I posted my review of "The Playboy Club" earlier today. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of it? If you're a "Mad Men" fan, do you think comparisons are fair or unfair? Did you like the musical numbers? The dramatic stylings of Mr. Eddie Cibrian? Are there any "Firefly" fans among you who are just going to set a season pass for the promise of more Sean Maher? And do you miss David Krumholtz's long hair from the "Numb3rs" days? Is the eye candy enough to ignore the rest? Have at it.
I published my review of "2 Broke Girls" this morning. Now it's your turn. Do you agree with the people who made this the highest-testing CBS pilot of all time? Are you with me and Fienberg that the last scene with the girls and the horse was significantly better than all that came before it? Either way, do you agree on the awesomness of Kat Dennings? Once this settles into the post-"HIMYM" timeslot next week, will you continue watching?
Fire away, folks.
"How I Met Your Mother" is back for a new season and I have a review of the first two episodes coming up just as soon as I lick the plane...
Dan and I stayed up late, woke up early and worked overtime to bring you today's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, which has us post-morteming the Emmys and last night's "Breaking Bad" and offering our thoughts on a bunch of this season's new shows. The rundown:
The producers of NBC's "The Playboy Club" would rather you not compare their drama - about the Bunnies, patrons and other hangers-on at the famous Chicago club in the early '60s - to "Mad Men," even though it's set in the same era, has styled leading man Eddie Cibrian to look very much like Don Draper, has a pilot directed by frequent "Mad Men" contributor Alan Taylor, and has a cast that includes Naturi Naughton playing a "chocolate Bunny" much like the one she played last season on "Mad Men."
Every new TV season seems to have an It Girl, and this one has two obvious candidates: Zooey Deschanel and Whitney Cummings. Deschanel (whose FOX sitcom "New Girl" I'll be reviewing tomorrow) has her face on all those billboards, but I think Cummings wins the title because she has two different shows debuting this week: CBS' "2 Broke Girls," which she co-created, and NBC's "Whitney," which she created and stars in.
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards started out incredibly predictable, and they ended virtually the same way. But sandwiched in between those two familiar slices of white bread was an incredible, unpredictable filling, featuring a number of delightfully shocking winners like Margo Martindale, Peter Dinklage and, in a stunning but welcome farewell tribute, “Friday Night Lights.”
A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I use up every cleaning product in a 50-mile radius...
A review of tonight's "Doctor Who" coming up just as soon as I have a degree in cheese making...
Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 93: Emmys, '2 Broke Girls,' 'New Girl,' 'The Playboy Club' & more
It's time for not only a bonus installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, folks, but an extremely long one, as Dan and I discuss our Emmy predictions, review four of the new shows debuting next week and discuss maybe the most memorable "Breaking Bad" of the season. The rundown: