Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

COME ON PEOPLE…IT WAS A 4.4 QUAKE, FOR GOODNESS SAKE!! On TV this morning, Chris Schauble STOPS the morning newscast and he and his co-anchor dive under the desk. http://on.today.com/1eLjahP On Channel 7, Leslie Sykes does the same thing, but at least Phillip Palmer stayed cool and calm through it all. Most of the local morning programming even preempted the normal cut over to the networks at 7:00am; only NBC sensed there was “nothing (more) to see here,” and switched to the “Today Show.”

IT WAS A 4.4 FOLKS!! We should save our adrenaline for a time when we really need it. Like the 6.7 Northridge Earthquake that we experienced some 20 years ago.

My $0.02 for the day.

A few days ago, we lost Sid Caesar; arguably one of the most brilliant funnymen of his era. I am a baby-boomer and today we lost one of our generation’s sharpest, wittiest, most indelible comic talents: Harold Ramis. Just think of all the movies this guy touched–either as actor, writer, director, or producer, and on a number of occasions, Ramis held multiple roles. Now think about the one-liners and catch phrases we ALL remember from these movies, and there’s no wonder we will miss Harold Ramis!! Thanks, Harold…you made us laugh–a lot!

I suppose I must be living under a rock because today I saw that a few weeks ago, NBC cancelled “Harry’s Law.” NOW THIS IS A CROCK!! One of the best scripted shows on TV and it gets the chop?!?! What, so they can schedule a bunch of CRAPPY REALITY SHOWS? Just what we need…more Donald Trump tripe! Give…me…a…BREAK!!! Maybe, since David E. Kelley got a new show picked up on TNT, he can persuade them to grab “Harry’s Law,” too. Read the comments section here and you’ll get a good idea of what people think about this boneheaded move by NBC.

Clearly, this decision was made by network execs that didn’t really like the demographic of the show’s audience (which includes this writer), but here’s a news flash: This demo has MONEY to buy the products & services represented by the ADVERTISING that appears during the show. It was the second most watched program only to ‘Smash,‘ with over 8 million viewers. Excuse me, those numbers don’t suck! Oh, and did I say this demo has MONEY to buy the products/services ADVERTISED during the show??

Some things just never cease to amaze me…. Kathy Bates, you and your cast did a fine job and you all certainly deserve something better than this!

Just sayin’!