Skip to main content

Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for Jan. 23 - 25

Televisionary is proud to be a member of the TV Blog Coalition. At the end of each week, we'll feature a roundup of content from our sister sites for your delectation.

This week, I took an early look at the third episode of Season Five of Lost ("Jughead") and hinted at some surprising twists to come!

I also had comments from Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse about Season Five of Lost and Team Darlton's spoiler-laden thoughts about the first two installments. (Along with my own theories and feelings about the two-hour premiere.)

I shared news about Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman) joining the cast of the Doctor Who Easter Special ("Planet of the Dead") and gave her my approval as the possible companion for the Eleventh Doctor next year. And recounted the recent press call with Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore and the actor playing the Final Cylon.

Also, I discussed the latest installments of HBO's Big Love, FX's Damages, and Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica, reviewed FOX's midseason entry Lie to Me, and previewed the week's episode of Fringe, the first installment of 2009.

All this and news about Mad Men's Matthew Weiner regotiating his contract to stay on for Season Three, Dominic Monaghan on NBC's Chuck, Michel Gondry directing an episode of HBO's Flight of the Conchords, and more.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • Buzz wrapped up her stay at TCA by offering up some awards for the best, worst, and most awkward moments from her time in LA. (BuzzSugar)
  • Sandie thinks Legend of the Seeker is the Best Show You're Not Watching (Daemon's TV)
  • Rae's favorite dance show, America's Best Dance Crew, is back and she's breaking down what she thought of this week's performances. (RTVW Online)
  • Lost is back and so is Scooter's knit-picking of the show. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • Vance shows some love for Privileged and Lost. (Tapeworthy)
  • In this week's Gossip Girl recap, Sara draws some comparisons to Saved By The Bell and 90210. (TiFaux)
  • This week, the TV Addict revealed why we digg Jimmy Fallon (The TV Addict)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What's Done is Done: The Eternal Struggle Between Good and Evil on the Season Finale of "Lost"

Every story begins with thread. It's up to the storyteller to determine just how much they need to parcel out, what pattern they're making, and when to cut it short and tie it off. With last night's penultimate season finale of Lost ("The Incident, Parts One and Two"), written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, we began to see the pattern that Lindelof and Cuse have been designing towards the last five seasons of this serpentine series. And it was only fitting that the two-hour finale, which pushes us on the road to the final season of Lost , should begin with thread, a loom, and a tapestry. Would Jack follow through on his plan to detonate the island and therefore reset their lives aboard Oceanic Flight 815 ? Why did Locke want to kill Jacob? What caused The Incident? What was in the box and just what lies in the shadow of the statue? We got the answers to these in a two-hour season finale that didn't quite pack the same emotional wallop of previous seas

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

Me Want Food: Jenna Gets Famously Fat on "30 Rock"

I don't know about you, but I've already ordered my "Me Want Food" t-shirt from the NBC store. Last night's episode of 30 Rock ("Jack Gets in the Game") was, in my opinion, one of the strongest of the series and has officially pushed the zany comedy into the realm of Arrested Development : deftly plotted and intricately layered, with so many jokes piled atop of jokes that it requires several viewings in order to catch them all. While at its heart, 30 Rock is a workplace comedy, it's left that narrow pigeonhole behind to become a witty example of how intelligent and taut humor can work (and flourish) on television... and exist in harmony with hilarious throwaways like the Thriller -inspired Werewolf Bar Mitzvah music video that would have done the AD crew proud. I want Will Arnett to appear on this series whenever possible. His gay exec Devin is hilarious, manipulative, and has an inexplicable weakness for Kenneth the Page, but he claims to have