acronym. Then again, people do the same thing with the Fox TV network, which isn't an acronym either.

I blame the Big East college athletic conference for starting all this. Its press releases -- and those from member schools -- always refer to the conference in ALL CAPS. How ridiculous.

Tom Quigley said...

RE: SKATING WITH WRITERS -- I think Fox already has it pencilled in on their spring schedule.... They reportedly wanted Shane Black as one of the contestants, but he told them that unless they could guarantee a couple of people being impaled on skate blades and a few severed limbs, he wasn't interested....

Shawn Bowers said...

Why are people compelled to put "Lost" in all caps? It's not an acronym. Then again, people do the same thing with the Fox TV network, which isn't an acronym either.

I put it in all caps because I was yelling it. As if to say "LOST! GREAT SHOW! LOST!"

But if it WAS an acronym, I'd vote for "Likable Ocean Swimming Turtles." Unrelated, maybe, but who wouldn't watch a show with an acronym title like that?

rashad khan said...

I've never seen "The Colbert Report," so I wouldn't know; but does it have a similar format to "The Daily Show"?

Scoopy said...

I love Numb3rs and watch it religiously, but you're right. The "handcuff confessions" are getting pretty ridiculous.

Rob said...

Who voted what about Arrested?