Thursday, March 29, 2012

TV Links of the Week



After two plus days without cable, internet, or the opportunity to speak to a Comcast employee I'm starting to feel like a bit like Kramer after those punk kids rolled his "porch." The Comcast voice recording told me that service was expected to be restored by 9:00 pm Wednesday night. I guess they meant 9:00 pm Hawaii-Aleutian time because when I finally went to bed I still didn't have service. At least I don't have to pay for the time the service was down. Oh wait...

Serenity now!

Nevertheless, the show must go on. You deserve your links, and what kind of man would I be if I let something like no internet service stop me? My coliseum-erecting, monument-building, huge rock-moving ancestors would be ashamed. So without further ado, here's this week's TV Links of the Weeks. They're belated and somewhat abbreviated, but they're here.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast of Modern Family is getting ready to renegotiate its contracts, and things might get ugly. Reportedly, the adult stars of the super popular, highly acclaimed sitcom want the big bucks. Obviously, they've earned that right, but that would be lot of money for ABC to shell out every episode. As Grantland points out, the big question right now is whether or not the cast will band together to negiotate.

The wait is almost over.
MTV has a piece introducing us to some of the new characters that will be appearing on Game of Thrones this season. Winteriscoming.net tells us that critics are already singing praises for the new season. I'm announcing that I will soon be starting the second book and will give dirty glances to anyone that spoils it for me by talking about what happens on the show.




Remember last week when I linked you to a trailer for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, the upcoming SyFy series*? Yeah....about that. It's not so upcoming anymore. According to Mania, Syfy has decided not to order a full season. The 90 minute pilot will still air on SyFy, but not the rest of it. Apparently show producers are pushing to turn it into a webseries instead, which was the original plan anyways. My take: if it's not good enough to be on SyFy, it's not good enough to be on anywhere**.

*Judging by the pageviews for last week's post, most of you don't.

**By the way, if you liked the Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus trailer I linked you to last week you'll love these two videos.

AMC is attempting to catch lightning in a bottle for the 4th or 5th time with a period piece revolving around football. Tommy Lee Jones is in talks to direct the pilot. I'm sold, for at least the pilot. In fact, I think AMC has finally reached that point where pretty much any drama they put out is going to get at least a cursory glance from me and probably a lot of people.

Six Degrees of TV Separation

No one submitted any challenges this week. Due to my aforementioned internet difficulites, that's probably a good thing. Remember, the challenge still stands. If you can give me two actors that I can't connect in six TV shows or less I'll buy you a Coke.

That's it for this week. I'll see you next Thursday with more links and another round of Six Degrees of TV Separation. Thanks for reading.

Matt

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