This last month has seen the usual round of cancellations and there were some quite painful ones this year but also some inexplicable renewals!
Cancelled and it Hurts!
Agent Carter. Noooooo! Peggy, come back! Marvel’s ABC TV show never got great ratings, but was well liked by critics and its fans were very devoted. I am not sure why it didn’t do so great. The train of thought that women viewers watch shows with men and women characters but male viewers don’t like shows with female leads is a depressing thought if true. However, comic books do tend to appeal to boys more. They are written largely by men and feature mostly male characters. You only have to look at all the superheroes and the recent films. Agent Carter was the first Marvel show (or film) to have a female lead, and a female with no actual superpowers at that! It led the way Jessica Jones on Netflix and next year there will finally be a Wonder Woman film. Continue reading Gone…but not forgotten!
So in US TV terms, another year over, as the TV year begins in September and ends in May (bizzare Americans!) and we are onto the summer shows right now. So how was the main TV season? Hits, misses and goodbyes.
Firstly, Glee, my number one show for three years ended with the seniors from McKinley graduating and going their separate ways. There is still a lot of uncertainty about what season 4 will look like and how much we will see certain characters. Glee will never recapture the, well, GLEE it had in the first year, when everything was new and fresh. But we’ve come to love the characters, and the end of season 3 saw Rachel and Finn NOT get married (thank God!) but break up, with Rachel heading for New York, Finn considering the army, Kurt NOT getting into NYADA, Brittany failing and returning to repeat her senior year. Quinn recovering from her car crash and heading for Yale, Santana getting a cheerleading scholarship to St Louis, Mercedes getting a recording deal as a backing singer, Mike getting into somewhere or other too! Left at McKinley (apart from the teachers) are Artie, Tina, Brittany, Blaine, Sam, Sugar and Joe (Damian McGinty’s Rory apparently not returning HURRAY!) Rumoured to be returning, although not necessarily to the glee club, is Alex Newell as Wade/Unique, The Glee Project runner up who made the strongest impression by far. Indeed, the third season of Glee finished pretty strongly thanks to him.
Continue reading How Was It? A Recap of the 2011/2012 TV season
I’m a bit behind on my commenting (not that anyone but me is reading this anyway mind you!) So before launching into the new season, let’s round up the summer shows
My undoubted favourite show ended up being The Glee Project. Indeed, I had to avoid ANY entertainment websites for almost three days as I was waiting to download the finale (torrent encoders were super slow, the bastards!!!)
What was it that had me so hooked to Lindsay, Samuel and co? Well of course the Glee connection, but also I think the trials the youngsters went through really had you rooting for them. No autotune here, and the mentors and Ryan Murphy definitely had their favourites. Reading my comments back, I seem to have hated Damian – who ended up being a co-winner with Samuel. I still remain to be convinced about him as an actor, but I’ll admit, his Irish charm grew on me. Samuel – the first named winner – is less interesting to me than he was, as he just seemed not thay much beyond his looks. I grew to really appreciate Lindsay and her talent, and indeed she was the first of the finalists to appear on Glee (winning a runner up 2 episode arc). Popping up in the Glee season 3 premiere, she showed her talent – a fantastic voice. But vocal coach Nikki clearly detested her (and probably got a word in to the costume girls as her dress in the episode was horrendous and made her look fat which she so is not.) I sniggered in the Glee Project finale when Nikki was running her down to her husband and Glee music producer Adam Anders, and he nodded but commented on what a great voice she did have though.
Continue reading Summer’s Gone…Autumn rolls in
Well so much for my prediction that Marissa was going to win The Glee Project in my previous post – she was promptly eliminated! It is quite shameful how hooked I am on this show – the very reason reality shows are so popular is that they are designed to get you addicted. The crack cocaine of TV! However, the show is endlessly frustrating for many reasons, chiefly the elimination decisions. Continue reading The Glee Project and love children galore!
Two of my favourite summer shows, The Closer and Rizzoli and Isles have been brightening up my TV lately, plus The Glee Project is getting annoyingly gripping!
Continue reading Summer Lovin’..