Monday, October 30, 2006

Jewel Staite ~ Notes ~ Dear Roj
"Now that I'm home, I can confirm that I will be coming on to Stargate Atlantis for a few episodes. I still have no idea who I'm playing, but I do know it's female. I hope. Anyway, I'm really excited to be going back, and they're a great bunch of people and—major plus!!—it shoots at home! So watch for that next season."
Independent Online Edition > Media: "'This Life' was a series that came to define a generation growing up in the 1990s - but can Egg, Milly, Warren, Miles and Anna recapture the magic 10 years on? Tom de Castella meets the cast and creators on set to find out."

Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 'Studio 60%u2019 Cancellation Imminent - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment: "Here we go: despite receiving an order for three more episodes on Friday, the Aaron Sorkin NBC drama 'Studio 60 on Sunset Strip' is about to be put out of its misery.

Cast members are already confiding in friends that the end is near. It's likely NBC will pull the plug shortly I am told by insiders.

Last week, Studio 60 had 7.7 million viewers. Compare that with competing 'CSI: Miami,' with 17.5 million. That gap cannot be closed."
(Ooh, check out how copying from Microsoft Word into Blogger screws up the formatting and makes my entry look like a fucking poem. Yet another reason to be happy that I have a Mac...)

However many weeks we are into the season, and I’m finding
myself less and less enthused about the show being hailed as the best show on
TV: Battlestar Galactica. 
Everything that I loved about it is still there: it’s fantastically
written, acted, produced, and all that.
Particularly compared to the original series (which is, after all,
complete shit), it’s great to see a genre series that takes itself as seriously
and has as much to say as, say, HBO’s The Wire.
  And while I made the comment in an earlier entry that it
shouldn’t be written off
because it’s sci fi, I’m finding myself drifting away because it’s
unrelentingly grim.

Don’t get me wrong. 
I’m not saying that they should try to find the lighter side of genocide
and terrorism and closed-minded fundamentalism and war.
  I’m just saying that watching it, week
after week, with no glimmer of hope or happiness, is starting to wear me
  Maybe I just need to be sure
I’m awake enough at the end of it to watch my recording of Men in Trees
immediately afterward, just to cheer me back up.