Thursday, July 25, 2013

Emmy Nominations: What Shows are Worth Watching

Television is currently split between absolutely outstanding or incredibly awful (reality television). The Emmy nominations have done a fantastic job of showing what shows are worth watching. The show I'm most excited for is American Horror Story: Asylum, which is nominated in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category. The show is so well done, perfect casting choices, interesting stories, sick twists and turns, and marvelously entertaining. The actors who were nominated from the show, Jessica Lange, James Cromwell, Zachary Quinto and Sarah Paulson, were brilliant. It would have been nice if Lily Rabe was nominated, I think she deserved it for her role as Sister Mary Eunice, the nun who was possessed by a demon. Evan Peters is amazing as well, but I think his character wasn't as interesting this season compared to the previous season. I hope American Horror Story: Coven lives up to my very high expectations, given the old and new cast additions and fantastic first and second seasons.

I really hope that Jon Hamm finally wins an Emmy for his role as Don Draper. Mad Men really stepped up its game again with this past season. I couldn't get enough of it. I am going to be sad when the final season starts.

I hope that Claire Danes wins the Emmy as Carrie Mathison in Homeland. That cry face deserves to win every award out there. I love Damian Lewis, but it's time for Jon Hamm! Wouldn't mind having Mandy Patinkin win the Emmy, but I'm torn because I love both Peter Dinklage and Aaron Paul, as well. Maybe there will be a tie? Is that allowed?

The shows that I think are the best are: Mad Men, Homeland, American Horror Story: Asylum, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. I haven't watched a lot of House of Cards, but from what I have watched so far, it's really well done. When isn't Kevin Spacey incredible? The comedy shows are good, but I'm not that into any of them right now. I enjoy Modern Family, but it seems to be running out of good material compared to other seasons. I have not watched Louie or Veep, but I would like to check them out. Girls is funny, but I haven't finished season 2. I am sick of the Big Bang Theory. I loved 30 Rock for a few seasons, but stopped watching it regularly due to my accounting class schedule. Drama and Miniseries have stolen my affection when it comes to being entertained.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Filming in the Chi

I love the city that I live in! It has given me the opportunity to see different films and television shows filming almost every single summer that I've lived downtown. I just finished watching Channing Tatum film a small stunt for his upcoming film Jupiter Ascending, directed by the Wachowski siblings. It was super exciting! I watched his stunt double do some very impressive stunts this past weekend and I also saw Mila Kunis. Sean Bean is also in this film and I would love to see him! Ned Stark is one of my favorite characters from Game of Thrones and he played him perfectly! Wouldn't mind seeing Eddie Redmayne either.

Past movies that I've seen being filmed here include The Dark Knight (2008) and Public Enemies (2009). During the Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan was so cool, he allowed a bunch of fans to watch scenes and take pictures, as long as they didn't use flash. I met Gary Oldman that day, which was so fun! He was so nice and I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and he gave me an autograph. He signed it Gary Oldman and Sirius with a little paw print. I wish that I could have met or at least seen Heath Ledger.

I didn't get to see Christian Bale until he was filming Public Enemies, which was surreal. He was standing there before they shot the Dillinger death scene. The whole street had been transformed to look like old Chicago, so cool. He is so handsome! I also saw Johnny Depp and I about died because he was riding in the back of one of those Suburban's with the tinted windows, rolled the window down, stuck his head out, and waved to all of us with a huge smile on his face. Oh, Johnny, I will never forget that!

I've seen some other films and television shows filming, but the above have been my favorites so far!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

RIP Cory Monteith

My heart sunk around 1:20 AM last night when I was checking my Twitter. At first, I thought some immature, sick person started it as a rumor. I think I was just hoping it was, but went over to IMDB to confirm. I felt terrible when I read it and I am still having a hard time with it now. Not because he was an actor, I honestly only watched the first season and the half of the second season of Glee, but I did follow him on Twitter. What upset me is how young he was, how he had been struggling with drugs and had tried to get clean, and that he genuinely seemed like a nice, loving guy. My heart and prayers go out to Cory's family, friends, and everyone whose life he touched. Rest in Peace, Cory.