ABC has thirteen new shows debuting this fall and early next year. Where did it find the room to fit all these shows? By canceling a bunch of low performers like No Ordinary Family, Better With You, Detroit 1-8-7, Mr. Sunshine and Off the Map. A minor surprise was the cancellation of V. It had a rough start its first season, but was a bit more focused when it came back for a second season. I couldn’t get past the almost all of the show taking place against a very bad green screen. I found it so distracting, I didn’t know what was going on.
Sep 10 2011
Feb 04 2011
I was watching the trailer for Cold Weather and thought I saw what looked like North Portland, but I wasn’t sure. Then I saw someone on the bridge at Multnomah Falls. Finally, I saw them driving down NE Glisan Street and confirmed it was filmed in Portland. I seem to miss when movies are filmed here, even though my bus route goes down Glisan. I guess I’m clueless.
Synopsis: People go into a super deep cave and then get trapped there.
My Take: I think I’d rather watch another movie spent in a cave that is filled with actual tension — Descent.
Jul 17 2009
Two movies I want to see come out this week. The most recent Harry Potter and 500 Days of Summer. I really like Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so I hope it is adorable and not too quirky.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Synopsis: The sixth in the series where Harry learns about the childhood of Voldemort while the kids all fall in love.
My Take: I have to see all the movies since I loved the book series. I’m also curious how they’ll make an action-packed movie when most of the book was spent in flashbacks.
Jan 11 2009
This week is the official start of 24 since the movie in November was just to tie the last season and this current season together. For those that have DirectTV, they have already seen the season of Friday Night Lights that is now playing on NBC. It is the final season for Battlestar Galactica and soon American Idol will dominate the airwaves while I hope its ratings continue to die so it doesn’t take over so much tv every winter and spring like it has done the past few years.
Season Finales: Real Chance of Love
Pick of the Week
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Annie Wersching, Cherry Jones, James Morrison, Jeffrey Nordling, Janeane Garofalo, Rhys Coiro, Colm Feore, Bob Gunton
Premieres: Sunday, January 11
Synopsis: Jack Bauer is on trial in Washington, D.C. and Tony is back from the dead as the bad guy. It’s time for Jack to save the day again.