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Published July 23, 2012 by criticaditelevisore

–They need to kill of Bud if they’re hoping for a second season. He is crude, the furthest from charming, and absolutely repulsive. Of course everyone’s going to rally for Elaine if this is who she considers her biggest political detriment. This is lazy writing – creating a compelling, likeable character only to realize OH WAIT he’s shady as all hell is what I would like to see. I do hope it gets a second season, as Douglas and TJ are quite interesting and I daresay I like them more than their parents. — CDT

TVLine

Though Political Animals, USA Network’s star-studded “limited series event,” by no means roared out of the gate ratings-wise, laying claim to a piece of the pop culture conversation and generating buzz in other ways could – could – be enough to trigger a Season 2 pick-up.

Facing stiff competition in its July 15 bow – including Breaking Bad‘s final season opener, HBO’s noisy if polarizing The Newsroom and A&E’s ever-rising LongmirePolitical Animals started off with an audience of 2.6 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating. In Week 2, those numbers dipped, about 10 percent.

But when asked if there was a ratings target/minimum that would prompt a renewal order, NBC Universal chair Bonnie Hammer shook her head and told TVLine, “We never quite measure it that black-and-white. We want to see what the response is, we want to see who comes [and see]…

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Emmy Nominations 2012: The 35 Biggest Snubs

Published July 19, 2012 by criticaditelevisore

Damon Wayans was PERFECTION in Happy Endings.
John Noble has been indescribable in Fringe.

I have to make a full post about this later this week, but I’m somewhat stunned at how BLAND this year’s nominations were. Four Modern Family noms in supporting actor? That is overkill.

-CDT

TVLine

Without rage and incredulity, there are no Emmynominations, a wise philosopher once said*. And while today’s announcement of the 2012 contenders certainly contained some pleasant surprises — hooray for Veep! — there are still enough major snubs to leave one’s jaw paying a visit to one’s kneecaps. Here’s our rundown of the 37 most glaring omissions. (*Or, if he didn’t, he should have!)

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Check out our biggest reasons for ranting against the Emmy machine, then hit the comments with the snubs that left you blind with fury.

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And for all the wall-to-wall Emmy coverage and interviews your TV-lovin’ heart can handle, keep checking back at TVLine.com over the next 48 hours. Oh, who are we kidding? Keep checking back between now and the…

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Summer in the fun, not in the sun

Published June 4, 2011 by criticaditelevisore

Starting this blog is perfect timing as far as I’m concerned. The summer television season is about to get underway! Now, with the industry currently resigning itself to bad pilots one after another, there remained little hope with many of the cynics glancing at the new series that were previewed last month.

An existential comedy coming to FX this summer, starring Elijah Wood, Fiona Gubleman and her dog, played by Jason Gann.

A lineup if you please:

Franklin & Bash: Series Premiered Wednesday, June 1st, at 9/8c on TNT

Men Of A Certain Age: Season 2 Continues, Premiered Wednesday, June 1st at 10/9c on TNT

Love Bites: Series Premiered Thursday, June 2nd at 10/9c on NBC

Teen Wolf: Series Premieres Sunday, June 5th on MTV after the VMA’s

The Glades: Season 2 Premieres Sunday, June 5th at 10/9c on A&E

White Collar: Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, June 7th at 8/7c with a two-hour episode on USA

Covert Affairs: Season 2 Premieres Tuesday, June 7th, following White Collar on USA

Pretty Little Liars: Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, June 14th at 8/7c  on ABC Family

HawthoRNe: Season 2 Premieres Tuesday, June 14th at 10/9c on TNT

The Nine Lives of Chloe King: Series Premieres Tuesday, June 14th at 9/8c on ABC Family

Memphis Beat: Season 2 Premieres Tuesday, June 14th at 9/8c  on TNT

Drop Dead Diva: Season 3 Premieres Sunday, June 19th at 9/8c  on Lifetime

Falling Skies: Series Premieres on Sunday, June 19th at 10/9c  on TNT

Burn Notice: Season 5 Premieres on Thursday, June 23rd at 9/8c on USA

True Blood: Season 4 Premieres on Thursday, June 23rd at 9/8c on HBO

Wilfred: Series Premieres on Thursday, June 23rd at 10/9c on FX

The Big C: Season Two Premiere on Monday, June 27th at 10:30/9:30c on Showtime

Weeds: Season 7 Premieres on Monday, June 27th at 10/9c on Showtime

Necessary Roughness: Series Premieres on Wednesday, June 29th at 10/9c on USA

Alphas: Series Premieres Monday, July 1st at 10/9c on SyFy

Torchwood: Miracle Day: Series Premieres Friday, July 8th at 10/9c on Starz

The Closer: Season 7 Premieres on Monday, July 11th at 9/8c on TNT

Rizzoli and Isles: Season 2 Premiere on Monday, July 11th at 10/9c on TNT

Rescue Me: Final Season Premieres on Tuesday, July 12th at 10/9c on FX

Breaking Bad: Season 4 Premieres on July 17th at 9/8c on AMC

Entourage: Final Season Premieres on Sunday, July 24th at 10:30/9:30c on HBO

 

For the sake of my sanity I have not included any reality shows. I’ll start to take a look at the new shows first in my next post!

-CDT

 

Image taken from ScreenRant.

And so it begins.

Published June 4, 2011 by criticaditelevisore

This little project of mine has been one that I have wanted to start for a while now. Yes, I am young, and completely inexperienced in the professional world of analyzing and reviewing media, film or television. I can only say that my passion for immersing myself in another world, another universe is what has me returning to see what new tales are being offered.

For me, my passion started with the stage. No, not as an actress or singer, but as a set designer. By no means is this an assertion of credibility – I am merely a TV/movie obsessed female who probably has too much time on her hands. Maybe one day I can work on stage design again, but for now I believe it is the right time to start my TV/movie blog. I won’t restrict myself by genre, decade, or network. I thank those who come across this in passing, and those who hopefully will stick with me as I continue writing here. Onward!