Earlier this week, I published my review of Preacher, the new AMC drama where Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have adapted the beloved '90s Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Yesterday, I chatted with Roth about her feelings and my own for the show. Though both of us know the comic book, we tried to keep the focus on the show itself; there will be a separate video later today where we go deep on some of the differences and some of the comic stories we hope to see the show deploy one day. (So save any comics discussion until then.)
The video's embedded at the top and bottom of this post.
I spent a few hours this afternoon interviewing people associated with Preacher, AMC's adaptation of the beloved — and seemingly unadaptable — '90s comic book series. (My review of it is here.) One of those was with the show's leading man, Dominic Cooper, who already has experience in the comic book adaptations world through his role as the young version of Howard Stark in various Marvel movies and TV shows.
There's a running gag in the first episode of alt-comedian Maria Bamford's new Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite where guest star Patton Oswalt, ostensibly playing a cop in Bamford's LA neighborhood, keeps breaking character to warn her against doing stand-up on her show, listing all the famous comics who have already done it: "You've got Louie, Seinfeld, Chappelle, Amy Schumer, my two pilots..." Eventually, other comedians — some of whom also did failed shows that featured them performing material from their stage act — turn up to express their own dismay.
Supergirl, meet Jane the Virgin. You're about to be spending a lot of time together in a new CW lineup that's more comic book-dependent than ever before.
A review of tonight's The Americans coming up just as soon as I assign you to eat a Twinkie...
Comedy is coming back to CBS.
A year after the network downsized to just two total hours of sitcoms in the fall — and went without comedies on Mondays for the first time since the earliest days of television — the network is doubling up its sitcom presence, with four-comedy blocs on both Mondays and Thursdays (once the network's NFL commitment is done) in the fall. The new Monday bloc will be filled with recognizable faces, including Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc (reuniting on the night with Matthew Perry, whose Odd Couple was renewed), while Joel McHale's The Great Indoors is the one new Thursday comedy.
Say goodbye to ABC's all-Shonda Thursday lineup — at least until midseason.
A few thoughts on Jane the Virgin season 2, including last night's finale, coming up just as soon as I lock you into the patriarchy...