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Why you should watch Trial & Error

-it’s Parks & Rec meets courtroom drama
-it’s basically a giant parody of crime docs a la The Staircase
-fairly diverse cast considering it takes place in small town South Carolina
-LGBT representation-especially bisexual
-its funny as hell
-you like the trope of group of co-workers become a family? this is the show for you
-even though it’s sitcom you can treat it how y'all treat dramas and analyze the shit out of it for theories
-josh/carol anne is the love-hate on opposite sides otp I’ve seen in a million fanfics actually on screen
-dwayne/summer is kinda weird and won’t happen but it’s still hilarious to watch and it’s made clear when dwayne is being weird about it too instead of the show treating it as romantic
-the cast is fairly attractive if you’re into that
- not only is the main cast funny as hell-but every supporting and side character is equally hilarious and adds so much to the show
-it’s made clear that the Rich White Man is being offensive when he is
-like father/son dynamics like jake/holt? Oh boy this is your show
-Josh, dwayne, and anne is the golden trio if the golden trio had no idea what they were doing-so it’s just like Harry Potter i guess
-John lithgow is a national treasure

The entire thing is on nbc.com for free and it has great reviews, why aren’t you watching it???

2018 should be the year NBC starts respecting and promoting Great News. Entertainment Weekly rated it the 17th best TV show of the year which is incredibly high praise considering that the list is mainly comprised of dramas that have received both critical acclaim and coveted industry awards and nominations. If numerous news outlets and publications repeatedly vouch for its hilarity and heart, why is it that in this same magazine there’s an NBC ad for its Thursday comedy lineup that excludes Great News? I saw similar ads on television during the holidays urging viewers to stream their comedies and yet Great News was nowhere to be found. I see commercials for Will and Grace all the time (a show I adore by the way), which are a waste of money and air time since the show has a MASSIVE following they’ve cultivated for almost 20 years. There’s no question of how the W&G weekly ratings will fare but it seems the network is primarily channeling their marketing energy into that show as opposed to GN that seems to decline in viewership each week despite its incredible writing and acting. As someone who liveblogs SNL consistently, I can recall seeing a GN promo once this season. With Tina Fey as the showrunner, someone who has made the network a metric shit-ton of money since the 90’s, you’d think NBC would be kinder to her project.

In conclusion, if you have free time on your hands please watch Great News (Thursdays at 9:30!) on the NBC app, nbc.com, Hulu or even clips on their YouTube page. While you’re at it, pray to the comedy gods that the ailing peacock will get some sense knocked into them and will choose to renew Great News for a third season when the time comes.

Deleted Continuity in S18

Just from these last 2 episodes, we know 3 scenes were either completely deleted or otherwise chopped up.

From Genes (18x13), which was meant to air directly after Barba’s secret was almost? revealed), we lost 2 Barba scenes:

(i.e. a scene in Barba’s office, in which he is seen accepting chocolate as a present, from an unknown sender, possibly after the events of Know It All, since that episode was supposed to air first. There’s a chance someone from the squad gave him the gift, or someone new, but mentioned in Know It All. The scene was shown, but only after it was edited to remove the chocolates. We’ll never know who sent them, or why.)

and

(i.e. a scene between Barba and former ADA Strauss, who is now a defense attorney. There’s a chance they talked about Strauss and his change of careers, which was never mentioned in the actual episode, with Barba sassing Strauss like he used to, in previous seasons. Or, they may have even mentioned the events of Know It All, with Strauss either taunting Barba about the secret, or telling him to come over to the dark side, because that’s where the money is. We’ll never know Barba’s reaction.)

From Net Worth (18x14) we know this moment was missing:

(i.e. a scene in which Fin tells Sonny and Amanda he passed the Sergeant’s exam, and they hug him proudly, as seen in a fan-filmed video from a tumblr post I saw and forgot to reblog dammit. Because who wants to see a sweet family moment like that, between the squad?)

