Season 2 starts 9/26 and will be paired with season 2 of “Eastbound & Down.”
“Bored to Death” got a surprising second season following an uneven but often hilarious eight-episode first season. I’m a big fan of author Jonathan Ames (who serves as writer and executive producer) as well as the main cast of Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson, so I was excited when it was renewed. It returns this September on HBO.
Filed under: Read This, tv, Uncategorized | Tags: Bored to Death, Dexter, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Party Down, tv
NY Mag’s latest feature story is an in-depth piece on the rules that governed the success of many of this past season’s tv shows, including “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Bored to Death,” “Dexter” and “Party Down,” among others.
When all else fails, try being good. This may seem like an awfully cynical way to start an analysis of how great TV gets made. But TV is the most finely tuned of commercial instruments (up there with boy bands and political attack ads as a regurgitated product of the conscious and subconscious public will), and it does nothing merely for its health or to get to heaven. This is not to say that the creative process in TV is entirely without merit: Like almost any commercial product, it lives somewhere on the axis between commerce and art. And right now it’s more about art than commerce.
I especially liked the long article on “Modern Family,” ABC’s “warm family sitcom” which has been the biggest surprise for me and one of the biggest generators of LOLs.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 30 Rock, Bored to Death, Dexter, interviews, Julian Casablancas, music, Oscars, Parks and Recreation, Ryan Adams, tv
Hey, how about a linkdown…
– Interview with Chris Pratt of “Parks and Recreation”
– After Hugh Jackman dropped out of hosting this year’s Oscars, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin have been tapped to co-host but it was almost Steve Martin/Tina Fey
– Highlights from the “Bored to Death” panel at the Paley Center last night
– Ryan Adams released a new song you guys
– The Village Voice speaks with Julian Casablancas
– “Dexter” hit a season high with last Sunday’s episode, and has gained 600k viewers over the past three weeks
– And finally, “in its debut on German television Sunday night, Emmy-winning comedy “30 Rock” scored a 0.0 rating, meaning fewer than 5,000 viewers tuned in.”
Filed under: Tuesday Trailers | Tags: Bored to Death, Community, movies, The Office, trailers, tv, Up in the Air
Up in the Air – Jason Reitman’s latest movie, and one that is gaining a lot of positive buzz from TIFF.
“The Office”/”Community” – Quietly, it seems like the fall season has snuck up on us and both shows are premiering this coming Thursday. “The Office” may not be quite as clever or funny as it was in season 2 or 3, but its still a quality show with a lot of laughs, as I’m rediscovering as I rewatch season 5 on Blu-ray. I’m excited to see how “Community” fares.
“Bored to Death” – The latest HBO comedy (urm, “noir-otic comedy”) starring Jason Schwartzman as Jonathan Ames, a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private eye. Zach Galifianakis and Ted Dansen also star. The show seems to promise lots of guest stars – Patton Oswalt, Kristen Wiig, Parker Posey, and Oliver Platt all appear in the first episode