My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
Charlie Sheen needs to be replaced by Emilio Estevez. He could probably use the work.
Alternatively, Judd Nelson, who DESPERATELY needs the work, if only to rescue him from his current life of fighting rats for leftover chunks of cheeseburgers in the Wendy’s dumpster.
Also- Tom Hanks was not the by-the-book guy in Dragnet. That was Aykroyd.
And yes. Lost will end with about four thousand new questions rather than answers.
Also, is this XXX sequel actually starring Diesel, or Ice Cube, or neither?
The next one will have Diesel again.
Thanks to syndicated television I know that Emilo already did 2&1/2 and died in the episode. I feel a kind of shame for knowing that…
I was going to post that you got the Aykroyd and Hanks characters backwards in your Dragnet/Good Guys comparison, but I was beaten to the punch.
So let me just say – I would totally tune in to at least one episode of a sitcom titled “Standard Romantic Comedy Sitcom”. It would be worth it to pay back the creators for having the balls to do it.
casting Bradley Whitford as the slob renegade cop and Colin Hanks as the uptight by-the-book cop. Basically, it’s a TV version of the Tom Hanks/Dan Aykroyd film Dragnet, with Colin Hanks in his father’s role.
What the others said, “Strike that. Reverse it.”
On the other hand (and I felt like typing that out), if Bradley Whitford were the by-the-book cop, he would be excellent (if not totally bored), having played that role to perfection over the years (Example A: Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds In Paradise).
Has Colin Hanks ever played anything other than a slightly stiff by-the-book character? Band of Brothers, Great Buck Howard, The House Bunny, that movie with Jack Black Orange something, even his character in Roswell was a stiff – lovable, but a stiff.
I’d almost go so far as to say I’d pay money to see this pilot with the roles reversed, just to see if Colin Hanks could play a slob renegade cop.
Sneakers is criminally underrated.
Also, I’ve never watched Lost, but dude man who plays Locke is from my hometown, which makes one single famous person who ever came out of Newberry. Go Indians! Unless that isn’t the high school mascot, and it’s just what’s at the Longbranch Saloon.
We just rewatched the ST: TNG episode that guest-stars Terry O’Quinn and MAN, he looks weird all young and with faux greyed hair. As awesome as he is now though.
“You know what you two need? A little comic strip called ‘Love Is…’ It’s about two naked eight-year-olds who are married.”
I never realized till this day how deeply disturbing that quote is. Thanks for that, I guess.
He also played a cocky-upstart rival mathematician on Numb3rs for a few episodes. Though he still was a stiff compared to other-protagonist-mathematician
I saw Sneakers for the first time in like 10 years the other day. The technology did feel dated (but then Im not a code breaking spy guy, so what the hell do i know?), but that cast is so much fun to watch it really doesn’t matter.
Okay, the Good Guys WAS pretty entertaining. But I am a bit worried that the manic, comedy-of-errors nature of the show might be lost or work against the show over a full season.
I mean, any show with a half-dead drug mule escaping from his automotive tomb, carjacking a vehicle and driving back to los Estadas Unidos to get REVEEEENGE!!!! on the plastic surgeon who failed to make him look like Eric Estrada is obviously brilliant. But that kind of event sort of losses its punch with repetition.
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