A few times per week, I will get stuck in a conversation about television shows that I will gladly recreate here:
1: “Hey, have you seen Breaking Bad?”
2: “Yes, but only to Season 3. Man, don’t tell me anything! Have you seen House of Cards?”
1: “No, but it’s on my to-watch list. Have you seen The X-Files?”
2: “I have seen a handful of episodes. I keep meaning to watch it. It’s on my Netflix queue. Have you seen…”
This conversation goes on for about twenty minutes. However, there are not enough hours of the day to catch up with all the television I intend to watch. This fills me with a great deal of anxiety. It’s a huge commitment to start watching a show, especially when the show has 200+ episodes that are 40-45 minutes each. I have been watching Gilmore Girls for over a year now, and I still have about 30 episodes left! I refuse to watch other shows until I finish Gilmore Girls. This means that I will continue to have conversations about the television I intend to watch but will never actually watch. Thank you, Golden Age of Television!
- Ronda Rousey and Road House is a perfect combination, and I am excited that it’s possibly happening. I didn’t realize how badly I wanted a Road House remake (and I am someone who is fundamentally opposed to remakes!), and how badly I wanted Rousey to play Swayze’s character. Am I able to buy advance tickets for a film that is still only a possibility? Source: Empire Online
- I am a horror fan, so you better get ready for frequent horror news in my bi-weekly news round-up. With that said, the two writers for Halloween Returns talk about the possibility of their film getting made. I am using this space to, again, complain about horror remakes (or sequels or re-imaginings or prequels). Thank you for reading, good reader! In their talks, the writers discuss how they want a “Han and Chewie moment” in their film. They seem to have greatly overestimated the public’s desire for yet another Halloween film. Source: Empire Online
- Preacher, the 90s comic, is coming to television thanks to the team of…Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg?! Yes, AMC picked the show up for a 10-episode order, and the show will possibly debut in May 2016. This seems like an odd project for the two, but I guess they’re at that level where they have the ability to get literally anything made. Rogen and Goldberg are also writing a show, that just got picked up by Hulu, about a janitor by day/competitive video gamer at night that becomes the sole person able to save humanity. Source: Deadline
- It’s time to get literary, as Emma Donoghue’s novel, Room, is getting a film adaptation. The official trailer was just released, and the film looks good! It stars Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, and Wikipedia tells me that the film will have a limited release on October 16th (it will be released nationwide on November 6th).