Monday, February 24, 2014

Bits and Bobs

So many television-related thoughts have been running through my head. But none of them really seemed to warrant a full post all on their own. So screw it. Here's just a bunch of stuff from the news and that I've been watching that I thought you TV sluts might find interesting:

--Dearly departed Pushing Daisies might come back as a Broadway musical? With Kristin Chenowith?? OH HELL YES. Though the phrasing of the article (Bryan Fuller is "in talks") makes me think that I shouldn't get my hopes up.

--There is a lot of Veronica Mars: THE MOVE related news out there. We're only three weeks away from the big release (...and digital movie release which is happening on the same day) and I have my ticket! How about you? Please please dear lord let this movie do well. But! There is definitely more Veronica on our horizon, since Rob Thomas is starting a series of Veronica Mars novels picking up immediately after the movie.

The first, The Thousand Dollar Tan Line, is available for pre-order on Amazon with a release date of March 25, 2014. Entertainment Weekly has a sneak preview of the cover art and some more information about the book, which is the first in a planned series.

--My favorite writer of everything tv, Jacob from Television Without Pity, has an essay over on Tor.com that is definitely worth checking out. In it, he discusses the dangers and pitfalls of communication on fanboards and on the internet. And he should know, he has worked as a TWOP forum moderator for years. Excerpt:
Working in the forums moderation business, which I have for over a decade, you see a lot of patterns. Some of them funny, most of them regrettable, a few mind-blowing (and no less so for their strange frequency), but most of all this, and it’s changed the way I read anything. It takes zero time at all to strike out at a fellow anonymous commenter for their perceived presumptions, and a whole lot of time to rectify that situation.
--The fan-freaking-tastic British drama series, Broadchurch, is being remade for American television (as Gracepoint) on FOX. Not much surprising about that--but David Tennant has signed on to play pretty much the exact same role he played in the British version, only as an American, and I don't think that has ever happened before. Check out this interview where he speaks out about taking on the role for a second time...but with an all new supporting cast, location, and story.

If you missed Broadchurch when it aired on BBC America, you can download the series over at Amazon or pre-order the DVD which comes out on April 1, 2014.

--The Winter Olympics are over....but there is still lots to talk about. My favorite topic? The figure skater's costumes, duh. The lovely ladies over at Go Fug Yourself have their usual critiques of the costumes up over at their website, and it is hilarious and definitely worth checking out.

--Oh, and then there is: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, Fashion Mavens.

"I love her usage of proper head-banding." --Johnny Weir, who should do commentary for EVERYTHING IN LIFE.

1 comment:

Arsenic Pie said...

OMG DID YOU HEAR THAT TARA AND JOHNNY ARE GOING TO DO FASHION COMMENTING FOR THE OSCARS???? this warrants all caps.