A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I'm Ted Danson at Whoopi Goldberg's roast...
The study group goes through the stages of grief, while Chang plots martial law
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are back and in fine form
Alicia Silverstone stays in Chatswin, while James Van Der Beek and Kevin Sorbo crash a wedding
Check out Abed's tribute video to Greendale's most tonsorially-interesting student
Last week's "Community" parody of "Law & Order" captured not only the most obvious tropes of the classic NBC drama — the split between cops and lawyers, the banter between the detectives, the key witness who drops out at the last minute, etc. — but smaller things that were just as recognizable to any hardcore "Law & Order" fan.
Justin Long returns as Jess and Nick both get tangled up in exes
Jules resents Grayson's baby mama, Laurie raises Bobby's consciousness and Andy seeks office
Despite isolated pockets of quality, the show is still pretty dire
There is only one thing we say to Death: 'Not today.'
Fan-generated art (by which I mean not just pictures, but words and music and video) can be some of the best things you find on the Internet, and some of the most dire. The hip-hop songs of Adam WarRock, fortunately, are the good kind of fan art. I've much enjoyed his "Parks and Recreation" tracks and his "Justified" song, for instance. Now he's turned his attention to "Game of Thrones," with a song inspired by the advice Syrio Forel gave Arya Stark during one of their fencing lessons in season 1, and a beat courtesy of Block McCloud's "Crazy Man." You can download it here, and I've got the video embedded below:
Ted struggles to get over Robin, Barney hates Quinn's job and Marshall gets too intense for Lily
Highlights from an evening with Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and company
The "Boardwalk Empire" Emmy panel I moderated last Thursday night went very well, I thought. It was rare to have that many actors from the show in the same place, it was a chance to get some closure from departing castmember Michael Pitt, and the actors and creator Terence Winter were alternately eloquent and funny (one actor in particular) in discussing the first two seasons of the HBO drama. I had hoped to have some video from the event, but it turns out that the only material available to non-ATAS members are the red carpet interviews the actors did; I've embedded Pitt's below, and you can Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald and Gretchen Mol on our video page. As moderator, I couldn't take notes on what was being said, but after the jump I have a few paraphrased highlights from the event: