I know you don’t blog-readership! And I’m totally fine with that. That’s part of the reason I’ve moved my weekly comics coverage to a brand new blog called Retcon Punch. I’m really excited about it, as Drew and I have invited Shelby Peterson and Peter Kilkuskie to help us cover more series and produce new content every day of the week. If you’ve ever been curious about comics or wanted to pick up a series, now is a great time to hop on DC’s relaunch. We’re reading a ton of titles and have snarky things to say about all of them. If anyone’s looking for recommendations, I’d be happy to oblige.
But all the effort I’ve poured into executing the one blog has pulled me away from this one. And man, have I missed some crazy shit on TV over the last couple weeks.
Did you know that Keifer Sutherland is coming back to TV in a show about having an autistic son that see that future or something? It’s called Touch, but look out it’s helmed by Heroes’ producer Tim Kring (you know, the guy who blamed the decline in quality of Heroes on the fans).
Have you seen that there’s a damn war going on on Downton Abbey? That’s right, even a drama of manners can’t go too long before introducing a violent world-wide conflict. Yeah, like that would ever happen.
How about Alcatraz? The good news is you don’t have to watch each episode to know what’s going on, the bad news is Jorge Garcia is only finitely charming. Also, how is Sam Neill the weak link in this cast?
Or what about Smash? I punished myself with the entire first season of Glee when it first aired and it looks like I’m ready to do the exact same thing here. How is show better than Glee? 1) Not set in a high school 2.) reasonable amounts of compression and pitch-correction on the performances 3.) original songs 4.) Anjelica Huston 5.) Lloyd from FlashForward 6.) No Mr. Shchuster (I’m not looking up how to spell that character’s name).
AND GOD DAMN Walking Dead comes back tomorrow! Look, I’ve missed writing about TV and I can only assume TV has missed me writing about it. Heads up, stupid: I’m back.