I am SO pissed off about this. You have no idea.
I don’t think Leno is funny at all. I also don’t think that Conan is everyone’s cup of tea- but to move the Tonight Show to 12:05am? To follow Leno again? I mean why hire Conan as the host of the Tonight Show in the first place if you’re just going to want him to stay in the same time slot and follow Leno?
The press release that Conan sent out yesterday was truly a class act.
I had the privilege of seeing his show live many times when he was in New York. All I remember is Conan coming out into the audience prior to the start of the show and dancing with the one audience member who looked the most uncomfortable to be there. He was and is so genuine.
I truly believe Leno should just retire. He has been around for a long time, and he could go back to stand up- his original roots. He would sell out. He could also, you know – go out and buy more cars. He should have fallen on the sword, not Conan. Just give Conan a chance. Jay would look classier if he decided to leave. He would have much respect.
Plus, I owe him a debt of gratitude, you know for helping me name my daughter-( I first heard the name Neve from him when he announced that he named his daughter Neve O’Brien)
So after I finished watching 3 seasons of Mad Men a few weeks ago, I decided to find another show to watch. I got some great suggestions from all of you- but the one who influenced me was Chastity and her facebook updates.
Dexter was going to be the new show.
Now, I have known that Dexter is always nominated for something or other, but the whole morbid thing turned me off. Dexter is a show about a murdered (Michael C. Hall who is AMAZING)- but a murdered who only kills really bad people, so you kind of have sympathy for him.
After one episode, I was hooked. The writing and acting are SUPERB (yes I used the word Superb).
I have a Netflix account, and they had a watch instantly option for the first 2 seasons… and watch I did. I was even watching it as the ball dropped. I didn’t know it was 2010 until I heard firecrackers going off outside. I was in a Dexter zombie-like trance.
Of course, now that I am on the 3rd season- they have cut me off. I need to WAIT for the DVD’s to arrive in my house. It was like a drug dealer who gives you a taste of crack for free, but if you want more you have to pay.
DAMN YOU NETFLIX and your ways!
I have a bone to pick with Johnny Depp.
Yes, we get that you are a good actor who wants to be taken seriously for your acting chops and not your looks.
That is all.