October 28, 2007

The future is un-written

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Joe Strummer (born John Graham Mellor), co-founded and became the lead singer/guitarist of classic punk-rockers The Clash. Sadly Joe passed away in 2002, and now britt director Julien Temple has released a tribute documentary to Joe's life before, during, and after the Clash. Since the spring of 2007 The future is un-written has been screened on numerous festivals (official selection of Sundance and Dublin) and earned positive responces from fans, musicians, and newbies to the world of punk (in UK particularly) history.

Watch the tralier and go find a screening near you. Documentaries aren't always the way to spend your free evenings, but this one seems an honest attempt to deliver music and remember a musician as well as a man. Listen to the 'London burning' album whilst buying tickets too...


Supernatural update

Just a quick reminder, the last few episodes have been great. Can't wait to see where this is headed, and Sam's pouty face had me going all through 3.03. Anyhow, the message is that you need to TUNE IN!

The CW is barely promoting this show, which still holds its own against the big bads like Grey's and CSI, now it's in the hands of the fans to show that it deserves all six seasons (or something alike) that Kripke's asked for...


October 23, 2007

Samantha Who? Episode two

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After a somewhat shaky start, Appelgate is ready to prove that she means business… Again. From Kelly Bundy to leading the way in Jesse, she’s never left us in doubt that she’s got the comic streak. Now with one of the season’s most anticipated half hour new shows, we’ve got a fresh jumpy, big smiles, and crazy Samantha to un-wind to on Monday nights (with take away chineese food… it just seemed to fit).

Based on the amount of promotion put into this show prior to airing the pilot I would expect that ABC are hoping for at least a couple of seasons with steady numbers. While it’s certainly no Friends, Samantha’s definitely got potential. I just wish Appelgate would bring in some good old Jesse co-stars. I miss them…

There are definitely humourous moments, and there’s a long term storyline embedded somewhere. Plus, the focus is on Appelgate at all times, and whilst some of the back-up characters are feeling a little weak (no comments on the actors, who are doing fine) at the moment I can agree to write that off as early-show issues. Bottom line? There’s no denying that the girl can be funny, or that the show has potential to generate a steady stream of viewers, but in the end she can’t hold up the whole concept herself. The rest of the cast needs to put in their two cents as well, or rather their characters do…

Classic of the week: “Old me was a bitch!” Samantha


October 17, 2007

October Road update

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For all the fans out there, according to Jonathan Murphy's (Ronnie on October) myspace the show is returning Monday November 26th for a second season. ABC has not given any official dates yet (to my knowledge, drop a comment if you know more) but they have confirmed the show will return mid-season (check out the fall schedule here).


October 16, 2007

Supernatural, in kripke we trust

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I still claim that this show stands for some of the best stuff on tv these days, and has done so since the premiere back in the fall of -05 . However, as seen in my previous posting on the season three premiere, I as well as some parts of the fan base felt a bit reserved... Concerning the forum buzzing though, I suspect their main concerns (and mine) regard whether or not this will remain a two-man-show or if it's shaping into an ensamble gig?

And yes, Kripke has repeatedly assured us that will not happen. The show focuses on Dean, Sam, and the Impala. Oh, and the ghosts of course. Fine. Good. Okay. *breaths deep*

In the second third-season episode, The kids are alright, everything feels a bit more... right. I almost scold myself for having a moment of weakness and criticizing the season opener. Almost, but not entirely.

The brother's together-on-screen time is cut drastically short in this episode, but considering the storyline it works. Sam (Jared Padalecki) is focusing so hard on researching and translating curses that could help save big brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) from his impending hell-sentence with the help of Bobby (Jim Beaver) and trying his best to keep this behind Dean's back. As a result this keeps him rather pre-occupied and he easily agrees to being walzed off to some far-off town by Dean who wants to see an old flame/yoga instructor. However, when Dean realizes there's a very real hunt (the kids are doing impressive The Shining-twins reenactments) going on Sam seem clearly less than enthusiastic at having to shift his focus.

A few days after watching this episode I think I get it. Sure, there's changes and such are necessary for a show to move forward, and most importantly the season opener was definitely not as explosive nor creative in feel as season two's version, or the pilot, but in the end Kripke's got a plan. And in that we trust, right?

To sum it up, the second episode of the season had some great moments and beautiful screenplay. Jensen Ackles watching the Ben-kid (who knew his music) kick some bully-ass, Sam being a lously liar in front of his brother in the diner scene, and the kids making the use of the word 'mommy' even scarier.

Still, that suspence of researching before and during a hunt, the mysteries, the looking-into-dad's-journal-for-answers moments, the cleaning of the guns in shady hotel rooms while discussing ghosts and the family business... I miss that. More of that. Old school Supernatural.


