Posts Tagged ‘The West Wing’

Are you watching the best show on TV?

Posted by BRADY in Parks and Recreation

February 3rd, 2012, 03:46 PM

Why haven’t every single one of these people won every single Emmy?

Ok, best comedy show. But seriously, are you watching Parks and Recreation yet? What started out as a re-branded version of The Office has morphed over 4 seasons into both the funniest and sweetest show on television, even outshining the consistently hilarious (and award show darling) 30 Rock which airs right before it. I love good comedy, and there is certainly a lot of it on TV right now, from well-crafted standard sitcoms like Modern Family and Up All Night to original and off the wall creations like IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Adult Swim’s Delocated. But in my humble opinion Parks and Recreation stands above them all for constant laughs and characters I can’t wait to check in on weekly, and for my money the recent string of episodes since the holiday break could stand up against any Emmy winning comedy episodes throughout the decades. Of course Parks (much like my beloved, in danger of cancellation Community) has been snubbed by the Emmys, with no awards for the stellar writing and only Amy Poehler earning a nomination among the actors. The fact that Nick Offerman hasn’t been nominated for his brilliant performance as Ron Swanson, probably the greatest character on TV at the moment, is an outrage. Or, as Amy Poehler famously commented, “a hot load of bullsh**”. Well said. But if the shows keeps up this quality, a lack of recognition will be downright criminal.

If you’re still not on board, enjoy this video which proves that Rob Lowe, once stuck in boring old dramas like The West Wing and Brothers and Sisters, is actually one of the funniest men on TV:

Square Eyes Poll Results: Best Show of the ’00s

Posted by KAT in Square Eyes Poll, The West Wing

December 31st, 2009, 02:42 PM

This week’s poll results were somewhat surprising - to me, at least.  On Monday, we dared ask….

Q: What’s the Best TV Show of the Decade?

The West Wing cast

A: The West Wing!

And by a landslide (jk, not sure what constitutes a landslide)!  With just about a third of the vote, The West Wing swept our poll and won the ‘00 crown.  The Aaron Sorkin drama, set in the West Wing (duh) of the White House, first aired in late 1999 and ran seven years thereafter, collecting a number of Golden Globes and Emmys on the way.  Most episodes followed fictional Democratic president Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his staff as they tackled legislative and political issues.  Though often criticized for its glorification of liberal administration and critiques of conservative politics, The West Wing was still a mayjah mayjah hit across America.

Stay class, readers!  I’m impressed with your high-brow tastes lately.  See you in the New Year!

Square Eyes Poll: Best Show of the ’00s?

Posted by KAT in 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Freaks and Geeks, Lost, Square Eyes Poll, The Sopranos, The West Wing, The Wire

December 28th, 2009, 12:32 PM

I Heart the '00s

This week will be the very last of the ’00s, possibly one of the awesomest decades in TV so far.  Sure, that’s easy to say for someone like me who hasn’t been around too many decades, but I think once you check out the list of shows that came out in the past ten years, I think you’ll agree.  And without further ado, we ask…

Happy voting!

Square Eyes Poll: Best Thanksgiving Episode?

Posted by KAT in Cheers, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, The West Wing

November 23rd, 2009, 01:17 PM

Bikini Tanline Turkey

Happy almost Turkey Day, everybody!  In honor of the approaching holiday, Square Eyes would like to know….

Get your votes in before the big day!  Happy Thanksgiving, dudes.

Michael Cera to Rule Facebook?

Posted by KAT in Arrested Development, Even Stevens

June 25th, 2009, 10:59 AM

Michael CeraThe people have a right to know: WHAT is Arrested Development’s Michael Cera up to RIGHT NOW?

He’s up for a role in the upcoming film The Social Network!  Get THIS: they’re making a movie about the rise of Facebook and our guy Michael Cera is up for the role of awkward head honcho Mark Zuckerberg!

Shia LaBeoufThe movie is to be based on an upcoming book called “The Accidental Billionaires.”  The script was supposedly written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, and the whole shebang will be directed by The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher.  Sounds way better than you expected, right?

Who else is up for the part besides Cera, you ask?  None other than Shia LaBeouf!  Now if you’re thinking LaBeouf’s not geeky enough, take my advice and don’t let that bad boy image he’s workin’ on fool you.  Dude was just about the hugest nerd on the planet on the Disney Channel’s Even Stevens in his youth.  Don’t forget your roots, LaBeouf!

