Thursday, July 17, 2014

HERE'S TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH:  Elaine Stritch, best known for originating the role of Joanne in Company and, in more recent years, for playing Colleen Donaghy on 30 Rock, has died at 89.
UNIVERSALVERSE:  Universal Studios is going to try to reboot all the movie monster franchises it owns -- potentially including Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy -- into a single film narrative universe, like what Marvel did with all the ones for which it still had film rights.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WHO WILL BE THE NEXT JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, AND WHO THE NEXT JERRY MINOR?  SNL will not be renewing the contracts of 2013-14 rookies Noël Wells, John Milhiser, or Brooks Wheelan. [Nasim Pedrad already announced she was leaving to work on Mulaney.]
MAYBE SOMETHING WITHOUT DRUG DEALERS, THIS TIME?  We've done our year of The Wire, and caught up on Breaking Bad before its final season began. [And while not discussing it here, I did race through Band of Brothers during June, and my goodness is that portrayal of true heroism a worthy antidote to all the darkness.]

Well, summer's here, and there's nothing that great on tv, is there?  So tell me what's on Netflix or HBO Go that I should start marathoning next.

Monday, July 14, 2014

BUT WHAT DOES DR. X THINK?  You may still be angry about the ending of HIMYM, but you'll want to see Ted Mosby responding to LeBron's return to Cleveland.  
AND MAYBE A CROQUE MONSIEUR: It's Bastille Day!  Celebrate with your choice of music, either Broadway or pop/EDM.
ALL'S FARE:  A day in the life of a random NYC taxi, visualized.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

THE PART WILL BE PLAYED BY SOMEONE...YOU KNOW:NBC's Peter Pan: Live will feature Christopher Walken as Captain Hook (and presumably, additional cowbell added to the score).  They apparently tried to get Kristen Bell to play Pan, but she turned them down.