OK then. We begin with the old black and white MGM logo. Cut to a black and white film of the bodies of Confederate soldiers and Native Americans strewn across a field as an overwrought film score version of the Fargo series theme plays over the soundtrack. A “Massacre at Sioux Falls” title appears on the screen, followed by “Starring Ronald Reagan”.
Author Luke Annand
When I started writing for Next Projection, it wasn’t my intention to cover TV shows that were based off of successful movies. It’s not like they’ve had a high success rate to begin with and in both cases, they weren’t even the first attempts at going from one medium to the next.
After last week’s foot on the gas approach to the series so far, “The Needs of the Many” slows things down a bit to give the character’s we’ve seen some breathing room as well as a chance to get some perspective on what’s going on and their motivations.
After last week’s 2 hour premiere that established the new characters, the status quo of the Heroes universe and the stakes involved, “Under the Mask” keeps the show’s foot slammed down on the gas pedal while introducing us to new antagonists as well as make startling reveals about our new characters.
In Times Square, a cop notices an unattended bag with a tag attached to it that says “Call the FBI”. After the space has been cleared, a member of the NYPD Bomb Squad approaches it. Not detecting any radiation from it, he goes to inspect the bag.
Since Parenthood wrapped up 7 months ago, I’ve been looking for the next family ensemble show to fill the void left behind by the Braverman’s. So when I started seeing commercials for CBS’ latest sitcom Life in Pieces, I was certainly intrigued.
Every TV fan has that one show in their collection and in their hearts. The show that everyone lines up to take a dump on that despite whatever faults it may have, you still love enough to defend to everyone who looks at it with disdain and contempt.
The music biopic sub-genre is one that has become incredibly hard to do in the last decade. Between general audiences becoming aware of standard biopic conventions and clichés to Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story systematically deconstructing the entire sub-genre and specifically the heavy handedness that comes with trying to convey how important their subject matters were within the zeitgeist, filmmakers need to go the extra mile in making their films in ….
Luke Annand: So here we are at the end of SNL’s landmark 40th season. An honor that only a handful of shows in the history of the medium have been able to accomplish. And given the history of the show, the fact that SNL has a 40th season is nothing short of unbelievable.
Luke Annand: Well, here we are. It’s the morning after the huge, giant 3 1/2 (4 1/2 if you count the red carpet arrival special) hour SNL 40th Anniversary special. At the beginning of the season, I was wondering if they were going to be paying tribute to the history of SNL throughout the season or if they were going to save it all for a special.