A one and only return of my once ignored series of posts, The TV Report. I donâ€™t even remember if thatâ€™s the correct name!!
AMCTV is rocking The Verdict tonight, the first and only powerhouse pairing of Lumet and Mamet. â€œThere are no other cases, this is the case.â€ HBO+ has made the wise choice of Brick, one of last yearâ€™s pleasant surprises (as long as you got the joke). Somebody at one of the Maxâ€™s is laughing their arses off as they subject four people to Freejack. Sample dialogueâ€¦Jagger: â€œHeâ€™s a Freejack!!!â€ And I must admit, Will Ferrell and Sasha Baron Cohenâ€™s exchange on the MTV movie awards was pretty damned funny (aside from the actual kissing part, which was stupid). â€œYouâ€™ve been busy with Napoleon Dynamiteâ€™s crotch in your face?â€ (whatever that means)Â Oh, and good to see Aziz getting some in-between work there. Actually, no, itâ€™s not. Another meaningless Max side channel made up for the Freejack mistake with a showing of Dog Day Afternoon. If youâ€™re ever in the mood for a pathetic ya-ha, check out theÂ 4+ year-old moviesÂ available on Max On-Demand. Enact Action was worth someoneâ€™s time for the excellent Stander; hope you saw it, and Marked for Death seems to come on Encore every four hours.
My conclusion re: The Sopranos finale: David Chase simply had no idea how to end things.