Thursday, September 30, 2010

Karl Pilkington An Idiot Abroad Pt. 1


Fans of Ricky Gervais and his famous 2005-2006 podcast series, which he recorded with his friend and business partner Stephen Merchant and usually revolved around the duo making fun of their producer, Karl Pilkington, should be head over heels about the new British SkyTV show called An Idiot Abroad. In An Idiot Abroad, Gervais and Merchant send Pilkington around the world, ripping him out of the comfort zone of his beloved England, and film him in awkward circumstances, discovering new food and just generally being bewildered by the culture of other countries. The first episode, which you can see part of above, takes place in China and future episodes take place in India, Mexico, Egypt, Jordan, Brazil and Peru.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Slapsgiving!

Hey TV fans!

I'm gonna try and pick up some of the slack around here. With winter setting in I usually look forward to a great season of new shows. This year I was getting really prepared. I am currently up to speed with (in weekly order), How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Heroes, The Hills, Beauty & The Geek, Kid Nation, The Office, 30 Rock, My Name Is Earl, Scrubs, Friday Night Lights, and Weeds.

And now, all that hard work is going to waste. In two weeks, when the new episodes run out, what will become of me? I might have to finally relent and watch the My So Called Life dvds so that I will finally understand how misunderstood woman are.

But lets not look to the future with pessemism. Lets dwell in the past!



Last night's How I Met Your Mother (hereinafter referred to as "himym"), was brillz as always. I woke up this morning thinking about how I could possibly get myself a copy of the song featured in the episode. And this isn't some new song from some new band you can download on itunes. (Can I write about the episode or will it ruin the suprise for anyone who hasn't seen it? I'm going to write about it, so be warned), Marshal sang a song and played piano! And it was great. In fact, the whole episode was filled with new catch-phrases, games, and the kind of insight into life in November 2007 that makes the show so eerie. Sometimes, its as if the scripts really were written by an older Bob Saget, living in the future and writing about his past. But I digress.

So I woke up wanting to hear this song again, and not wanting to leave work in the middle of the day for some quality tivo time. And then I remembered an episode 2 or 3 weeks ago where Marshal called up Barney to introduce him to the slapcountdown.com clock... the clock that has been sitting on the internet, doing its job, counting. The clock was actually there, on the real life internet, not just on the show internet. Three weeks later and the countdown was done. Who knew this show was interactive? When I went back to the site today, there, in it's place, in all it's musical glory, is a brand new music video for Marshal's very own "You Just Got Slapped". I can't decide if I like the version from the show or the music video more, but either way a classic has been unleashed.

I'm not certain if himym is as popular as it should be. I have never seen an episode that I didn't absoltely love.

The video for the song and other priceless himym gems can be found at youtube.com/howimetyourmother.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dexter murders my morning commute


So, one of the downfalls of working for MTV is that you have to trek into the over-crowded Times Square every morning to get to work. Today, however, I was surprised to stumble upon a fountain of blood. Turns out the [amazingly awesome] Showtime series Dexter is setting up these fountains in major cities all across the U.S. this week to promote the new season. If they didn't make a big enough spectacle with that, people wearing blood-spattered lab coats were handing out free DVDs of the first two episodes and little bottles of branded hand sanitizer.

At first I thought, Are they really allowed to put all this blood in the middle of family-friendly Times Square? and then quickly followed up with, Whatever... it's f***ing cool.

The second season of Dexter premieres Sunday, September 30th.

Danner, Fiennes join new FX drama


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Murphy, creator of the ever-so-wonderful Nip/Tuck, has gotten powerhouses Blythe Danner (pictured left), Joseph Fiennes (below) and Robert Wagner to join the cast of his new FX drama about a transexual.

The currently-untitled show--formerly called 4 oz.--revolves around family man Bob (Fiennes) who decides to make the transition to female. Danner and Wagner will be playing Bob's parents, Bunny and Scotch. The pilot is expected to go into production at the end of October, with Murphy himself at the helm.

All I have to say is that if this show is as cool and crazy as Nip/Tuck, I will definitely be tuning in.