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30 Rock, Angel, American Dad!, Archer, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chuck, Community, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dexter, Dollhouse, Firefly, Flight of the Conchords, Freaks and Geeks, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, How I Met Your Mother, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Futurama, Lost, Modern Family, My So-Called Life, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Party Down, Portlandia, Saturday Night Live, Shameless, Sons of Anarchy, South Park, True Blood, and Twin Peaks.

Lost One Year Later: Where Are They Now?

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The final season of Lost debuted on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. That means at this time last year, the words “flash sideways” weren’t conjoined inside your brain, and the fates of those plucky Oceanic 815 survivors were unknown. In honor of this anniversary — hey, if it’s good enough for Back to the Future it’s good enough for Lost — let’s take a look at what each cast member is up to nowadays.

Read the rest at: http://www.movieline.com/2011/02/lost-one-year-later-where-are-they-now.php

Movieline: Late Night Highlights

adam scottYou might not think that David Letterman and tween sensation Justin Bieber would have much chemistry, but the unlikely pair proved otherwise on last night’s Late Show, when the Beebs hung, tweeted and joked with the elder Dave. Elsewhere, Adam Sandler explained why his kids hate Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Smith talked Red State protests, Craig Ferguson dressed in drag, and Adam Scott told Jimmy Fallon about feeling ugly.

5. Adam Scott’s Appearance Complex

The Parks and Recreation star told Jimmy Fallon how he feels about co-starring with Megan Fox (in a new film) and Rob Lowe in Parks.

See the rest and watch the videos at Movieline: http://www.movieline.com/2011/02/late-night-highlights-justin-bieber-charms-and-tweets-with-david-letterman.php?page=all

Last Week’s Top TV: Friday Night Lights

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There wasn’t a single scene in last week’s episode “The March” that didn’t break my heart. Seeing how my favorite characters have grown and developed over the last five years, and knowing what difficult decisions they’ll all be facing as the series comes to an end, makes these last few episodes of FNL both very rewarding and poignant. Check out Sidereel.com for links to all the episodes (streaming):

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What to Watch this Week, 1/31/11 – 2/6/11

Monday

Chuck – I’m a few episodes behind on Chuck (it became a bit tedious to watch), but I’ll probably catch up soon. Adam Baldwin (Whedonverse alum!) as superspy John Casey is always great, and Zachary Levi as the titular character and Yvonne Strahovski as the badass Sarah Walker are still terribly likable.

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Tuesday

V – As with Chuck I need to catch up, but how can I not watch a sci-fi show with Juliet from Lost and Inara from Firefly in it?

Wednesday

Friday Night Lights – The last season likely won’t premier on NBC till late summer, but anyone with DirectTV, or access to the internet, absolutely has to watch this show. It’s really one of the best shows on television. I have zero interest in sports, but it’s one of my favorite shows of all time, especially now that Tim Riggins is back and as hot as ever. I’m almost afraid to watch the next episode because it will mean there’s only one episode left. Ever.

Friday Night Lights

Thursday

Parks and Recreation, Community, 30 Rock, and The Office – Say what you will about NBC, but their Thursday night comedy block consists of two of the funniest hours on TV.

Archer – The FX spy cartoon is finally back for its second season and the humor is as inappropriate and hilarious as ever.

Vampire Diaries – I know, I know, it sounds like a Twilight rip-off, and that might have been how it started out, but it’s become a genuinely good show. It’s exciting, fun, and indulgent, like True Blood, but the writers have far better control of the story and characters. Plus, Ian Somerhalder:

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Friday

Fringe – Many shows have tried to take Lost’s place, but Fringe comes closest. It’s mysterious and complex, but like Lost, the story is driven by the characters.

Sunday

Shameless – Yes, it’s the big Glee Super Bowl episode on Sunday, but Shameless is probably a better use of your time. One of the better British imports, it takes the dysfunctional family story to a new level, while still remaining grounded.

Shameless

Movieline: Who Scored Big in Week 13 of SNL’s Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time Relevancy Poll?

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There is a definite trend this season on Saturday Night Live: Anytime the younger cast members have a good week (as they did during the Gwyneth Paltrow-hosted show), they’re usually nowhere to be found during the next show. Save for Jay Pharoah, no featured player made much of an impact on an episode dominated by veterans. But how did the rest of the cast rank? To the Relevancy Poll!

The NRFPTP Relevancy Poll is driven by a proprietary algorithm involving such factors as quality airtime.


snl_poll_andy_samberg.jpg1. Andy Samberg (Last Week: 2)
Was Samberg in every sketch Saturday night? Well, no, but it did start to feel that way at times. Samberg was part of the most talked about event of the evening, Mark Zuckerberg’s walk-on, and even got to debut his new (but predictable) Lonely Island song. Also, “El Shrinko.”

See the rest at:

http://www.movieline.com/2011/01/who-scored-big-in-week-13-of-snls-not-ready-for-prime-time-player-relevancy-poll.php

Episodes

I’ve enjoyed Showtimes’s new series Episodes, it’s cute and clever and even if it’s not as laugh-out-loud funny as some of my other favorite comedies, I will always love Brits Tamsin Grieg and Stephen Mangan for their BBC show Green Wing. Set in a hospital, it’s like an even crazier and more British version of Scubs, although as is usually the case with British shows, the humor (er, humour) is often darker. You can watch the entire series on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/green-wing

Check out the first episode of Green Wing above.

TV I’m Re-watching: Dexter Season 1

I love anti-heroes and Dexter is one of the best. While some may be divided over the most recent season (I personally love it all) few can deny the awesomeness of Season 1. The first season introduces viewers to Dexter, the serial killer who kills serial killers. While parts can be gruesome, it’s fascinating to watch Dexter’s interactions with his family, friends, and co-workers, made up of a solid supporting cast. I’ve seen the first season at least thrice, and it’s just as intriguing and watchable as the first time I saw it.