Thursday, February 7, 2013

TV Links of the Week

I know it's been a few days, but this still needs to be said: the Super Bowl commercials were terrible. I'm really glad the Czar didn't ask me to review them again this year, and last year's post was one of the most enjoyable pieces I've written for this blog. You would think that companies spending nearly $4 million for a 30 second clip in this economy would have higher standards. Or maybe the lack of creativity is just further proof that Americans have fallen behind, educationally speaking.*

*That isn't to say that no commercial had any creative quality, but that none really stuck out to me as classic or even above average.

Nevertheless, if I had to pick a favorite, I would probably go with Hyundai's 2013 Santa Fe "Team" ad, which you can watch below.



In case you've forgotten, The Walking Dead returns to AMC this Sunday to kick off the second half of its third season. To celebrate, Mania has compiled "Daryl's Walker Survival Guide." Not mentioned in the guide is how to escape being forced to fight your brother to the death in the ring surrounded by zombies.

Also returning this week is Community! After such a long wait, it's hard to believe that the show is finally coming back. Here's a clip from tonight's season premiere that involves Jeff yet again using the group for his own personal gain. In other Community news, employees at TV.com have listed their favorite episodes and characters.

Deadline is reporting that HBO has tapped George R.R. Martin to generate new shows along with continuing to produce Game of Thrones. For non-book fans this is probably good news. For book fans, this news is a bummer because it all but guarantees that Martin won't be finishing the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series anytime soon. I guess I shouldn't complain; the book series has only been around since 1997.

If you follow TV/music news at all, you've probably heard about CBS's letter to everyone that will be involved with the Grammys, urging all those people to stay covered. If you haven't heard, CBS sent a letter to everyone that will be involved with the Grammys, urging those people to stay covered. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that while there probably won't any straight up nudity, I'm sure the envelope will probably be pushed as far as possible.

Finally, to close out the post this week, I leave you with a video about a baby that can't get enough Gangam Style because my wife thinks everyone needs to see it. Enjoy.


Thanks for reading.

Matt