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Friday Night LightsFriday Night Lights only ended (for me) two weeks ago, but I already intensely miss it.  I had to watch it on its second run on NBC, because I didn’t have Direct TV.  I missed out on the extra content, because NBC shortens the episodes to add commercial time to them. The forth season ended on a really high note, and I can’t wait to see what the East Dillon Lions do next season.

Direct TV recently announced that they will be producing two additional seasons for the Glenn Close/Rose Byrne courtroom drama Damages. Only, the deal for Damages is very different than the FNL deal. Damages will only air on Direct TV, and will not be rebroadcast for people with cable providers. I’ll have to wait extra long for the episodes to come out on Blu-Ray before I can even see them.

I was thinking a lot about Friday Night Lights and Damages today, and funny enough, I was contacted by localtv-satellite.com to take a look at their website and Direct TV sales. With local tv satellite you can look at and decide between a bunch of different television packages. They have one package that is only 29.99 a month, and a second one that sells for 39.99, both would work with my budget.

Head over to www.localtv-satellite.com to find out more information on their packages and for payment options. Would you switch cable providers simply so you could continuing watching one of your favorite shows?

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Welcome to another edition of The Pit. Lots of stuff is happening in the world of entertainment, here is a sampling.

  • The good news? Damages (one of the best shows on TV) has been renewed for two more seasons! The bad news? It will only be shown on Direct TV. I’ll have to wait for DVD to see the new seasons. But on the plus side, I usually let Damages episodes build on Tivo and watch them back to back anyway.
  • EW has a first look at the Lost DVD short that focuses on Hurley and Ben’s time running the island after the finale. Check it out here. I can’t wait for the DVD box set and this short film. So excited for even just a little bit more of Lost!
  • OMFG! Lindsay Lohan begins her jail time today… Really, who the F cares? *rolls eyes*
  • In another eye rolling story, the talentless cast of Jersey Shore is threatening to strike days before they are supposed to begin shooting their third season. It looks like MTV is going to give them huge raises to stay on the show, instead of doing the smart thing and replacing them all. I can’t wait until the world gets past the “being an a-hole” makes you a celebrity phase.
  • Have you checked out A&E network’s The Glades? The new series follows Matt Passmore as Jim Longworth, a homicide detective from Chicago who relocates to the sleepy middle of nowhere town of Palm Glade, Florida. While it appears like a easy/low key job, murders begin popping which forces detective Longworth to prove his worth. If you missed it’s premiere, it has been added to 141tv’s Free Video Guide.
  • There is a new trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife. This one gives us a better idea of the story and a ton of different versions of Milla. This movie is going to be so epic-ly bad that it will be awesome! Check out the film’s poster and first trailer here.

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Damages with Glen Close and Rose Byrne on FX Network

Tonight is the third season premiere for Damages.  This season Patty (Glenn Close) is defending a Madoff-like character, while Ellen (Rose Byrne) now works at the DA’s office and is trying to prosecute the corrupt business man.  With this shift in dynamic it should be interesting to see how things play out for the pair. In the past, they were working together yet secretly against each other. Now they will be facing off directly. Will Ellen be able to hold her ground against Patty? The new season kicks off tonight at 10pm on FX Network.

Also, don’t forget that we have an all new Chuck at 8pm on NBC. What else is on?

8PM

  • ABC: The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love (Reality… with a horrible subtitle)
  • CW: One Tree Hill (Melodrama)
  • FOX: House (Medical Drama)
  • NBC: CHUCK!!! (Spy Action Comedy Drama Awesomeness)
  • ABCFAM: Secret Life of the American Teenager (Teen Drama)

9PM

  • CW: Life Unexpected (Drama)
  • FOX: 24 (Action Drama)
  • NBC: Heroes (Disappointing Sci-Fi)
  • ABCFAM: Make It or Break It (Sports Drama)
  • USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (Wrestling)

10PM

  • ABC: Castle (Crime Drama Comedy)
  • NBC: Jay Leno Show (Talk/Sketch Comedy)
  • ABCFAM: Greek (Drama)
  • TNT: Men of a Certain Age (Drama)

Posted on January 25th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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The Mid-Week Pit, Wolverine, Star Wars, Lost, Harry Potter, Action Movies

It has been a while since we’ve had a Pit (let along a mid-week version)! Sorry about the slow up, it is just that time of the year, but things are starting to pick up with the new season of television!

