BREAKING: Television “Crime” Wave

The blog you are about to read is not intended to be an official comment, or authority, on the subject. Rather, I offer it as more of an outline and for your own consideration. It’s merely what we writers would call a “fluff piece.” Scroll directly to the bottom to see the two new shows…

A Media Comment: Hollywood’s New Obsession with Bizarre Sex

UPDATE (February 13, 2015): Forget about how bizarre Gone Girl was because this week, the film adaptation of E.L. James’ wildly popular book, Fifty Shades of Grey, opens nationwide. A lukewarm reception from American critics says expectations are met – and that the adaptation is a flatly acted soft-core porn that almost can’t survive against the…

The 2014 Bobby James Awards: Television

Welcome to the fourth installment of the 2014 Bobby James Awards. This edition will celebrate the characters, actors/actresses, people and shows that made for compelling television. I’m interested to know your reactions. Please, leave your comments below. Now, may I have the imaginary envelopes please: Reality Television Personality or Host: Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Olympians American…

ENTERTAINMENT news: Dracula, other TV, and Statement RE: 2011 B. james Awards

Let’s begin with casting news:  NBC’s upcoming series Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (in the title role), has added Katie McGrath (of Merlin) and Nonso Anozie (of Game of Thrones) to the cast.  McGrath will play “Lucy Westenra,” friend of Mina (Jessica DeGouw) – Dracula’s love interest, whom he believes to be a reincarnation of his dead…

ENTERTAINMENT news: Tippi Hedren guest stars

Today, creators of FX’s popular horror/thriller series American Horror Story (2011) have officially titled the second, upcoming season American Horror Story: Asylum.  The new season is set in 1964 and boasts an all-star cast including Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine, and the returning Jessica Lange in an insane asylum.  Lange will assume the lead role of…