Archive | July, 2012

Downton Season 3 Poster!

24 Jul

There’s a new poster out for the next season of Downton! And Branson finally made it on! I’m so proud. Take a look at it in all its (very obviously photoshopped) glory:

It appears that everyone is firmly in the 20s with their fashion choices. And do I see Anna in a lady’s maid outfit? Gasp!

Also, seeing photos with the castle in it makes me even happier now that I’ve actually been there. When I got back from my trip I watched a couple episodes and kept being like “I walked down that hall!” “I was in that room!” “I stood in that spot!” It was very exciting. But ANYWAY. Back to my original reasons for posting this: new season three material! And yay Branson! Now don’t mess with him, Fellowes (or with Sybil, or with him and Sybil), or I will have to hunt you down.

New Trailers: Homeland and The Hour; Also some Glee

24 Jul

The last couple of days have been good ones in trailer-land! Yesterday Showtime posted this Homeland trailer:

So intense. I am so excited. And nervous about the mental state that Carrie is going to be in…

And today, there is finally, FINALLY, a glimpse of the second season of The Hour (The Hour stuff really starts around the 40 second mark):

From what I’ve read, The Hour (or The Hour 2, as the BBC is calling the new season for some odd reason) was originally supposed to come back this month but it was pushed back because of the Olympics, so now it’ll be back sometime around November. Darn you, Olympics! Though why it had to be November rather than say, October, or, even better, August after the Olympics are over I could not tell you. But at least there’s footage! Proof that it exists and will be airing on television at some point before the year is over! Thank goodness.

In other news, while I have soured on Glee of late (meaning basically since the first half of the first season…), I am very happy to report that Vanessa Lengies is going to still be on the show next year! As a recurring character still, not a regular, but the TV world needs more Vanessa in any dosage. Now they just have to bring Brittany Snow on, and then slowly add all the other actors from American Dreams, and then they can all stage a coup and turn Glee into American Dreams Take Two. And what a better show it will be! (PS, how scary is it that that show ended SEVEN YEARS AGO? I feel old. Also: just post that freaking alternate ending on youtube or something already, NBC. Come on. I have waited long enough!)

And one more thing about those Emmy nominations!

20 Jul

I didn’t think of it in my exhaustion haze last night, but I have a comment on one more Emmy snub: Fringe!! Come on people! Get it together! At the VERY LEAST, John Noble needed to be nominated. Look at this performance and tell me it doesn’t deserve every award:

That is the SAME PERSON you guys. (Speaking of, what about an award for the effects team? Seriously.) And he is BRILLIANT. And the rest of the cast is also wonderful and amazing and award worthy. If there are no nominations for the show after next season either (its last one…sob!) it will really be proof that there is no justice in this world.

I’m back! And there are Emmy nominations!

19 Jul

Helloooo! Well, after my longer-than-anticipated break, I am back. I don’t know exactly how back I am, but hey, at least I’m posting something. And I have so much news to share! I’ve done so much in the last two months! For instance: I did a post-grad trip to the UK and Ireland (and toured the castle where they film Downton Abbey!!), I went to Charleston for a wedding and family bonding time, I got an awesome internship, I came out to LA for said internship, and, oh yeah, today, I got to go here:

Why yes, those ARE photos from the Emmy nomination announcements! And yes, they ARE from my phone! I got to go with my supervisor from my internship to watch them and it was so fun. I had to get up at like 3:30 in the morning (!!) to do it but it was worth it. Mostly. Everyone knew I was a newbie because I was so excited. I got a little lanyard badge thing and a big info packet and everything. And there was a catered breakfast, so I got to eat some pancakes! The actual announcements took all of about five minutes, so afterwards I amused myself by taking pictures and listening in to interview after interview with Jimmy and Kerry (no, we didn’t meet, but we’re still on a first name basis now – Kerry totally saw me taking a creeper picture of one of her interviews and smiled at me, so we’re obviously besties).

Anyhoo, as for the nominations themselves, it was the usual mixed bag. I’m glad Amy Poheler got nominated, but I’m very upset that Parks & Rec was passed over for best comedy. I haven’t watched Girls, so I can’t comment on that one, and my family might kill me if I insult Curb Your Enthusiasm, but I can definitely say that Parks & Rec is better than the Big Bang Theory, at the very least. Hmph. And no New Girl either, though at least my darling Schmidt got nominated! Schmidt 4eva! Also: why does Two and a Half Men continue to be nominated for things? I don’t understand it.

In the non-comedy categories: 17 nominations for American Horror Story? That seems a bit excessive. But if it leads to Connie Britton finally getting an Emmy, ok. As for dramas, I think anyone who reads this blog even a little knows how much I love Downton Abbey. I adore Downton Abbey. But I’m sorry, as much as it hurts me to say it, last season was not good enough to have been nominated for so many Emmys. But I still hope Maggie Smith wins, as always. And I am super happy that Homeland, Claire Danes, and Damian Lewis were all nominated. Though poor Mandy Patinkin. He deserves some Emmys love too! And I am a little sad that Once Upon A Time got zero big nominations. It’s such a good show! But it is its first year, so maybe next season.
Anyway, I have been awake for 19 hours so I am going to go to bed before I collapse. I will post more life and television updates as I can!