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“What Happened to Jim Carrey?”

5 Jun

“What Happened to Jim Carrey?” @SeanFennessey  at Medium.

Jim Carrey back in the public eye as executive produser of the new Showtime series, “I’m Dying Up Here.” Interesting quote in the piece:

“…he also holds a strange place, almost ‘failed genius,’ a phenomenon, but so often disappointed and depressed at what he has done.”
https://theringer.com/ecstasy-anxiety-of-jim-carrey-im-dying-up-here-1b7809b7c10c

“Which Season of ‘The Wire’ Are You?”

3 Jun

“Which Season of ‘The Wire’ Are You?” @ringer https://theringer.com/the-wire-personality-quiz-f01027e14781

“Who Is the Best Talk-Show Guest?”

31 May

DEFINITELY JAMIE FOXX, and one reason is his imitations are brilliant. Like the time he imitated both John Legend and L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Fallon. Hysterical. 

“Who Is the Best Talk-Show Guest?” @ringer https://theringer.com/best-talk-show-guests-jamie-foxx-chris-pratt-jennifer-lawrence-f56aee8c9a48

“Louie” and Life Imitating Art

29 May

SOME OF MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS AND MOVIES challenge me and make me uncomfortable – and I like that. Some shows can make you look at your own life, or remind you of things that are current in your life, or have been, reminiscent of a lot of people and situations. There’s been several reminders courtesy of Louis CK’s show, Louie thanks to binge-watching it the last two weeks (I watched the first two seasons pretty religiously then just got behind and I long-wanted to get caught up).   

Damn if Louis CK’s amazing show “Louie” nails it in it’s accuracy and how close his character and several story arcs are to things in my own life.  From the stand-up comedy (a long-time fantasy and love) to the loneliness and struggles of being a divorced, single-but-trying-not-to-be dad (a decade of fantasy, love and frustration), sometimes I watch the show and its like looking into the mirror. I’m not projecting, its really being objective, especially when a particular episode is so timely – and accurate to what is going on in my life.

That happened with episode 10 in season 4.  Briefly, Louie is in love and she leaves, and Charles Grodin, playing the philosophical and deadpan Dr. Bigelow gives some fantastic advice:

Just PERFECT. “Misery is wasted on the miserable” – that’s just awesome, right?  Grodin tells Louie that missing someone because they are gone is actually love – everything else isn’t.  The pain and misery is actually the good part – that the bad part is when you forget that person, when you don’t care and don’t care about anything, advising Louie to “…enjoy the heartbreak while you can…what I would give to have that feeling again.”

Today, I love THIS.

‘Psych: The Movie’ Is Coming to USA Network This December! 

9 May

Psyched about this – pardon the obvious, expected pun!

http://www.usanetwork.com/psych/blog/psych-holiday-movie-2017#fb.5817

What Makes “Veep” So Damn Good? A Perfect Ensemble! – CultureSonar

4 May

SO TRUE. It’s ensemble reminds me – and not just because of it’s star – one of the reasons why I loved Seinfeld: the whole cast was good, and because of that, you got invested in their characters and individual story lines. The cool website Culture Sonar gives some insight about the Veep ensemble: What Makes “Veep” So Damn Good? A Perfect Ensemble!

I’ve gone overboard without a life raft several times about how much I love Veep, and three episodes into season six, that love remains strong.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, and Anna Chlumsky go for broke in HBO’s award-winning political satire “Veep.”

 

Jimmy Kimmel Bumps Matt Damon In Spoof United Ad | The Huffington Post

20 Apr

Their “feud” returns.  I always loved these bits through the years…

“Some people deserved to be bumped.”

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Bumps Matt Damon In Spoof United Ad | The Huffington Post

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