May the awkwardest man win!  My money’s on Cera, no doubt.

[Source: CNET]

Jane Kaczmarek & Bradley Whitford Call It Quits

Posted by KAT in Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing

June 22nd, 2009, 01:46 PM

File under: BUZZKILL!

News broke today that celeb couple Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford are divorcing after 16 years of marriage.

Jane Kaczmarek & Bradley Whitford

You’ll recognize Kaczmarek from her starring role on Malcolm in the Middle and Whitford from The West Wing.  The couple - who seem perfect for each other, might add! - were married in 1992 and have three children

A real shame, no?  16 years is an eternity for a Hollywood pair.

[Source: People]

Obama and His Entourage Hug It Out

Posted by KAT in Entourage, The West Wing

May 8th, 2009, 03:51 PM

Ridonk!  Following President Barack Obama’s admission that he looooooves HBO’s Entourage, the fine folks over at Landline TV decided to cast Barry in a presidential version of his very favorite TV show.

Feast your eyes on the pilot episode of Obamtourage:

Lawlz!  I’ve gotta admit, I’m pretty into the Hillary Clinton character, and I wish that Joe Biden had more lines. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the other hand, could’ve been better.  He’s WAY cuter in real life, after all.

FUN FACT: Entourage’s Ari Gold is based on real-life talent agent Ari Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, one of the dudes spoofed in this vid.

FUN FACT #2: Character Josh Lyman on The West Wing is supposedly based on Rahm.  So basically a spoof of a spoofed person is the brother of a guy who’s also been spoofed in one of the same spoofs.  Wait, did I get that right?

But I digress.  Back to Obamtourage!  Definitely a job well done, no?  Definitely one of the less cringe-worthy spoofs I’ve seen in a long, long time.  Kudos to Landline TV!

Bret Michaels in… A Letter From Death Row!

Posted by KAT in Rock of Love Bus, The West Wing

April 20th, 2009, 05:31 PM

Hey-oohhhh!  Did everyone watch the Rock of Love Bus reunion special last night?  Could everyone see the regret in Bret Michaels’s eyes?  Holler at me, Team Mindy!  Taya ain’t nothin’ but a pair of squiggly eyebrows, if you ask me.

Now I know what you’re thinking: WHERE will I find something to watch next Sunday that’ll combine both Bret Michaels and bad acting?

I got your answer right here.  Find yourself a copy of psychological thriller A Letter From Death Row, written by (WHAM!), directed by (BAM!), and starring (SHAZAM!) Bret Michaels!  Oh, and no big deal, he soundtracked it, too.

Check out this trailer:

Bret’s acting is reminiscent of a young Joey Lawrence, no?  SO GOOD.  He plays convicted killer Michael Raine.  OOooOOooh!

And YES, that’s Martin Sheen!  Before he was dreamy President Barlet on The West Wing (step aside, Barack!), he starred as Bret’s papa in A Letter From Death Row.  And HELLO! They threw in a Charlie Sheen cameo as a bonus!

As for the plot, it’s basically Silence of the Lambs meets The Fugitive, except way better.


Can You Smell What Barack Is Cooking?

Posted by KAT in 24, The West Wing

January 22nd, 2009, 10:42 AM

While you were all watching 8 hours of Lost last night, I was doing something useful with my time, namely, EDUCATING MYSELF!

Look at what I learned about politics!  A Japanese company has created an amazing Barack Obama action figure.  WOW!  You know how I feel about action figures, people!

Have you ever seen anything better than this?:

Barack Obama Action Figure

Darth Vader, what are YOU doing here?!

You really need to look at each and every posed shot on the site.  Por ejemplo, what’s this all about?:

Barack Obama Action Figure

Déjeuner sur le concrete!  Snoozin’ on the job already, Barack?  Ha ha hee hee ha!  Or maybe he’s doing sit-ups, using oranges to weigh his legs down.

Man, all these pics of the Barack Lobster with weaponry make me feel like America’s cool new pres is Jack Bauer from 24, if Jack Bauer weren’t creepy and helluv Republican.  Acsh, this doll makes me feel as if 24 married The West Wing and made Barack Obama presidency babies.

I wish that made sense. Thanks to Jenni at BuzzFeed for the tip!

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