Who knows what’s been cut from the previous episodes? These character-based scenes, full of potential, three in total, were cut just from the last two eps. Two of them were about Barba, who has a “personal” storyline this season, for once. The repercussions of that storyline, of his secret, have been completely erased!

I can’t imagine what else is missing (but was actually filmed!) from all the 14 episodes we’ve seen so far. And we haven’t even gotten any deleted scenes, because they would technically be spoilers for episodes which have yet to air.

disclaimer: i considered going through the stills from the previous episodes on nbc.com, but i realize i wouldn’t be able to tell what aired and what didn’t, because i have forgotten pretty much everything that happened this season, and i haven’t rewatched a single ep. so yeah.

floralhaze91 replied to your post “The net neutrality screenshot is from a mobile network operator…”

So, what exactly is happening? I don’t understand.

Up until now (or really up until their December 14th vote, which is NOT held by elected officials), your internet provider couldn’t treat different sites differently. You can access tumblr as easily as you could access twitter, every online store ran the same, every video streaming site ran the same. Now, they don’t have to stay neutral anymore. Comcast can decide that nbc.com streams shows faster than abc.com. Or they could decide that if you want the bandwidth for Netflix, you need to pay an extra $5 a month. Or they could decide that any site claiming global warming is real will load extra slowly. The internet isn’t open anymore, the ISPs now control what’s easy to see and what isn’t. We’re halfway to China’s Great Firewall.

anonymous asked:

sorry for the dumb ask but what is powerless about ?? where can one find it and should one watch?

powerless is a comedy on nbc set in the dc universe, where emily locke (vanessa hudgens) works for wayne security as the vice president of r&d. her department is basically supposed to make gadgets that protect people from overhead superhero battles- there’s a lot of talking about their favorite superheroes and they mention batman a lot, obviously, but mainly it’s just a fun comedy with a really cute and diverse cast and emily is #goals in both her outfits and in the fact that she’s a really excellent businesswoman? watch powerless

you can watch it on nbc.com or on the nbc app, if you’re in the states! i unfortunately don’t know how to stream it outside the US.

i just found the good place season two extended cuts on nbc.com and you got me, nbc. you won. i will absolutely turn off my adblock for entire minutes of new content. 

well played.

jeremy renner might be on the ellen degeneres show this week on thursday 19th october

ellen’s wesbite is saying ed o’neill and haim, nbc.com is just saying haim, but other sites are saying jeremy and haim!  

as soon as i see official confirmation i will let you know.  but set your dvrs anyway - either way looks like you’ll get to see a performance from haim!!

Aw man! I think they cut out the lines I wrote for the episode! I wrote the dialogue for a non-Tom Brokaw newscast that was playing in the background of one of the scenes in No. 5′s home, but the scene isn’t in the place it was scripted, and the NBC.com player is glitching and isn’t letting me browse through the episode! Alas.

I also wrote dialogue for next week’s episode–two people having a discussion in a foreign language that won’t be subtitled, lol. The glamorous life of a script coordinator!

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So I’ve always loved the bumper photos on SNL. These are always some of my favorite photography moments in pop culture, and I think they are often overlooked. But scroll through them sometime all together, they are really fantastic celebrity photos. Above are a few of my recent favorites, but there are so many to choose from. All credit to nbc.com and SNL of course. 

Okay, so here’s the deal. Constantine has been in danger of getting the axe from NBC for a while now, despite constant efforts from fans to rally and save it. On Monday, the writers will be meeting with NBC executives to pitch season 2, and in May we will know whether or not it’ll continue. And we really want it to continue. Luckily for us, the executive producer/writer of Constantine has somehow convinced NBC to stream the entire first season FOR FREE, starting on Friday April 24th in attempt to get some last minute support from folks who may have not been able to watch the show when it aired.

