This is a fun thing happening on Twitter, name six television shows (I guess you could do movies too) new and old. Usually its 3 new and 3 old. I challenge you all to do the same.
Here are my six shows old & new
- Dragnet – old
- Battlestar Galactica – old
- Saved By The Bell – old
- Murdoch Mysteries – new
- Survivor – new
- Call The Midwife – new
Fighting With My Family is a terrific story about a family who just happens to be in professional wrestling in the UK. It’s also the story of a young lady named Saraya-Jade Bevis who goes by Paige in the WWE who is the youngest ever women’s champ. This movie features former WWE champ and current box office king Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson who is a producer of the film. Vince Vaughn plays a talent coach who brings Paige to the development wing NXT and works her way to the main roster.
Tonight is the 90th Annual Academy Awards from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. Jimmy Kimmel will host tonights telecast for the second year in a row. There are some great films (none of which I have seen) nominated and some very talented people up for these prestigious awards. I am hoping for Lady Bird to win Best Picture. Regardless there will be nice looking people wearing great clothes so there’s that.
What do you think will happen?
Critics are everywhere. We all have an opinion but some share it loudly and perpetually they hate everything. TV, Music, Stage, Movies, Art, Food all have people who think they know what is good and you know they don’t know everything. People who find faults in everything seem to have an agenda. Maybe critics should realize how hard people work on something and hope its well received by everyone. Perhaps they think they can do something better. Critics can influence but their views don’t always mean something is of quality or not. Ultimately the greatest critic can be how well something does commercially and if the public likes it or not. Money can change everyone’s mind.
Today is the official beginning of the 2017 Television season in America. Returning shows are continuing their stories while new shows are making their first runs in hopes of being picked up for a full season and beyond.
I am excited for The Orville, Big Bang Theory, The Goldberg’s, Blackish, This Is Us, Bull, NCIS, Blue Bloods, The Voice and more. Call me old school but I like broadcast network shows the best because they have to be creative while being under scrutiny of censors.
Television is an important part of life everywhere and there is something about watching the same show at the same time as everyone else in a country. You can’t duplicate that with streaming service.
Happy viewing everyone!
The most coveted award in American television is the Emmy which is presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Tonight the awards will be given out in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theatre. You can see lots of stars looking like they own the red carpet. Stephen Colbert will be hosting and I am looking forward to his comments on the events of the evening and current events.
Here is a link to this years nominees from Emmys.com
Hollywood movie sequels should have a familiar feel without being too complicated or over the top. There are too many movies that were too gimmick laden and kind of cheesy (although I don’t mind cheese). There are too many movies that try too hard to be so different that you can’t see what the original was even about. Special effects can get in the way. Introducing too many new characters that don’t have a tie into the previous installments can only make things confusing. Storytelling should be the first and foremost concern and everything else is secondary.