Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stuff for a Wednesday
Ah, more of that stuff I don't have time to post on properly because I'm too busy nattering about The Wire or Lost.

So first, as usual, some Wire and Lost. For those of you (that would be me and one other lurker on the blog, presumably) who watch The Wire, Entertainment Weekly has listed their 15 favourite moments. Not all of them would be my 15, but some of these are great, especially in how prescient they are (like the chess game). Now I have to go back and watch all of it again to see how much of the ending was evident in the beginning. If you haven't been swayed yet by my constant posting on how awesome this is (seriously, WHY NOT??!!), the first 4 seasons are available on DVD, and the entire fifth season of The Wire is currently (and will be for the next six months) available on The Movie Network OnDemand. WATCH NOW.

For Lost, something a little more upbeat than the usual fare. The Kirk and Skylar Show is something I just discovered, and it's hilarious. This is a father-and-son team who do reenactments of episodes of Lost by using the action figures (the son is a precocious 7-year-old). It's pretty hilarious stuff, especially when they're dealing with a bikinied Sun in the flashbacks. Check it out; I guarantee you'll laugh out loud.

In Treatment continues to be fabulous. Here's a piece in Salon on it, where the writer asks if she's the only one who's obsessed with it. No, I would make two of us. :) Just when I decide which story intrigues me the most, something happens in another one and I suddenly love that one more. All episodes of In Treatment (which is a 43-episode series) are available on The Movie Network OnDemand, so those who have the service can catch up on the series at their own convenience, so if you haven't started watching, start now (new episodes will continue to air each night of the week at 8:30 p.m.).

And I've got some amazing news (FINALLY) on Friday Night Lights. It's not a definite go, but things are lookin' pretty positive for our favourite football show that's not about football. According to several news reports, NBC is very close to signing a deal with DirectTV to do a deal where they'd both air the show in different ways, thus spreading the costs over the two networks and ensuring a third season. Come on, DirectTV!!! Thanks to John for directing me to one of the stories.

Oh, and, um, back to Lost! A week late (I've been meaning to post this forever), here are some answers about The Constant, care of Damon himself. And reader Danielle sent this hilarious link to me, called Lost Madness, where you can try to eliminate Lost characters the same way teams disappear in the NCAA championships. (They refuse to allow you to eliminate Nikki and Paulo together, but presumably whoever makes it to the next round will be instantly squashed.)

Mitch, I love you. Take my advice: GO TO ANOTHER NETWORK!

Paleyfest, you're killin' me. Here are some of the panels, along with the confirmed guestage. Not only do I heart Chuck, but check out the moderator!!!! ARGH.

March 15 Saturday 7:00 pm
Pushing Daisies
In Person:
Kristin Chenoweth, "Olive Snook"
Bruce Cohen, Exec. Prod.
Anna Friel, "Chuck"
Bryan Fuller, Creator/Exec. Prod.
Ellen Greene, "Vivian Charles"
Dan Jinks, Exec. Prod.
Swoosie Kurtz, "Lily Charles"
Chi McBride, “Emerson Cod”
Peter Ocko, Coexec. Prod.
Lee Pace, "Ned"

In Person:
Adam Baldwin, "John Casey"
Chris Fedak, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Joshua Gomez, "Morgan Grimes"
Scott Krinsky, "Jeff"
Sarah Lancaster, "Ellie Bartowski"
Mark Christopher Lawrence, "Big Mike"
Zachary Levi, "Chuck Bartowski"
Julia Ling, "Anna"
McG, Exec. Prod.
Ryan McPartlin, "Captain Awesome"
Vik Sahay, "Lester"
Josh Schwartz, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Yvonne Strahovski, "Sarah Walker"
Damon Lindelof (exec. prod., Lost) will moderate this evening's discussion.

March 19 Wednesday 7:00 pm
Friday Night Lights
In Person:
Connie Britton, "Tami Taylor"
Kyle Chandler, "Eric Taylor"
Zach Gilford, "Matt Saracen"
Jason Katims, Exec. Prod.
Adrianne Palicki, "Tyra Collette"
Jesse Plemons, "Landry Clarke"
Scott Porter, "Jason Street"
Jeffrey Reiner, Exec. Prod.
Aimee Teegarden, "Julie Taylor"

March 22 Saturday 7:00 pm
Gossip Girl
In Person:
Penn Badgley, "Dan Humphrey"
Chace Crawford, "Nate Archibald"
Amy Kaufman, Prod.
Bob Levy, Exec. Prod.
Blake Lively, "Serena van der Woodsen"
Leighton Meester, "Blair Waldorf"
Taylor Momsen, "Jenny Humphrey"
Kelly Rutherford, "Lily van der Woodsen"
Stephanie Savage, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Josh Schwartz, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Matthew Settle, "Rufus Humphrey"
Jessica Szhor, "Vanessa Abrams"
Ed Westwick, "Chuck Bass"
Cecily von Ziegesar, Author, Gossip Girl books

March 25 Tuesday 7:00 pm
Dirty Sexy Money
In Person:
Samaire Armstrong, "Juliet Darling"
William Baldwin, "Patrick Darling"
Greg Berlanti, Exec. Prod.
Jill Clayburgh, "Letitia Darling"
Glenn Fitzgerald, "Brian Darling"
Seth Gabel, "Jeremy Darling"
Matthew Gross, Exec. Prod.
Peter Krause, "Nick George"
Zoe McLellan, "Lisa George"
Josh Reims, Exec. Prod.
Donald Sutherland, "Tripp Darling"
Blair Underwood, "Simon Elder"
Craig Wright, Exec. Prod.
Natalie Zea, "Karen Darling"

And this one really, really, really hurts:
March 20 Thursday 7:00 pm
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion
In Person:
Amber Benson, "Tara Maclay"
Nicholas Brendon, "Xander Harris"
Charisma Carpenter, "Cordelia Chase"
Emma Caulfield, "Anya"
Eliza Dushku, "Faith"
Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Buffy Summers"
Seth Green, "Oz"
David Greenwalt, Exec. Prod.
Alyson Hannigan, "Willow Rosenberg"
James Marsters, "Spike"
Marti Noxon, Executive Producer
Michelle Trachtenberg, "Dawn Summers"
Joss Whedon, Creator

Kill me now.


The Chapati Kid said...

Nikki, in what seems to be a case of the Freudian Slip (missing Heroes much?), you've called it the Kirk and Sylar Show, when it's actually the Kirk and SKYLAR show.

And I LOVE In Treatment too!

Nikki Stafford said...

Haha!! I will have to change that now, AH!

We must discuss In Treatment. :)

Jonathan said...


Can't wait any longer to talk about Lost. Last night's episode was insane. Michael has a twin brother named Kevin Johnson?! Why do they have different last names? THIS IS INSANE.

Also, Korean boys AND girls love Pandas. WTF?!?!?!?

So many questions, so much confusion.

gepop said...

Hey, it looks as if the Buffy panel needs a moderator. Volunteer! :D

And the latest issue of EW has a news piece on the final episode of THE WIRE, which they declare to have been the best show on the air during its run. Notably, they added, "...and can stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest achievements in series television: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE SOPRANOS, THE HONEYMOONERS, and SEINFELD...." I just always get a kick when BtVS gets recognized like that. ;)