It’s Friday and if you’re a frequent visitor to theTVaddict.com — you know what that means! Time to post your FAVORITE TV QUOTES OF THE WEEK! New to theTVaddict.com? No idea what I’m talking about? Simply post your favorite quotes of the week in the comments below and check back Sunday to see the winners. Odds are they’ll look something like this.
Archives for November 2007
With apologies to HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER — 30 ROCK is right now — hands down the funniest show on television. Be it the endless brilliance of Tina Fey “You can’t be gay for one person. Unless you’re a woman, and you meet Ellen.” The “Fun Times Accomplished” subplot featuring Jack, Kenneth and Tracy trying to help out an underprivileged little league baseball team [Does Knuckle Beach really exist?] or the hilarious and underutilized Judah Friedlander turning Gay for Liz’s twenty-year-old boy toy Jamie. I quite literally didn’t stop laughing the entire episode. Except of course to fill out my application to become Liz’s next slightly-older-than-twenty-year-old boy toy.
And speaking of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Quick SAT prep question. Elliot on SCRUBS is the equivalent to ___________ on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. [With apologies to the SAT board, I’m Canadian and don’t really ‘get’ the whole SAT thing]
Click the link below for the answer.
While this TV Addict won’t apologize for yesterday’s negative take on SUPERNATURAL by our very own CouchTater [After-all, everyone’s entitled to their own opinon. Even if say, they happen to think CAVEMEN is funny]. I will give SUPERNATURAL fans a reason to smile today. We’re giving away the first issue of the official SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE. Simply post away in the comments below with who you think is going to die by season’s end — Sam, Dean, Ruby or Bella. And be sure to check your email box on Monday to see if you’ve won.
LOS ANGELES, November 29, 2007 – “The AMPTP today unveiled a New Economic Partnership to the WGA, which includes groundbreaking moves in several areas of new media, including streaming, content made for new media and programming delivered over digital broadcast channels. The entire value of the New Economic Partnership will deliver more than $130 million in additional compensation above and beyond the more than $1.3 billion writers already receive each year. In response, the WGA has asked for time to study the proposals. While we strongly preferred to continue discussions, we respect and understand the WGA’s desire to review the proposals. We look forward resuming talks on Tuesday, December 4.
Aint It Cool News has some great news for JOURNEYMAN fans. Contrary to the rumors, NBC will indeed air the 12th [and possibly] final episode of the show on Wednesday December 19th at 10PM. Explained JOURNEYMAN Mastermind Kevin Falls in an email to AICN, “There’s still no news on our long term future, but we can promise you this: three terrific episodes inside of ten days. Oh, yeah, and you’ll get some answers, too” Falls added, “But don’t rest. We need you. We want a back nine–and beyond.”
So JOURNEYMAN fans, the proverbial ball it seems is in your court. What’s next? What’s the plan? Aside from pleading with friends, family and relatives — how are you going to help spread the word that JOURNEYMAN is this season’s best new show that nobody’s watching.”
This just in! Enjoy some behind-the-scenes photos emailed to theTVaddict.com directly from a PA [that’s Production Assistant for those unfamiliar with the Hollywood lingo] on the set of FOX’s new series TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES. For more Summer Glau and Lena Headey goodness, click the link below.
By: C.T. [Couch Tater]
Yes, that’s right. I said it.
I have a major hate-on for SUPERNATURAL. I don’t dislike or feel ambiguous toward the show, but feel pure, unadulterated hate.
Now I know that for some of you, them’s fightin’ words. Mention SUPERNATURAL and many of you — our host, the TV Addict himself — go weak in the knees and look for new superlatives with which to sing its praises, all of which leaves me saying… “seriously?”
For the record, nobody was more stoked for the launch of this show than I, a lover of just about all things horror. Yes, I’m the guy who can be found sitting in the corner of a dark bar making a case for the argument that the second Nightmare On Elm Street flick — Freddy’s Revenge — should not be considered a true sequel in much the same way that Season of the Witch (which is completely free of Michael Meyers) should not be considered a true Halloween flick. And every month, I run to the mailbox to get the latest novels from my horror book of the month club (featuring such authors as Richard Laymon, Edward Lee and Douglas Clegg).
Yeah, I like my horror.
With the holiday season fast approaching, the one question on everybody’s mind — aside from when is the WGA strike going to end — is what format do I buy: HD DVD or Blu Ray?
This TV Addict’s answer — NEITHER! Or as I more eloquently put it in a recent interview with TechLore.com.
“It’s another money grab by the big companies,” says Daniel Malen, self-proclaimed TV addict and founder of the popular TV blog theTVaddict.com. “Sony, Toshiba and whomever else wants to further gouge consumers, get us to throw away our perfectly good DVD players and the thousands I’ve spent on TV on DVD… only to go out and buy the exact same stuff on the new High Def Version.”
Consider this. My good friend and frequent contributer to the site Amrie [of My Take on TV fame] has enough movies and TV shows on DVD to fill a small Albanian village. That’s a lot of hard earned money invested in DVDs [with my apologies to Amrie for reminding her of that!]. Does she really need to start replacing all her perfectly high quality DVDs with High Definition more expensive versions? Do we really need that seventh season of GILMORE GIRLS in HD? [Well, maybe season 3]
That’s it. I quit. I’m fed up with LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIM UNIT. What finally pushed me over the edge? The fact that last night’s episode might just as well have been GREY’S ANATOMY. First, Stabler questioned the paternity of his soon-to-be-born child (because, of course, the case he was working involved an illegitimate kid) and then the entire last act involved his wife giving birth. Of course, she only did so after being in a car accident… with Olivia. Did I mention that Olivia then saved her life and practically delivered the child? I officially have an opening in my Tuesday night schedule.
I’m a week behind on PROJECT RUNWAY, so forgive me for only just now fawning over Sarah Jessica Parker’s appearance. Is it just me, or would she be an excellent choice to host the show should Heidi Klum decide to focus on being a mom? I have to say, however, that I disagreed with the judge’s final decision as to who to send packing. I laughed when Heidi actually said of Marion’s Pochahontusy dress, “You have left us very sad.” I can’t imagine what watching the nightly news would do to those poor judges! But come on… Marion’s sadness-inducing garb was at least inventive and kinda cool. Christian’s dress, on the other hand, had only one thing going for it: that electric blue fabric. The jacket was just ugly and didn’t go with the dress at all, which would seem to be the point of an assignment in which you were asked to make a two-piece look. In any case, I will say right now, on the record, that I would kill or die to have SJP be my new best friend. Who’s gonna step up to the plate and make that happen?
Why was last week’s episode of UGLY BETTY so… blah? There were a few amusing moments, and Daniel’s ultimate solution to the cover problem was lovely and emotional, but overall, the episode felt flat at best and at worst — whenever Eliza Dushku was on screen, for example — almost annoying. For some reason, the entire hour felt as if it lacked heart, which is the very essence of the show. Is that really the best way to head into a post-sweeps rerun period?