Posts tagged Suburgatory
A few weeks ago I posted my list of five actors who help make their shows that little bit better!
Well today it’s time for the reverse… five characters who do nothing but drag down their respective series. To be fair it’s often not the fault of the actors themselves – but more the general dreariness of the roles themselves, all of which certainly get me reaching for the remote.
Take a read – and let me know if you agree with my choices…!
Is it just me or do the same old shows and people keep getting the same endless praise time and again! I mean seriously – do the like of Homeland, Girls and Community need any more critical awards, magazine articles or think pieces! And how boring is it to see the likes of Damian Lewis, Julianne Margulies and Jon Hamm receiving awards time and again (however deserving they may be!)
Fact is there are scene-stealers all over our screens – and many of them don’t get the praise they deserve. So here’s 5 actors I think deserve a little extra credit. Many of them aren’t the main stars of their respective shows – but all punch above their weight and add a little extra oomph to their series.
Do you agree – and who would you add to the list? Comment away…
Yes, it’s that time of the year again where I pick my top shows of the last 12 months. Many shows – New Girl, The Borgias, Homeland, Nurse Jackie – almost made the list. But in the end there could be only 10… here they are!
REVENGE: There were shows this year with better writing, better directing and better acting. But NOTHING on our screens in 2011 was as ridiculously entertaining as Revenge, the season’s most surprising new hit.
Who would have thought that the primetime soap opera would make a comeback in 2011 and that its story of rich people receiving their comeuppance would seem quite so timely. Revenge has been perfectly played since episode one – hooking us into Emily Thorne’s grand plans to avenge herself on the Grayson family – led by the wonderfully icy matriarch Victoria (Madeline Stowe).
But Revenge has also done a wonderful job of surrounding Emily with a series of equally gripping storylines. There’s grasping social climber Tyler who’s gradually becoming more and more unhinged, bisexual billionaire Nolan who helps fund Emily’s schemes, reformed party boy Daniel who may be the key to Emily’s undoing and the Poison Ivy-like Amanda who’s out to cause a whole heap More >
Time for a little comedy here at Remote Patrolled – and one of the most unexpected surprises of the Fall TV Season.
Let’s be honest – did anyone have high expectations for the new ABC sitcom Suburgatory? Aside from a dubious title and a complete lack of buzz there was also the fact that Suburgatory hailed from the producer of Emily’s Reasons Why Not – one of the biggest sitcom misfires of the last few years (remember how the Heather Graham starrer only aired ONE episode!)
But that’s the thing with the TV industry – you just never know where the next big hit might hail. Suburgatory isn’t a smash hit quite yet, but it’s doing a very good job as part of ABC’s terrific Wednesday night line-up and is gradually winning over an army of fans. For me the show is delivering at least 5 proper laughs an episode – which is 5 more than Two And A Half Men has ever given us – total!
In case you haven’t caught Suburgatory yet here’s the basic story. The show follows George and Tessa, a father and daughter who relocate from Manhattan to the suburbs. Tessa is the snarky teen who hates her new More >
When Does It Start: Wednesday 28th September at 8.30pm EST on ABC
In A Nutshell: Snarky city girl moves to the suburbs – and hates her new life!
What’s It About: Single dad George (Jeremy Sisto) is trying hard to raise his 16-year-old daughter Tessa in Manhattan. But after discovering a box of condoms in Tessa’s bedroom, George decides a life change is in order, and moves the twosome to the suburbs.
There the pair must deal with amorous neighbors (hello Cheryl Hines), annoying jocks, stuck up beauty queens, spray tans and nose jobs. Welcome to Suburgatory…