Once again, here are my favorite shows in the past year. I can never pick just 10 so there are more than that. Oh well! There are other shows that I love a lot, but they either didn’t have a stellar year or I don’t watch the shows as quickly as I watched all of these so I figured they aren’t my absolute favorites.
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt
The reason I love the show is that it goes to really dark, messed up places and somehow gets out of jams or deals with them in unexpected ways. Hank’s wife found out he was making and selling meth. That didn’t go over too well when she kicked him out, even though he refused to leave his own house for a while. Jesse was pissed at Walter. When they fight, it is hilarious. They both don’t want to do anything with one another, until they realize they need each other. Finally, when things get really scary for them both, the season end’s on an awesome cliffhanger.
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The wide releases actually look like a good time at the movies. It’s about time.
Hot Tub Time Machine
How to Train Your Dragon
Hot Tub Time Machine
Directed: Steve Pink
Starring: Crispin Glover, John Cusack, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson
Synopsis: For reasons unknown, four guys get into a hot tub and wake up in 1986 where shenanigans ensue.
My Take: It looks completely dumb and hilarious.
RT Score: 63%
RT Consensus: Its flagrantly silly script — and immensely likable cast — make up for most of its flaws.
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Early in August, the Television Critics Association got together to listen to all the basic and cable networks to answer questions and give the rundown of their shows this Fall. NBC Entertainment President Angela Bromstad and Alternate Programming and Production VP Paul Telegdy resided over the executive session before panels were held for Community, Trauma, and Mercy.
NBC Executive Session
Angela Bromstad and Paul Telegdy were raked over the coals by the press during their panel session. First there were questions about Ben Silverman who had just left after failing to bringing the network up from fourth place. After bloating up the schedule with two-hour episodes of Celebrity Apprentice, The Biggest Loser and America’s Got Talent, he failed with summer programming of Merlin and The Philanthropist. When asked about Silverman making the network worse and then walking away, Bromstad said,”This has always been Ben’s plan to transition back to his entrepreneurial roots. I don’t think he was looking to be at NBC for a long-term thing.” The audience died with laughter.
The talk moved to Jay Leno taking over the 10pm hour. Reporters were asking how they would decide if Leno was a success. Bromstad said they would have to look at the entire 52 weeks it’ll be on and then compare how it performed based on shows that were in its spot the year before. It has to be on for an entire year?
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It was so hard to pick a show of the week with so many good ones starting this week, but finally went with Bones.
Season Finales: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, More to Love, Big Brother, Shaq Vs., The Cleaner, America’s Got Talent, Wipeout, Dark Blue, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Eureka
Pick of the Week
Starring: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley
Premieres: Thursday, September 17
Synopsis: After thinking that Booth and Bones finally got it on, it turned out to be a dream Booth had after brain tumor surgery. He also seems to have amnesia.
My Take: I just wrote about how it took another chance, but the show won me over with the great chemistry between the cast and I love how literal Bones can be about everything.
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A breakdown on what’s new, gone and changing each night of the week on NBC come Fall 2009:
After hemming and hawing for a few weeks, NBC finally announced that Chuck would be returning next season. It will only be returning with 13 episodes, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I have come to enjoy the cable series that last only that long. It seems to make for tighter story lines without as much filler. Chuck will be staying on Monday nights, but it will not appear again until after the Winter Olympics in 2010. What will be in its 8 pm time slot in the fall will be Heroes that is returning to run 19 consecutive episodes. I believe this will be good news for Heroes too since it loses its momentum when it goes into reruns.
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