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Nightfly lists his preferred picks from primetime TV and the world of entertainment.
TV Week in Review (week of 3/4/12)
Last week ABC Family, NBC, HBO, AMC, H2, and The Science Channel rose above the rest, dominating their various categories. Interesting to note, at least to me, is the fact that Disney's Jessie earned placement on my Favorite Teen Shows list for the first time ever and it's also the week in which I watched my first episode of The Mentalist ever. I didn't deliberately boycott The Mentalist all this time, it's just a coincidence of fate that it's always aired against other shows I've followed. Although it didn't make my hour-long list this viewing, I discovered it's a show I'll start watching from now on. It should also be mentioned that The Walking Dead earned Top of the List honors for a second week in a row (its first two weeks atop my drama list).
Thanks to this handy list from IGN, I can gladly report that Fashion Star (Tues. 3/13), South Park and Ugly Americans (both Wed. 3/14), Community and Ashley Judd's Missing (both Thurs. 3/15), as well as, USA dramas Fairly Legal and In Plain Sight (both Friday 3/16) all premiere this week. I've been waiting for most of these premieres for months so I'm pretty excited about them. This Saturday (3/17) Adrian Pasdar & Amy Huberman star in The Hallmark Channel's latest original movie, Chasing Leprechauns. Score Coming Soon stickers for Chasing Leprechauns and Fashion Star from GetGlue by clicking their titles in this sentence. BTW, Fairly Legal is currently offering a Preview Premiere OnDemand allowing cable subscribers with VOD access to see the season opener early. Check it out, it's easily one of my favorite epis from that series so far. Now onto my preferred picks from primetime TV last week.... * Warning: videos below may contain spoilers and/or mature content not suitable for all ages *
With many long-cherished fairy tales being retold and modernized of late, I have to tip my hat to the latest web trailer for Mirror Mirror titled, "Social Queen." It's a truly fun and witty look at how the Snow White tale could play out if driven primarily by social media. I like it a lot. (Premiering March 30th)
Speaking of Whedon, FYI, I've been refraining from posting many rumors or spoilers about The Avengers on purpose. Reading this recent quote from Joss about what he'd like to do with the inevitable sequel, however, couldnt've pleased me more. I'll continue my policy of not sharing spoilers but considering the hypothetical nature of his comment in this instance I figured it was worth passing along this link for those as curious as I was.
Disney's upcoming actioner, The Lone Ranger, may not have a site up yet but an official photo hit the web last week (3/8) that grabbed the attention of Depp fans everywhere. In the pic Johnny and Armie Hammer appear in costume as The Lone Ranger and his trusted companion, Tonto.
Before signing off I wanted to tell you about a couple of exciting new TV stories I think you'll want to know about. I've written before about former supermodel Beverly Johnson's upcoming reality series, Beverly's Full House, on OWN. Last week a sneak peek clip hit revealing the first episode's first five minutes - check it out. Beverly's Full House premieres 3/31 @ 10/9c.
Thanks for taking the time to read my weekly commentary and I hope I've brought something worthwhile to your attention. If not, perhaps you can find something more to your liking in either my Music Video or iTV columns also published here weekly. I write less commentary in the other columns but I'm proud of the diverse range of artistic, thought provoking material I pass along each week in them. Please check back again next week and in the meantime Have a Great Week & Happy Viewing!
avengingtitan wrote:They were all on Will and Grace. I'm not sure that I'd call Eric McCormick a kid but okay.
the "kid" part's from an old bit on Sesame Street, nevertheless... Congrats!! Your answer was Correct on both counts! You've now earned your 23rd trivia medal!!! Thanks a lot for playing, Champ.
FYI, McCormack will soon be returning to primetime TV leading a series called, Perception. He'll be playing an eccentric neuroscientist who uses his "unique outlook" to help Feds solve crime (sounds a bit like Numb3rs to me, which is fine cuz I liked Numb3ers) and Rachael Leigh Cook is his co-star. I can't wait.