PS. Once again, tune in on Thursday nights at 9/8 central on The CW to watch fresh episodes of Supernatural (or download them legally on iTunes or, if you're living in the states, view them through the CW to boost the ratings by letting the CW see the interest in the show). Only you can put it through into a season four...

I usually claim that big hit tv shows don't last past the third season. In this case, even taken into account my initial reservations, I definitely believe this has already passed being just a show, and if we can get it through into a fourth season it'll become a definite classic. There are insanely loyal fanbases out there, the comic has been launched (Supernatural origins, John Winchester, and the early years focus), and Wes Craven himself wants to direct episodes (don't let him though... all due respect, just don't. Hold onto the 'no one except maybe Stephen King' policy). Maybe it's because it never hit huge, but it's definitely holding it's own (against CSI and Grey's anatomy in the same time slot).

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Check out The Who's 'Kids are alright' on youtube.

October Road

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“Sometimes you’ve got to look back to see where you’re going”- October Road

There’s been a new discovery in my lately very small and restricted tv-land. The ABC show October Road, written by Josh Appelbaum (Alias) and c:o, premiered in March of 2007 with a six episode contract. For a long time fans feared this somewhat unique version of small town charm meets angsty writer and a troubled past would be cancelled, but as it turns out a second ‘season’ is in the coming sometime in the spring of 2008. Dates remain un-set, and the whole thing seems fairly shaky, but there has been ‘go’ sign, and it’s returning to TV.

The show focuses on Nick Garrett (Bryan Greenberg from OTH, Nobel Son, Prime) who left his home-town ten years ago to see a bit of the world. Back then he swore to return to his family, friends, and the special girl. Now he is a famed-up one-hit-wonder author who is awaiting inspiration for a new book in NY, but he never returned home. When the opportunity to do so arises Nick heads back hoping to find some bits of himself, as well as the inspiration to a future…

Yes, the plot sounds cheesy, but the show has a mature feel to it and characters that have a certain Everwood glow, as well as a bit of a different take on things. Maybe it’s because I’m a small town girl at heart, I don’t know, but there is something very recognizable in this show that most charmy alikes on tv are lacking. The ‘I grew up here, I’m going to work here, settle with my family, have beer at the local bar, and die here’ feeling that follows every character, mixed with the very real opportunity to be and do whatever. Somehow, it just seems more believable with the orange and windy backgrounds and an older imperfect cast.

It’s a cosy show that would probably not survive full seasons, and as it is ratings are not spectacular, but nonetheless it’s watch-worthy and a sweet mix of fun, heartwarming, annoying, and real. Something very Bryan Greenberg. That kid has talent for the record, and someone should put him in a new Crash, or as a new take on the young nutto kid in One flew over the cookos nest. He’s got that Jake Gyllenhaal thing going, but with a new slightly more personal take. At least have him spend more time on the big screen.

Oh, and look forward to seening Warren Christie (the lead vamp in Dead man’s blood on Supernatural) as well as That 70s show's Laura Prepon.


Ps. Updates on airing dates for the second season will be posted as soon as they reach my ears…

Mischa goes gay again

Just a bthw notice... just heard some rumblings on the most recent Mischa Barton (The OC, Sixth sense) attempting-hard-core-comeback movie Finding t.A.t.U. It's apparently based in parts on a real-life story relating to the russian pop-duo with the same name, and it could hold potential... but... well. It doesn't seem to. At all. In fact, it scares me in that BBBBB-movie way only a precious very few can (*coughs* Silent scream *coughs*).

Check out a preview here.

Honestly, the girl's a perfeclt alright acctress, can't someone give her a good script to work with? Or do stars like that never really move from teen-tv-hit (back) to the big screen?

XoXo boys and girls

Leno vs. Conan

As we are focusing on the world of tv I've gotta pose the question, Conan or Leno? Really. Honestly. The guy who kicks Letterman's behind each night, or the dude who looks like he just passed twelve. No offence. I'm just very partial right now.

Conan's fun and all. But he's not tonight show material yet! No! That's all Jay. And Kevin? What'll happen to sidekick guy?

I need therapy...



For the swedish speakers out there, check out this movieblog posting on girls, radio-show hosts, and larpers (lajvare, live-chatters with alternate online personalities...sorta).

"Hon sneglar på klockan. Behöver inga flygande skepp. Rastlös och tom. Hennes inre lajvare dog av undernäring för hundra år sen.Hon har flyttat till den snåla verkligheten.Typiskt tjejer."

("She glances at her watch. Doesn't need any floating ships. Restless and empty. Her inner larper died from undernourishment about a hundred years ago. She's moved on into the cheap reality. Typically girls.")

