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Top 5: 4/3/09 by Barbecue Bros
April 3, 2009, 4:48 pm
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A late Friday afternoon top 5…

1. Friday Night Lights Renewed for 2 more seasons (link) – Thats right, not one but two (!!) more 13-episode seasons of FNL will be coming, albeit under the same DirecTV-then-NBC model as this year. Lyla and Tyra will get a sendoff prob next season a la Street and Smash this year, but the big sticker is whether or not either showrunner Jason Katims or go-to director Jeffrey Reiner (hopefully both) will return to the show, as they have other projects of their own going on right now. In any case, it’s a great thing for network tv that this show has been renewed.

2. 1001 Rules for My Unborn Son (link) – A pretty cool tumblr site where the rules could really apply to any human being, not just the writer’s unborn son.

3. 1000 Times Yes (link) – You can follow this twitter where 1000 albums will be reviewed by Chris Weingarten in 140 characters or less. He’s already up to 208.

4. Max Payne 3 this winter (link) – Pretty awesome news that came out of nowhere early last week, but Rockstar Vancouver is working on the game which will be released later this year on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

5. Presents: The’09 Mix Tape (link via Pitchfork Forkcast) – I haven’t actually listened to it, but free music is always nice and Kid Cudi was behind the great track “Day ‘N’ Nite” which I put a remix of on my latest mix.

62% down to 24% by Barbecue Bros
February 28, 2009, 6:52 pm
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LAM is still adjusting to the time switch from Ireland to the US (it took me one 11 hour sleep the night we got back), so we got up early-ish today and I rocked through some DVR (re: post title) I missed from the past week in Ireland. A few stray thoughts:

Friday Night Lights – GD I love this show so much. If it takes another financing deal with DirecTV and NBC not getting it until next January, I don’t care. LAM watched the series during Thanksgiving break at her parent’s house and hasn’t been taping it on NBC, but after watching the past two episodes she has decided to start watching it eventhough she just watched the season 2 months ago. As long as I know this show is on, I have faith in network tv.

The Soup – I can’t stress how much I enjoy this show. I don’t even care that its not HD (and I rarely watch non-HD programming). Kenny said one of Bill Simmons’ latest podcasts features host Joel McHale, so I need to get on that stat. Joel – please come do stand up in Charlotte. Please.

Dollhouse – Ever since I watched the short-lived Joss Whedon series Firefly on Netflix last year, I am a strong believer in all things Whedon. This show is starting to come around on me, though who knows if it will get a chance to find its voice in a Friday night timeslot. Not really a huge Eliza Dushku fan coming in, but she is nice on the eyes. Also, Ms. Cross from Rushmore is in this.


Linkdown: 2/3/09 by Barbecue Bros
February 3, 2009, 11:46 am
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– The Bonnaroo 2009 lineup has been announced (and is le awesome), with more to come (uhhh MMJ riiiight?)

– Could this be the year of the Cera, or will there be tons of backlash with all of his projects coming out?

– The full SXSW Film Festival lineup has also been announced

– Some high res photos from Transformers 2

Interview with Taylor Kitsch (aka Tim Riggins aka Gambit); I’m reading it aloud in a heavy Canadian accent so I can get the full effect

– Joystiq’s impressions with the new Batman: Arkham Asylum game that looks pretty damn good

DJ Hero is coming this year, according to Activision CEO Bobby Kotick