T: Not one thing!
T: Sleep would probably be good at this point!
M: I know we don’t usually do fashion here, but I just saw this, and honestly, she just looks stunning. It’s a little bit of a stiff pose/bad expression, so I included a spontaneous one. Her acting may be mediocre; but she is a true screen beauty:
T: Nikki declared today that Deadline would not be covering Tom and Katie’s split. By covering it in announcing they split. She’s a piece of work. But we all know that.
T: And I’ve gone into mourning. While also puking my guts out. Ick. Sick. Gross. May these ratings freefall next week when the curiosity wears off. What a dick.
M: You’ll be happy to know I didn’t watch it last night. And I overheard some of it when I was in between DVRd shows. It sounded terrible. I thought it was 2.5 Men.
Dumb, but god help me — really funny! Yes, the trailer and clips show a lot of the funniest stuff, but Seth MacFarlane still held a little back for the theater. Crudely hilarious. I love when humor is just wrong - and this is. And don’t worry — you’ll get your out-of-left-field pop culture references that define MacFarlane projects. The movie really handles the absurd concept of a teddy bear that talks appropriately - initial reactions from everyone involved are “wow” and “WTF?!”
The actors do well for working opposite a mechanical teddy bear. Mark Wahlberg does a fine job - he’s a good straight man. Mila Kunis is gorgeous and more than adequate. Giovanni Ribisi has a small role, but is fantastic, as always. Look out for Joel McHale as Mila’s smarmy boss - he’s perfection.
(T: God, if only the God-awful asshole Mark Wahlberg wasn’t in this! I’ll still see it, begrudgingly.)
(M: I actually like Mark Wahlberg; but if you’re not a fan, you shouldn’t see this. He’s less sexy, but similar to his Date Night role.)
Pivotal moment: I can’t reveal too much, but I laughed the hardest when John and Ted meet their childhood hero and party with him.
You’ll have a lot of fun if Ted is your choice this weekend. Do it.
T: You’ve got nothing. With the minor exception of Seth MacFarlane on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. 12:35a. He’s our Just Because today, so no pics here.
Sunday is going to be our next good day!
M: Big night on FX tonight, a network that has been the home for some of my absolute favorite comedy originals (Always Sunny, The League, Louie). Love him or hate him (and reviews I’ve read aren’t glowing), Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management premieres tonight at 9PM. Don’t put the channel on by accident today — they are marathoning 2 1/2 Men - bleh. I’m embarrassed to say, I will check it out. An hour seems like overkill, though.
(T: You no longer have the right to ever criticize my taste again. I cannot believe you would waste your time on this. You bought into the controversy. This show is completely not on brand for FX and I hope America has the brains (which have temporarily left you, to not watch this.)
(M: There is nothing wrong with sampling. I’m sure you’ll prove to be right. I’m also sure that I WILL criticize your taste again ;o)
Even if that disappoints, T already mentioned Wilfred at 10, and…
After that, the dark, bitter comedy in which Louis CK says what we all think inside, Louie, returns at 10:30PM. He is truly one of the greatest comedians of our time. Previous seasons are available on Netflix if you’re not caught up.
(T: Couldn’t reco because I haven’t seen—even though I love the dude! I have no doubt it’s awesome!!!)
(M: Thanks for the tip on spelling - text & tags corrected.)
Finally, FX tries a new format with Brand X with Russell Brand. This will be an interesting experiment. I’ll check it out - it won’t kill me, right?
(T: I think I’m done with Russell. His shtick just gets old.)
And T’s favorite (to deride), Aaron Sorkin, will be on The Colbert Report tonight.
(T: Living up to my rep: he’s such a fucking asshole.)
Happy Viewing! M
M: International reggae legend Jimmy Cliff - wow! Tune in or catch it online afterwards.
T: I will say I don’t agree with your music tastes mostly. And you with mine. But I fully appreciate the broad spectrum of your musical tastes. You have the most eclectic tastes of just about anyone I know. And that’s an awesome thing.