Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Sitcom TV Show Edition

Welcome back to Entertainment Guru News and Views. I recently watched five of the new sitcoms that are on your local TVs and thought I would give my reviews of them, in reverse order in my opinion. It starts with NBC's Free Agents.

Free Agent

The show stars Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn. Hank plays a recently divorced man who is a little too emotional to begin dating again, but he is trying. He hooks up with Hahn, a woman in his office that lost her fiancee a year ago. It was a decent show, but not nearly as funny as someone like Azaria deserves. Hahn is a fresh face, having been a supporting actress a lot and becoming somewhat nationally known thanks to her role in Our Idiot Brother. Life Prediction Half a season.

Up All Night
Another new show from NBC. Out of all the shows it has the most notable cast, including Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph. It's about a couple dealing with parenthood for the first time. Arnett's character agrees to be the stay at home dad so Applegate can return to her job as an asistant for Maya Rudolph's character. It's hard to argue the cast, the pilot was funny. It wasn't great, but it wasn't as bad as some shows that have been around lately. Life Prediction One year, maybe two at most.


NBC is churning out sitcoms this season. It stars Whitney Cummings. You could see the influence of Chelsea Handler, (Whitney often appears on Chelsea Lately). It's all about her and her boyfriend (Chris D'Elia). They are a quirky couple. The show can be a little raunchy (Not as much as the next show on the list) but it's heart is definitely in the right place Life Prediction Three seasons, easily!

Two Broke Girls

CBS offers you this new show. The title says it all. You have one character Kat Dennings who is struggling to make it in New York, she has two jobs just to make it through. She has a cheating boyfriend. Then you have the daughter of a wealthy man who loses it all (Beth Behrs) who winds up working with Kat. They wind up moving in together. It definitely seems funny and very raunchy. Kat Dennings character is very sarcastic and has no innter momologue. She just lets spew out how she feels. Which can make for some very unique situations. Life Prediction Three seasons. Maybe even more.

And the best New Sitcom goes to Fox's new show

New Girl

New Girl is all about Zoey Deschanel moving after she found out her boyfriend was cheating on her (Not much difference between him and Kat Dennings's ex). She moves in with guys she met on the internet. Her character is fun and flaky and just plain silly. You know it will eventually lead to a love story with one of her new roommates. If you have seen most of Deschanel's movies, then you are familar with her character. It still translates well to the small screen. The pilot offered one of the catch phrases that is sure to make it's way into most people's lives. "Douche bag jar!" Anytime you or your friends say something that a douche would say, you put money in the douche bag jar. It makes sense. Life Prediction A full five year or more series run.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Emmy Predictions 2011 Edition

I know I promised the next edition would be the Fall tv preview edition, but I totally forgot that the Emmy's were this weekend, so I will skip ahead and give you my quick Emmy Predictions plus a movie review!

Comedy Series: I think the winner will be a repeat from last year. I predict Modern Family to win. It was not a good year for 30 Rock or Big Bang Theory. The Office was in disarray most of the year. Parks and Rec is funny, but not entirely Emmy worthy. Glee can always sneak in and win, but I think we will have a repeat!

Comedy Actress: I think we will have a new winner this year from the CBS Freshman Hit Mike and Molly, Melissa McCarthy. She is the hot comedianne thanks to her role in Bridesmaides, and I can see her walking a way with the trophy.

Comedy Actor: Repeat! Jim Parsons should win this again. It's tricky competition with Baldwin, LeBlanc, CK, Carrell plus his co-star Galecki. But I don't think there would be a Big Bang without Parsons.

Drama Series: This to me is the hardest race to call right now. I honestly can see any of the six walking away. But I think with it being the last season of Friday Night Lights it deserves to walk away with the trophy. But Mad Men, Dexter, last year's winner Boardwalk Empire or Game Of Thrones could win.

Drama Actress: I am going to go and say Julianna Marguiles will win this year. It is a strong season for The Good Wife.

Drama Actor: This is another tough choice. I see the voters going off the path just once and with that I am going to say the winner will be Timothy Olyphant for Justified.


