Undateable (NBC, Tuesdays, 9/8) is going where few shows have gone – live. Tomorrow, the cast of Undateable, along with a host of guest stars, will perform live twice. Viewers of both coasts (and everywhere in between) will be able to enjoy different versions as happens when there are no re-takes, no edits and no chances to rescue goofs.
Guests joining the fun include (but are not limited to): Zach Braff, Neil Flynn, Christa Miller, and Victoria Justice. All that plus a Grammy-nominated musical guest that remains nameless, for now. For more, follow the jump.
The Color of Time was made by the members of a class James Franco taught at NYU – a peculiar mix of poetry and biography based on the poems by Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams. The film’s content is a collection of vignettes composed of memories, poetry and Williams’ struggle to write new material as he prepares for an appearance to read his work.
The reason I say that The Color of Time feels like a student film is not because of any lack of polish, but because it looks and feels free of the need to be commercial; to fit into a specific niche. Franco’s students have clearly been taught well when it comes to both technique and thinking for themselves.
Wish I Was Here is the movie that Zach Braff partially funded from Kickstarter. He wanted to do that so he could make the movie he wanted – and it’s several steps up from his decent but not quite wonderful Garden State. This is a movie about a man who has wake up and realise that his dream – which he has followed most of his life – needs to be adjusted to the realities of his life with his family. It’s another coming of age tale about a man-child. It’s also pretty good.
A note that appears before the premiere eps of Scrubs MKII reads:
Hello old friends;
Here’s the scoop. I see SCRUBS [Tuesday, 9/8C] as a new show [a lot of you are aware that I tried to re-title it]. I wanted to send these episodes out so you could see them ahead of time.
I think the new cast members are great and getting better each week [seriously, even if this show goes away I will take as much credit as possible for finding them even though I did nothing]. I also feel like this is a new enough world [and school] that it’s not just a retread or death march to the end. But I’ve been wrong before.
Either way, I’m prepared to take my lumps, because I’m proud of the quality of the work. If you hate it, and it makes you feel angry inside, feel free to crush me [it is my fault]. If, however, you find it tolerable or even pleasant, please give props to the cast and [new] writers. The bad is me. The good is them.
If I’m lucky, when you see the show [med school] will be chyroned on the title card to make it seem like we’re trying something new. If not, then I lost the fight.
Thanks for bothering.
So, how does the new Scrubs look? Very good, Bill, very good indeed!