Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 16: Moby Dick in the Lifetime with Tim Kring



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TV on the Internet, Episode 16: Moby Dick in the Lifetime with Tim Kring

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Time codes follow. There are MAJOR SPOILERS for a variety of shows, so you may want to skip over a segment if you haven't watched the shows discussed therein.

Times:

00:00.00-00:02.18: Introductions and music from Van Ghost
00:02.19-00:14.46: The week's headlines.
00:14.47-00:27.11: Libby and Todd talk about why they're excited for Mad Men's return Sunday.
00:27.12-00:43.41: Todd and Libby talk about the recent wave of books being turned into TV shows.
00:43.42-01:14.13: Discussing the weeks in television. (Includes spoilers for Toddlers & Tiaras, Hell's Kitchen, Entourage, Top Chef: Masters, True Blood, Dating in the Dark, More to Love, Shark Tank, So You Think You Can Dance?, Hung and Dollhouse.)
01:14.14-01:21.55: The classic TV on DVD pick, the wrap-up, more from We Were Promised Jetpacks and an outtake.

Headline Links:

Paula Abdul Quits American Idol Via Twitter, Shocking Hollywood (Examiner.com)
Futurama Is Saved! Network and Original Castmembers Reach New Agreement (E! Online)
Lost Season 6 Spoilers - Polar Bear Painting Dude Reveals Season Premiere Title! (UGO.com)
Presentation of Eight Emmy Awards to Be Prerecorded (Los Angeles Times)
Ben Silverman Leaves NBC (The Star-Ledger)

This Week's Music:

Melodies for LoversVan Ghost
"Summer Promise" (mp3)
from "Melodies for Lovers"
(Split Red)

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Clips are from American Idol (episode: "Top 5 Perform"), Mad Men (episode: "The Wheel," script by Matthew Weiner and Robin Veith), Dexter (episode: "Shrink Wrap," script by Lauren Gussis and Kevin Maynard), Toddlers & Tiaras (episode: "Universal Royalty Pageant"), Top Chef: Masters (episode: "Champions Round Begins"), Shark Tank (episode: "Pilot"), Dollhouse (episode: "Epitaph One," story by Joss Whedon, script by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen) and Arrested Development (episode: "Development Arrested," script by Richard Day, Mitchell Hurwitz, Chuck Tatham and Jim Vallely).

Corrections:

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1 comment:

Carrie said...

Come on, Libby. The most attractive guy on True Blood is OBVIOUSLY Eric/Alexander Skarsgard. He wasn't voted the sexiest man in Sweden six years in a row for nothing, man. (Seriously, though. AS is freaking hot, as is Eric.)

Ah, Dating in the Dark. Back when I was a fresh-eyed youngster who could still stand to work in reality television I worked for the company who produces this show. Considering it's JUST NOW getting on the air should tell you how annoying it is to work in reality television where you have a bank of formats you just keep pitching and redeveloping and pitching again. It gives me hives just to think about it. That being said, I actually thought the show was sort of interesting. But not interesting enough to watch more than one episode. Because of the hives, you see.

I really loved Epitaph One. That is a show I would watch. What I'm concerned about is in season two, all of the things I hate about the show will be back (mainly, Eliza Dushku). I do agree with Libby in that Felicia Day was COMPLETELY miscast in the role. Myles and I got into a little debate about it on Facebook, and I stand by that she was great in Dr. Horrible but just wrong for the tone of this show. (Also: Amy Acker FTW!)