Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

New Network of News for Disney and Univision

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The move to change the landscape in news has changed over the years. The road has not been paved with success. The internet and cable has created news alacarte so if you want right just watch right if you want left just watch left. We heard a story that the Walt Disney Company may join Univision, the dominant Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, in starting an English-language cable news channel. It could be pretty strong as it will combine the resources of Disney’s ABC News and Univision’s news division to rival established news entities like Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN. It would be aimed at English-speaking Hispanics in the United States, whose numbers are growing. The best part is this would go head to head with CNN who really cannot take any more competition. We think if you follow the money this is a way for ABC news to use the cable subscription business to offset the cost of a costly newsroom in a public station. This is not a new idea over at the alphabet network as some may remember a partnership with Bloomberg TV. The way this works is Disney brings the hammer of ESPN, Disney to the table and getting a deal as a package is very attractive as opposed to new start up trying to gain carriage from cable and satellite distributors that are reluctant to add more channels.

American Idol Season 11 returns

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

American Idol Season 11 dropped this week and as much as they say fresh it really is the same old thing. The problem is America cannot get enough. The first two nights averaged 18 million people during the first three hours. The first two locations Savanah and Pittsburgh were new lcoations but people travel far and wide for their shot. We have noticed that the amount of bad singers has dropped at least in the beginning. It seemed in years past the over the top performers, the outlandish costumes and bad singers were highlighted more than anyone with talent. This turns out to be opposite were they sent a little more than 70 people to Hollywood with the famous golden ticket and we heard a lot of those auditions. They have added a video blog reel of the upcoming people to audition as they wait in line, make the commute, and film a package. The show is still crisp, sharp, appealing and does not mess with the success. The proof is in the ratings as even a low number of 18 million down from last year is double the finale ratings for the X Factor. You know you have a winner when week one auditions are double the newest thing on your network. This will heat up after the Super Bowl as The Voice returns and giving three nights a week to have never heard from again sing to you might be asking a lot.

Rescue Me Finale

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The end of Rescue Me went out with more of a fizzle than a bang. The best part of the show was you never knew when Tommy was in real time or in his mind. Everyone knows that inside that mind is a deep dark place. When you match up a series final against others the Rescue Me finale will go down as the series was headed to an end with about four weeks to go. The bottom line is the finale is what is remembered and as the second to last show ended we did not know anyone’s fate. The show started with a funeral for five firefighters and the lieutenant giving a rousing eulogy. This was in Tommy’s mind as we find the reserve is true the Lieutenant is died and the firehouse is wounded but still together. Tommy struggles with all this and needs to retire as the weight of everything is crashing down on him. The relationship between everyone Tommy deals with changes as he struggles with his choice to move on. Watching Tommy tries to adapt to a life without work and being there for his family. There is a famous final scene

Sons of Anarchy Season Three returns

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

This is a great week for FX even if it is bittersweet. We have the end of Rescue Me after seven seasons on Wednesday but before that the return of SOA. The boys of Charming return from prison and on to the screen as Sons of Anarchy makes a return for season three. This season will see how the bike club will recover from double crossing the IRA and getting into bed with Russians. Where is the relationship going between Jakes and the doctor? They are coming back to town after a fourteen month bid for violating parole. The state of the local police was in question and have they drawn attention of federal authorities now that their reach has gone across the pond to another continent. This might be the best show on television for the crew at Tea512 as it seems to be the one we look forward to the most. We have seen a lot of our favorites disappear as 2011 sees the end of Friday Night Lights, Rescue Me and Lie To Me. The good news is we get a full season of SOA and you had better hold on tight because it always bumpy ride. The best thing about Sons is the as the show plot develops you think you understand where it is going but they always have a secret you do not see coming. There are always twists and turns that make you stay on the edge of your seat. Welcome back to Charming.

