Monthly Archives: October 2007

a whole new prison break

PRISON BREAK SPOILER ALERT!!! PRISON BREAK SPOILER ALERT!!! PRISON BREAK SPOILER ALERT!!! No fancy tricks. No elaborate schemes. No fooling. The love affair between Michael Scofield and Dr. Sara Tancredi is over on Prison Break. Linc wasn’t seeing things when he opened the box left by The Company in a parking garage. No, that was the [...]

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heartbreak box office

There was a time when the Farrelly Brothers ruled gross-out comedy. It was a simpler time, when movies only cost half of what they do now. When all you had to do was put Jim Carrey in your movie and you had a blockbuster. But 13 years after Dumb and Dumber, the Farrellys are dead. [...]

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where in the world are tv shows set?

Pocono Record writer Dan Berrett is heading to a conference in Milwaukee today. So that last thing I said to him was to say hi to the Fonz for me. Do I really think Henry Winkler is going to be knocking on the jukebox at Archie’s? Probably not. But that got me thinking — isn’t [...]

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pushing pushing daisies

Network TV is in crisis. People are leaving the Big 4 in droves to check out the counter-programming choices on HBO, Showtime, FX, TNT or whatever. With good reason — people who love good TV are treated to some of the very best shows on TV when they watch Nip/Tuck, The Closer, Entourage, Dexter or [...]

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man-date may be the worst slogan ever

More early season TV . . . Caught the two ABC comedy premieres last night, the hyped Cavemen and Carpoolers. Cavemen was so bad when it was screened to critics last May and so unfunny the pilot had to be completely scrapped and done again. What was left was a societal metaphor that either was [...]

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the slippery slope of thursday comedy

There’s something wrong with My Name is Earl and The Office. I’m still trying to put my finger on it, but the hour-long supersized episodes last Thursday just didn’t have . . . something. Earl was funny enough, but the change of venue to jail for Earl is a little eh. Copping out with Ralph busting out [...]

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