Steve Carell did the unthinkable. No, it wasn’t his decision to leave The Office. It was back in 2004 when he accepted the role of Michael Scott and in 2005 when he defied the odds, or really the critics and fans of the British original, and began what would become a career performance. Continue reading →
The Children’s Program category in the Primetime Emmys has been filled and won by harmless Nickelodeon and Disney Channel comedies the last two years. And before that, regularly (and deservedly so) won by Linda Ellerbee’s Nick News specials.
But this year, there’s something different in the mix of comedies and musical movies. Cartoon Network presented their first two original live-action series in Unnatural History and Tower Prep, both of which a breath of fresh air in what has become a field of fluff. Continue reading →
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is very much an ensemble. Five hilariously talented actors with perfect chemistry, working and playing off each other for some of the biggest laughs in TV.
Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Danny De Vito are always on point and bring their twisted characters to life with ease. But this season in particular, the lone female in The Gang, Kaitlin Olson as “Sweet” Dee Reynolds, turned in some of her best work yet. Continue reading →
I laughed and I cried. I stood up to cheer and I wanted to throw something at the TV screen. I fell in love and I felt the heartbreak.
That’s the kind of emotional involvement one hopes for from any television series.
It is no wonder why Bread, Love and Dreams (Baker King, Kim Tak Goo/제빵왕 김탁구) swept Korea and the rest of the world. Continue reading →
Genre shows have a tough time at the Emmys, but it doesn’t take anything away from the good work that’s out there.
The CW’s Supernatural enters its 7th season in the fall, a big accomplishment for a show that wasn’t even expected to last more than a season or two.
Creator Eric Kripke and team have weaved an intricate mythology and throught provoking discussion on religion, tackling topics other shows wouldn’t dare touch. Supernatural‘s fresh and unique take and depiction of God and the devil, heaven and hell have been fascinating as well as Continue reading →
It can be difficult for any actor to play the title character of a television series or film. So it is impressive when a relative newcomer is given the chance to do so… and do it well.
Before playing the title character in Baker King, Kim Tak Goo/Bread, Love and Dreams, Yoon Shi Yoon made his acting debut in the popular daily family comedy High Kick Through the Roof and was about to star in the sequel to a popular horror film.
For some actors, the great role may come years after a debut. The role that not only challenges you the most, but one that an actor grabs and runs with. For a lucky few, that great role can come at the very beginning of a career.