Happening Sh*t – May 16, 2013 – Fall TV Edition!

Posted in Happening Sh*t on May 16th, 2013 by Nick

Devastating. Happy Endings has bit the dust. Keep those fingers crossed though, Interweb: rumor has it that USA may be scooping the zany sitcom up just like TBS did last year with Cougar Town. I really hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of SinBrad. So even though this sucks royally, there’s still happening Fall TV-related goodness to be celebrating:

Community Has Been Renewed Making Up for the Aforementioned Devastation Lodged In My Gut from Happy Endings Getting Canned

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As I’ve already said on Facebook: There is a God.

Losing both HE and Community might’ve been enough to convince me to give up on TV all together. (But maybe that wouldn’t have been such a bad thing.) Either way, it’s joyous, dear readers, to hear that the Greendale Human Beings (and their Dean!) will be back for more timeline-hopping, paintball-fighting insanity. It’s a beautiful thing when a show’s unparalleled creativity and its fans’ loyalty is rewarded.

 

CBS Picks Up New Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar Comedy The Crazy Ones

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This is clearly one of my most anticipated new shows that made a network’s fall schedule. Sure, having Sarah Michelle Gellar back on TV again is like some National Sports League or whatever announcing that they’re returning from a strike or something. But ladies and gentlemen: Robin Williams on a weekly sitcom. That can only mean good things right? OK, so back to Gellar: She’s proven many times that she can do comedy – her SNL hosting gigs were all well-received! It’ll be great to see what this power-duo can do. Williams plays an unorthodox advertising executive and Gellar stars as his daughter/co-worker. It should be interesting! Oh, and Kelly Clarkson is in the pilot. Win-win-win.

 

 

Marvel’s Agents of ‘S.H.I.E.L.D. Finds a Home at ABC

It’s looking like Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to be the Next Big Thing on TV. I mean, The Avengers only made 239048239487 billion dollars! If those incredibly factual numbers translate to ratings, this could be the biggest thing ABC has seen since Lost. The show will follow the non-superhero humans of that universe and will star Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, whose character was actually killed off in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. According to Gregg, we won’t find out exactly how or why Coulson is alive…at least not right away.

Adds co-star Chloe Bennet: “If you love The Avengers, if you love any of Joss Whedon’s work, you’re going to absolutely love the show. It’s about these people living in a super world dealing with being human. You see these superhero movies and you see the superheroes struggle but you don’t see how humans do in a world like that.”

 

 

A little housekeeping: These posts are getting moved to Thursdays. With summer almost here, I’m bound to get lazier on Fridays, and you’re bound to get busier. Good talk.

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The Grammys Mostly Sucked, But Jack White Sure Didn’t

Posted in Music, TV on February 11th, 2013 by Nick

Here’s the skinny: Mainstream music still exists and it mostly sucks. LL Cool J is alive and well, but also is pretty terrible. Kelly Clarkson and Gotye took home deserving awards though, and fun. proved that they really aren’t that fun. at all. Then, Bruno Mars sang with Sting and it was SUPER AWESOME until Rihanna ruined it. Then they showed Chris Brown’s stupid mug, ruining it even more. But then two Marley’s came out making it somewhat OK again.

You really don’t need to know much or anything at all about the _____ (insert number here) annual Grammy Awards from last night….except for this Jack White performance, of course. Check White out below owning the entire place, first jammin’ out a feisty rendition of “Love Interruption” with The Peacocks before crankin’ out a killer “Freedom at 21″ with The Buzzards:


Jack White – Love Interruption & Freedom At 21… by IdolxMuzic

All hail Jack White.

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Excellent Live Performance, Part 2: Kelly Clarkson Jazzes Up ‘Mr. Know It All’

Posted in Music, TV on November 21st, 2011 by Nick

There are few things more terrible than the AMAs. Cancer. AIDS. The Grammy’s. But when Kelly Clarkson shows up to knock out a showstopper like “Mr. Know It All,” it does add a little fun to a show that I……….well, wouldn’t have watched anyways (Thank you, Internet!).

My guilty-pleasuring love affair (kinky) with Kelly Clarkson goes against everything my being is made of: my music snobbery, my disdain for mainstream music and major labels, and even my scathing attitudes toward FM radio. But Clarkson has it all, my friends. A powerhouse of a voice, a huge heart, an All-American girl image, and most importantly, a sincerity in her songs and performances that cannot be topped by any other mainstream Pop star today.

For her AMA performance, Clarkson jazzed up her new album Stronger‘s lead single. Check out Kelly’s new-found Big Band sound:

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New Kelly Clarkson – "My Life Would Suck Without You"

Posted in Music on January 14th, 2009 by Nick

What better to follow a post about Pixies and Social Distortion with than….Kelly Clarkson!?!?

Her new single can be heard here, even though this may get pulled from YouTube soon:

Embedding was disabled after 1 day. Damn that was fast. Click here to hear the tune.

Yes, I like her. No, I am not ashamed. In fact – I loved “My December,” which was hands down her best. It’s a shame the pop world and music consumers at large couldn’t embrace her more mature / most different record to date. Clive Davis not marketing it appropriately = LAME.

As for this song – meh. it’s OK. Thoughts?

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