Tag: television

Interview: SAMURAI JACK Actor Phil LaMarr Gets Back to the Past

Long ago in a distant land, Cartoon Network abruptly, mysteriously, cancelled one of their most critically-acclaimed series about a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword, who stepped forth to oppose Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness.  After a full...

Review: THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW: CONAN Meets JACKASS on Acid and Dada

The surreal, weird and anarchistic brand of humor thrusts The Eric André Show beyond parody plane manifesting André and his team´s efforts to take risks with loads of punk, dada and absurdity.

TV News: THE COMEDIANS And HAPPYISH Go Down, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Lives On

The television industry goes through a turbulent period and the smorgasbord of TV shows makes it harder for viewers and shows themselves. The numbers usually decide the future of series -- what lives on and what gets axed, a...

Review: WAYWARD PINES, The Show That Is Not What It Seems To Be

Halfway through the series Wayward Pines, episode five lands a serious twist, a bold move that might have arrived too soon, yet performs as a mighty cliffhanger and game-changer for the whole show. Wayward Pines is currently running on the...

Review: LIVE FROM NEW YORK! Chronicles SNL... Again

Saturday Night Live doesn't exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to the big screen. Unfortunately, the new SNL retrospective Live from New York! Is only a marginal improvement to the average. There's the old saying, "comedy is...

TOKYO TRIBE: Manga Could Be Coming To TV, Pilot To Shoot This Summer

THR is reporting that producer Patrick S. Cunningham (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and director Darryl Wharton-Rigby will shoot a pilot for a potential television adaptation of Santa Inoue's manga Tokyo Tribe. Both are based in Japan."Everyone loves this manga and...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E04, HERO (Or, The Plan Comes Together)

With its fourth impressive episode so far, we can now confidently say that Better Call Saul knows what its doing and is doing it well. It's a worthy successor to Breaking Bad, not because it slavishly mimics what that show...

Best Of 2014: Ryland's Top 10 US TV Series Of The Year

Not to knock the big screen but 2014 was one hell of a year for the ol' boob tube. With the continuing maturation of streaming networks, the blurring of lines between mini-series and seasonal dramas, and an uptick in quality...

Grady Hendrix's Novel HORRORSTÖR Getting TV Adaptation

This is great news. Grady Hendrix's latest novel, the haunted furniture retail outlet novel Horrorstör, will be adapted for a television series, according to Deadline. The novel hit bookstore shelves only last month. The adaptation will be produced by The...

Hugh Laurie And Tom Hiddleston To Star In TV Adaptation Of John le Carre's THE NIGHT MANAGER

Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are signed on to star in an espionage drama adapted from John le Carre's 1993 novel The Night Manager. The drama is being developed in partnership with the BBC, who will air the series in the...

Von Trier Returns To Television With THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars Von Trier is returning to television.Though the Danish director has spent the vast majority of his career working in feature film his horror series The Kingdom - sadly never to be finished due to the passing of key actors...

Destroy All Monsters: My Television Cost Money; Kindly Fill All Of It

We return this week to a time where the purveyors of multimedia, en masse, evidently require some form of re-education on the concept of frame sizes. I lived through Frame War I, when every movie in existence was rapidly ported...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E01, DEEP BREATH (Or, Look Who's Got A New Face)

As ever, there were a lot of questions to be asked as we welcome a new actor to the title role of Doctor Who. Few, however, questioned whether Peter Capaldi could deliver the goods. Unsurprisingly, he's excellent. He slips into...

Review: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK S2 E02, LOOKS BLUE, TASTES RED (Or, How To Become A Teenage Drug Dealer)

All 13 new episodes from Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black are now available for streaming on Netflix. The series is set at a minimum security facility for female offenders and gives a whole new spin to the...

JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP CHALLENGE Begins This Week

Hot on the heels of the release of Muppets Most Wanted this past weekend, SyFy launches another reality competition show, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge. Like all other SyFy reality competition shows before it, contestants will compete in creature fabrication challenges...

TV Beat: THE BLACKLIST Ups The Ante

It was already a good show, one of the best new broadcast TV series of the year. And then Joe Carnahan blew up The Blacklist, directing and co-writing an episode that was bloodier, more urgent, and more painful than anything...

TV Beat: SLEEPY HOLLOW, Solving The Strange Mystery Of A Headless Horseman

A headless horseman gallops out of a nightmare and into the modern day in Sleepy Hollow, a new series that returned to broadcast television last week with an even more apocalyptic vision. In Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of...

Trailer: "We're Tryin' To Build Something" - TREME Makes A Welcome Return

"It's about culture, family, and tradition." - Antoine Batiste.Treme is one of the most extraordinary works of reality-based fiction ever filmed, and also one of the most under appreciated. While it took many seasons for The Wire to reach its...

Ah, Geez - Freeman For FARGO Redux?

Warm up the prowler and prepare for some pancakes - The Hollywood Reporter is, um, reporting that Martin Freeman is "tapped" to star in the FX Television reboot of Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 film Fargo.Previously, THR had let us...

Review: SKINS S7E01, FIRE: PART 1 (Or, E4's Teen Drama Grows Up While Effy Encounters Difficulties At Work)

The return of Skins for a seventh series of specials that gets us caught up with three of the characters from the first two generations of the show is such an unusual decision by E4 that it has drawn me...