Airlock Alpha reports that while Fox are considering renewing [[Dollhouse (TV Series)|Dollhouse]], but the signs are growing that [[Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)|Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles]] will be cancelled after this the current run.
The article reports that the show’s low ratings and high production costs coupled with the forthcoming Terminator Salvation movie are contributing factors for the show being cancelled:
Once "Salvation" premieres, it seems Warner Bros. will have little use to keep "Sarah Connor" on the air, and likely will not continue to provide a licensing fee discount for a third season. That almost assuredly will allow Fox to make the move it normally would've done before New Year's, and that's cancel the show.
As I’ve watched the second series, I’ve found myself wondering what the hell the producers and scriptwriters were thinking. They had some interesting storylines to play with - Catherine Weaver’s experiments with the rebadged Cromartie were thought provoking, making us wonder if Cromartie’s connection to the Internet and his rapid learning rate would make him the prototype for SkyNet.
Okay, well they looked liked LOLCATs and people on the twitterfest kept making lolcat jokes so I can only assume I wasn't the only one to see it.
I think overall it was a lot better than last week's episode by being action-y and adding in relationship bits (a.k.a. Abby and Jenny have girl talk, Abby kisses Connor on the cheek after he tries to rescue her again).
The story of having a 'haunted' house was quite novel though we never really found out what the lolcats really were. The dialogue was great as well - it had it's fair share of humour.
There was the sexiest anomoly special effect we've seen to date which was shot quite close to the anomoly and then a 360 pan. Really lovely.
It did seem, however, they'd split the cast so that they could film two episodes at the same time and as a result we only really saw Abby, Connor, Jenny and new guy Danny Quinn. We did see the others (bar Rex) albeit briefly.
We saw Becker (i.e. Not!Arthur) and he was quite quiet because he's rubbish and clearly only there as a totty replacement for Steven when actually the other new guy (Danny Quinn played by Jason Flemyng) is a lot sexier and seems to have some UST building up with Jenny (and we haven't even seen him with Cutter yet!).
The Sheriff and Robin both get themselves in league with Irish terrorists this week, Robin gets sexy Maid Kate's brother killed, and in a bit of spare time, Mr Hood invents the hang-glider. Phew, they packed plenty into tonight's episode, I think you'll agree.
The basic gist of this episode was that some common or garden Irish warlords seeking to seize power in their own lands came over to Nottingham and decided to buy all the males of Locksley village to fight in their new resistance. So the Sheriff of Nottingham has them packaged up and prepared for transport to their new home. But of course Robin has other ideas.
I was waiting for some brief masked comment on Irish politics in the midst of all this, but the only thing I could relate was one brother selling his other brother out for political advantage. Did you spot anything else, politically motivated Shout readers?
The Pussycat Dolls has revealed that they would love to record with Adele !! On top of that they have said Adele is a genius !!!
I really want to see this happen because it would be the must unique collabration you see for a long time !! It intresting has Pussycat Dolls has recently started doing not you typical radio song & I think it paying off.
I have no idea what it would sound like with the Pussycat Dolls & Adele on the same record but that what makes me exicted about the idea !!
What do you think ? Do you think it would be a good collabration ?
Missed everything he said on predictive speech because The Hobbit and the Old Man wouldn’t STFU. Could be the alternative title for Lord of the Rings, that. First invention: Nick with his blatantly stupid weighing scales shoes - who in their right mind will want reminding all day? I also foresee a lot of bumping into lamp posts. Penny wants appropriate regional accents for weather forecasts - this is my favourite, as long as Jonathan gets the job. The only thing wrong with the idea was Penny herself - the London region should be Queen’s English, she says, spitting out the plum stone. Jonathan says she has attitude. Yes, the attitude of a gobby posh tart.
The ideas that didn’t make it - one-size-fits-all wheelbarrows? I’ve obviously not been using mine properly; back up shoes - a spare pair of shoes in the heels of your other shoes, that’s more like it; 25 hour moisturiser so you can lie in, liking that one even more. And the winner if only they’d put it through - a separate emergency number for the hoax calls!
Okay just thought I'd give Irish viewers a round up of my opinions on the Top 50 Singles Chart in Ireland as of 3 April 2009. This is basically a rehash of last weeks charts but with any new entries added in afterwards.
50. Stuck With Each Other-Shontelle featuring Akon: A new entry into the Top 50, this is the second mid-tempo R&B single to be released by Shontelle. Soundtracking the Confessions Of A Shopaholic movie, this song drafts in Akon who just seems to be appearing everywhere these days like Timbaland was last year. Well this song is just as accessible, if not more so than previous hit T-Shirt, this is warm and comforting. Perfect for a rom-com really and Akon fits nicely in this track, ditching his signature nasal, Auto-Tune sound for some actual smooth vocals for once. Good but won't set the World alight. (3/5)
The trailer for the Fame remake has been released. I'm not actually a Fame fan and, after watching Rent this weekend I've been thinking a lot about my feelings on musical film in general, however let's take a look, shall we?
And here's one from the 1980s film:
Music blog regulars will know that the Pussycat Dolls have thoroughly redeemed themselves with the (deluxe) Doll Domination album. Jai Ho conveniently repackages the end song from Slumdog Millionaire, giving Miss Scherzinger lead vocals and a background role for the composer, A R Rahman.
Jai Ho alternates between dramatic ethnic verses and uplifting pop choruses. Sure, they go a little overboard with the autotune sometimes (autotune is the modern equivalent of helium, isn’t it?).
My inclination is to crown this the best single the Pussycat Dolls have ever released, actually. The music is amazing. There are overtones of Beyonce and Shakira on Beautiful Liar, but ten times better. The video features the girls looking stunning and doing a fun Bollywood style dance routine. Don’t they look like they’re all having great fun?
It's not quite a Richard Curtis movie, but tonight's EastEnders packed in a wedding (possibly the shortest in the show's history) and what looks like a potentially fatal accident for poor Danielle. As tonight's episode ended, the undertakers were already moving in to take measurements.
Lording it over the whole episode, sinister Archie striking terror in Peggy for daring to wear a plunging neckline to her own wedding, and skulking around as Danielle tried to reveal everything to a baffled Ronnie. He had all the hallmarks of a modern day Dracula.
I'm not normally a soap watcher, but I'll tune in for special occassions like this. Samantha Janus and Lauren Crace put on an emotional rollercoaster of an episode. Up to this point, Danielle (played by Crace) has been mildly annoying with her perma-constipated expression and fumbled attempts to reveal her secret to Ronnie. In the lead up to tonight's thrilling episode, Archie has been trying to suppress Danielle's secret, once with electrical wire.
The big question: Has Mona never answered a phone before, she looked so shocked! It’s a catering task this week - they’re always fun, aren’t they. Nick already looks a beaten man, just when Sir Alan is laying it out for them. Both Project Managers (Yasmina for the girls; Rocky for the boys) have catering experience so, naturally, it’s going to be a nightmare. We know this for a fact. The boys brainstorm and come up with an Olympic theme, nobody’s quite sure why. The girls go with Mediterranean and managed to con the staff of two offices into ordering their lunch, who immediately wished they hadn’t, what with the no filling in one and the human hair in the other. The boys failed to get an order but did a roaring trade at a queue for a sporting event, although I swear no butter went in their sarnies- first thing I check for. Kate rolled her eyes at Yasmina’s tip to sex up the food on offer at the reception and consequently makes herself look a complete tit when trying to win the business. Margaret has her head in her hands already! The boys go in quoting for a full event when the spec was for a posh buffet!