Monday: The O.C.
With the decade drawing to a close this week, isn’t it about time we give the proper respect to Josh Schwartz and The O.C.? The best teen series of the aughts lasted only four seasons (and one of those seasons was unwatchable), but it made a huge mark on popular culture. Read More
To say that this year’s batch of season finales was disappointing would be an understatement. To wit: the not-really-a-comeback “comeback” season of 24 actually ended with (SPOILER ALERT!) Jack Bauer getting put into a medically induced coma… and that was it! Yet despite being completely horrendous, 24 ranked squarely in the middle on the season Read More
If Hollywood’s own Gossip Girl is to be believed, Josh Schwartz’s planned Gossip Girl spinoff won’t be coming to televisions this fall. As Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke “reported” last week, the potential series, which is built around show matriarch Lily van der Woodsen (née Rhodes) and her early years as a Read More
Millenials, those coveted 14-to-24-year-olds consumers of culture, don’t like losers. But they don’t like winners, either. They like heroes—perhaps an underdog—who might “win” a small battle … and when he or she does, it’s for the benefit of society. In the Millenials’ ideal world, there are no “losers” unless they’re explicitly evil. That’s probably why Read More
When we first heard about Josh Schwartz’s decision to write and direct a new adaptation of Bright Lights, Big City, our hearts sank just a little bit. Not because the idea of another film adaptation of Jay McInerney’s novel so rankles our ire—let’s just say the Michael J. Fox version doesn’t have a home Read More
Last week was another good one for the cast and crew of Gossip Girl. The series returned from a six-week hiatus with a brand-new episode that maintained the level of cheese, sleaze and hilarity we’ve come to expect; Leighton Meester and Blake Lively (Blair and Serena) found themselves on the cover of Read More
And you thought Lost was going to be the only show to delve into time travel this year! The CW announced last night that the long rumored Gossip Girl spin-off would officially be a prequel, centering on a teenage Lily Van Der Woodsen (né Lily Rhodes) and her exploits with her black sheep sister Read More
Everyone’s favorite Upper East Side teenagers return from their holiday break tonight, as Gossip Girl gears up for the second half of its sophomore season. For those keeping score at home, our cable guide says the episode is titled "In the Realm of the Basses", a probable play on the controversial 1976 Franco-Japanese film Read More
For this bit of exciting and awesome news, let us dust off our best Gossip Girl impression: Spotted: Uber-producer Josh Schwartz raiding Seth Cohen’s old comic book collection as he gets ready to play ball with the big boys of summer blockbusters. Hope you bring your "X" game, Josh.
Ahem. For the non-cognoscente who Read More
Can’t wait until Monday night to watch Chuck? Well you don’t have to! For the next three days, Hulu will have the second season premiere of Josh Schwartz’s spy-comedy available to watch online with only limited commercial interruptions (though you mind find yourself buying Olay products by the time you’re through.)
Chuck grew on us Read More