Sometime in 2015, Warner Brothers will release a cinematic continuation of Entourage, a series that, today, is ten years old. As we look back on what it did or didn’t achieve, we have to ask, does the series have a legacy of any kind a decade after its premiere?
At some point, every network finds a show that says, “believe it or not, we do take television seriously.” Usually, these surprise series from networks primarily known for second-hand content and reality programming, and now Lifetime can mark itself as one of the latest additions with its new fertility drama, The Lottery.
Cable television seems to be on a real mission this summer to challenge the traditional ideals of being in a “happy relationship.” But, where USA has succeeded is it takes the ideas way more seriously than the competition. However, the problem is by using a drama format over comedy, a new problem has emerged, that of sustainability.
Hours after the finale of 24: Live Another Day, it’s nice to know we can take solace in the fact the writers did not make the same mistake they did in season eight. This time, we got the one thing we needed to be happy: closure.
Ever since USA attempted to be less blue skies and more dark and gritty in its series production, the results have been mixed. At times, there have been series like Sirens that, while being dark, is still a comedy with a soul, but then there are times where the attempts to be gritty just feel forced. This is what happened with the network’s new medical drama, Rush.
FX’s You’re The Worst is interesting in the way it handles its rebellion against the Hollywood idea of love and romance, and it’s this attitude that’s attempted by the network’s other new comedy offering, Married. However, unlike the former, this series doesn’t achieve the same level of fascination in its rebellion against what it means to be in a “happy relationship.”
When the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters hit the airwaves in 2003, no one thought it would turn into one of the most fanatic, non-irony based cultural phenomenons since 24. In the eleven years since, the series has maintained its…