  • THOR has an official description: “The movie’s story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth.” It sounds like it fits in well with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk established in the Marvel movie universe.
  • Glee is pretty awesome. If you haven’t given it a chance yet, you can watch full episodes on FOX’s website for free.
  • Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Andrew Garfield have joined the cast of The Social Network. The flick focuses on the founding of Facebook and was scripted by Aaron Sorkin and set to be directed by David Fincher. Even with all of this talent, I just can’t get excited about a movie focusing on the formation of Facebook, Sounds like a complete borefest.  At least Jesse will be kicking some Zombie-ass soon enough.
  • Justin Lin has been signed to helm a reboot of Highlander. What happened to there can be only one? While I do like Lin’s work, I’d rather see them make Highlander 13 rather than start over with a “hot/young/sexy/hip/trendy/can’t act” cast. Oh well. As long as they don’t try to remake Back to the Future, I’ll be okay.
  • The cast of one of TV’s best shows, Damages, just got bigger.  Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine will be joining Glenn Close and Rose Byrne for the series’ third season.  You can revisit the show’s first season here.

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Damages with Glen Close and Rose Byrne on FX Network

Okay, it is a Saturday during the summer and absolutely nothing is on television. So, what is there to watch? Thanks to the Internet, you don’t have to waste money on renting or Netflixing movies and television sets.  This weekend I’m going to rewatch all 13 episodes from the first season of Damages thanks to Crackle Television.

The series follows Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), a bright and ambitious lawyer, who takes a job for Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), a high-stakes litigator who does everything in her power to win cases. Ted Danson co-stars as billionaire Arthur Frobisher, who Hewes is coming head to head with in a case that will break one of them.

The thing that I love about Damages is that the whole season is one very tight and well planned storyline. Using flashforwards and flashbacks, the creative team weaves an interesting puzzle that slowly comes together. If you haven’t watched the first season, I highly recommend checking it out!

You can view the episodes by heading here.

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The 2009 Emmy nominees for Best Drama are: Big Love, Damages, Dexter, House, Lost, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men.

I have to start by asking why we have 7 nominated shows? They really couldn’t trim the list to the 5 best of the best dramas?  Having 7 nominated shows for best drama looks like they are trying to get as many famous people to come to the awards show as possible. It waters down the category and makes a nomination seem a lot less important. Anyhow, onto the list…

Big Love
I’m sorry, but this show never sucked me in and held onto me. I tried it out for a few episodes and I thought it was okay at best.  HBO gets a lot of love at the Emmys, but I think this was the wrong HBO show to get love this year. True Blood (from Six Feet Under‘s Alan Ball) was a series that got better with every episode. It had defined characters and a very interesting world. Everyone knows that the Emmys have a thing against vampires (Buffy never got any love), but they really have to get over their shit. Sorry Big Love fans, but I don’t agree with this nomination.

Damages
I really love this show. For me it is impossible to watch weekly, due to the slow roll out of events and the flashbacks/flashforwards that work towards each other to make each season a complete story.  Three episodes in I stopped watching it weekly and TIVOed the rest of the season. Right when it was finished, I watched the episodes back to back in one weekend. It is that good. Once you start watching it, you keep going.  Storywise, the show delievers a layered mystery with enough twists and turns (that all stem directly from the story) to keep you guessing. Rose Byrne and Glen Close bring their a-games to every episode.

Dexter
This is another show with such great characters.  Michael C. Hall’s Dexter is one of the most intriguing characters on television. We should hate him, but it is impossible. The show walks a very fine line, but walks it well. A very deserved nomination, but I don’t think it will win.

House
This is another well deserved nomination. It is one of only two broadcast shows to make the cut for Best Drama (the other being Lost). The cast is top notch and the stories are engaging and satisfying. It isn’t going to take home the award, but Hugh Laurie is very deserving of a Best Actor statue.

Breaking Bad & Mad Men
I have to be honest here, I have never seen an episode of either of these shows. Breaking Bad doesn’t interest me in the least, and while everything I have heard about Mad Men makes me want to see it, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Either way, no matter how good either of these shows last seasons were, it would not chnge my opinion…

My Pick for Best Drama: Lost
If you read the site regulary, you know about my love for Lost. This past season was easily one of the best seasons of television for any show ever. The focus and narrative flow of the season was perfect, with a completely engaging storyline that never missed a beat. Unlike Damages which is good but hard to watch weekly, with Lost I had to see every episode right when I could. Sadly, I don’t think it will win.  While it has taken home Best Drama in the past, the show just aired its second to last season, if anything I think next year’s finale season will have a better shot at taking home the Best Drama award.

What show do you think will take home the Best Drama award? You can click here for a detailed list of Drama and Comedy Series nominations. More opinions and reactions will be posted daily about the 2009 Emmy Awards nominations.

Posted on July 17th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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The nominations for the 2009 Emmy Awards were annouced this morning. How on the ball are they? Check out these lists and decide for yourself. I’ll be posting my personal thoughts over the next few weeks. Stay tuned…

BEST DRAMA SERIES

  • Big Love
  • Breaking Bad
  • Damages
  • Dexter
  • House
  • Lost
  • Mad Men

BEST COMEDY SERIES

  • Entourage
  • Family Guy
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Office
  • 30 Rock
  • Weeds

Continue reading for the list of drama and comedy series nominations…

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