Happy New Year!
I thought I’d say farewell to 2014 by excising the memory of the worst television had to offer in the past year. The list is an official Dirty Dozen of shows that were misconceived from the start, or smothered potentially great ideas under the weight of terrible writing (making one wonder how their creators could have even had that good of an idea to begin with).
There are no reality shows here – neither competition or alleged slice-of-life variety does much for me so I tend not to watch them. I haven’t seen everything, so there are probably a ton of awful shows that I have never seen. Feel free to add your thoughts on terrible shows in the comments.
So as to not single out a single worst show of the year, I’ve listed the contenders alphabetically.
Continue reading TV’s Bottom Feeders for 2014: The Dirty Dozen!
USA Network has given slick white collar crime dramedy White Collar an abbreviated, six-episode sixth season – something that suggests it will be that show’s finale (sibling network Syfy has done something similar with Eureka and Warehouse 13…).
The network has also taken pilots for Rush – a drama about a Hollywood concierge doctor, and Complications – Matt Nix’s drama about a disillusioned ER doctor. By adding these series, and renewing White Collar (for however limited a run), USA Network will enter its 2014-15 season with six new shows and six returnees, creating more hours of original programming that it ever has.
For more details about the new shows, check out the press release following the jump.
Continue reading White Collar Gets Abbreviated Sixth Season; USA Networks Adds Two Dramas!
Welcome to September! Leaves are changing, students head back to school, and a notable lull falls over local movie theaters. But, in the gap between blockbusters and bait for Oscars, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast is once again your guide on which movies to seek out, and which ones you may want to to skip.
With that, the GeekScholars proudly release their September 2013 Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Weekend Box Office estimates for:
- Insidious: Chapter 2
- The Family
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
- Don Jon
Hit the jump for what else you can find on this week’s show! Continue reading September 2013 Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Estimates, Spader as Ultron, Dallas Buyers Club Trailer, The Worlds End Review
This Monday, May 9th at 9PM on the Syfy Channel, Stargate: Universe airs it’s final episode. It’s also the day that the long running Stargate franchise seemingly comes to a close.
Stargate Universe premiered back in October 2, 2009 with the pilot episode in which an attack on a secret off-world base, Icarus by a rebel organization forced the remaining survivors to flee onto an Ancient built ship named Destiny. Destiny had been launched millions of years ago by the same race that built the Stargates. Hoping to find a way back home, Colonel Everett Young (Louis Ferreira) and Dr. Nicolas Rush (Robert Carlyle) formed an uneasy, tension filled alliance to find out the ship’s true purpose and to find a way back to earth.
Now, forty episodes later, the passengers and crew of the Ancient built ship Destiny face their final challenge in the episode titled Gauntlet. Relentlessly pursued by drone ships from an alien race bent on destroying everyone on board Destiny, the crew faces the very real possibility they may never live to see home again.
While Stargate: Universe doesn’t have the infamy of being the shortest lived version of a Stargate spawned series – that title belongs to the animated series, Stargate: Infinity– it certainly didn’t achieve the success that was expected of it by long time Stargate Executive Producer, Brad Wright. As a viewer, I have to admit I was surprised that this addition to the Stargate franchise didn’t make it very far.
More after the jump.
Continue reading Destiny We Hardly Knew Ye – Stargate Universe Airs It’s Final Episode And A Franchise Comes to An End (For Now)