‘Walking Dead’ Is Top-Rated Scripted Show of Season

‘Walking Dead’ Is Top-Rated Scripted Show of Season, in a First for Cable | TheWrap TV.

We’re getting close to the Emmy Award announcement, July 18 to be precise, with the ceremony to be held on Sept. 22. That’s probably why you’re be seeing lots of articles talking about this show reaching this pinnacle and that show doing this and so on and so forth.

Walking Dead and the “staff” is certainly getting tons of nods. On Monday, Advertising Age recognized Greg Nicotero as one of their Creativity 50. He was #1 on the list.

As far as I’m concerned … it’s about time!!! Us “Dead” fans are only on pins and needles, anxiously awaiting Season 4.

The Walker Horde coming soon from Gentle Giant.

The Walker Horde from Gentle Giant.

My GentleGiant Walker Horde arrived the other day and I felt like I was 8 years old  again getting a new outfit for my Barbie doll. I must admit, having two teams made up of 7 zombie walkers is pretty darn cool. This will probably be a really hot item at ComicCon this year.

A friend of mine at work forwarded this to me from The Hollywood Reporter:

Finally realizing that nothing spurs consumer spending like a sense of apocalyptic dread, VISA has partnered with Robert Kirkman to create a series of prepaid debit cards emblazoned with images from The Walking Dead. Now you can give the gift that says, “I know you like one thing, so go buy that thing—or some other thing!—with this thing imprinted with that first thing,” while also saying, “Civilization is fragile and humanity is a tenuous illusion, so let’s go shopping.”  Each card comes with your choice of comic artist Charlie Adlard’s drawings (Rick on horseback, Michonne brandishing her katana, zombies lurching toward you in what is by no means meant to be an ironic visual metaphor for mindless consumption) and promise to deliver what Kirkman calls “an exciting way for fans to incorporate the series’ art into their daily lives.” Specifically, the part of your life where you decide to buy something with your VISA card, and—just like on the TV show—the excitement of considering whether to do something, having a conversation about it, and then standing around waiting. [via The Hollywood Reporter].

Dalton Ross and Jenna Morasca from Inside TV recently interviewed Norman Reedus (June 6) while on set from Senoia, Georgia. Reedus said that the scripts are just amazing this season and that the zombies this season are becoming more of a threat.

His actual quote … “They’ve introduced a way to make the zombies scary again.” Gee, I’ve always thought they were scary. But apparently … “they’re terrifying. The new threat is just unreal.” Wow!

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“Unlikely” Support for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Leon Panetta, 9/11 Families Join Chorus of Support for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ | The Wrap Awards.

The link above is an article written by Steve Pond, one of the best columnists at The Wrap (in my eyes). He’s an insightful, accurate, writer who gets his facts (and his spelling) correct 100% of the time.

Kathryn Bigelow is on the cover of Time Magazine, February, 2013.

Kathryn Bigelow is on the cover of Time Magazine, February, 2013.

On Wednesday I came home to find Netflix had delivered Act of Valor to my mailbox. This film came out in 2012 and used actual Navy SEALs in the cast. I really enjoyed this film and when I went to “grade” it at Netflix, I noticed it received a lot of good reviews from people (many from active military) who said it was one of the most accurate and realistic depictions of what faces today’s military.

Zero Dark Thirty is on that same level. Unless you’re prepared to walk in the shoes of the men who face the kind of danger the SEALs face, you shouldn’t be opening your mouth condemning anything they do … repeat … anything they do. Perhaps that’s why you don’t have one, not one single retired military person coming forward to condemn Zero Dark Thirty.

That could be why Martin Sheen spoke up and told the New York Times that he was incorrectly listed alongside David Clennon and Ed Asner has a critic of the film.

I published a post on Jan. 16 about David Clennon using his AMPAS power and his mouth to boycott Zero Dark Thirty. I’m asking you, now, the reader, to judge for yourself. Go see the film. Not that you can vote, but at least you’ll have all the facts. Perhaps you have a son or daughter, brother or sister, friend or neighbor, or husband or wife serving in the military.

I bet you remember where you were on 9/11. I sure do. I remember feeling helpless afterward. I also remember where I was when President Barack Obama stood at the podium and said that OBL had been killed. I no longer felt so helpless. I felt proud.

Violence Against Women – When Will It End?

Violence Against Women in 2012 – When Will It End? | The Wrap Media.

Jennifer Sebena was betrayed by the person she should have been able to trust. Her husband.

Jennifer Sebena was betrayed by the person she should have been able to trust. Her husband.

This Blog is about Quality Cable TV for Baby Boomers. I’ve tried really hard to keep it on course and I think I’ve done a good job. Today when I signed into my email at my day job, WordPress had a bells and whistles email for me which was my “annual report” and I have to say for only being active since September, I was pretty impressed to have 319 hits on one particular day.

That particular day/topic was the piece I wrote about Nancy Lanza being the Key to the violence at Newtown, CT – not a piece I wrote about Quality TV for Baby Boomers.

However, I am glad how things are progressing so I hope you bear with me when I find myself interjecting things into my blog which I Feel Are Really Important in My Little Corner of the World.

I became more than vocal about the violence against women this year because Milwaukee and the surrounding communities really had more than their share of it. The Avana Day Spa mass shooting, a savage stabbing at MATC and the Jennifer Sebena shooting over Christmas.

So I invite you to hit the link and read the short but very informative article from Sharon Waxman. Ladies, you’ll be horrified and informed in one fell swoop.

A “Second Revolution” In Television

Will Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Content Create a ‘Second Revolution’ in Television? | The Wrap Media.

This is an extremely interesting and important article you should take the time to read. It explains the importance Hulu, Netflix and other up and coming streaming services will play in your television watching future.

I personally still use Hulu to get caught up on some television shows but I never could see the advantages of Hulu Plus. Then I discovered Roku. I personally don’t use a Roku, but people who do say it’s the only way to stream and watch television (see the screen capture at the end of the page).

I use to have both streaming and mail delivery Netflix but that was because I would “listen” to Netflix at work. Now I just have mail delivery Netflix. The nice thing about Netflix, even now, as mentioned in the article above … “At the start of every season, Netflix releases all of a show’s episodes simultaneously. The move is a nod to the binge habits of its members, Netflix says, who prefer to see an entire season in a few sittings as opposed to tuning in for the latest episode at a particular time every week …” which was me and in some cases, still is me in a nutshell.

At this very moment I’m banking my A&E Hoarders episodes on my bedroom DVR because I HAVE TO WATCH them during my Thanksgiving vacation from work. I’m also saving up my FX’s AHS: Asylum episodes on my HD DVR for my vacation Christmas/New Year’s and I banked a bunch of shows during August, September and October so I could zap through the … yep, you guessed it … the constant political commercials (I am so glad that’s over).

Now scroll to the top of the page and hit the link and read the article. It’s a little long, but it will get you so educated on what’s coming down the road and will give you talking points at your next dinner party.

For just $49.99 it will deliver streaming TV.