Tuesday, February 8, 2011

From LA Examiner: 'Glee' Proves It Loves Itself Most; Traffic Light's Married Couple Are Worthy Adversaries; Lucas Neff Is Cinderfella...


"This Valentine's Day glee proves just how in love with itself it is"

The one where Rachel (Lea Michele) sings a love song to herself. Wait, isn’t that every week? Watching glee just makes us upset. It doesn’t matter what week it is, if we screen earlier than air or not, or even if we love the music: the story beats are so inconsistent we end up annoyed to all hell at a character in one episode (or in the really “off” moments, in one scene) and then enamored with them in the next. There’s something to be said for a show that can make you feel across the whole spectrum, but not quite that rapidly cycling. The show just makes us feel manic and unfortunately there's nothing to love about that... [MORE]


"Glee to perform at Los Angeles' infamous Staples Center this summer!"

Oh those poor glee kids! Can't they ever catch a break? Or at least some time off?? Apparently not. FOX announced this morning that "on the heels of blockbuster ratings for the post-Super Bowl episode" the cast of glee will be hitting the tour stages again this summer, sponsored by Chevrolet. This encore of "Glee Live! In Concert!" will star all thirteen members of the cast, including newcomers Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss... [MORE]


"No Ordinary Family is about to expose some extraordinary secrets"


Things are heating up on No Ordinary Family! Let’s see where we left off, shall we? Stephanie (Julie Benz) and Katie (Autumn Reeser) know about “Joshua” (Josh Stewart)’s abilities but don’t know how or why he has them. Stephanie also knows that someone in her lab was doing experiments on people, though she doesn’t know the truth about who, why, or in what capacity. Jim (Michael Chiklis) and Stephanie have teamed up on “cases” before, even though it’s not quite an equal or completely welcome partnership. Put that all together and what do you get? Tonight’s episode “No Ordinary Double Standard!” ... [MORE]


"David Denman and Liza Lapira of Traffic Light are "worthy adversaries" for each other"

If you read our review of Traffic Light, you might still be on the fence about whether or not you should tune in. As we mentioned, the pilot is only okay, but the next couple of episodes build steadily to a very strong ensemble comedy. We know there is a lot of programming out there today, and we know you might not have the attention span to tune in for multiple episodes if the first one doesn’t immediately hook you. But we still think you should give this one a bit more of a try. And if you don’t trust our judgment, how about you let series stars David Denman and Liza Lapira try to talk you into it? ... [MORE]


"Raising Hope's Lucas Neff has had quite the Cinderfella story!"

You can’t quite call Lucas Neff’s story one of rags to riches, but it is quite extraordinary nonetheless. The young actor was living and working odd jobs in Chicago just a year ago, taking parts in local theater productions to feed his passion for the arts and for his craft, but then he met television Godfather Greg Garcia and today he is the lead on a hit FOX sitcom that has already been given the green light for a second season... [MORE]


"John Corbett introduces his Parenthood style tonight on NBC"

If you saw the original 1989 Ron Howard Parenthood film that the NBC series of the same name is based on, you know that the deadbeat dad never comes back into the picture. His son calls him, but we are not even given the privilege of hearing his end of the conversation as he crushes his kid’s spirits once again. Since the television series is now in its second year and quite a few references have been made, not only to the guy’s shortcomings and flaws but also his good intentions, he can’t just say in the whispers and the off-screen shadows, though... [MORE]

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