Friday Night Lights turns out lights

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Friday Night Lights has turned off the lights after five seasons, and one of the best shows no one talks about is going away. We have hardly found scripted television that we are truly sad when the episode ends and you cannot wait for the next week. Friday night Lights was one of those shows. Everyone goes that has gone to high school knows that football players and cheerleaders are huge stars. The thing about FNL was you had seen that all that admiration is so in toxic people can never recover. The whole town supports the team and puts the players on a pedestal telling them they are great. Over the five year run we see this high school success does not translate into later success. The players are great as a team but when they graduate they are only getting offers from small third tier colleges. The only player over the run of the show to go to big time was Smash Williams playing for Texas A&M. the rest are left to find their own way, they all walk around town with a championship ring from state and use that as a way to stay a hero for ever. It was a great show, with a great run and will be truly missed. Clear Hearts, Full Eyes, Can’t Lose..Texas Forever.

Memorial Day 2011

Monday, May 30th, 2011

We here at Tea512 want to send out Memorial Day thoughts to all the soldiers past and present that have given their lives, fight the good fight, and protect our liberty every day. The US Military is the best of the best and prove on regular basis they are fierce, compassionate, ready willing and able to fight anywhere, anytime, and at all cost. We appreciate every member the armed services that put on a uniform and goes to battle in the name of freedom and rights of the United States of America. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on May 30, 1868. Ironton, Ohio has the nation’s oldest continuously running Memorial Day parade; it has been a tradition since 1868.On the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day. In 1998, on the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts place a candle at each of approximately 15,300 grave sites of soldiers buried at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Marye’s Heights. Congress made the day into a three-day weekend with the creation of the National Holiday Act of 1971.

Big Love Series Finale

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

The Big Love series finale was nonstop angst right to the end. When you look back over the five season of this show there was never too many happy moments. The Henrickson never had a moment where their world was not in turmoil even during celebration. We watched as they rode the wave all the way and fought every battle head on. We watched as Bill pushed the envelope time after time and tried to make a new road for polygamy. No matter what road they tried to take for the advancement the old demons always meet them along the way for sabotage. The best part about the series finale was when Bill Henrickson died it was not at the hand of Roman Grant, Albie Grant, Hollis Green, Bud Mayberry, his own wives, Frank Harlow, brother Joey or his wife Wanda, Rhonda Volmer, of the countless politicians, businessman and bankers he rubbed the wrong way. In the end what took Bill Henrickson was a simple dispute between neighbors. We were big fans of the show and often told people it is hard enough to have one wife imagine three. The show was ground breaking and more than likely the reason there can be a reality show sister wives having any interest. The show had run the course and never jumped the shark but there really nowhere to go based on how the fifth season was laid out.

Larry where have you gone

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

When you can take a shot at CNN it is worth the post. The neilson ratings for the new Piers Morgan’s show are dropping to the obscure. Everyone thought it was going too alright and during the debut show on January 17 there was 2.1 million viewers that show did have Oprah Winfrey. Day two the rating dropped by 50% and before the month closed it dropped another 50% from that. We are going out on limb here but by the middle of next week it could dip below 500 thousand viewers. The lowest rated show so far had a couple of guests that automatically bring viewers and eye traffic of any male that just happens to scan by. The Thursday night show has two Kardashians girls talking about their breasts fake or real and sex tapes, could not bring eyeballs to the screen. We are going to give the show time but wonder how much CNN can hold on. Losing Larry King and his octogenarian following has made a replacement not only difficult but they might have to look at this choice as a loser based on the loss of audience. They thought they could move him right in and Larry King guests and audience would follow along this was a major over estimation.

Sons of Anarchy Finale Season Three

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

FX makes the best free television. The only channel that compares is HBO that you pay for. The finale of Sons of Anarchy was the closing finale we had not expected. In past finales they leave a hanger that leaves you wanting more and waiting for a new season. This year was different they closed all the lose ends and delivered it all in a nice bow on top. It was the first finale where the guys actually pull off the perfect plan. The first season finale say them all going to jail, the second say Abel the son kidnapped and disappearing. This finale was a combination of both of those things with a twist. At one point you thought they were all headed back to jail and earlier you thought they lost the son for good. We do not need to spell it out as it was a finale for the ages reminiscent of a Sopranos finale where the people that cause the disruption weather they are righteous or evil pays the ultimate price in the end. This show has lifted itself to must see status to becoming one of the favorite shows around the office. When Rescue Me finishes up next year it will be the best show on free TV.

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

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