Later on this week, it is all about the Royal Wedding. I’m still confused if anyone in the U.S. really cares about it as much as the news makes out. Also this week, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations has its season finale in the northern part of Japan. It was filmed just weeks before the earthquake happened.
Pick of the Week
Channel: HBO Time: 10/9c
Starring: Wendell Pierce, Steve Zahn, Clarke Peters, Khandi Alexander, Melissa Leo, Kim Dickens, Rob Brown, Lucia Micarelli, Michiel Huisman, Jon Seda, David Morse, India Ennenga, John Goodman Premieres: Sunday, April 24 Trailer
Synopsis: The series picks up seven months after the last season ended and fourteen months after Hurricane Katrina. Anthony Bourdain is one of the series writers this season.
My Take: I gave up after three episodes of the first season, but I might force myself to go through it since I’m interested again with Anthony Bourdain writing.
The wide release is a wacko movie, but the real interesting ones are in the limited releases with the latest from Darren Aronofsky, starring Natalie Portman. The other interesting one is the latest Jim Carrey movie that was put off from being released for months and months, even though it has been a hit in the UK.
My Take: It looks absolutely ridiculous and a possibly a good movie to watch with a group while talking over it.
RT Score: 38% RT Consensus: Perfectly, thoroughly divisive, The Warrior’s Way will either be delightful or unbearable, depending on your tolerance for surreal, shamelessly over the top collisions of eastern and western clichés.
Glee returns from hiatus this week, if you didn’t get the message from the non-stop promotional barrage FOX has had about its return the past few weeks. The rest of the week is filled with tons of season finales.
The season finale of Undercover Boss is tonight. It has been renewed for a second season with the promise of female CEOs going undercover next season. Monday night is the season finale of Life Unexpected, which has not been doing too great in the ratings, but CW seems to like the show’s quality enough that it might be renewed. On Tuesday night, Melrose Place will have its season finale. The ratings have been very weak so I would be surprised if it was renewed. Both should be announced in May at the latest.
There is a bit more hope for Human Target getting renewed since it could potentially fill the void of 24 going off the air after this season. The season finale is on Wednesday along with the series finale of Ugly Betty that ABC successfully killed by moving it around to death spots on its schedule.
Pick of the Week
Doctor Who Channel: BBCA Time: 9/8c Starring: Matt Smith, Amy Pond Premieres: Saturday, April 17 Trailer
Synopsis: Matt Smith steps into the Doctor role as the 11th in the series and also the youngest actor to play the Doctor.
My Take: While it is always hard to get used to a new actor playing the same character, I trust that the creators of the show will do well to make it work. They know what they are doing.