Watch the Veronica Mars premiere a week early

August 31, 2006 at 10:40 am | Posted in TV News, Veronica Mars | 1 Comment

Sick and tired of waiting until Veronica Mars premieres on October 3rd? Well, if you’re one of the show’s three fans, your wait just got a little shorter: MSN will stream the season premiere starting September 26th. It’s like Christmas came early!

If you’re still having trouble waiting (like me), perhaps this will give you a laugh:

Updated: Download a copy here.  Trust me, this is one you’ll want to watch over and over.

Lost spoilers from Kristin

August 31, 2006 at 10:37 am | Posted in Lost, TV News | Leave a comment

Kristin Veitch had an especially Lost-filled column Friday, with a few spoilers for next season: Kate will choose a dude by the sixth episode, Ethan Rom will be back, and hot Rodrigo Santoro won’t be on until February.

Say it ain’t so, Vince

August 31, 2006 at 12:02 am | Posted in Entourage, TV News | Leave a comment

So, I haven’t written anything about the Entourage finale yet. That’s because I’m upset. I know that this is just television, and that Vince and Ari will probably get back together in the next season. Or, who knows, maybe it’ll take all season for them to rejoin forces. It’s just so painful! The Piven was amazing in this episode, I was almost in tears. Other thoughts: Manager E was really acting like Vince’s manager instead of a friend — Vince’s or Ari’s — and it was a little painful to see. I’m so sick of Vince and his principles, and his little hissy fit over not getting an apology quickly enough. Ari fucked up, sure, but he also stood by Vince through the Warner Bros. fiasco and the Queens Blvd. mess. Surely that should buy the guy a little understanding.

Here’s a little gossip for next season: Meadow and AJ from The Sopranos may guest star. Leslie Bibb (Talladega Nights) will, too.

Here they go again

August 30, 2006 at 9:25 pm | Posted in Comedy | 1 Comment

Remember the ok go video for “A Million Ways”?  Well, the boys are dancing again, this time on treadmills:

Bad actor needs Veronica’s help

August 30, 2006 at 6:14 pm | Posted in TV News, Veronica Mars | Leave a comment

Okay, this is weird. Click on this link and you’ll be taken to a website where you can watch a video of some fake Hearst student trying to get in touch with everyone’s favorite mystery girl, presumably tying in with the third season of Veronica Mars. (You can also watch below.) But is this a CW marketing stunt, or just some kid with too much time on his hands? I’d assume the former, except this kid is the Worst Actor Ever. Seriously. It’s worth watching just to see how bad he is. Also, he refers to a girlfriend, but I think his “girlfriend” is named Steve.

If you click on the actual YouTube page for this, there’s also a bunch of fake Hearst students that have left comments. Well, whatever works, I guess.

Updated: I just saw that duckyxdale already made the gay joke on his blog. How unoriginal of me.

Same drama, different balls

August 30, 2006 at 5:38 pm | Posted in TV News | Leave a comment

ABC is planning to adapt the U.K. series Footballers Wive$ for U.S. television, but with American football instead of soccer. I’m going to go out on a limb and say: I don’t think this will work. Nastiness, backstabbing, and baby-switching fake-tanned babies is just far more entertaining with British accents.

Also, The CW is already doing a ripoff of this series.  It’s called The Game.

Vincent-haters of the world, unite!

August 30, 2006 at 5:18 pm | Posted in TV News | Leave a comment

Here’s an interesting read on Project Runway from The Onion AV Club. I don’t really mind Jeffrey’s antics, but Angela and Vincent have to go. If either of them end up in the top three, I will learn some German curse words in case I ever get the opportunity to tell Heidi Klum exactly what I think of this season.

Persuasion casting update

August 30, 2006 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Movies, TV News | Leave a comment

Austenblog has more casting news on the forthcoming adaptation of Persuasion. Anthony Stewart Head (Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will play Anne Elliot’s father, which is pretty hilarious casting. Also, Rupert Penry-Jones will play Captain Wentworth. I’ve never seen any of his films, but he appears to be good-looking, which helps.

