Monthly Archives: May 2009

late shift 2: later and shiftier

It’s by no means The Late Shift — it’s not that acrimonious, with behind-closed-doors threats and accusations and a rogue manager strong-arming the world into doing her bidding. But the fascinating shift in The Tonight Show — one of the most important and historic shows on TV — that finally takes place tonight after five [...]

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the death sentence of 24

Some links to get you through your Thursday: Let’s be really clear here. 24 has seen better days, there’s no denying that. But any talk of continuing the franchise without Kiefer Sutherland on board as Jack Bauer is redunkulous. There is no 24 without Jack Bauer. There is no 24 without Jack Bauer. None, nada, [...]

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end of finale watch

And thus, the TV season is about to come to an end, with only the Breaking Bad season finale left to air on Sunday. Even the Reaper finale (below) is probably too-low rent to be considered something to extend finale season, but . . . REAPER (SPOILERS): I don’t get it. I don’t get what [...]

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do people still go to museums?

Gonna try and make up for being a slacker last week with some extra long posts this week: It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Night at the Museum 2 won the box office weekend over Terminator. First, I got a not-so-glowing review of Terminator this morning from Record photographer Melissa Evanko, who assured me that if [...]

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abbreviated friday

Just got back from the new Sands Bethlehem casino. Not too shabby, but it definitely needs to do some more ground work to get rid of the rusted buildings around the old Steel Works. I’ll have a review in tomorrow’s Record. Pressed for time, so some quick things: Sharp’s old art reviewer Chris Francz is [...]

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through the upfronts

Finally through upfront week now that The CW has announced its fall schedule, which includes Smallville moving to a suddenly crowded Friday night schedule and the Melrose Place remake getting a spot. We’ve said it before, but Privileged and Reaper are gone, though Reaper may be coming back in a limited capacity. That also means [...]

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too much tv

My apologies for missing yesterday, Election Night for the newspaper business is like April 15 to an accountant. That leaves a ton to catch up on, but we’re only going to have time for the crazy amount of TV news going on right now. Seriously, my head is spinning. They should really move upfront week [...]

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finale watch (weekend) and the new fox lineup

Let’s get this out of the way right off the jump: Fox put out its Fall 2009-10 schedule today, as upfront week started for all the networks. A couple interesting things: –Dollhouse gets picked up for another season. Admittedly, I watched the first one and deemed Eliza Dushku too terrible an actress to immerse myself [...]

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finale watch (huge thursday)

Brian. Can’t. Function. Too. Many. Finales. Ten major season finales last night, and I watched them all. Kidding, course. I’d probably eat glass and hang out with Kate before I dared watch Grey’s Anatomy. MY NAME IS EARL: We can only hope that the producers had this finale thought out well in advance and they didn’t conjure [...]

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finale watch (lost, lie to me, ANTM)

Now we’re into the real meat of finale season, keep up! A couple buddies of mine were talking about Lost over the weekend and what’s going to happen in the season finale. They found it quite shocking when they discovered this week that I don’t watch Lost. Honestly, it’s probably my biggest pop culture regret of the [...]

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