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So I'm watching the Bee Movie. A talking bee I can buy; a swarm of bees suspending a wide-body jet, sure; but a florist who can afford a penthouse on Central Park? That just makes no sense.
- mark 10-25-2008 6:43 am [link] [add a comment]

first episode of 30 rock posted a week before broadcast.

- dave 10-23-2008 11:56 pm [link] [1 comment]

chicago 10

- dave 10-23-2008 2:56 am [link] [add a comment]

mad men has near critical acclaim. one notable standout is james wolcott. here is his most recent broadside.

Apropos of nothing, I'd also like to insert into the Congressional Record that season two of Mad Men, for all the Zeitgeist hype, has been almost uniformly so-what in its sliding nowhere malaise, the most recent episode a hodge-podge of watered-down baptismal redemption cliches and clumsily integrated flashbacks that reduced Don Draper to an existential everyman in an Antonioni for Idiots exercise. The only pleasurable element is Pete's snappish irritation over ever hoop he's being made to jump through (his outburst over his travel expenses, for example), which is also just about the only recognizable bit of human behavior that's managed to squeak through the show's alienation effect--its trafficking in period stereotypes and talking mannequins at the expense of individuality. At its draggiest Mad Men is like some square's idea of Douglas Sirk, a graduate thesis with its head stuck in a fishbowl.

season two ends on sunday. how soon til lost kicks in?
- dave 10-22-2008 7:17 pm [link] [add a comment]

I don't guess I was watching much TV in 99 because I don't remember this at all, although the quirky intro is vaguely familiar and I'm sure was off-putting to me at the time. But I have watched all 13 episodes now and I think the show is great.

- jimlouis 10-22-2008 12:27 pm [link] [3 comments]

ever hear of the mtv show Scratch and Burn?

- dave 10-21-2008 3:49 pm [link] [add a comment]

wassup rockers on sundance now
- bill 10-19-2008 6:15 pm [link] [add a comment]

punishment park on sundance now (wikipedia)
- bill 10-19-2008 1:07 am [link] [add a comment]

CNN is diving into the increasingly crowded arena of news-driven comedy, tapping comedian D.L. Hughley to host a show that will offer a skewering take on news and events.

- dave 10-15-2008 11:31 pm [link] [add a comment]

watching the jacque tati night on tcm
- bill 10-10-2008 3:01 am [link] [1 comment]

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