shallanelprin: (tv buff)
And they're both new: Elementary & Arrow.

Elementary is soooooooo good. I love, love the relationship they're building with Holmes & Watson. I love, love this interpretation of those characters. Holmes isn't a complete asshole that you love in spite of that and he shows capacity for growth. Watson's fantastic - she's in charge and she takes none of his bullshit while going along with things because he's usually right. I love how he encourages the development of her deductive abilities and that she sometimes sees things he misses. Just...*flailing* *squee*

The new shows are so good!!!!!!
shallanelprin: (tv buff)
Well, now that at least an episode or two has aired of all the shows I'm watching this fall, here's my thoughts on stuff.

Hawaii 5-0, Castle, NCIS, Arrow, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Vampire Diaries, Beauty & the Beast, Scandal, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Revenge )
shallanelprin: (I Spy Chuck)
Yay! Chuck and Life get full season pick-ups

I hope this also means good news from the writer's strike front. I can't imagine the network ordering more episodes if they thought that there wouldn't be writers working on those episodes in the near future.
shallanelprin: (green tv)
Nominated that I watch:
- Fave new drama: Moonlight
- Fave new comedy: Chuck
- Fave sci-fi show: Stargate Atlantis
- Fave TV drama: House

There's lots of other stuff you may or may not be interested in (I, for one, was very disappointed by the fave male TV star choices).

Ghost Ship

Nov. 8th, 2007 09:05 pm
shallanelprin: (brothers winchester)
The boys in tuxes. Bela.

"Can I shoot her?"
"Not in public."

That is all
shallanelprin: (static tv)

We, the undersigned, fully support the strike of the Writers Guild of America, and agree with the WGA's stated goals of obtaining just and fair compensation regarding revenues generated through "new media".

Please sign:
shallanelprin: (static tv)
Since internet/new media is the main sticking point in the negotiations, if you support the writers please sign this pledge to promise to not download, view from official sites or buy DVDs for the duration of the strike.

The DVD thing is going to hurt :( But it'll save me money :)

Sign my pledge at PledgeBank
shallanelprin: (Default)
Fantastic little video explaining why the WGA is striking and what's at stake in the long run.

shallanelprin: (whedon fans)
There's a new LJ community all about the WGA strike: [ profile] wga_supporters. Includes links to news articles, icons and various essays/opinions written about the strike. Go, join, etc.

Whedonesque members donated for and delivered pizza to the picket lines with this very cool sign. There's talk of doing this every Monday for the duration of the strike, check the site for details as they develop.

Several actors and producer-writers walked off or did not cross the picket lines resulting in several shows (The Office for one) shutting down and not filming scripts that are finished. Not sure if this will go for the duration of the strike or not.

If you live in the LA or New York areas and have the time, I'm sure the writers would appreciate you joining them on the picket lines or just stopping by to chat and show your support.
shallanelprin: (pencils down)
Today in Hollywood the WGA went on strike over various residual related issues, the main sticking point being revenue from Internet sales and advertising on Internet streaming. As a watcher of way too much TV, I support the writers in what they're trying to do here. As the studios continue to rake in more money from new media sources most of the people involved in creating the content receive little to no compensation for their efforts. This time, on this issue, the writers have taken up the cause. Let's be clear, this negotiation will set the standards on which everyone else in Hollywood will operate. If it wasn't the WGA, it would have been SAG or one of the other unions.

Main sticking points:
- Writers currently make $.04 per DVD sold of their work. The WGA is asking for an increase to $.08. Sounds reasonable to me.
- The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) wants to extend the DVD model to internet/new media sales and re-broadcasts. The writers want to apply the current re-broadcast (via traditional TV syndication, etc.) rate (2.5% of revenue) to new media. In short, AMPTP wants to give .3%, the writers want 2.5% and AMPTP won't budge one red nickel. According to this post on, the WGA is willing to go lower but won't move without a counter offer from the AMPTP.

In talks on Sunday the writers say they took the DVD point off the table entirely so the real sticking point is the new media residuals. If the WGA back off on that point it will effect everyone who works in Hollywood, every single person that works in TV and movies.

So, to the writers: Hold strong. I hope this is resolved to everyone's satisfaction soon.

ETA: Some link(s) pertaining to the issue
Pencils Down by John August
shallanelprin: (shiny)
First of all, am I the only one who thinks it's tacky to clap for yourself when your name is read as a nominee? Seriously.

The cast of Ugly Betty was just so adorably cute! They all looked amazing and you can really see the chemistry and friendship among the cast.

Huge Laurie is hilarious! And is it just me or has he been spending too much time in the States playing an American? His accent is still there but a little less pronounced than I remember.

What's up with Borat winning best actor? Yuck. On the plus side the movie as a whole didn't win.

Congrats to Dreamgirls for the bevy of awards including Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Musical or Comedy. Anyone up for taking bets if Jennifer Hudson will make a guest appearance on American Idol this year? I'm guessing not—she'll be too busy with award shows and interviews.

Okay, I'm bummed Heros didn't win best drama. I like it much more than Gray's Anatomy.

Helen Mirren made out like an bandit didn't she? She's an amazing actress and the awards are very well deserved.

I am so happy to see so much color on the ladies this year. Up with purple and red and green and blue and down with black that blends in with all the guys. Some of my favorite dresses: America Ferrera, Rachel Weiss, Renee Zellweger and Sara Ramirez.
White was also huge this year and I especially loved Kate Winslet, Salma Hayek, Hayden Panettiere and Drew Barrymore. There were many other amazing dresses tonight, these were just a few of my favorites.

In the "I can't believe she actually wore that" category: Cameron Diaz, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
shallanelprin: (atlantis)
This is what happens when you spend two days sick watching nothing but Atlantis. That is all.
shallanelprin: (rant (eyesthatslay))
7th Heaven to return for 11th season, Everwood gets cut from line up. Now I'm mad. For those of you who don't know, the WB and UPN are combining to form one network, the CW. Originally, 7th Heaven was going to end with it's tenth season. Which works for me, after ten years pretty much every show has worn out it's welcome. At some point you just have to let it die. I'm even in favor of letting my fave show, Stargate SG-1, die gracefully after the upcoming tenth season. Everwood hadn't had the chance to run that long. It's a great show and it's getting cut in favor of a show that's been on the air too long already. It's just stupid.


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