Wednesday July 17, 2013

Suits premiered last night, surrounded by a lot of fanfare, some of which was mine.  I have one MAJOR issue with last night's episode.  Harvey Spector is all of the sudden a power player NBA agent?  No chance in hell.  Yes, I know, his office is decorated in autographed basketballs, but the notion that they just drop a storyline in that he's representing Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets (and at least 10+ players according to Jessica) and walking into the Nets' GM's office/lounge to negotiate a contract is beyond preposterous.  The role into which they placed Harvey at the beginning of last night's episode is, in and of itself, a full-time job and then some.  Very very piss poor story accuracy from Aaron Korsh and company.  I still love this show, but this will serve as a permanent black mark on an otherwise great legal drama. 

Sharknado 2 ?  Come on SyFy. 

HBO has ordered a new relationship comedy from Jay and Mark Duplass starring Amanda Peet, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Togetherness follows two couples living under the same roof while struggling to keep their relationships alive and also pursuing their individual dreams. Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project) stars as Brett Pierson, a guy who seems to have it all, but is secretly having problems both personally and professionally. Two and a Half Men's Melanie Lynskey plays his wife Michelle.

Keith Olbermann is returning to ESPN with a new two-year contract that forbids him from talking about politics, the New York Times reports. Olbermann will begin hosting a one-hour, nightly show for ESPN2 later this year, the paper said, citing anonymous sources.  I'll pass.

A happy ending on MTV's Catfish .  Finally.  I don't care how overproduced and set up this show is, I still enjoy it.  Last night's episode felt like it was going to work out from the outset and MTV was so excited about the happy ending that they super-sized the episode and ran it for 90 minutes, including a live after show.  Well played.

Per EW.com , "[f]irst, the bad news: You will have to wait until next spring to see new episodes of Orphan Black. (Hey, told you it was bad.) But now, the good news: The creators of BBC America’s clone-conspiracy drama, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, are willing to offer a few glimpses into season 2. Before they appear at Comic-Con on Friday with at least one version of star Tatiana Maslany (who plays single mom Sarah Manning, not to mention several other clones) to answer your burning questions and screen some never-before-seen season 1 footage, read what the pair had to say about the new episodes."

Here's a quiz to tell you what show you should be binge watching on Netflix.  The Killing  came up for me.