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Last Month, PJFlip over at 141tv introduced us to the awesome world of Video Game High School and the first three episodes of the web series (which included an appearance by Chuck‘s Zachary Levi). Three more episodes have aired and are online for your viewing pleasure!

Video Game High School
EPISODE 4
Official Description: Jenny’s Party, dancing, drifting, and we meet a King.
Watch Video Game High School episode 4 online.

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Video Game High School
EPISODE 5
Official Description: A father. A present. A rock song. Episode 5 is the halfway point of VGHS, and the stakes have never been higher for BrianD. The whole student body to see him and the Law go at it in the scrimmage. Will Brian go for glory or play it safe? Also, did we ever mention that The Law has a best selling album?
Watch Video Game High School episode 5 online.

Video Game High School
EPISODE 6
Official Description: BrianD had his first real defeat last episode. No party invites, or cool dance moves to overcome the raw embarrassment of being completely slaughtered by VGHS’s #1 player, The Law. He’s got a tough day ahead of him, and someone is going to try to push Brian over the edge. Brian has had just about enough of VGHS after the disastrous JV/Varsity Scrimmage.
Watch Video Game High School episode 6 online.

Have you been watching? What do you think of the series? Which is your favorite episode?

Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1
I think this mini series from the History Channel took everyone by surprise and became a huge (record breaking) ratings hit for Cable network. If you missed it, now you can check it out online. The official description: The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton). Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes—Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky—to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between their families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another civil war. Watch Hatfields & McCoys: Part I online now!

Teen Wolf, “Omega” & “Shape Shifted”
The MTV werewolf series returned this past week with its second season and two new episodes.  The first episode, “Omega”: Scott and Stiles go on the hunt for Lydia while Jackson deals with the aftereffects of his bite; meanwhile, a new hunter arrives in Beacon Hills with a vendetta. Watch Teen Wolf season 2, episode 1 online! The second episode, “Shape Shifted”: Jackson anxiously awaits the next full moon, and Scott and Stiles try to rescue newly bitten Isaac from the Argents. Watch Teen Wolf season 2, episode 2 online!

Melissa & Joey, “I Can Manage”
Teen Wolf wasn’t the only show to just start up its second season, ABC Family’s comedy returned last Wednesday with a new episode. Official description: With everyone living in tight quarters, Mel and Joe are at odds with a contractor for their home renovation; Lennox writes and performs in a controversial school play. Watch Melissa & Joey season 2, episode 1 online!

Earlier today, PJFlip over at 141tv was kind enough to point out a new (and very creative webseries) to us; Video Game High School. The official concept behind the series:

About Video Game High School: It’s the near future: You’re dead. Your kids are probably dead. Your grandkids (if they’re alive) are playing video games. Why? Because professional gaming is the biggest sport on earth.

Around the world, millions of players duke it out in fighters, RTS’s, First Person Shooters and more. To the victors go the spoils: glory, clan contracts and million dollar endorsements. The best young gamers are recruited by elite boarding schools to sharpen their skills. The best of the best go to VGHS: VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL.

VGHS is a feature-length action/comedy web series (9 episodes, ~10 mins per episode) about best friends, first loves, and landing that perfect head shot. It follows Brian, a young FPS player stuck in a town where he doesn’t belong. His fortunes change when he scores a massive kill against the world’s top amateur player: VGHS senior “The Law.”

Brian rockets into the national spotlight and lands an invite into the hallowed halls of VGHS. There his skills will be tested as he fights to fit in with the most talented gamers alive. Along the way he’ll make unlikely friends, fall in love with no-nonsense FPS hot shot, Jenny Matrix, and face powerful enemies – namely The Law, who vows to destroy Brian for good.

Will Brian’s dreams end before they’ve even started? Or will he pull it together and become the gamer he was born to be?

The first three episodes of Video Game High School have gone online and can be watched for free.

Watch Video Game High School (VGHS) episode 1: “Welcome to the world of Video Game High School”

Watch Video Game High School (VGHS) episode 2: “Brian D gets a little more than he bargained for on his first day…”

Watch Video Game High School (VGHS) episode 3: “Welcome to FPS 101. My name is Ace. You can call me Ace. With Zachary Levi as Ace.”

Check out the series and than come back to talk about it!

Our friends over at 141tv.com have posted in their TV Guide about a bunch of new shows available to watch online:

Last night, Desperate Housewives ended its run with a two hour series finale. Official Description: “Trip (Scott Bakula) begs Bree to tell him what really happened the night of Alejandro’s murder as her trial begins to go south and it looks like she’s about to be convicted; Gaby tries to come up with a solution that will take the burden off of Bree; Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she’s had a chance to break the news to the ladies; Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) returns to Wisteria Lane and offers Lynette an intriguing job opportunity – which could end her chances of reconciling with Tom; the women all agree to take care of Mrs. McCluskey when they discover that she wants to die with dignity at home; Susan finds herself at wits end when Julie goes into labor at the most inopportune time; and Renee is shocked to discover that, as their wedding nears, Ben has been arrested and thrown in jail.Click here to watch on 141tv.