Someone’s gonna die!

August 30, 2006 at 1:16 pm | Posted in Grey's Anatomy, Lost, TV News, Veronica Mars | Leave a comment

Michael Ausiello is reporting that there will be a major death in the season premiere of one of these shows: Lost, Veronica Mars, or Grey’s Anatomy. Uh oh.

Also, in another question he discusses the possibility that Zach Braff will be leaving Scrubs. If that’s the case, both the creator and Donald Faison indicated that they would still like to continue the show. Scrubs without Zach Braff? Now that’s hard to picture.

It’s just like Ross and Rachel, except … in space

August 29, 2006 at 11:45 pm | Posted in Battlestar Galactica | Leave a comment

Battlestar Galactica returns October 6. But until then …

This made me giggle uncontrollably. It’s just so perverse.

Strangers with Candy

August 28, 2006 at 6:36 pm | Posted in Movies | Leave a comment

The Strangers with Candy movie is in theaters this week, and here’s an interview with the awesome Amy Sedaris.

New Fox lineup

August 23, 2006 at 3:55 pm | Posted in TV News | Leave a comment

I’ve gotten the opportunity to view the pilots of Standoff and Justice, as well as the season premiere of House. Guess what? I thought all of them were great. I expected House to be wonderful, but I couldn’t say the same for the other two, and was pleasantly surprised. Standoff seemed annoying in the promos, but it’s actually really entertaining. Plus, Ron Livingston is awesome, and the supporting cast seemed good as well. Justice is a lot of fun — it’s the flashy, CSI treatment applied to trials, and I really enjoyed it. It’s fun to watch Victor Garber spout off legal jargon intead of spy talk, and Kerr Smith also does well. Typically, the pilot is my least favorite episode of a TV series, because there’s so much exposition to establish the theme of the series, but it didn’t bother me with these shows. I think I’ll try to catch both of regularly this fall.

As for Vanished, I caught it after Prison Break the other night. Yawn. I guess a kidnapping can be dramatic, but I could have slept through this one.

Even more Veronica Mars casting

August 23, 2006 at 12:45 pm | Posted in TV News, Veronica Mars | Leave a comment

Michael Ausiello reports that Enrico Colantoni’s old Just Shoot Me buddy Laura San Giacomo will be doing a few episodes of Veronica Mars this season, and that Patty Hearst will also do an episode.

Veronica Mars DVDs released today!

August 22, 2006 at 7:10 pm | Posted in TV News, Veronica Mars | Leave a comment

I hit up Best Buy for my copy of Veronica Mars season two today ($37.99, a pretty good price for 22 hours of television).  The special features are fun: a gag reel, a couple of featurettes, and a few deleted scenes.  It’s really aggravating that there are no commentary tracks, but the creator of the show posted a downloadable commentary track on his website for the last set of DVDs, so he’ll probably do the same for this set.

Now’s the time to get caught up!  Season three premieres October 3rd at 9 pm on The CW.

Prison Break and more

August 22, 2006 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Entourage, TV News | 2 Comments

Fox is offering free streaming video of new Prison Break and Bones episodes on affiliate websites. Speaking of Prison Break, they killed Veronica! HOORAY! I loved Robin Tunney in Empire Records (“oh Rexy, you’re so sexy!“), but she was insufferable on Prison Break, and I’m not sure whether to blame the actress or the writers.

As long as I’m thinking about TV, a few more comments: I’ve read some complaints about this season of Entourage, but I still love this show. Poor screwed-over Turtle! Poor misguided Vince! And thank goodness Drama finally got a job. Can’t wait to see Ari scramble to get Vince’s movie back next week.

I’m still reeling that Allison got booted off of Project Runway. It reminded me of what Tim Gunn said while kicking Keith off the show, something along the lines of “Project Runway is nothing without its integrity.” Guess what, Tim: it just lost all its integrity. It’s like the idiot editors think that viewers find Vincent entertaining to watch — but he’s not, he’s just creepy, and all his clothes look like shit. At least Michael Knight is finally getting some screen time; he’s by far my favorite designer.

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