Another week, another round of Regurgitations. Will it ever end? No. It will <b>never</b> end, as long as the masses allow themselves to be suckered in by lame gimmicks like a devil movie opening on 6/6/6.
The Idiot Box is supposed to be a column about TV. But for my first column I say “fuck TV.” TV is on the way out anyway. Content has always been king. Yet, we cling to that ugly black box with its standard-definition image and commercials and “schedules” and we’re thankful for it. The past year has proven that time and time again that television as we know it no longer exists. And if you don’t believe it, I’m going to prove it to you. Just take a look at this season.
The practice of Hollywood to remake and sequelize films is not something new. It’s been around since the very beginning. I like to think that even back then, there were people like me bitching about it, rallying for creative thought and stimulation.
More pilots and tidbits on Lost, Desperate Housewives, 24 and more. Damn, I love to rhyme “24” with “more”. Oh, and stuff about Quentin Tarantino’s episode of CSI. Methinks he hates Nick.
Lots of big names have new shows for next season. Steve Martin, JJ Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and Brent Ratner among others all have pilots in the works. Read on to find out what sounds tivo-worthy and what sucks.
‘Tis the season for the networks, after sifting through many, many fine pitches and scripts, to pick the crappiest ones and film pilots to inflict on us come fall. Find out what to avoid, and what just might be good, plus news about shows you already like!