Muni on TV - 5 US shows that are going to be huge this yearNew Girl So Bhav has already reviewed this show in depth and said everything that I wanted too, its worth a read, so I’d say go have a look at it. I will say that I’ve been looking forward to this show when I first heard about it. Zooey Deschanel as a quirky, nerdy, cute hart broken woman who moves in with 3 guys is in it self a wonderful concept. The pilot episode was very well put together; it introduced all the characters and gave a warm feeling to the characters. However, I think I already know how this show will end, it’s a shame but I’m not complaining, simply observing. I got a feeling this is going to be a huge show and will gather a big following, I’m not sure anyone in the UK has picked up the rights yet, but they should. People get on this bandwagon! I’m in love 8/10 2 Broke Girls I remember a few months back I saw the trailer for a this show, and I was intrigued. I have a little crush on Kat Dennings, (but I have a HUGE crush on Zooey), regardless, I gave this show a watch, and when it first started it took me a while to get into. Towards the end I was surprised by how much I got into it and liked it. The show follows two waitresses Max (played by Dennings), a young woman who lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and works two jobs just to get by, and Caroline (played by Beth Behrs), a rich girl from Manhattan who’s broke after her father gets done for scamming other people, who ends up getting a job in the diner. The show has some room to grow and towards the end both girls have a goal, which will be the arc of the first season. I’ll definitely watch a few more episodes and see if I get into it. A solid 6/10 Up All Night Another comedy for you to get your teeth into, Up All Night is about a couple who have their first baby and how they cope with parenthood as well as their jobs and bringing up a child. The show stars Will Arnett and Christina Applegate, as the budding new parents. Both are very funny, and I was actually laughing out loud in the two episodes that I’ve seen. I like Arnett he is ridiculously funny and really is the star of the show. The show also stars Maya Rudolph, as Ava who is Christina’s character, Reagan’s boss. She brings a different but funny dimension to the show, which is perfect. The actors all work well together and have a lot of charisma on screen. I honestly think this is going to be one of the funniest shows on TV, definitely one to get into and watch. A lovely 7/10 Terra Nova Right, that’s all the comedy done, now to look forward to the epic hour long drams that will have us hooked for the next 8-9 months. I’m going to start with Terra Nova. Now I want to quickly state that this show hasn’t aired yet on TV, it will be aired tomorrow and I’ll be watching it on Tuesday and will give a full review then. However, for now I will say that this: from the trailers that I’ve seen, Terra Nova is going to be a big show, something like Heroes and Lost. The show centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 (when the planet is dying) who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization. I got a feeling that this show is going to gather a huge cult following and, if it is well written and has a good arc over the first year its going to be a big hit with the audiences. Also there will be dinosaurs! How lovely. A killer 7/10 Pan AM The final show which I’m going to say is going to be huge in 2011 – 2012 season was tough. I don’t watch a lot of hour-long drama unless they’re really good. It was a toss up between Pan AM, a period drama set in the 50’s about the airline industry and the glamorous life that came with it, or The Playboy Club set in the 60’s about another glamorous side being in the infamous Playboy Club and about the bunnies. I’ve seen, The Playboy Club and will review this shortly, but what I would say about that show is that, It felt like the show was trying too hard to be like Mad Men, and it was failing in all departments. However I haven’t seen Pan AM yet as it airs tomorrow, so I’m just basing it all on trailer and from what I believe will make a good show. I love period shows, I’m a huge fan of Mad Men Boardwalk Empire, and the Kennedys so this should theoretically be up my street. However, this is going to be to network television which comes with a lot of rules it has to follow, meaning it’s not as free as HBO or AMC (cable networks), which are given free reigns on what they can do. I’m glad this isn’t another cop show, medical drama, or legal production. We will have to wait and see what kind of reaction the show will get, but I have a feeling it will be a positive one. A flying 7/10
