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.
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
There are a lot of television shows out there and a vast majority of them are pretty average to below average. This new weekly column will focus on some of the shows that have piqued my interest, are trending up/down, are coming back soon or I have given up on the entirely. I would love to hear from you the reader, about what you are watching and enjoying, what has you angry, what are you looking forward to.
Beware of Spoilers
by Ryan Meehan
Tonight at 8PM Central ESPN will serve up the last installment of their critically acclaimed “30 for 30″ series with a film called “Pony Excess”. The documentary is centered around the Southern Methodist University football program receiving the death penalty for countless NCAA violations between the mid 1970s and 1986.
This of course comes of the same evening that Auburn’s Cam Newton will likely receive the Heisman trophy, under much scrutiny because of his father’s supposed demands for anywhere between $100,000 and $180,000 to play at Mississippi State University.
So, this whole thing got me thinking: As sports fans…should we take any collegiate athletics seriously? It just seems like there is so much corruption involved at every level that makes real money, we should only take the NCAA with a grain of salt.
Cam Newton is simply this year’s example. It’s pretty silly because every year they just pick one guy and make him out to be a criminal even though there are thousands of other recruits who did the same thing.
Now, I’m not saying by any means that since ”everyone is doing it” that this behavior is acceptable. That method of thinking is very dangerous to any society. Think about it: If one person started a fire, the whole earth would be ash in about 45 minutes. However, if this way of doing business is going to be commonplace, the least we can do for the fans is be honest about it. It’s pretty messed up to tell the media that a single athlete is doing something that is an NCAA violation when thousands of other athletes are getting away with the same thing.
And that’s why I don’t particularly get into college athletics, because to me it’s just a big fucking joke.
But seriously, check out “Pony Excess”. It looks really cool and the whole 30 for 30 series has been awesome. And any program featuring Eric Dickerson is bound to be a classic.
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The new season starts tonight and here is a little preview trailer to get you ready.