Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
So what is this? Get Arrested? It looks like a Fox-maintained site, and it says that Arrested Development is back this Summer – what’s up with that? Reruns? Like that’s going to satisfy anyone… Is this their way of telling us it’s been renewed, or are they just taunting us? Philly.com wonders exactly what the deal with the “loyalty oath” is. Via Bradley’s Almanac.
It took me two or three days to getting around to watching the season finale from this past Sunday. I couldn’t help noticing, a little sadly, that they made a point of wrapping up all the plot threads to some degree, such that if they didn’t get renewed there wouldn’t be any cliffhangers dangling for all eternity. If, as the cynic in me expects, Fox declines to renew it (ASSHATS!), I would hope that someone like HBO would jump in and pick up the show, even though that means that I’d have to bit torrent it since I don’t get HBO up here (nor do I have the pay-tv channels that would carry it domestically). It would be a complete travesty of justice if they didn’t. Complete and utter.
Matador celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of their flagship artists by commissioning a very special tribute – Yo La Tengo Breakout. It’s harder than it looks, especially when you’ve got the two balls going at once, but that Ace Tone isn’t going to save itself. Via Largehearted Boy.
The geekosphere is all abuzz about the first official image of Brandon Routh as Superman, and the buzz is not unlike the sound of a swarm of angry bees. My first reaction? Gads, that looks bad. The small insignia looks dumb – it draws attention to the fact that it’s a big-ass leotard. The reds are horribly muted and almost brown, though some speculate that’s to make digital enhancement in post-production easier. And the little insignia on the belt? Pure cheese. One of the commenters over at The Beat has colour-corrected the image and resized the insignia, and it looks much better (though they left in the silly belt). I’m still willing to give Bryan Singer the benefit of the doubt that he’s putting together a decent film, but I would have liked a better first impression.
Scanning the TV guide for next week, I see the following in the description for Monday’s 24: “Chloe is forced into field duty”. Oh God oh God oh God.
np – The Sadies / Stories Often Told