Thursday, March 14, 2013

TV Links of the Week

So, The Walking Dead sucked this week. Recently, I've only been subjecting you to one complaint per post, this episode was so atrocious that I'm allowing myself three this week.
  1. The new Rick Grimes, the one that doesn't mess around anymore (such as by ignoring a hitchhiker twice and then taking his supplies after he's been eaten), doesn't waste time talking to the Governor. The new Rick puts a bullet right between the Governor's eyes as soon as a he sees the Governor. You had searched the compound, Rick. You had to know the Governor was probably alone. Even if he wasn't, why not take your chances?
  2. Glenn and Maggie's "renewal of love" was disgusting.
  3. Letting Merle freely roam around the weapons seems like a great idea. Letting him continue to roam freely around the weapons after attacking Glenn is even better.
I could keep going, but what's the point? The show is what it is and as I've said before, I'm going to watch every episode until the show ends. Per usual, below is a preview of next week's episode. A lot of people are predicting that crap is going to really start hitting the fan in this episode, but I'll believe it when I see it. Also, Chris Kirk from Slate makes some predictions about which characters won't make it to season four and includes an argument for why Hershel should be one of them.

Mad Men comes back April 7, and no matter what anyone says, no one really knows what's going to happen. AMC has released some promo pictures of the task, which, as The A.V. Club points out, has everyone atwitter with speculation. I would offer my own two cents, but I've never made it through and entire episode without following asleep*, so I don't think I'm qualified to venture any educated guesses.

*This may or may not be related to the fact that I've never started an episode before midnight.

 Grantland's most recent YouTube Hall of Fame post is among the best its ever produced. This week's installment covers "TV's Greatest Oh S---! Moments." Grantland classifies an Oh S--- moments as moments that take a show from enjoyable to must see. If you're any sort of TV fan, you should check the article out. Among the TV shows covered are Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation, The West Wing, The Sopranos, and Game of Thrones.

Speaking of GOT, Entertainment Weekly gives us a look at what the acclaimed HBO show might have looked like in 1995. Be glad it wasn't produced until 2011. Also be glad that March 31 is only 17 days away.

Emptying the Clip
  • According to Mania, John Malkovich will play Blackbeard on NBC's upcoming pirate show Crossbones. On the right network, a show about pirates might work. Unfortunately, NBC is not the right network.
  • The best news of the week that doesn't have to do with Tony Gonzalez returning to the Atlanta Falcons comes from NBC (no, really), who announced that The Sing-Off will return for a fourth season. For those unaware, "The Sing-Off" is an a cappella competition, and the only reality singing show I'll watch. Below is a song from Pentatonix, last season's winning group.