Oh... that hurts. But. Well. He's right. There's not many grown up women in spiffy suits and or cosmo-slaves that'd go see a movie like Stardust without a kid or boyfriend to pull them along.
Makes me kind of sad. Fantasy-worlds, fairy tales, amazing legends come to life, come on... that's awsome!


Talking about the big screen world, check out the promo of coming 20th century fox block-buster the Jumper, featuring Hayden Christensen (Star Wars ala 20th century), Rachel Bilson (The last kiss), and Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a plane).

There's a sorta-superhero thing going on there, with a new touch that makes Clark Kent look slightly... 19th century. Sorry superman, we need you and you know it, but Hayden and his fellows jump. Without tights. There's just something about that...

Plus, I really think both Hayden and Rachel are perfect for a movie like this. There seems to be nothing cheesy, cliche, chick-flicky, or dull about it. This is what we wanted fantastic four to be. Only so much more intriguing.

It's expected to hit the theaters in early 2008 (Februaryish). Go see it, I'm betting there's special effects well worth the popcorn throwing and hushed whispers all around atmosphere. Whoever said I couldn't be optimistic?



October 10, 2007

Supernatural returns... with a baamcrashpoof...

Okay... I've re-written this three times already. Still, I cannot keep the critique down. It's un-deniable. I love this show. But last thursday at nine there was nothing to be impressed by, just a lot of 'huh's.

Eric Kripke created an extraordinary concept which resulted in the 05 show Supernatural. Two brothers reconnecting, hunting evil and saving people, driving the metallicar Impala in and out of american folklore legends come to life each week, focusing on family. It was not an ensamble show, and its' strength lay in the sole two permanent actors. Together with magnificent writers and a lot of classic rock the result was extraordinary.

Season two opened up with 'In my time of dying' and not only held onto the extraodrinary, but raised the bar a notch into almost mind-blowing and quite brilliant land. Season three did no such thing. Season three scared me, though probably not in the intended manner.

The CW is failing, as are Supernatural's ratings (they have been for a while, and no matter what this posting says please tune in Thursdays at nine, it's really worth it) and one would presume this to be encouragement enough for Kripke and CO to work hard on maintaining the season one classic theme fans fell for, not re-inventing the show into what (and please let me be wrong) might turn into a chicky drama with demonslaying in the background.

There were three actors in the season premiere, Bobby and the Winchester boys. The rest of the cast were incredible dissapointments in that department. How much could be blamed on script remains to be seen, at least in Katie Cassidy's case (all respect to her as a girl and actress though). I will reserve judgement on her (and the other chick) character but I will say that barbie with the knife just did not spell hunter for me.

Of course, neither did Tamara and her hysterical reactions in the demon-bar. Or the fact that all of a sudden seven demons equal certain death and loads of angst. Hello demon plagues, the YED, the bug curse, the fricking FBI? Sure, they're demons, but really. Three hunters + Tamara (no way, I am not calling her a hunter)?

What happened? The first season was and will always be classic. The themes were clear: family, two brothers, folklore comes to life, hunting, weekly scares and some classic rock plus humour. It worked. Season two held high standards and the build up to the season finale was great ('What is and what should never be' should have given Jensen an Emmy, and the show a lot more recognition). There is no intensity left, did they run short? What happened to mind blowing and creative? Now we are left with what feels like awkwardly cut-short conversations between the brothers, demons and more demons that don't even put up that much of a fight (if these were so bad ass, then how come Meg alone seemed to be able to cause more trouble?), chicks with way too much makeup and thin shoulders...

I never thought I'd say this, but bring back Jo, her growls and knife twirling makes me think young hunter, just started hunter, girl who grew up in bar and rough crowds, believeble future bad ass, perfect fit in the Supernatural world of strange and dark. Plus, while the high heels at one point were ridiculous I can buy into that for her bar job, but she was raw.

Maybe some poppa Winchester flashbacks or crucial one-on-one time with the boys, the impala, and a good 'ol legend could snap this amazing show away from the suddenly appeared pit hole it's stumbling towards.

Summing up, I love this show with all my heart. The best thing on TV in a long time in my personal opinion, but that goes for season one, and yes I hold onto it for season two as well. 'The Magnificent Seven' was a dissapointment. Now keep your fingers crossed and tune in on Thursday to see where the tale takes us...



Ps. just a little additional note, Dean does the electric in the beginning. The high point of the episode. Which is actually not saying much, cause Dean doing that in a white tank top outshines quite alot. To discuss and read more on this and coming episodes go here (or see the comment board here).

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October 9, 2007

Execs, Fox, and Prison Break

Major spoiler alert for Prison Break, so stop reading if you DID NOT watch last night's episode...


