Search Party | Season One | TBS

 

Synopsis:

A dark comedy about four twenty-somethings entangled in a mystery when a former college acquaintance goes missing.

Trailer:

 

My Commentary:

I absolutely adore the main character, Dory, played by Alia Shawkat, mostly because I’ve loved her since her role on Arrested Development. But in this series, she’s much more awkward and totally desperate to find her purpose in life – especially when her old college friend shows up on a Missing Persons flyer.

Dory is convinced something terrible happened but refuses to believe Chantal is dead. Dory wrangles three friends to help find Chantal. These four self-absorbed, clueless, millennials come together to help search for Chantal. On their quest, the find themselves dealing with pseudo intellectuals, private investigators, wannabe artists, and even a cult!

The series consists of 10 episodes but they’re only a half-hour long. And because this series isn’t super heavy, or crazy intense, it’s very easy to watch the entire season in one day. Like I did.

I won’t spoil the ending, but it’s definitely a doozie! They ended the season properly, but left the door slightly open for another season. And I truly hope there will be another season.

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HELLO … IT’S ME …

HELLO

IT’S ME

AND I’M STILL ADDICTED TO WATCHING TOO MUCH TV …

 

It’s been a while.

Yeah.

Like, a really long while.

Whatevs.

 

I’m not going to waste anyone’s time with details, excuses, or dramatic re-enactments explaining my disappearance. Aint nobody got time for that. This isn’t an episode of Snapped.

However?

And, luckily for y’all…

My undying love – for all things television – has NOT been compromised.

not. even. a. little.

In fact – during my unexplained absence – my love affair with TV has grown even stronger.

 

 

With the newest viewing options; from cable and networks providing ondemand capabilities – to Smart TV’s and RoKu apps, such as: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime?

I’ve inevitably developed a sixth-sense.

For real, people.

I’ve been given a gift. Finding the most awesome television shows, ever.

Some people read fortunes, see the dead, or communicate with the other side. Other people provide stock options, develop retirement plans, or figure out super fancy shit with money. Some people learn. Some people teach. Some people have degrees. And some people just flip burgers or mop floors.

I am not any of those people.

I’m just a television junkie. Committed to all things TV since 1974.

 

 

And I am here to give you the inside info.

  1. I’ll let you know when something is worthy of binge-watching. And I’ll give you the reasons why.
  1. I’ll let you know when something is NOT worthy of binge-watching. And I’ll give you those reasons why.

 

Why?

Because I’m nice like that.

 

 

On the other hand?

I am NOT going to research facts, or spend hours perusing IMBD, or spend one second looking up Rotten Tomato or other notable Critic Scores. I am NOT going to read reviews before, during, or after – watching any show, on any venue, ever.

This is just an unbiased and un-researched television junkie’s blog.

That. Is. All.

 

So…

Brew some coffee, or pour yourself a cocktail, and let’s watch worthy TV, together, again!

Hope y’all enjoy my recommendations, as much as I enjoy watching these shows.

 

* PS: Suggestions are ALWAYS welcome, usually on my Facebook account. Except for anything SyFy and/or History. NO. Because, BORING. Denied.
FYI: I favor crime/suspense/murder/mystery – on any & all venues. And then I will lean on: Comedy, HGTV, IDTV, BRAVOTV, or even Reality TV, when desperate.

 

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Cougar Town

Cougar Town” is jumping to TBS for its fourth season after ABC passed up on renewing the Courteney Cox comedy. It’s all set to premiere on Tuesday, January 8th.

 

 

And I for one am psyched about it.

And not just because I love the producer Bill Lawrence, but mostly because this show seriously makes me laugh.

Franklin & Bash

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This summer, TNT will be launching a new series, Franklin & Bash, tonight at 9|8c.

About The Show:

When they’re not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they’d go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are chasing down their latest clients…sometimes literally. With business cards in hand, they’re ready to nab a client within seconds after a car accident, arrest for solicitation or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they show their flair for the dramatic and the shocking.

