The latest promo trailer for the upcoming season, which starts September 26 on Showtime. The trailer features the Clint Mansell score from Requiem for a Dream.
Wow, this upcoming season looks really intense. Flavorwire’s got 5 predictions based on this trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con over the weekend.
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: A Single Man, Dexter, FlashForward, movies, trailers, tv, YouTube
A Single Man – Tom Ford’s directorial debut got a lot of nice buzz from last week’s TIFF. The trailer shows off some pretty cinematography. Cast includes: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Lee Pace and Nicholas Hoult
“Dexter” – One last trailer (albeit very in-depth, so spoiler alert) before the season 4 premiere on Sunday. I’ve officially re-added Showtime to my cable package and am officially pumped.
“FlashForward” – Will this turn out to be a breakout hit for ABC, or another failed attempt at capturing the “Lost” effect on viewers (a la “Daybreak” or “Invasion” or “The Nine”). David S. Goyer, a co-writer on both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, co-created the show and it even has both Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) and Sonya Walger (Penny) from “Lost.”