Category Archives: Television

Best Actor in a Cable Drama Series goes to…

I don’t know who covers cable series when it comes to award season, but I have found the winner already. If you don’t want Starz American Gods every week you are missing out on the best show bar none on television right now.

Now that’s out of the way, this monologue from Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones) opening the “Secret of the Spoons” episode (102) is stunning on every level. Not only does Mr. Jones have the swagger, the on-screen persona, the sheer mass to carry the scene and the weight of the monologue, he does it with panache and charm and intensity of a televangelist literally sucking out the last $2 from Social Security retirees bank account.

 

I can’t imagine any other scene this year will be both as poignant, elegant and intense hitting so many of the modern issues and yet restating the sad, sad adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

All the Marvin Martian I want!?!??!

Your favorite Saturday morning cartoons are going digital. Turner and Warner Bros. are teaming up for a new standalone video subscription service called Boomerang. It’ll offer over 5,000 titles from the Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation libraries when it launches this spring.

Boomerang launched in 2000 as a digital TV channel, but this is the first time it’s offering classic franchises like Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, The Jetsons and The Flintstones on a streaming platform. It will also stream exclusive new episodes of Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry, along with brand-new original series like a Wizard of Oz spinoff and a remake of the 1968 show Wacky Races.

full aritcle:
https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/07/boomerang-cartoon-streaming-service/

 

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