Tonight at 8p, Gotham, the most anticipated new show of the season debuts on Fox and you won’t be disappointed.
Gotham is the prequel to Batman, so the city’s most notorious residents are basically unknowns. We will see their backstories come to life as we watch Bruce Wayne grow up to be a man, Batman to be exact.
I am not a Caped Crusader aficionado, but I was still able to spot many of the characters without their famous looks. That makes the show so much fun for newbies like me and fans alike.
Before James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) was the commissioner, he just got promoted to detective. The city is corrupt and so is his partner, Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). Although, there might be some redeeming qualities to him.
The two of them have just been partnered up and their first case is a murder. It is a high profile one because the murdered couple are two Gotham’s wealthiest people, Thomas and Martha Wayne. Their 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz), witnessed the shooting and he is the only survivor. Gordon promises the future superhero that he will do everything in his power to capture this guy.
For Gordon, that means his partner and him will go to Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) for help. She has a deal with the department, she works with them and they let her get away with a lot. She doesn’t work alone, and several of the villains we know get their start with her. The first one you will recognize is Oswald Cobblepot played by Robin Lord Taylor. Taylor’s portrayal of Penguin is so spot on that by the end of the episode you will be saying that he is the break out male star of the season.
I don’t want to tell you too much more because I want you to watch this as kid reading a comic book for the first time.
Gotham truly is like you are watching a movie every week, but you are only watching a TV show that has so much more to offer.
You don’t have to be a Comic Book geek to love this show. If you are one, then you probably are going to love this show just as much. Maybe even more than us newbies. I know my dad sounded like a little boy when he was describing the backstories to me after he watched a promo for the show yesterday. I had to cheat today to find out who was who, and he knows them all by heart. He will not be alone. I have a feeling there will be plenty of men who will become boys again tonight as they watch the series premiere of Gotham.
Then at 9p, good things come to those who wait. Sleepy Hollow is finally back!
The episode picks up a year after the season finale. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abby Mills (Nicole Beharie) are together again and they are remembering the people they loved and lost that night. For the last year, things have been quiet in Sleepy Hollow, and now they are getting noisy again because the Headless Horseman is back.
Now they have to prepare to fight him and they are ready. But are they truly up for it?
You just have to tune in to find out and for an hour of surprises after shocks followed by OMG moments, and that is only the first half of the show. You don’t want to miss Sleepy Hollow because it is anything but sleepy or hollow!
I know a lot people are saying that Thursday nights on ABC has the best pairings of shows on television this season, and they are so wrong. It’s all about Mondays on Fox because this is the best pairing of shows since I don’t know when. This is the strongest night for any network, sorry Shondaland fans but this is night that everyone will be talking about the next day.
Meredith Vieria has a daytime talk show premiering on Monday and today they released the first clip to promote it. In the video, we see her playing Car-aoke with Jennifer Lopez and Hoda Kotb. Basically, she sings a song as J-Lo tries to guess what she is singing.
If she keeps playing this game on her show, I am not sure how much of a Survivor she will be because her singing is worse than siting through J-Lo’s movies. Brutal.
But hey, if she is willing to show us how bad of a singer she is on day one, just think what she is willing to do and say to keep us watching. That is a good thing. Right?
If you are like me, then you are so not excited for tonight’s Emmys. That is because you don’t watch the shows that got nominated. Although I think you would totally check them out if they were called The Gang Bang Theory and Bondage is the New Black. Right?
The only pornodied poster that PornHub didn’t come up with is Downtown Abbey! You know because of what Abbey does.
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Vin Diesel posted a photo that is so Fast & Furious, I am shocked that Facebook hasn’t pulled it yet.
Seriously, can his body be anymore perfect? Someone get me a Pacifier because I need something to suck on after seeing Riddick wet and naked. Yeah, that was bad. But my mind was focusing on something else as I wrote that. I wonder what?
Over the weekend Freddie Prinze Jr was interviewed by Jason Nathanson from ABC News at Comic-Con. The two men then talked about Prinze’s past projects and for some reason the actor bashed his former 24 co-star, Kiefer Sutherland. He told the reporter, “I did ’24,’ it was terrible. I hated every moment of it.” Then he added, “Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face, I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that.” But it didn’t stop there, he then said working with him made him want to stop working in the biz. Which he then explains his post-24 job, “I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE for Christ’s sake and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer.” He finally concluded his rant with, “But, at least he was cool and tall. I didn’t have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do. Just put the guy on an apple box or don’t hire me next time. You know I’m 6 feet and he’s 5’4.”
So back when I first moved to LA, I had the chance to interview him for a movie junket. Since I was new, I asked him about what it was like to work with his co-star for the film. He told me she was awful and couldn’t stand working with her. Since I was a novice, I was horrified. But when I showed my co-workers the tape, they were like he’s totally joking. Then he hit me that his very dry sense of humor made me believe him, but after I thought about it I knew he was making a funny.
So listen to the Prinze’s interview from this weekend here, and see if you think he really hated working with Sutherland or he was joking with the ABC News reporter. I think he was totally joking with the guy by the sound of his voice and laughter, and Nathanson was totally oblivious to it. I was brand new to Hollywood when I mistook his joke for the truth, what is this guy’s excuse?
I mean listen to Prinze’s interview from 2010 above, and you can tell he is being sincere about Kiefer back then. I honestly think that when Prinze feels he has good rapport with a reporter, he jokes around with them. Only problem is that his humor is so dry, you just don’t know it at the time. I was lucky, I didn’t go to press with my story before I was informed I confused fiction for fact. I wonder when Prinze will come forward, and tell the world he was joking during his interview this weekend. This way, Kiefer doesn’t need to go all Jack Bauer on him.
Terry Kiser, Bernie from Weekend at Bernie’s movies, is alive and well. The 74 year old actor showed up Today today, and he looks so full of life. You know, unlike that character he most known for.
Do you think there is anyway they could do a Weekend at Bernie’s 3 because I would love to see him reunite with Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman and Catherine Mary Stewart. Oh wait, I don’t think they could do it because that would mean that Bernie has been dead for 25 years. So unless he was mummified, there’s no way that can happen…or can it?
It used to be that stores didn’t start filling their shelves with Christmas items until Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Then they started right after Halloween and recently it has even began as early as Labor Day in September. This year, Hallmark barely waited for July 4th to end before they let the holiday season. That’s because this weekend they are having a huge Keepsake Ornament event at their stores. So at this rate in a few years, they will start selling Xmas stuff right after Memorial Day, then April Fool’s Day, then Valentine’s Day and then it will just be a year round sale. Which is kind of sad. I wish they would go back to starting Christmas after Thanksgiving because it made it seem so much more special. Now it just feels like that holiday that just won’t go away.
Are you happy that Christmas is starting earlier and earlier or did you like it better when it started later?
For some reason NYC doesn’t want people riding the subway to use their poles to entertain the other passengers, so they are arresting any one who does according WNYW. Why? I have no idea because who are they hurting? I would rather watch someone pole dance, then watch a guy dance with his pole. Wouldn’t you? And it is not like these pole dancers work on 42nd Street, if you know what I mean.
So please, explain to me what is wrong with having some fun on the subway? Remember, when no one wanted to ride on one. Now, they have something to pass the time as they get to their destination. So I say let them dance. Who’s with me?