SO. If you’re gonna be home Friday night and/or over the weekend with no plans and you’ve been looking for a new show to watch, I implore you to look into it. Again, it’ll be available for free on Hulu, on demand, and nbc.com starting on April 24th. Please don’t write this show off. It takes a couple episodes to get really going, but once you hit 1.04 it picks up pretty fast. Anyone who is a fan of supernatural stories or Hellblazer should definitely check it out. Some perks include: POC representation, human disaster John Constantine, John Constantine flirting (with everyone), Harold Perrineau, beautiful and complex leading lady who isn’t a love interest, and a really great soundtrack ft. the likes of Sex Pistols and Hozier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus so much more.

Watching the show this weekend could do a lot to potentially get it renewed. And if you do watch it, make sure to talk about it on twitter and social media!!!!! This may be our last chance to do something so please help us out.

Why Supernatural fans should give Constantine a chance.

I’ve heard of some supernatural fans refusing to watch constantine because they’ve heard things about it being a rip off of supernatural, and I’d like to start by telling everyone this is a 100% not true! Couldn’t be further from the truth actually.
For those of you who don’t yet know, the character John Constantine was introduced in the DC comics book swamp thing, and then became the tittle character of Hellblazer in the 80s, way before supernatural was even an idea yet. Supernaturals creator actually loves Hellblazer, and admits to using aspects of it in supernatural (including Casitel’s famous teach coat) and he wanted to use John Constantine in the show but couldn’t get the rights.
Now do I think anybody ripped off anybody? No. Lets just put aside the which-came-first argument for a second, and take a moment to look at how different the shows are.
However they are in the same genre, so they’re similar to a degree, they aren’t the same. In fact if you watched an episode of supernatural and then watched an episode of constantine you’d probably laugh at the fact you ever thought it was a rip off.
Sam and Dean are heroes, and they love being heroes and doing the right thing whenever possible.
John Constantine on the other hand, does not want to be a hero, he just kinda got stuck with the job and frequently screws it up. He does the wrong thing without regret sometimes, and then other times is torn up by guilt. He’s a pretty layered and interesting character.
Just one of the many differences between the shows and characters.
now onto the rest.
As much as it hurts all us supernatural fans to admit, supernatural will have to end one day. Hopefully later then sooner, but still. So why do fans of supernatural dramas not want another demon hunting badass to fall in love with on tv?
We all know when the sad day of the supernatural series finale comes nothing will be able to fill the hole it leaves, but wouldn’t you rather at lest have something related to demon hunting to obsesses about? I know I would.
Assuming Constantine gets picked up for season 2, if supernatural ends four years from now constantine would only be in its forth season and still have lots of life in it. That’s what we love about new shows, after all.
Now that we’ve been over the differences, lets look at the similarities. Both shows feature a witty, sarcastic, demon hunting protagonist fighting the good fight for humanity. Both shows have great writing and acting, interesting characters and storyline’s, and are both scary and funny in the same episode. What’s not to love?
Here’s some other things supernatural fans may like about Constantine.
1. I know of a few supernatural fans who complain that the snow usually kills off strong female characters, that one isn’t a problem with Constantine. The shows female lead, Zed is about as badass as they come. She’s a physic, artist who doesn’t take crap from anyone, and frequently calls out the male lead (constantine himself) when he does stuff wrong instead of going along with it.
2. The racially diverse cast. Zed is Latino, the angel on the show is balck, as is a morally on the fence voodoo priest who stars beside Constantine in a few episodes.
3. The soundtrack. All the music is done by the same guy who does the music for the walking dead.
4. John Constantine himself. He’s sarcastic, witty, never fails to amuse, always questions authority, and don’t even get me started on his accent.

All I’m asking is give it a chance, watch one or two episodes and see what you think. You might like what you see!
I’d recommend you watch the first episode first of course, but if you want to start with episode four its a fan favorite for good reason! Episode six is also a favorite of mine.
Constantine comes back from its winter break on Friday, 1/16/15 at eight PM, and you can catch up now on NBC.com, Hulu, and amazon prime.
If you’re already a Constantine fan, recommend it to any Supernatural fans you know!