Bhav on TV: New Girl
Let me preface this review with an admission of bias. I’m kinda in love Zooey Deschanel and by kinda I mean hopelessly. The way she dresses, her geek chic, her smile and those amazingly piercing blue eyes makes me wanna jump on a plane to LA and ask her to be mine. Admittedly the love affair is sort of one way at the moment but give me time I’m sure being the face of KnowHow will put me on her radar eventually and one day lead to our epic romance.Before the restraining order arrives I am only half serious about my love of Zooey. After watching ‘500 days of Summer’ you will be mysteriously drawn to her and want to do those naughty internet things like Wikipedia and IMDB. After doing such acts I came across an upcoming show this autumn staring Zooey as the lead in her own comedy TV series.Based on this knowledge I have been looking forward to this show for quite a while. Piece by piece it shaped up that it would a 30min comedy about a kooky girl named Jess picking the pieces of her life after she finds her boyfriend cheating on her. Helping her in her quest will be her 3 new male roommates as well as her model best friend. I thought the concept was interesting but not really ground breaking. It was picked up so I thought it deserved a watch. The show opens up with Jess catching her boyfriend Spencer in the act, leading her to move out and look for a new place to live. Answering an ad on Craigslist for a new roommate she mistakenly thinks its for a female apartment, she meets Nick, Coach and Schmidt. Once Schmidt hears she is friends with a model an executive decision is made and they decide to live together. The rest of the episode and likely the rest of season will be about zany Jane and the situations she gets into. The roommates are a little stereo-typical at the moment, but saying that there wasn’t a lot of time to get to know them in a 30 min show including breaks. Coach, my favourite, is very primal and will shout whatever his first reaction is, for example when Zooey is describing her new ‘Jeggings’ his reaction is “WHO CARES!” Schmidt is the known douche of the group and using their knowledge of this to their advantage the roommates created a Douchebag Jar to cash-in (it’s used three times in this episode alone). Lastly Nick is the normal guy of the group who is recovering from a bad break-up, despite it happening 6 months ago. Overall the show was what I expected - decent with some laugh out loud moments. Though it needs to be said the show has already lost my favourite character in Coach. Damon Wayans Jr has returned to Happy Endings after it was picked up for a second season, and will be replaced by Winston the actual apartment owner, who has come back from playing Basketball in Latvia. I like the show and its format, and the fact it doesn’t have a laugh track which makes a change from the current range of comedic offerings. I am going to keep watching but moving forward one-note roommates need to be fleshed out a little more. I give it a solid 4/5. Top Quotes: Pink wine makes me…Slutty. No, no it makes no different to me, I just wanted to set her trash cans on fire. You know what, you guys were right, I spoke in short sentences, I didn’t sing, I laughed, I smiled I said I need rebound sex and it totally worked! He asked me out. Please put your shirt back on; please don’t make me laugh at you. We’re her boyfriends. We are reverse Mormons, one man just isn’t enough for her.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga deleted scenes trailerCheck this sweetness out - A trailer for the deleted scenes from the upcoming release of the Complete Saga this year. Another cool thing is, if you pre-order this baby, then you get a cool piece of 35mm film from the okayish Episode III: Revenge of The Sith. BEHOLD:
The limited edition Star Wars Sentiype™ contains a unique 35mm film frame reproduced from the original film footage using state-of-the-art imaging and printing techniques. The film frame is mounted and features original artwork from the Star Wars Blu-ray collection. Each senitype™ is numbered for authenticity. The Senitype is only available to those that Pre-Order The Complete Saga on Blu-ray. One limited edition Star Wars Senitype™ will be sent to all persons that have already pre-ordered The Complete Saga on Blu-ray.
HOLY BALLSACK SPIDER-MAN (4) ON SET FOOTAGE!?!?!?!
Very reminiscent of the early Spider-Man films, here we got some footage of Spider-Man/Stuntman/that dude from The Social Network jumping around n shit.
Man, shit looks really cool so far. I'll reserve judgement until I see some solid shit, but as of now it's something to definitely look forward to.