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…

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…

The 2013 Bobby-james Awards: Best of Television

Let’s get the obvious out of the way, 2013 was a great year for television.  From online subscribers and original programming (ex. House of Cards on Netflix) to big networks and premium cable programming (ex. Masters of Sex on Showtime), television was sexy, bloody, edgy, fun, dark, and thrilling  – after all, everyone’s competing for advertising revenue,…

ENTERTAINMENT news: The Wonderful World of Oz

Are you ready to return to Oz? To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, the entertainment industry is planning to inundate us with the golden, ruby, and emerald world.  This year we’ve already been “treated” to that horrendous Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful (wait, what’s my beef with that? Find out here) and 2014…

Sochi 2014, anti-gay legislation, and NBC

A dark shadow has been cast over the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Making reference to Russia’s anti-gay legislation, an e-mail I received this morning questioned NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Games.  Designed to “protect children” from information that rejects “traditional family values,” the “Family Values Bill” bans propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations.” Russia’s…

ENTERTAINMENT news: Lady GaGa, ‘Dragon’ Teaser, NCIS, More!

The GaGa a.k.a. Mother Monster Lady GaGa is coming! Lady GaGa is coming! On July 12, 2013, Lady GaGa posted information regarding her upcoming single, album, and interactive app.  Her first single from the forthcoming album ARTPOP will be available on August 19.  Pre-orders for ARTPOP will be available on September 1, and the album…

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…