It's confirmed, by SWC, Prison Break, and Fox. Sarah Tancredi is dead. It turns out that a number of drafts for the third season of Prison Break were rejected by the big guys over at Fox, finally resulting in last night's episode where doctor Sarah bade her adiue (well, more like her face flashed by in a millisecond). Alot of fans were shocked and dissapointed by the way she was killed off, especially considering the fact that she had just had a baby and all sources had, throughout the pregnancy, been very clear in emphasizing her return to the show after coming off maternity leave.

However, due to lack of agreement between PB, Fox, and SWC, that did not happen.

Executive producer Matt Olmstead explained that the writers had tried long and hard to prolong the time leading up to her death so as to allow for Michael and Sarah to have a proper good bye. They had, apparently, gone as far as offering to come up to SWC's home and shoot the scenes. Whether SWC refused or the execs at FOX kept putting pressure on the PB staff to do things differently for season three is not made clear. We are, however, told that the original plan did not look like this. The original plan was rejected...

I'm not sure what to think of it. Sure, the storyline is forced forward (poor desperate Michael when he finds out). Will they actually deal with this, or are we left with another Veronica scenario (I miss her!)? The next couple of episodes will let us know what turn the show is taking. The heart of the show remains the story of two brothers, but the sidelines and contexts are becoming blurrier and more entangled than might be workable. Somehow I'm no longer buying the concept, then again this may be a springboard for re-reinvention. Either way, SWC and doctor Tancredi will be missed. Greatly....

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*remember the good times*



ps. check out
for more information on the fall-out...

WB president says no more female leades

Jeff Robinov, the president of production at Warner Brothers, has made the (confirmed and real) statement that "We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead." This was, apparently, the result of 'The brave one' (starring Jodie Foster) and 'The Invasion' (Nicole Kidman) failing to make more than $34 million and $15 million respectively.


No more female leads here. He's still working there? When will they fire him? No really, when. I want to throw a minor party. The guy clearly forgot all about Million Dollar Baby and the likes. Plus, while The Brave one brought in less than expected to the box office I still highly doubt a) that this was a direct result of a female lead or b) that the WB made the expected winnings off every movie starring a dude.

The whole conversation just seems absurd. Poor guy, probably just made a statement in a rush. Still, thugh. Public apology or let him go. The guy obviously has problems picking winning movies, don't blame the talented ladies (or lads if you're heading there next). If the script is crappy, don't do the movie. This is not about female leads, this is about a guy who made some bad and costly decisions. Shame on him. Shame on the WB for just confirming and not making clear statements against these ideas.

Booooo... Go see the brave one in blatant protest!


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October 7, 2007

Supernatural in the park

A little bit of YouTube promotion here... For a little more Supernatural to keep you going until thursday check out 'SP in the Park' at


to find out who killed Kenny?

And yes, the season premiere review is on its way, you know the episode where Dean did the electric... really, if you're not already watching, start. Yesterday.



October 3, 2007

Her hair!

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I just love her hair! That's such a chick flick thing to write, but I just found out (don't ask me about that, no really don't) that she colors it (she's really a grayish blonde, like others I know *points to self*) and I think it's just crazy hot on her.

That sounded cheesy...

You do unterstand the notion though. It's working for her, the red is getting her roles and she will now forever be associated with that. And the wife who did both Mc's on Grey's Anatomy. Yes. Well, they're all fairly good associations...

Hey, maybe it'll get her out of the Private Practice contract and onto some new roles. Or back to Grey's. Richard did say he'd keep her job open...

XoXo boys and girls

And on the ps note, come on with the comments... I love the e mails, but I love comments too guys *nudges*

October 2, 2007

Talking about that anatomy…

According to fresh ratings Grey’s Anatomy continues to loose its catch on viewers. CSI won the battle of Thursday night’s tv-audience according to the Nielsen ratings. Now I don’t want to say I told you so. Actually, I kinda do, but that is besides the point.

Most hit-shows focusing on drama and relationships last three season. Max. Then the storylines die out, and that one tangled messy romance get’s too effed for reality. So McDreamy and Meridith are still at it, or not, or are they? Only Shonda Rhimes knows for sure, and she will presumably try to squeeze out as much juicy crazyness from those two and the hard-core fans as is ever possible. The Izzy/George situation is really the only slightly interesting activity left. After the fourth season, though, just let it rest. That way, we can cherish the success it was.

In other news Heroes ratings are down as well. Will the phenomenon survive? Of course, or NBC will have to rely on Bionic Woman which, in all honesty, may not be the safest financial move.

Go to

to check out more rating and updates.

…oh and remember to start tuning in to Supernatural on the CW, thursday nights guys!


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