New York, December 6th-8th:
The Hobbit, Martin Freeman’s face all over the city, and that sad beauty of the streets under the rain that stole my heart completely.
Alright everybody, let’s talk about an important task I have for y’all tonight!
There’s this wonderful guy named Bryan Fuller out there, and he’s created three of TV’s best short-lived shows: Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, and Pushing Daisies. I’m sure you’ve heard of at least one of those, and if you haven’t, you’re totally missing out. But this isn’t about those shows, it’s about a new show that he recently developed titled Mockingbird Lane.
Mockingbird Lane, as some of you might know, is a reboot of the popular sixties sitcom The Munsters, and while that may sound iffy, it’s a show that deserves a chance. The cast has Portia de Rossi, Eddie Izzard and Cheyenne Jackson, which should already tell you that this could be comedy gold, and the pilot was directed by Bryan Singer (of Usual Suspects fame) with Guillermo Navarro as cinematographer (winner of the Academy Award for Pan’s Labyrinth). Considering the costume designer, set decorator, and production designer all worked on most (if not all) of Pushing Daisies, I’m willing to bet we’re going to have a gorgeous show on our hands. It’s also worth mentioning that Jim Dooley composed the music for the show, and you’ll probably just know him if you love the Pushing Daisies music as much as I do.
Anyway, I haven’t seen the pilot yet, but I do know that this show is basically on the brink of not existing past this one episode. Tonight, at 8PM (EST), NBC is going to be showing this episode as a Halloween special. Depending on how it does in the ratings, this show has a chance at getting more than just one episode, and with how amazing Bryan Fuller’s work in television has been so far, this is something I desperately long for.
So maybe tonight, if you get a chance, just throw your TV onto NBC and check out Mockingbird Lane. Even if you’re not too interested, at least leave NBC on muted while you do whatever you’re doing. All I’m saying is give this show a chance at existing because I think it definitely deserves at least that. Spread the news!
I was planning on just saying “If you don’t watch this show tonight, then the terrorists win. Also, it’ll be your fault when Community gets cancelled.” Juan’s way works too, I suppose.
All You Need Is Love
“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be”
the world’s worst author writes to the world’s worst music.
also, this is conceptually one of my favorite snl sketches:
Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.
Rita Mae Brown (Riding Shotgun)
- DC: Joss Whedon, we cannot make your Wonder Woman movie because there’s too much ancient mythology, you set it in World War II, and you are just some TV guy. Also, you know, she's a chick.
- Marvel: HEY EVERYBODY, WE’RE GOING TO MAKE A THOR MOVIE! AND THERE’S GOING TO BE FROST GIANTS AND SWORDS AND MAGIC AND A RAINBOW BRIDGE AND EVERYTHING!
- Marvel: AND WE’RE GOING TO MAKE A CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE! AND THERE’S GOING TO BE NAZIS AND NEWSREELS AND A WORLD’S FAIR AND OLD TIMEY CARS AND EVERYTHING!
- Marvel: AND WE’RE GOING TO MAKE AN AVENGERS MOVIE! HEY DO YOU WANT TO DIRECT THE AVENGERS, JOSS WHEDON??
- Joss Whedon: Can I make Black Widow the most badass of the team and also add Maria Hill played by the actress I wanted to play Wonder Woman?
- Marvel: TOTES!
- The Avengers: *makes $1.5 billion*
- DC: … So we’ll make Superman gritty like Batman. The kids like Batman, right?
219. Silverskin, noun. The thin, innermost covering that clings to each of the two seeds of a coffee fruit and has, after such seeds have been processed, the texture and feel of crumbling parchment paper. Not strictly a science word—botanists might prefer to call silverskin the remnants of perisperm, a nutrient-rich tissue from which the coffee fruit draws as it develops.
When—after having biked a good nine miles to get them home—you roast your first small batch of beans—the last remaining pieces of this once-vital integument fly off. They have turned yellow in the heating, and so float down upon your kitchen counter like so many autumn leaves. It isn’t every day you bring a season into being.