Frank Darabont is a name that I identify with quality. I love The Shawshank Redemption and The Majestic. More recently he helped get The Walking Dead adapted into the hit AMC series. Unfortunately, he was fired during the show’s second season. But soon after, there was rumblings in the rumor-verse that he was working on a new TV show. This show would be a crime noir show set in Los Angeles. Unrest with some of the actors on The Walking Dead set hinted toward certain actors jumping ship. Jeffrey DeMunn, a Darabont mainstay, was one of the first to be killed off. Jon Bernthal was not far behind. The then-titled “Lost Angels” was beginning to take shape. I hadn’t been following much since then, but now I was blown away by the first trailer for the series, now called Mob City. Check it out below.
The cast looks amazing. Not only does it include the aforementioned Jon Bernthal, but it will also include the talented Milo Ventimiglia. Simon Pegg will also apparently have a part in the pilot. I’m definitely looking forward to the show’s December premiere.
I love comedies that are highly self-referential. They start in season one with a back story and just build and build. They aren’t necessarily serialized but the series still manages to reflect past events. It feels rewarding to remember and spot those references. Archer and Adventure Time are strong examples of this, but before them, there was the Venture Bros. Season 5 starts in a few weeks, and Adult Swim has released a great recap of the first four seasons. Check it out!
OK… so still confused? Awesome. Check out the show on Cartoon Network June 2nd at midnight.
This episode was centered on Walt and the balance in his life. He is having a bit of a crisis, but you could not tell by looking at his expressions. However, starting off an episode by acquiring two muscle cars is a good indication that all is not steady in his world.
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Life can get pretty busy, so the invention of the Digital Video Recorder, aka DVR, has been a godsend for those of us who love television programming. Well, I’m one of those people. In this weekly article, I’m going to talk about some of the shows I am keeping up with on my DVR. Pretty straight forward, right? Well let’s get started.
The New Girl – Ep. 1.24 “See Ya”
Finally took the time to go back and catching up on this show. 5 or 6 episodes in 2 nights. I had forgotten how enjoyable this show is. This episode wrapped up some story elements that I imagine will tilt back and forth as long as this show stays on air. Schmidt continues to be the funniest character while bringing some serious heart to a generally silly character. Nick has made strides in not being such a wet blanket. The only real disappointment to me is the end. The series is essentially back where it began. If it gets renewed, we’ll see if they figure some way to shake things up. Loved the joke about Damon Wayans, Jr.’s character, Coach, going off to hang out with other white people (Happy Endings).
Community – Ep. 3.19 “Curriculum Unavailable”
Another clip show like they did last year. It’s a fun way to do jokes that don’t fill an entire episode. Definitely barrel rolling toward the season finale in a fun way. Looking forward to the fall of Chang. But does that mean we lose Ken Jeong in season 4?
Young Justice – Ep 2.03 “Alienated”
This show keeps rolling along. In this episode we learn a) Aqualad’s whereabouts 5 years later and b) his dark parentage. An interesting twist based on the character’s origin and I’m looking forward to seeing what that spells out for the team.
I was originally going to talk about Sherlock but decided I’m going to wait until next week to do a special wrap-up edition.
I’ll see you all next week… same DVR channel… same DVR time…