Because this is what happens when you move the show from a Sunday to a Monday: We can't get to it until Friday. So, yes. I'm fully aware that nobody reads this thing anyway. But commenting on something that happened four days ago? That's taking our version of pathetic to a new level.
I mean, what is this? 2003?
Yet I just can't help myself from adhering to tradition. And because we have yet to miss a year in our Emmy recap series, behold the fourth go-around, even if we are nearly a ... read more
Is there really a better time than the day of the Emmys to finally sit down and ramble about the second season of Netflix's "Derek?" That was rhetorical.
Actually, I've been waiting specifically for this day to finally put the series' second run to rest on this here blog. Why is that? Well, that's because tonight, Ricky Gervais will have the opportunity to win one of those ballyhooed Statues Of Emmy in the Outstanding Actor In A Comedy category.
Yeah, and about that.
You can't find a bigger ... read more
Here's a paragraph:
"Worldwide, Netflix subscriptions have soared to more than 40 million, this year surpassing the U.S. subscriber base of Home Box Office (HBO) for the first time. At peak evening viewing hours, Netflix accounts for a staggering two-thirds of North American Internet traffic."
That came, of course, from The Toronto Sun, which posted said paragraph at about 11 this morning. The headline? "Why Netflix is the new black."
A lot has been made of the news last week ... read more
October, October. Autumn is in full effect (despite the temperatures still staying in sweat-mode 'round these parts). Children get costumes (points for all those homemade Miley Cyrus wardrobes this year!). Adults buy candy (while secretly hoping the crowd is small and they can chomp away on it for the next six weeks). And I am reminded of the time that one family told me to "come back again tomorrow" because they were "out of stuff to give away" (I didn't do it).
It also means a brand new crop ... read more
Well, that was quick.
It took only weeks to blast through the seven, 20-some-odd-minute episodes of Ricky Gervais' latest series, "Derek," which also happens to be Netflix's latest offering in its original content catalogue. If Sept. 12 was "Derek Day" (and it was, as you'll see if you click that link), then today is the day we finally say ...
And Now It's Time To Talk About "Derek." Boom.
The short of it? The show's good in an unexpected way. That's not to say I didn't have high hopes ... read more
Ricky Gervais and his gal, Jane Fallon. (Photo courtesy The Associated Press)“Netflix has 30 million subscribers now. They are one little company in L.A. and they are as big as the BBC."
So said the brilliant Ricky Gervais to The Mirror's Mark Jefferies in January. This was before his latest series, "Derek," debuted across the big piece of water currently separating continents. He said it because people became upset at his program, claiming that it was exploitative to those who have special ... read more
So ... we have "Downton Abbey" releasing its final three episodes on iTunes before they are broadcast on PBS. We have NBC premiering its second season of "Smash" to the six people who still care on Hulu weeks before it goes to television. And, most notably, we have Justin Bieber smoking pot and his friends taking pictures to prove it.
OK. That last one was irrelevant, I know. But ... hoary for shameless plugs!
Actually, even more notable than that (if you can belibe it — see what I did ... read more