Saturday Night Live closed out their forty-third season last night. The episode, which was hosted by Tina Fey and featured Nicki Minaj as the musical guest, was emblematic of the variety show’s entire season. The SNL finale placed politics and cameos in the forefront of its show for yet another episode. They doubled-down on mediocre material that was a desperate attempt to put a lasting political stamp on the season. It was almost as if SNL was openly admitting that they cannot help themselves: they have a Trump problem
Fox took a hatchet to their comedy lineup on Thursday. The network canceled three sitcoms from their 2018 lineup, The Last Man On Earth, The Mick, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The cancellation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine led to an online outcry. After five seasons, the series had developed a faithful following that was disappointed the series would not be returning. Late Friday evening, NBC rescued Brooklyn Nine-Nine by picking up the series for a 13-episode sixth season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine deserved one more season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine earned a chance to end on its own terms.
Last week the Flat Circle celebrated its first anniversary. I started the blog a year ago because I felt the urge to find my creative voice. I had hoped that in doing so I would also be able to build a new professional profile. Almost one year after I resumed blogging, I am happy to begin the second phase of the Flat Circle
One year ago today I began a new adventure. 365 days, 117 posts, and 31,496 visitors later, the Flat Circle Blog has reached its first anniversary. In the one year that I have been blogging I have learned so much about writing, the world of pop-culture, and myself.
April 13 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Conan O’Brien's audition to replace David Letterman as host of NBC’s Late Night. No matter how memorable the Walker, Texas Ranger Lever or Max Weinberg PSAs have been, Conan is at his best when he is doing a remote piece in the field. If his show with TBS ever comes to a close, Conan could have an amazing Travel Channel program. Here are five classic Conan remotes:
Amazon has announced that they are creating a new A League Of Their Own TV series for their Prime streaming service. Not many details have been released, but the show faces tough challenges.
Hulu’s Hard Sun is a science-fiction series that focuses on two detectives who have stumbled upon an apocalyptic event threatening mass extinction. Set in contemporary London, the series follows the pair as they encounter a government cover-up and homicidal maniacs. To add even more suspense, the detectives are also distrustful of each other. Unfortunately, Hard Sun... Continue Reading →
A Sopranos movie is in the works. Entitled The Many Saints Of Newark, a screenplay penned by series creator David Chase and writer Lawrence Konner has been picked up by New Line Cinema.