Upside? Great song, excellent performance. Downside? It's an animated video, no Cheyenne Jackson to look at while you listen to him. That's a shame. Still, I love the song. And it's available on iTunes at this link.
|Look, it's Matthew Perry and his new friends. Go On premieres this fall.|
I don't really have any use for these returning shows.Monday: The Voice, Revolution
Do No Harm is a modern take on Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. BBC One did a great one with James Nesbitt and Gina Bellman in 2007, do we need another? I guess that's up to lead Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me). The show will ride on his performance. I'll check it out, I got nothing going on Sunday nights at 10.
The network is pushing for two cycles of The Voice each year, using a different set of judges. I hope one of those judges catches fire and they call him or her up to the first show to replace that nasty drunk Christina Aguilera. I don't watch reality competition shows as a rule, there's way too much very compelling dramas and comedies for me to waste my time.
Revolution is about a world where all the methods of creating energy are rendered useless. How'd it happen? Is it the end of the world? Who would have the ability to pull this off? Are they from here? Somewhere else? Will someone create a perpetual motion machine? It's from J.J. Abrams and action begins 15 years after this has happened. Apocalyptic aspects assured. Features Giancarlo Esposito who is coming off some great TV roles on Breaking Bad and Once Upon A Time. I'll check it out.
Why can't reality competition shows just happen on one night? Rand Corporation, work on this, okay?Click past the break for Wednesday through Saturday.
Go On. Okay I will. Stars Matthew Perry as a sportscaster of some sort. I thought he was playing a sports radio call in show host. I can't get an answer so I tweeted the source. There's just one other guy in the core cast which I thought was strange but I'm good with it. Perry's character Ryan Nolastnameatthistime has just lost his wife and these (photo top of post) I guess are the people who help him with that. There's also a grief group component. Scott Silveri from Friends wrote the pilot and exec produces with Todd Holland.
Bryan and David are a couple. They hire a surrogate to have a child for them. Ellen Barkin is someone's mom. And it's a comedy. Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon on Broadway) star in this comedy from Ryan Murphy. Nene Leakes is in this. I guess Nene as actress is gonna happen . I can't imagine how the throngs of black actresses waiting to be on TV feel about that. I imagine not so great. This and Perry's shows definitely make my own personal schedule.
Parenthood's back. I find I don't connect to this and Modern Family the way other people of my age do. Great cast, I'm sure they knock it out of the park. It's just not for me.
"The big story of race on our show is so many are represented." - King. No, the big story is your show is racist, period.
— Tim Goodman (@BastardMachine) January 11, 2012
Michael Patrick King would like us to "lean in" to his "ballsy" jokes which are "in your face." Because he's "classy dirty." #TCA12
— Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg) January 11, 2012
That was one of the most hostile TCA panels I've ever been involved in. Writing it up now. Wow.
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) January 11, 2012
"I'm surprised the questions are not about fun." - Michael Patrick King sighs. #BrokenNotBent
— Daniel Fienberg (@HitFixDaniel) January 11, 2012
Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern star in this three-part British comedy that some UK critics dubbed a "home-grown Curb Your Enthusiasm." Orbiting London's media whorl, Matt (Bonneville), a laid-off book editor, and wife Elizabeth (McGovern), an American actress who finds work scarce in the UK, try to maintain their dignity and lifestyle, while contending with the abrasive and needy intrusions of Leon (Tom Hollander), Elizabeth's agent. In this episode, Elizabeth auditions for a Vincent Gallo film. Simon Curtis directs.Set your DVR for this Thursday starting at 5:30 eastern for all three parts in a row. I've seen one of these half hours and really enjoyed it, happy that I'll have seen them all now.