Remember a couple of weeks ago when the iconic childhood home of Marcia Brady was on the market for nearly $1.9 million for the first time in 45 years? The same house where Sam the Butcher passed Alice the meat through the side door, while up in the attic Mrs. Brady was trying to keep her hands off her eldest step-son Greg? A lot of crazy shit went down in The Brady House, and Lance Bass for one wanted to soak up the flavor of the Brady Bunch by putting in a bid well over the asking price.
Imagine Lance’s squeals of delight at finding out that he was the winning bidder and would soon get to move into Marcia’s bedroom and brush his hair 100 times a night in her vanity, only to have that hairbrush yanked out of his hands before he could even call the moving vans. According to Lance’s Instagram page, today he is currently drowning his tears in buckets of whole milk and calling “Shady Brady” after finding out that he was the proud owner of the Brady Bunch house, then had the keys taken away mere moments later. Continue reading
It may have been decades since Florence Henderson’s shag hairdo was waltzing around the living room and Jan was being a general downer, but thanks to TV Land, everybody is still gung-ho about The Brady Bunch. It may have been the story of a lovely lady and a man named Brady, but these days it would be about the savants who bought early and pocketed close to $2 million smackeroos. The house from the show is on the market, and living like a 60s sitcom is going to set you back several pennies. No, Alice is not included. Continue reading
Your aunt Patty’s favorite show, Modern Family, is celebrating its 200th episode and contemplating the end of the road as it limps its way through its 9th season. And The Hollywood Reporter says that season 10 will probably be the last. That’s sad news for the ridiculously well paid cast. How will Ariel Winter afford the modesty pixels she has to carry with her at all times?
The trailer for season two of The Handmaid’s Tale is here and it looks like a real no fun bummer; but fashion. It’s a decent trailer but I kinda feel like I’ve seen it all before. For starters, they lost major points for originality by doing that thing they all do these days where instead of dialog there’s a slowed down, minor key version of an uptempo song and it makes me stabby. I want to snap the index finger off of whoever keeps plucking the same key on the piano over and over and over again. Your movie or television program is dark and twisty, WE GET it!
Here’s the trailer.
Like I said, it all seems very familiar. There are only so many times you can stick a camera on a drone to show ladies in red arranging themselves into the form of a pentagram, or whatever. Besides, Busby Berkeley already did it better. Also, there is something Elisabeth Moss does with her face and neck in the scene where she’s with her husband and daughter that I hate. She looks like she’s trying to swallow a frog. Here’s what I saw watching this:
The Martian, Planet of the Apes, that Mean Joe Green coke commercial, Pulp Fiction, The Remains of The Day, Citizen Caine, Cool Hand Luke, The Crucible, a Canadian remake of Born of the Fourth of July, Signs, Miller’s Crossing, that weird 1984 Mac commercial, The Girl on The Train, The Hunger Games.
That said, I enjoy most of those points of reference so I’m on board. I hope Elisabeth manages to hork up whatever it is that’s choking her.
Pic: Hulu via YouTube
In news that is not shocking to anyone who has watched this show since the beginning, Revenge has been sent to the TV graveyard after 4 seasons. There were rumors that ABC may pick Revenge up for a shortened final season, but Entertainment Weekly says that’s not happening. The finale will air on May 10th. Revenge’s executive producer released this statement:
“We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story. We’ve been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident. Now that everybody has seen the finale—which is fabulous—everybody understands that as much as we all adore the show, it has hit exactly the mark it needed to to end. This is the series finale of Revenge that will be airing in a couple weeks.”
There’s another rumor that the ABC pilot The Kingmakers is a Revenge spin-off. Revenge’s writer/producer Sallie Patrick is the creator of The Kingmakers. Apparently, Revenge ends with a little cliffhanger, so some think that cliffhanger will pick up in The Kingmakers’ pilot episode.
This makes me a little sad, because I’ll miss screaming “When is this trick going to get revenge already?!” at the screen. I swear, that Amanda Clarke was trained in the ancient art of revenge or whatever and it still took her a million years to get revenge.
This season, they’ve been killing characters off and wrapping up storylines, so its death notice was practically on the wall. I figured it was over when (SPOILER ALERT) Victoria Grayson’s flesh and bones were scattered all over the Hamptons after she blew up in Grayson Manor. How can Revenge go on without Victoria Grayson judging everyone while wearing yet another tight, sleeveless cocktail dress?
While I patiently waiting for an all-lemur production of The Munsters starring Mary-Kate Olsen as Lily, Bryan Fuller (the creator of Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls) and Bryan Singer (the director of The Usual Suspects and the first X-Men movies) are working on a complete reboot of The Munsters for NBC called Mockingbird Lane. They have already cast Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster, Mason Cook as Eddie, Charity Wakefield as Marilyn and now they’ve found their Herman Munster in Jerry O’Connell. This is where you put your obligatory “Khloe Kardashian was ROBBED” jokes.
Vulture read the pilot script and they say it’s really nothing like the original. The Double Bryans have taken The Munsters, removed its laugh track, lengthened it to an hour and injected it with a whole lot of silicone-infused drama. Bryan Fuller described their version as The Real Housewives of Transylvania and an American Horror Story for the entire family. NBC is calling it a “visually spectacular one hour drama.” So I guess that means we’ll see Eddie Izzard in a rubber suit and Lily Munster performing her single Tardy for the Funeral at Transylvania Gay Pride.
I will never forgive Bryan Singer for butchering the greatest show in the history of shows, Footballers Wives, by trying to do an American version of it. Bryan can right this wrong by casting Footballers Wives’ Tanya Turner as Lily Munster. Yeah, Tanya Turner as Lily Munster is bizarre, but so far everything about Mockingbird Lane sounds bizarre, so they might as well take the bizarreness all the way. I mean, don’t you want to see Lily and Marilyn get into it like this:
UPDATE: Deadline says Lorena from True Blood might play Lily.