I recently saw the movie "Our Idiot Brother" starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zoey Deschanel. It was a different role for Paul Rudd. He was definitely more subdued then most of his other roles. The best way I can describe his character is Forrest Gump if he wasn't socially awkward. He believes the best in everybody.

Overall I thought it was a well acted very funny movie. Alot of comedies tend to go a little too far with some scenes, but I thought everything was well organized. The supporting roles include TJ Miller and Rachida Jones. Everyone played to their strengths.

I highly recommend the movie if you are looking for a simple but funny comedy.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dancing With The Stars 2011 Edition

Welcome back to the Dancing With The Pseudo-Stars Edition of The Entertainment Guru News and Views. This week we will take a look at 12 new contestants and my chances they have at winning. Though I was way off with last year's predictions. This year is even more of a crap shoot, with more crap passing as Stars. Ok... so here we go.

Welcome to the Dance Floor Elisabetta Canalis. Claim To Fame George Clooney's ex girlfriend. Chances of winning? I have no idea because I barely know who you are!

Rob Kardiashian Claim To Fame A Member of the ever expanding Kardishaian clan. Chances of Winning? Not likely. There is a reason why he is the least known member of the family. Because from what I know him, he is more drunk then he is sober.

Ron Artest Claim to Fame Basketball Player. Chances Of Winning Athletes do well in these contests, but He is much larger then guys like Hines Ward. Wide Receivers are much more graceful in their motions then Power Forwards. So I give you no chance either!

J.R. Martinez Claim To Fame All My Children Soap Actor Chances of Winning I really don't know anything about him, but he apparently was in the Iraqi war so He does have stamina. Plus if you can compete against Susan Lucci on AMC, you have a certain quality most don't have. I give you a 30 % chance, and will also be the most anonymous star to win if he does so.

Kristin Cavallari Claim To Fame Appeared on The Hills. Chances of Winning Reality stars don't tend to do well in these competitons. Just ask Speidi on "I Am a Celebrity, get me out of here". So I say 10 %

Ricki Lake Claim To Fame Talk Show Hostess and actress Chances of Winning I know she has lost alot of weight. I think she can be the Kirstie Alley in this years show, going much further then most people expect her to go. But I still don't see her as the champion

David Arquette Claim To Fame Actor/Courtney Cox's ex-Husband/Former World Championship Wrestling Champion. Chances of Winning He did escape the Ghost Face Killah atleast 3 times (I didn't see Scream 4 so I don't know if Dewey is still alive). He is a funny silly man. Does that translate well to the dance floor? Nope. 0 %

Chynna Phillips Claim To Fame Singer. Chances of Winning Thanks to the Bridesmaid Cameo, a member of Wilson Phillips is trying to get to the dance floor. Does she have a chance? I think so. Is it a high one? 15% is pretty good if you ask me!

Nancy Grace Claim To Fame Lawyer/TV talking news head Chances of Winning? 100% chance! Of being the first one eliminated.

Carson Kressley Claim To Fame Queer Eye for the Straight Guy/How To Look Good Naked host Chance of Winning Not to be stereotypical, but gay men do know how to dance. So I give him a 15% to walk out winning the Mirror Ball. Now how would it color coordinate with his home decor?

Chaz Bono Claim To Fame Cher's/Sonny Bono's daughter. Chances of Winning I hope that we can get past the fact that Chaz was born a woman but is now transgendered. I give ABC and DWTS a world of props to allow him to compete. With that said, I have no idea how far he will go. I have never seen him move. But I think regardless, he will make it through atleast half through the contest due to a big GLT following.

Hope Solo Claim To Fame Soccer Player/No Relations to Han Chances of Winning I think she has the best chance of winning. Did the USA Women win the World Cup? No. But they made it much further then most people expected them to. And it was thanks to her. She is athletic and fit. I think she can win it all quite easly.

Next weeks edition will be thoughts on new season of TV coming soon. I hope you enjoyed this edition!