Last night, we tuned into the pilot episode of The Carrie Diaries, and wept as we watched the life of one of television’s most iconic female characters reimagined — and in the process, skewered into twee, high school drivel, reminiscent of the worst parts of Gossip Girl and Glee. (Although, it must be said, nothing this show does to Carrie Bradshaw could even approach the damage of SATC2.) … Read More
1. “One of the things I’ve learned as president is you represent the entire country. My expectation is if you want to be president you have to work for everybody and not just work for some.” – In case you missed it, President Obama was on Letterman last night, and took the opportunity to address… Read More
With a few glaring exceptions (both the Green Hornet and the Green Lantern instantly come to mind), comic book crime fighters usually translate into extremely popular live action entertainment, spawning the kind of film franchises that are just as exciting for studio execs as overeager fanboys. But for whatever reason, Hollywood has really struggled when… Read More
Have you found that adult life involves far too few childhood party games? If so, then The CW has the answer to your prayers with Oh Sit!, which premieres tonight at 8pm and is billed as a “high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition, in which 20 thrill-seeking daredevils race head to head through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band.” Fusing a preschool pastime with extreme physical challenges seems unlikely, but it’s hardly the weirdest game show premise in history. In celebration of its debut, we’ve rounded up some of the silliest and most bizarre examples of one of American TV’s oldest genres (we’re not even going to get into Japanese game shows here, because that’s a whole other can of weird). Meet a talking Olmec head, relive a slacker classic, and experience a show where John McEnroe tries to get your blood pressure up, after the jump. … Read More
ABC recently announced an order for a new one-hour pilot based on Beauty and the Beast – about a week after The CW announced their own pilot for the same kind of show (though they claim theirs is a crime drama). Add to this the successful 3D re-release of the 1991 Disney animated film and it seems like it’s shaping up to be a great year for Belle and all her talking-furniture friends.
We’ve already revisited some other Beauty and the Beast-like girl-loves-ugly-boy couples – now let’s look at the many interpretations of the original French fairy tale that have surfaced throughout pop culture. … Read More
1. During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama decided to top that awkward salmon joke from last year with a bit about spilled milk that was just as groan-worthy; as to be expected, political observers’ immediate response to the cringe-inducing moment on Twitter wasn’t exactly kind. [via Daily Intel]
Oh, for heaven’s sake, the CW. You can’t do anything right, can you? First you killed Veronica Mars (no, we still haven’t forgiven you for that). Then you let the once-fun Gossip Girl stagnate to the point of becoming nearly unwatchable. While Ringer was our single most anticipated new show of 2011, the first… Read More
Here at Flavorpill, we can hardly wait for Ringer, the new TV series on the CW that has Sarah Michelle Gellar playing the dual role of estranged twins who are both entangled in high-stakes intrigue. In our anticipation of the show’s premiere tomorrow night, we started thinking about other memorable twins — both real and fictional — in pop culture. Our top 10 are after the jump; add yours in the comments. … Read More
As hardcore Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans (seriously, guys, we even read the Season 8 comics), we’ve been pretty excited about Buffy’s — er, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s — upcoming return to prime-time in Ringer. And it seemed promising that Gellar was returning in the bad-ass dual role of twins caught up in crime and intrigue. But we didn’t know much more about the series until now.
The CW has released a satisfyingly substantive, three-minute trailer for Ringer. Now it’s clear that Gellar will spend most of her time in the role of Bridget, a recovering addict who think she’s the black swan of the family. But when her estranged twin, Siobhan, invites her back into her posh, perfect-looking life and then disappears off the side of a boat, Bridget takes over her identity — and begins to learn that her sister’s in scarier trouble than she’s ever seen. And yes, Buffy fans, it looks like we’ll have ample opportunity to watch our girl kick ass. Watch the promo and tell us if you’ll be watching after the jump. … Read More
In case you haven’t been following along, over the past few days we’ve taken a look at NBC’s 2011-2012 comedies and their Fox counterparts, as well as what we consider to be the only show relevant to our general interests in CBS’s fall lineup. Now, The CW has released clips from four of their new shows coming out this fall. Click through to find out which one (if any!) of these shows belongs in the guilty pleasures portion of your DVR. … Read More