Friday, August 06, 2010

TV Tweets: June 1 - Aug. 2

Welp, I done did it again. Been away for far too long. But my life changes appear to be over now, and hopefully I can get back into the groove. Here's a catching-up edition.
June 16th  [Breaking Bad]
Gah! #BreakingBad, you are some cliffhanging bastards.
What an amazing season this was. Plenty of time to catch up before season 4 returns if you're not watching. Do yourself a favor and start it up sooner than later.

After the jump, we'll delve into the Treme finale, the return of Mad Men and the BBC's latest incarnation of Sherlock Holmes.

June 21st  [Treme]
Ooooh. Just realized the #Treme finale is an hour and 20. To me, that's a good thing.
Damn. Been so long, I can barely remember what happened. I enjoyed Treme. But it doesn't haunt you in the way I initially thought, or maybe just hoped it would. The reclamation of tradition in the face of sweeping disaster and change is a very appealing theme to me, but I'm not sure if it's particularly recommendable to the masses. If you have other shows you've been meaning to get to, put this on the back-burner.
Creighton Bernette signing off.

July 26th  [Mad Men]
"Get me Burt Cooper's Wall Street Journal man." Anyone else think that shoulda triggered the YEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHH! from Baba ORiley? #MadMen
Glen waiting to strike.
I spoke with people who felt the season opener was dull. I no longer speak with these fools.
In more recent news, a very enthusiastic "Welcome back!" goes out to the still-suave Glen. That lad just can't get enough of them Draper women, and they are still wrapped around his thumb when he turns his charms on them. I could talk about this show at great length right now, but I'll save some for later weeks. It's still great. Although Breaking Bad may have surpassed it as the best show on television this year.

Aug. 2  [Sherlock]
Watched the new BBC series #Sherlock last. The game is most certainly afoot. Bravo once again, Mr. Moffat.
The fabulous Steven Moffat (current showrunner of Doctor Who) helmed this modern re-imagination of the classic literary character. Imagine a world where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never published a Sherlock Holmes story. Instead, Holmes and Watson are introduced to each other with updated backgrounds and are handed mobiles and GPS devices, but are otherwise true to the source material.
I found it to be fresh, intelligent and engaging. There's a rather long sequence of Holmes and the episode's adversary merely sitting at a table, and it was absolutely more thrilling than any sequence scripted in the past two seasons of 24. Episode one, for lack of a better term, was the first of three 90-minute TV movies in this universe. I'm very much looking forward to the others.
Benedict Cumberbatch is your new Sherlock Holmes.
As always, you can follow me at LowBrowJon to get my advance acumen, as well as other LBM updates.
Btw, last week, I started up a Tumblr page, and I may incorporate my posts on there with this column since you can do more with media than Twitter offers. I won't be using it as directly of an outlet as I do my Twitter account for the site. Instead, I see it as a way to prop up pretty much anything that I think is the bomb in that moment. I expect I'll be posting on it a lot as not to annoy my Facebook friends, so you are now warned that an overload of my interests may be coming your way if you follow me.

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