There was nothing complicated about our love for Nancy Meyers’ holiday smash It’s Complicated. In fact, it’s pretty much what happens when you put Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Hunter Parrish and scene-stealer Jon Krasinski at the top of any theater marquee. That said, what didn’t add up was how He’s Just Not That Into You — which on paper seemed like a sure winner thanks to its bonafide all-star ensemble of TV Addict favorites (including ENTOURAGE’s Kevin Connolly, ALIAS’ Bradley Cooper, COUGAR TOWN’s Busy Phillips, FRIENDS’ Jennifer Aniston, BIG LOVE’s Ginnifer Goodwin and “Mac Guy” Justin Long) translated into one of the least enjoyable movies of the year.
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Just how enthusiastic were we for more of Larry David’s painfully funny and unique brand of humour following our first real taste of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM courtesy of this past season’s phenomenally funny SEINFELD reunion? We actually went as far as to dust off the Ol’Blockbuster membership (Remember when people used to have to travel to brick and mortar stores to rent videos?!) to pick up seasons one and four on DVD.
TV on DVD
Even though one of our 2010 New Year’s Resolution did have us putting the breaks on our penchant for purchasing TV on DVD, on sale for a mere $12.99, it was hard to argue with the fourth season of NEWSRADIO. Particularly when said season involved one of the most underrated and funniest workplace ensembles in recent memory and includes the finale performance of Phil Hartman (RIP), the exit of Khandi Alexander’s Catherine Duke, a memorable arc featuring a pre-GILMORE GIRLS Lauren Graham, and guest appearances by Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Lovitz.
Rogers on Demand
If updates on theTVaddict.com were a little less than frequent as of late, feel free to send your complaints to Rogers On Demand, Canada’s Hulu equivalent which recently made THE WEST WING available for viewing at the click of a mouse. Both powerful and poignant, THE WEST WING’s inaugural season was not only Aaron Sorkin at his finest (Seriously, had we had the time or inclination, it undoubtedly would have made or best of the decade list) the parade of guest stars that dropped by the White House —including BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Edward James Olmos, HOUSE’s Lisa Edelstein and GILMORE GIRLS’ Liza Weil was really change we could believe in.
Wondering how we’ll tie in The Cove — a gripping documentary that sheds some much needed light on the horrific slaughter of innocent Dolphins in the small Japanese coastal town of Taiji — to that of the wonderful world of television? Would you believe that it all started with the iconic television series FLIPPER? We urge you to discover the rest of the story for yourself by clicking here. Trust us, you won’t regret it. Although you may think twice before visiting SeaWorld.