Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by nx1701g, Apr 2, 2008.
there is alot of Law & Order: SVU on the schedule, along with theOffice
^ It is one of their highest rated shows.
I must say, Peter Jackson sounds the same as... some other random Australian person I can't name right now.
I guess the closer regional things are harder to notice. Even then, I'm only starting to notice that "aboot" thing over here...
I'm amazed that Friday Night Lights was renewed. I thought it was toast for sure.
It looks like there's going to be a bumper crop of SFF shows next season, with NBC particularly heavily invested. I hadn't heard anything about Merlin being in development, so it was a surprise to see it suddenly pop up on the schedule.
HBO evidently has a King Arthur series in development and they're weighing up whether to give the greenlight to that or to their TV series adaptation of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. I'm rooting for the latter to be made, so hopefully NBC going ahead with Merlin will steer HBO away from doing another King Arthur show and opt for Ice and Fire instead.
"Thursday Night Live" is a retread of something NBC tried back in 2001:
On the current incarnation:
I think it still gets just enough ratings to make it viable. Remember, there's not a whole hell of a lot on at midnight on a Saturday. Even at it's peak, MadTV only got about half of SNL's audience.
The good thing about SNL is that every 5-6 years they clean house by design or by accident and we get new writers and actors. It started to get good again a few years ago with Tina Fey at the helm, then went to shit when she left. So who knows, SNL might turn into something watchable again. There are usually a few good sketches per episode, but three times as much crap. It would be better in a one hour format with one musical performance instead of a 90 minute show with two, but I've been saying that for at least ten years.
Accents are more regional than set by political boundaries. People in certain parts of New England sound like people in certain parts of Atlantic Canada. People in Ontario and Manitoba sound a lot like people in parts of the midwest US (the stereotypical Canadian accent sounds like a Minnesotan accent to me, eh?). A lot of people in North America don't have much of a distinguishable accent at all, instead sounding like your typical news anchor. People in the southern US sound like no one else (and there are a few different accents there), and people in Newfoundland sound like no one else (save maybe Cape Bretoners, but they're really quite different and only similar if you're talking about degrees of unintelligible" ).
I find the New Zealand accent to be a bit more subdued than the Australian accents I've heard. Shorter vowels or something.
It'll be watered-down, no doubt.
NBC doesn't have the guts for a STRAIGHT remake of something as raunchy as K&K.
It's a Warner Bros. show ... and NBC wants to develop more Universal product for the network.
Slightly off-topic (but seeing as we're talking about NBC):
`79 NBC promo (For some reason, it's always stuck with me! )
Ah, okay. That's a relief.
That's pretty funny. I vote for The Young Creed Bratton Chronicles.
The weekend update format may work.
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