Hell week is OVER! Thank goodness. Now I just have one more week of school. There was just too much work to do this past week, I'm so glad it's finally over. Earlier this week I wanted to write a blog about the new HBO show Girls, but I just didn't have time. So, I sat here and was like, what should I write today? I could write about my favorite HBO shows, but it doesn't really tie in with Girls too much, and I think I wanna save that for another time. Cause I'd have a LOT to say. Anywhos, Judd Apatow is one of the producers of Girls, and well he's pretty fabulous. So why not my favorite work that came from this brilliant man? I mean, he constantly puts more James Franco in my life, common now.
Well, obviously I want to talk about this show. The pilot aired last Sunday on HBO. It has gotten so many mixed feedback, I'm so confused. Now, I watched it and thought it was good. People need to realize, pilots are very difficult, they have to establish a lot and grab your attention. The show is only a half an hour and there is a decent sized cast, so everyone had to have their time to shine. I thought they did a great time establishing all the different characters, none of the storylines were drug out and we got a good feel of everyone's personality. Plus, creator/writer/actress Lena Dunham is hilarious! She's awkward, just like me, and just as clueless. Considering I am counting the days to when I can move out to New York, I have a feeling I will be a lot like her character. I'm excited to see the next episode. If you haven't seen the pilot yet, watch it right now!
Jonah Hill. Michael Cera. Emma Stone. And a cameo from my lover Dave Franco. What isn't to love about this movie? Seriously, Judd Apatow puts together the best casts on the face of the planet. This movie was all of their big breaks and I mean, they were pretty freaking aweome! Who doesn't love some McLovin?
Great show, short-lived. Brought me my first dose of Jay Baruchel. It further shows the genius of Judd Apatow's casting. I really can't believe this show didn't last long, I mean there is and never really was a great show about college, this basically was all we ever got. And it was amazing, all 17 episodes of it!
One of my favorite bromances of all-time. You know, this movie was the start of my love comedies. Before this one, they all went right over my head, or it was too raunchy for me. But weird enough, it was a stoner movie that set things right. Seth and James have worked together plenty of times, but I think they need to just do at least every other movie or even go back to TV together. Also, loved Gary Cole in this movie, he's pretty amazing. And it's 4/20, so enjoy:
Freaks and Geeks
Judd Apatow, can you make another high school/college show? If this ever happens, can I work on it? People did not realize how aweome you or your shows were back then. It's so annoying when years later people talk about how awesome a show was and how it was short-lived, when none of them watched it when it was actually on. How was there only one season of this? It was amazing! And the fact that he brought this cast together, and legit everyone in the show has gone on to be super successful, he deserves some kind of a medal. Anyways, this show was flipping amazing. I shall leave you with my favorite scene, well, dance.
At the peak of Blink-182’s fame, Tom DeLonge had a lot of ideas kicking through his head. At a tour stop in Paris, sitting his hotel room, the singer came up with the concept of a character named Poet Anderson. Now, nearly 15 years later, he’s ready to incorporate that idea into a much larger and ambitious project with Angels & Airwaves than he’s ever attempted before.