Peter has a knack for connecting with jury and judge, while Jared loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets. Despite their bad-boy antics, brash presentation and devil-may-care attitudes, Jared and Peter are good lawyers who are willing to do anything for a client, no matter who the client might be. That quality catches the attention of Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell), a Renaissance man and the patriarch of Infeld Daniels, one of the top law firms in Los Angeles. He sees a lot of himself in the young men and decides to recruit the pair to bring a fresh energy to the firm. Jared and Peter are joined by their two legal aides, the brilliant, brassy Carmen (Dana Davis) and the agoraphobic, verminophobic Pindar (Kumail Nanjiani).

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some courtroom dramas. However, I’m just a little burnt out in the whole concept. The last really good courtroom television show I loved was Boston Legal. Second only to the original Law & Order. On the other hand,  I have always been fans of the two actors Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Therefore, I am rooting for this series to be successful. I’ve seen a few commercials and it looks like this has some potential.

Please watch the trailer here:

Now tell me people, what do you think? Is this even worth checking out?

I will watch the season premiere. And hopefully, it will grab me right off the bat.

Glory Daze!

It’s the 1980s, and four freshman have just arrived on campus, ready to take on college life. Boy-next-door Joel, wannabe ladies man Eli, button-downed conservative Jason and handsome jock Brian soon find themselves drawn to the Omega Sig house, where their guide Mike Reno is ready to show them what fraternity life is all about.

GLORY DAZE follows the fun — and awkward — misadventures of four freshmen as they navigate college life, trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Joel (Kelly Blatz) is a typical guy next door who is determined to keep his focus on pre-med, at least until he meets his unattainable dream girl, Christie (Julianna Guill). Eli (Matt Bush) is a virgin who desperately wants to be cool. Jason (Drew Seeley) is a buttoned-downed conservative, attached at the hip to his preppy girlfriend. Brian (Hartley Sawyer) is a star baseball player struggling to get out of his father’s shadow. Together, the guys agree to check out fraternity houses, finally coming to the steps of Omega Sigma, where they are greeted by pledge recruiter Mike (Callard Harris). Intrigued by the fraternity’s cool factor, their fate is sealed. They begin a journey that will make a lifetime of memories.

Frank TV

If you are anything like me, and truly appreciate the great stand up comedians, then I’m sure you already know who Frank Caliendo is. But if you don’t, here’s a quick peek at some of his work: * Franks Official Website can be found HERE.

Much to my joy & surprise, he is the star of a new show called Frank TV.

Frank TV is to premiere tonight, November 20th 2007 @ 11:00pm on TBS, wherein Frank Caliendo will be showcasing quite a few of his on-spot impersonations. No one does a better John Madden, George Dub-Yah Bush, or, Robert DeNiro (just to name a few).

I have seen most, if not all, of his stand-up, but I have never seen him in full costume as these characters. I’m sure the added bonus of costumes will only add to the awesomeness of his already totally super repertoire.

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Independance Day Marathons!

Comedy Central is having a Scrubs Marathon! Get out your fireworks, and SCRUB ME BAY BEE! . If you don’t know anything about Scrubs, you can catch up HERE.

Other Network Marathons:

TNT – Law and Order:  The longest-running crime series and the second-longest-running drama series in the history of television.

TBS – House of Payne: a multigenerational, working class family who experiences all of life’s struggles with faith, love and most importantly humor.

Bravo – Project Runway: Selected from thousands of hopefuls, an all-new cast of fifteen talented fashion designers will compete for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show in the world-renowned Bryant Park tents during New York’s Fashion Week. (and) Top Chef: The series features fifteen aspiring chefs who compete for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the prestigious title of “Top Chef.”

Cartoon Network – Red White and Bloo day with Fosters Home: Home for imaginary friends

A&E – The Sopranos: Warring crime families in the Mob

USA – Monk: An OCD Detective

WE – Bridezillas: Out of control brides prepare for the biggest day of their lives

*check your local listings for times!