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Even better

Way back in December I was celebrating the return to television of the dramady Ed.

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I had fond memories of the Gilmore Girls-esque show,  but the real thing is so much better than I remembered.

I smile the entire time I watch it, which I really appreciate right now.

Thanks Tom Cavanagh and Julie Bowen. And Michael Ian Black. And Justin Long.

Ed is back!

Do you remember the television series Ed?

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It was on NBC 2000-2004.

Tom Cavanagh played Ed,  a lawyer that returns to his hometown after a bad divorce to run a bowling alley.  Julie Bowen (Modern Family) was his new love interest,  comedian Michael Ian Black played a coworker and Justin Long a local high school kid.

It had the charm and quirkiness of Gilmore Girls, and I loved it. I’ve wondered through the years why it wasn’t syndicated on some cable channel.

Wait’s over.

Ed is coming to the UP network weekdays on January 10th!

I am pumped.

More, please

Television and movie critics often bemoan the lack of originality on the small and big screens.

Sequels, remakes, and inspired-bys are everywhere,  it’s true…but it’s not all bad, right?

We’re all excited about the possibility of a Gilmore Girls movie, aren’t we? And The X-Files coming back?

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Plus, today I read a live-action Jonny Quest movie is in development. I loved that cartoon …especially his dog Bandit and best friend Haji.

I’d watch that.

Again.

The original go-getter

The Gilmore family lost its patriarch today.

Edward Herrmann, who portrayed Richard Gilmore during The Gilmore Girls’ seven-year run on the CW, died today in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer.

I first remember seeing Herrmann in a small role in the original Great Gatsby film. Even then, his distinctive voice and upper-crust persona were in evidence.

Numerous obituaries list his Tony and Emmy award-winning work, but I’ll always think of him as Richard Gilmore, the rich grandpa who we’d love to have in our corner.

Logan was such a goob…am I right?

Famous face in an endless line

Today I went to see the new Christopher Durang play Sonia and Vanya and Masha and Spike…

…and who should I happen to meet in the line for the ladies room?

alexis-bledelRory Gilmore

I believe she goes by Alexis Bledel these days — since Gilmore Girls sadly is no more — but she sees Broadway shows and uses the restroom..

Just Like Us.

The line for the ladies room before the show today was epic, it was so long.  And when Alexis entered the lounge, she walked up to the midpoint (where I was standing) to confirm that she was in the right place.  When I showed her the end of the line, she commented — in true Rory fashion —

“Geez.”

She headed that way — seemingly not expecting or requesting special treatment — but soon abandoned the line and headed upstairs to the theatre.  Perhaps her fiancee was waiting for her….with a Port-A-Potty.

Celebrities have all the luck.

Turkey TV

Happy Turkey Day!

I hope you enjoy:

  1. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  2. Cheering on your favorite sports team
  3. Eating yourself into a food coma
  4. Seeing a movie with family and friends
  5. All of the above
  6. None of the above

You can do as much or as little as you like — that’s something to be thankful right there.

And as you consider your entertainment choices, I want to point out one available to you online — a collection of ten of the greatest Thanksgiving episodes from television, comedy and drama.

I found the list on TVSquad.com, and I have to say — they hit the turkey right in the stuffing on this one.  These truly are the greatest Turkey Day TV celebrations of all time — ranked in the correct order, I might add — complete with clips for your viewing pleasure.

Gilmore Girls.  Friends.  Cheers.  Everybody Loves Raymond.  WKRP in Cincinnati. Plus five more.  (It is a list of ten, you know.)  I guarantee you’ll laugh.

And it should clear up any lingering confusion you might have about turkeys flying.

Hair today…

My friend Joan is gaga for the WB series “Supernatural.”

She’s been watching old episodes the last couple of weeks and posting Facebook status updates filled with longing and anticipation for the new season to begin.

I’ve never watched “Supernatural,” but I am familiar with one of its stars:  Jared Padalecki, who plays Sam Winchester on the show.

Jared used to appear on one of my old favorites, “Gilmore Girls.”  He was Rory’s first boyfriend Dean, one of the most milk toast characters in the history of television.  All Dean did each episode was smile sweetly and moon over Rory, who eventually got bored and dumped him for bad boy Jessie.

Ain’t that always the way.

Jared appears to have manned up a bit on “Supernatural.”   His character Sam is a modern day warrior who chases ghosts with his older brother (named Dean oddly enough).

The only thing Jared’s two TV characters seem to have in common are bad haircuts.  Padalecki has changed his hair style a bit over the past decade, but for some reason can’t seem to find one that complements his very good looking face.

I’m not the only one who feels this way, either.  Yesterday EW.com offered to give him a free haircut for his birthday.  That’s right.  A free haircut…to a guy who works with stylists every day on set.

What gives?  Why is it so hard for Jared Padalecki to get good hair?  Maybe it’s some kinda curse…like the one that befell the stars of “Poltergeist.”

No word from Joan yet on how she feels about all this.  But I’m guessing a new status update may be in the cards.