Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Express Checkout: Alias, Far Cry, McGee

It's been a while since I did an express checkout, and with so many little items that don't merit a whole entry, well, today seemed as good a time as any to do one of these posts.

- ABC is considering rebooting Alias. You know, that show that was totally and completely awesome for the first two seasons and then J.J. Abrams went off and worked on another series and it all went to crap after that. Those of you who watched it know exactly what I am talking about. I mean, I loved the show, but I don't think rebooting it just four years after it ended. I know ABC wants to keep the Abrams good times going, but this is not the way. If it was up to me, I would have had Abrams repitch that series with Greg Grunberg, The Catch, because I would certainly be into that. Then again, Grunberg has never had luck with pilots.

- A large group of people is currently being sued for downloading movies illegally. That is not news. What caught my attention is the producers of Uwe Boll's Far Cry are getting in on the action. I smell countersuit here, because I am sure those who watched that movie were harmed psychologically by the experience. (Of course, a lot of the downloading seems to have been done on unsecured wireless connections so the people getting sued may in fact be victims themselves). So in short, there are no winners in this story.

- Bombshell McGee is publicly stating that Sandra Bullock should be thanking her for exposing the 11-month affair between her tattooed self and Bullock's husband Jesse James. Is it just me or does someone who slept with your spouse a large number of times lose all their rights to expect the aggrieved party to be grateful.


Mayren said...

I'm with you on Alias. Truly. I loved that show's essence and evern though i stuck with it thru till the end i agree it dropped off alot. I think rebooting it this soon after it has left the airwaves would be pathetic. I also think that this is not the time to bring back TV spies. The Movie spies are upcoming and i dunno how they will do, specially since as our buddy Semaj pointed out - Knight & Day and Killers look like the sameish basic flick with different budgets.

MC said...

Well, the movie spies have been doing a lot of the heavy lifting for the genre. The fact that they went grittier over the past half decade or so should also be noted.

But TV spies have been still doing business as well, so they haven't gone away just yet.