What did everybody think of the new TNT legal drama?
I've already offered up my (unfavorable) review of TNT's "Franklin &Â Bash" (as well as a look back at the career arc of leading man Mark-Paul Gosselaar). Now it's your turn. For those who watched the pilot tonight, what did you think?Â Are you likely to set a season pass for it?
How the 'Saved by the Bell' alum outlasted the child star stigma
As you may have seen in my review yesterday, I was not a fan of TNT's "Franklin & Bash," which debuts tonight. But even though Mark-Paul Gosselaar's performance trends more towards the smarm than he's done in a while, I'm still glad to see him working - and, after a few Steven Bochco shows in a row, to see that he's now just another working adult actor, hireable by various producers for various gigs.
More than 25 years after the Crisis, will the DC Universe really get to start over?
I know that 99% of what I write about is TV-related, but every now and then other elements of my nerditry have to take over the blog for a bit. Today's announcement that DC Comics is going to reboot its entire line of superhero titles to #1 issues, with younger versions of the characters and many revamped costumes designed by Jim Lee, is one of those times.
Alan and Dan also announce their summer DVD rewind and check in on 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Killing' and 'Men of a Certain Age'
Time for the first Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of the summer season of 2011, which means Dan and I review a few new shows, a returning one, and announce which show will be following "Undeclared" as this year's summer DVD/Netflix rewind on the podcast. The run-down:
Focus on the little things still works for Ray Romano and company
The three heroes of TNT's Peabody Award-winning "Men of a Certain Age" (which returns for the second half of its second season tomorrow night at 10) have taken to defining themselves more by what they aren't (young, energetic and optimistic, to name just three things) than by what they are. And it seems much easier to describe the show that way, too.
Watch the season 4 trailer
That "Breaking Bad" season 4 would be premiering on July 17 at 10 p.m. has been something of an open secret. (Last week's Entertainment Weekly had a big season preview with that date, for instance.) But AMC didn't make it official until today, announcing the date and releasing a season 4 trailer - which, in a good move for spoiler-phobes like me, seems to be comprised entirely of season 3 footage and dialogue:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer turn on the smarm as buddy lawyers
It's not that I hate "Franklin & Bash," the new TNT legal drama that debuts tomorrow night at 9. Nor is it that I don't understand what the point is. The problem with "Franklin & Bash" is that the point seems more trouble than it's worth to attain, and unlikely to happen given the show's mostly obnoxious execution.
The season hits its compelling mid-point
The show's still a disappointment, but some positive signs this week
The game gets very, very serious in the most exciting episode yet