Tuesday August 13, 2013

We're still about 6 weeks out, but here's a little nugget for fans of Parenthood .  TVLine  reports that "Matthew Atkinson, an alum of ABC Family’s Jane By Design, is joining the NBC drama’s fifth season in a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.  The actor will play Zach, the drummer in the band fronted by new arrival Oliver (All American Rejects‘ Tyson Ritter) who bonds with Amber while recording at the Luncheonette.  It’s safe to say Amber’s main squeeze Ryan (the returning Matt Lauria) will have something to say about her new *cough* friend.  Parenthood‘s fifth season premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c."

Breaking Bad  creator Vince Gilligan sat down with The Daily Beast to talk about the plot twists ahead of us.   As if you needed any additional fodder to keep you excited about these last 7 episodes, here's a snippet of what Gilligan had to say:

"In our initial breakdown, we had it broken up into eight equally sized squares; you know, what’s going to happen where in these final eight episodes. And in our first version we thought that Walt wouldn’t know that Hank was onto him until about the halfway point.

"But as we talked about it, the more we realized: nope, it needs to be in the first one. Because we've got a shitload of story left to tell. And we’ve only got seven more episodes after this one in which to tell it. So we’d better make hay while the sun is shining.

"That's why these final eight episodes move faster than any stretch of eight episodes that we’ve ever had in the history of the show. Once this thing gets going, and it gets going very quickly, as you’ve seen, it just rolls along like gangbusters. It has to because we’ve got so little time left."

 Vulture  offers up five theories about Breaking Bad  based on Sunday's episode:

1) Walt faked his own death. 

2) Skyler is going to break bad.

3) Walt is about to get back in the meth game. 

4) Jesse is going to kill himself.

5) The ricin cures Walt's cancer. 

As promised, I checked out the premiere of Eat, Drink, Love  on Bravo and was pleasantly surprised.  The show is about a handful of female Los Angeles food industry self-proclaimed leaders who seem to go out a lot.  I do not consider myself a "foodie" by any stretch but the casting was pretty well done and I've watched more than a few worse shows on Bravo.  This one is a win for them.

On the flip side, I caught the premiere of Bad Ink  on A&E. Yikes.  This is so poorly produced and conceptualized.  There is no storyline, the characters are boring and it's got absolutely no intrigue to it whatsoever.  Skip this one at all costs.

Abe's brother Andrew is really trying too hard to play the role of villain on Breaking Amish: LA .  If that sentence means anything to you, we both have issues.

Why would The Hills  release an alternate ending now?

Here's a review of Larry David's Clear History .  I fell asleep halfway through but will watch the remainder at some point. 

Ashton Kutcher talked to the AP about playing Steve Jobs. 

Kudos VH1.  Per The Hollywood Reporter , "VH1's Emmy-winning series Rock Docs returns with the stories of two Seattle institutions. 

"Sound City, directed by Dave Grohl, drummer for Nirvana, frontman for the Foo Fighters, and all-around good guy, is a solid debut for the first-time filmmaker, taking viewers to the storied recording studio that is the doc's namesake. 

"There, some of music's greatest albums were made by the likes of Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Neil Youngand Trent Reznor, among others, all of whom are interviewed along with Grohl himself. His time at Sound City -- recording Nirvana's 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind, changed the path of his life forever. Also probed is the human element of music-making and the lost art of analog recording. 

"Sound City airs Aug. 17 at 10 p.m. on VH1 and VH1 Classic.

"Pearl Jam 20, directed by Fast Times at Ridgemont High screenwriter Cameron Crowe, will premiere on Oct. 12. The second doc in the series chronicles the band's formation, tumultuous events of their early years and their rise to stardom, after which they decided to step back from fame. 

"Bold and loud, the film features over 1,200 hours of rare and never-before-seen footage of Pearl Jam and highlights the power that uncompromising artists have as well as how they translate that to their music.