by Ryan Meehan
Tuesday night brought us the long awaited premiere of “The Jeselnik Offensive”, starring rising comedian Anthony Jeselnik bringing light to some of the darker spots in our hideous daily news cycle. The show will air on Comedy Central every Tuesday night after Tosh.0, and possesses some similarities to Daniel’s show as well as Jeff Ross’ “The Burn”.
A month or so back, I reviewed Jeselnik’s record “Caligula” and found it to be one of the more violently brutal comedy albums I have heard in some time. I love the really heavy stuff, so while it’s not for everybody it’s definitely for me. I was eager to see what it had to offer, and there was definitely a lot of well deserved hype leading up to its premiere. Continue reading
It’s that wonderful time of year again. The weather is getting colder and the NFL along with NCAA are well into their football seasons. It can mean only one thing, time to sharpen your skates and tape up your sticks so you can watch…nothing. Once again the NHL is making about as much sense as Nick Saban and Lebron James hosting a reality show about loyalty. What do you do with a sports league that is finally recovered from the missed season the last time a lockout happened in 2004? You lock out the players again. Continue reading
The Thick Of It
Great news for those of you who loved the 2009 British comedy In The Loop. Hulu has announced that they will be airing Season 4 of The Thick Of It at the same time it is brodcast in the UK. To kick off their announcement, the have exclusive rights to the first 3 seasons of the show and have made them available to the masses via their Hulu Plus service.
What is The Thick Of It? It is a halarious satire of the British government that takes everyday mundane subjects of government life and spins them on their head. First aired in 2005 and was followed up with a second season and the Cal Pick comedy In The Loop which was a spin off of the series. The character of Malcolm Tucker played by Peter Capaldi is one of the funniest performances of the last 20 years. Not so sure? Check out this link (very NSFW because of language)
The satire is pretty thick and it can be hard to understand at first because of the British accents but this show (and movie) are a must watch.
I know that I am a little late getting this out but it is here none the less. A random assortment of thoughts and observations from this past week including reactions to Take Shelter, Shame, the pilot for Awake and The Walking Dead (or as one viewer put it “The Yawning Dead”. I am one short of my normal 5 but I haven’t had time to get another review thrown together so I am sorry about that.
Posted in Cal's 5, Movie Review, Movies, Television
Tagged Alcatraz, Awake, Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender, NBC, Shame, Steve Mcqueen, Take Shelter, The Walking Dead
As each week goes by the Fox network proves to me more and more that they cannot put together a solid hour-long show. I didn’t get a chance to get through the pilot episode of HBO’s Luck so my write up will be included in next weeks TV Fix. I am guessing there will be a few shows added to the “flatlined” section as well which is perfectly fine with me with all the good shows coming back in the coming months.
Beware of spoilers