<i>Smallville</i> Producers are Robin the Cradle with <i>The Graysons</i>

One of the least egregiously wrong things about 1995's Batman Forever (aside from the inclusion of Seal's "Kiss from a Rose" on the soundtrack) was the fact that they didn't get Robin's origin completely wrong. Dick Grayson and his parents were acrobats in a traveling circus, and the parents were killed by a gangster. Why they were killed and by what gangster doesn't really matter, just that Batman took the orphaned boy in and taught him to fight crime, grooming the man who would one day be his successor... you know, if he doesn't get horribly killed in the line of duty first. Well, the producers of Smallville have decided that if Joel Schumacher himself can't destroy something that isn't broken, then they sure as hell can. The show's creators weren't allowed to do Batman: The Early Years, so now their successors are going to do Robin: The Beginning.

The Crazy Ones: Mork and Buffy Meet Mad Men

by Angel Cohn September 27, 2013 6:00 am
<I>The Crazy Ones</I>: Mork and Buffy Meet <I>Mad Men</I>

We weren't sure what to expect from this Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar show. Could SMG be funny? Would Robin Williams be in his manic Aladdin genie role? Would we want to watch a show about advertising that wasn't Mad Men? Would we want to watch more episodes if Kelly Clarkson wasn't in them?

Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 4, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 4, 2013 1:04 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 4, 2013

Poor Super Bowl XLVII. It's only the third most-watched program in TV history.

House of Cards: Five Reasons to Binge-Watch This Show

by Ethan Alter February 1, 2013 3:51 pm
<i>House of Cards</i>: Five Reasons to Binge-Watch This Show

The future of television may have arrived today in the form of Netflix's heavily hyped original series House of Cards, a 13-episode political thriller set inside the halls of power in the nation's capital. It's not just the prestigious names (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are in front of the camera, while directors like David Fincher, Carl Franklin, James Foley and... um, Joel Schumacher are behind it) that are associated with this remake of a popular British series that makes it such a notable production -- it's also the way Netflix is choosing to put it out into the world. Instead of going network-style with one episode per week, the streaming service is releasing all 13 hour-long installments of Season 1 in bulk, allowing viewers to decide if they want to consume the whole thing in one day, one week or one month. It's the ultimate test of the relatively new practice of "binge-watching" television, an experiment Netflix will try again in April when it unveils an entire new season of Arrested Development in one fell swoop. Will it work? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, we watched the first episode of House of Cards and here are five reasons why you'll probably want to binge-watch this series.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, January 25, 2013

by Ethan Alter January 25, 2013 3:20 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, January 25, 2013

The game begins again.

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

by Ethan Alter January 8, 2013 3:10 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It's all Fox news (no, not the network) all the time.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 21, 2012

by Ethan Alter December 21, 2012 1:28 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 21, 2012

Looks like those zombies claimed another victim.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 30, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Call it NYPD Blue: The Copper Years.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 22, 2012

by Samantha Rullo October 22, 2012 3:26 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 22, 2012

It looks like November 3 will be the night that comedy nerds everywhere explode with excitement.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, August 31, 2012

by Rachel Stein August 31, 2012 2:12 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, August 31, 2012

Dawg's out of the bag...

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