OMFG!

Confession: I love Gossip Girl.

For months, I tried to not get sucked into the crazy and often ridiculous lives of the Upper East Siders but I only managed to hold out until January. I blame the writer’s strike. There were no new episodes of the other shows I watch so I decided to give GG a chance. It was a good life choice and now Chuck Bass has completely won me over.

Gossip Girl is known for its clever marketing. I love how edgy the promos are, mostly because I love seeing people get worked up about this stuff. The more the media and other groups declare the ads too racy, just further proves that all press is good press.

Here are five recently released promo videos so you can see exactly what I’m talking about.

Mother Chucker:

Girl Talk:

Boy Talk:

55 MPH Club:

Honking:

I love this show! In case you didn’t catch it, the second season of Gossip Girl premieres September 1.

Crash: The Television Series?

Dennis Hopper has been announced as the star of the new Starz television drama, Crash. Based on the Oscar winning film, Hopper will portray Ben, a veteran maverick music producer looking for his last big score, in the 13-episode multi character drama. Hopper joins the previously cast Clare Carey, Luis Chavez, Ross McCall, Jocko Sims, Brian Tee and Arlene Tur.

The creative team of this series is headed by Glen Mazzara (“Life,” “The Shield”) and it includes writers from The Sopranos, NYPD Blue, Deadwood, Without A Trace, and The Wire

Crash as a television series can go two ways. It can be better than the movie by having actual character development and more meaningful story lines that don’t seem overtly forced. Or it can be exactly like the movie and ensure that the audience suffers through contrived plot lines that are intended to make us think but only make us angry.
But with the creative team in charge of this series, I think it will be good and much better than the movie.

"The Devil Wears Prada" Comes to TV

The Devil Wears Prada, is being made into a half-hour comedy series for FOX. [SOURCE]

In case you’re wondering, Fox TV president Angela Shapiro-Mathes says, “The TV series will not be exactly like (the movie or the book). The reason you loved the book and the reason you loved the movie was these were characters you really cared about in a world you wanted to learn more about.”
Here’s what I think:
1) This is funny because I don’t remember liking much about the movie other than Meryl Streep, but apparently someone out there did. And now there’s a new television show I probably won’t be watching.
2) I think this TV show already exists. It’s called Ugly Betty.

3) It’ll be interesting see if the TV adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada makes an impact. Anyone remember My Big Fat Greek Life?

I didn’t think so.