Modern Family keeps the laughs coming as proves that they are still one of the funniest shows on TV as the family heads to Disney. Official Description: “Nothing is more quintessential to good ol’ family fun than a trip to Disneyland — but not without a side of motion sickness, achy feet and a wayward toddler — when the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan hits the park! Phil tries to keep up with Luke, Claire’s shocked when they run into Dylan, Jay and Gloria disagree about what are sensible shoes for the day, and Mitch and Cam must contain Lily’s new affinity for running.Click here to watch on 141tv.

Castle ends its season with a bang and some really big surprises that are sure to please diehard fans. Official Description “When the murder of an Army veteran puts Beckett on the trail of the man who shot her, Castle must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to keep her safe. As secrets are revealed and feelings are put on the table, the lives of the detectives at the 12th Precinct may never be the same, on the Season Finale .Click here to watch on 141tv.

From our friends at 141tv…

In the final chapter of One Tree Hill, the tenth anniversary of Tric brings old faces and new possibilities for the Tree Hill family.” The CW series stars Antwon Tanner, Austin Nichols, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Gavin DeGraw, Jackson Brundage, James Lafferty, Lee Norris, Lisa Goldstein, Mark Schwahn, Robert Buckley, Shantel VanSanten, Sophia Bush, Stephen Colletti, and Tyler Hilton. Watch the One Tree Hill series finale here.

As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro’s rebels. It’s a turbulent time in Miami, but it’s THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he’s the star of his hotel. But everything comes at a price. To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond. Ike’s wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids think he’s an honorable man, but he can’t break his pact with the devil. His life is a façade. In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it’s diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami’s seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics. As Ike’s world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.” The new Starz series stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko, and Steven Stait. Watch the pilot of Magic City here.

“From executive producer J.J. Abrams (FRINGE, “Lost,” “Star Trek,” and the recent blockbuster “Super 8”) comes ALCATRAZ, a thrilling new series that follows a unique trio investigating the mystifying reappearance of 302 of Alcatraz’s most notorious prisoners and guards, 50 years after they vanished.”

“…a chilling new drama revolving around America’s most infamous prison”. Watch Now at 141tv

“Iraq war veteran WALTER SHERMAN (Geoff Stults) gained a reputation in his army days as being the go-to guy for tracking down insurgents and deserters and finding improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Unfortunately one IED found Walter before he could find it, resulting in severe brain damage with a lasting and unexpected effect. Walter transformed from someone skilled at the standard recovery of people and things to someone much more extraordinary: a Finder.” Watch Now at 141tv

“Based on the blockbuster feature film and best-selling novel by world-renowned author John Grisham (“The Pelican Brief,” “The Client”), “The Firm” continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel. As a young associate, McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob — and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future — only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.” Watch Now at 141tv

“Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of MBA-toting management consultants are playing America’s 1 percent for everything they’ve got. They put the con in consulting as they charm smug, unsuspecting corporate fat cats into closing huge deals, and spending a fortune for their services. Twisting the facts, spinning the numbers, and spouting just enough business school jargon to dazzle the clients, there’s no end to what this crew won’t do to and for each other, while laughing all the way to the bank. Starring Academy Award® Nominee Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, nothing is sacred in HOUSE OF LIES, a hilarious, irreverent send-up of corporate America today.” Watch Now at 141tv

“Remembering important moments in the lives of Llanview’s residents.” After 43 years, One Life to Live comes to a close. Watch Now at 141tv

 

 

 

 

Hey everyone! Things have been a bit bumpy over the past few weeks. We’ve been taking on a lot of guest posts to fill the days. Thankfully we’ve had Lucian’s ongoing wrestling recaps that I hope you have all been enjoying. We’ll be posting Raw’s recap later today. He has been doing a great job following all of wrestling entertainment. Now, it is time for a new Pit!

  • A new cartoon based on Tron is coming to Disney XD! The series bridges the gap between the original film and Tron: Legacy. It has a damn impressive cast that includes Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner. It is being overseen by Tron: Legacy writer and Lost writer/producer Adam Horowitz. Word is that they are taking a very serious approach to the material and it will not be goofy or kiddie. I have yet to see Tron: Legacy, but after the holidays I’m planning a double feature of both flicks.
  • I’m not sure how I got through a whole Tron news tidbit without mentioning Jeff Bridges, but I guess I did. Anyhow, I had the pleasure of sitting down to watch Bridges step into a role originally played by John Wayne and I have to say that I was damn impressed. The Coen Brother’s True Grit is easily my favorite film of the year and I hope it gets some respect come Oscar time. If you are a fan of westerns, or hell, a fan of good movies in general, go see it when it comes out.
  • DC Comics has released a pretty cool teaser image for March’s Justice League of America #55 and the “Reign of Doomsday”. You can check it out here. I can’t wait to see DC Comic’s big guns take on the monster that killed Superman all those years ago.
  • Interested in making movies? How about casting your favorite stars in them? And releasing them into virtual theaters where they can become box office blockbusters? Well, you can do such that in Hollywood the Game. The Internet’s longest running Hollywood Simulation and Community Game.
  • PJ over at 141tv posted a very cool video he found online that spotlights all of the films released in 2010. You can check it out here, it is a pretty damn awesome video. Big props go out to the editor, G-Whiz Productions.
Posted on December 23rd, 2010 by ThePit | Comments Off on The Pit: Tron, True Grit, Doomsday, & More!
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