Thursday, August 06, 2009

Emmy outrage

The Emmy time-shifting controversy grew after I posted my initial rant. Over 150 showrunners/executive producers signed a petition, the Writers and Directors Guilds are accusing the Academy of breaking their agreement, and an Emmy producer was obnoxious at the TCA press tour. This post has reactions from Hart Hanson (Bones), Lawrence Kaplow (House), and Anonymous Writer, as well as the previous ones from Jeff Greenstein (Parenthood) and Adam Barken (Flashpoint):
  • TV Writers Protest Emmy Changes
    "I've always dreamed of winning an Emmy," the anonymous writer commented. "And now I'm on a show that could actually win, and the trophy looks golden, but I know deep down she's a ****." Read more.
Yeah, I hated censoring but a) Blogcritics wouldn't have printed it and b) it's my least favourite word ever. But a great quote.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Interview: Andrew Airlie of Defying Gravity

I write nothing for Blogcritics for 3 months, then 4 in a week. My latest is an interview with Canadian actor Andrew Airlie (Intelligence, Reaper):
  • Interview: Andrew Airlie of Defying Gravity
    "I don't think they went into it with the idea, 'OK, let's find something that will satisfy the sci-fi and the Grey's crowd,'" Airlie explained, pointing out the inspiration for the show was the BBC pseudo-documentary Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets. "They found the source material interesting on its own, and they dramatized it and boosted the production value." Read more.