Have you ever wanted to watch a TV show about the rise of porn in 1970s New York created by one of the mind behinds The Wire & starring James Franco? Well holy hell, may I present you The Deuce. When HBO and David Simon team up, something beautiful comes out of it (see The Wire, Generation Kill, Treme & Show Me A Hero) and if this trailer is a preview of what we can expect with The Deuce this fall, then I’m all in. By all accounts, New York City in the 70s and 80s was a fascinating and frightening time. I can’t imagine focusing on porn and prostitution from that era is going to shine a light on a lot of productive members of society, but it should be make for enthralling TV. The Deuce premiers September 10th.
So. When HBO first announced that season 7 Game of Thrones wasn’t debuting until mid July, I was upset. I thought ‘damn you, HBO, mid July is a million years from now!’. Well now we’re only three and half weeks away from it, and with each trailer that gets released, I get a little more jazzed up. The best part – there won’t be any other TV shows to grab my attention, so I can go full psycho fan on this season. The newest trailer that was released today looks absolutely incredible, and there’s so much happening that I’m not even going to try and break it all down.
What I will say is that it looks like Bran has a fancy new wheelchair, and when I say fancy new wheelchair I mean it looks like it was made out of stone and I’m sure he’d rather be crawling around on the ground. Also, the character I’m looking forward to the most this year is Euron Greyjoy. He did an interview the other day where he said his character was going to make Ramsay Bolton look like a little kid, which is not a great sign for anyone standing in his way. Summer may have officially started today, but winter is here July 16th.
Memorial Day Weekend isn’t the ideal binge watching TV weekend, but that might change with the third and final season of Bloodline arriving today. While Netflix originals like Orange is the New Black & House of Cards might get more attention, Bloodline has been a great show over the past two seasons. It sports an incredibly consistent case and centers around an issue a lot of people can relate to: family drama. While the Rayburns family drama might be a little more intense than your normal family drama, it makes for riveting TV. I’ll be sad to see it go.
We here at The Average Nobodies consider ourselves TV aficionados. So much so that we created a whole club around the watching of TV. Two weeks ago we talked Better Call Saul, last week we checked out American Gods and this week we plan to discuss the critically acclaimed animated comedy, Archer. I know what you’re saying: “Matt, Ryan, you guys are so handsome and awesome, what an great choice for the third TV Club”. Save your breath, we’ve heard it all before, and we agree, this is an excellent choice for the third TV Club.
Starring the voice of H. Jon Benjamin (Bob from Bob’s Burgers), Archer follows the hijinks of an international spy agency where “global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other”. Not bad for skimming the IMDB page. AMIRIGHT??
Watch the first 5 episodes of Archer on Netflix and call into our podcast (401-285-8120) by 5pm on Thursday to have your voicemail played on the show!
DAYMAN – Turns out, Charlie Day and the gang are looking to recreate the episode’s magic with yet another It’s Always Sunny musical episode.
Speaking to Red Carpet Roxy (via Uproxx), Day said of the next season: “It’s a funny year. You can expect to see some of the UFC, you can expect to see an entire musical episode, guest starring from Scott Bakula, you can expect to see us at a water park, you can expect a very funny season.”
When you think of long running TV shows, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is almost an anomaly. Most shows that go beyond five or six season tend to drag along, with diehard fans defending the later seasons against fans who just want to see the show put out of it’s misery. It’s Always Sunny, on the other hand, has only gotten better with age, and last season was one of it’s strongest efforts during their 11 year run. According to a recent Charlie Day, interview, season 12 could possibly be even better. In probably the most random sentence of all time, Day explains that season 12 will feature ” the UFC, a musical episode, an episode guest starring Scott Bakula and an episode at a water park”. That sentence is going to make season 12 insane and can’t miss, but the part most people are focusing on is the musical episode. One of the best Sunny episodes of all time was a musical episode, season 4’s ‘Nightman Cometh’. That episode was co-written by Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney, so giving those three another crack at a musical is something I’m very interested in. The gang has been good so through 11 seasons, and I can’t wait for what it shaping up to be an amazing season 12.
Stranger Things was both one of the best and the most surprising things about this summer. Netflix has a pretty solid track record for original content, but Stranger Things blew me out of the water. It had the best child cast I’ve ever watched (I’m still trying to figure out a way to adopt Dustin and Eleven) plus an intriguing plot and a killer soundtrack. The Duffer Brothers deserved a second season to continue to explore the unique world they created, and I’m glad Netflix is giving them a chance to do so. Seriously though, if Dustin doesn’t get a spinoff we riot.
Stranger Things returns in 2017.
If you enjoyed the Netflix series ‘Jessica Jones’ but thought to yourself: “self – this a great show, but it needs more Luke Cage”, then you’re in luck. Netflix just released the full length trailer for their new show ‘Luke Cage’, and it looks badass. Cage was a standout during ‘Jessica Jones’ and I appreciate Netflix giving the character his own show so quickly. These Netflix original shows somehow keep getting better (Stranger Things, I’m looking your way you beautiful bastard) and ‘Luke Cage’ should be no exception. Getting the audience to feel for a guy that is basically invincible can be tough, but Mike Colter did a terrific job in ‘Jessica Jones’ so I have to imagine this will be no different. Rounding out the cast is Maherhala Ali (House of Cards), Frankie Faison (The Wire), Erik LaRay Harvey (Boardwalk Empire) and a relative newcomer (at least to me) Simone Missick. Luke Cage premieres September 30th on Netflix.
“We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of ‘Curb’ and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming.
Asked why he decided to come back, David said, “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’”
This day just got a little brighter, because one of the funniest shows on television is coming back to HBO. No filming or premiere dates were announced but that’s alright, because everyone’s favorite cynic/comedic genius is back in action. Curb hasn’t aired an episode since September 2011 (!) so the next time we see it it’ll be over five years since it’s been on the air. Some of us got our Larry David fix this year on SNL when he busted out his amazing Bernie Sanders impression (and hosted one of the best episodes of the year) but a full season of Curb is just what the doctor ordered.