top 10 tv shows of 2011

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For the dumbasses who say women can’t be funny, I present…
THE TOP 25 FEMALE-LEAD COMEDY & DRAMEDY TV SHOWS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

1. 30 Rock (2006-2013)
2. Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
3. The Comeback (2005, 2014)
4. Orange is the New Black (2013-present)
5. Veep (2012-present)
6. United States of Tara (2009-2011)
7. The Mindy Project (2012-present)
8. Girls (2012-present)
9. Weeds (2005-2012)
10. New Girl (2011-present)
11. Sex and the City (1998-2004)
12. Broad City (2014-present)
13. Enlightened (2011-2013)
14. Jane the Virgin (2014-present)
15. Nurse Jackie (2009-2015)
16. Ugly Betty (2006-2010)
17. Dead Like Me (2003-2004)
18. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-present)
19. Desperate Housewives (2004-2012)
20. Cougar Town (2009-2015)
21. Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 (2011-2013)
22. Reba (2001-2007)
23. Mom (2013-present)
24. Awkward (2011-2015)
25. 2 Broke Girls (2011-present)

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ARASHI’S  GREATEST  ACHIEVEMENTS

Their debut single “A.RA.SHI” (1999) sold over 500k copies in a week and almost 1 million copies by the end of its chart run.

The tickets for their “Jet Storm Tour” (2006) in Korea sold out in an hour as 150k fans rushed to book them online.

Their greatest hits “All the Best! 1999-2009” album sold over 1 million copies in 13 days, a first in their history.

The 1st artist artist to sing their own songs at Tokyo Disney Sea in 2009, gained over 5 million ticket applicants.

The 1st group to host 3 TV shows in prime-time slot in a week.

The 1st artist to win 10 awards at once at the 2010 Gold Disc Awards, and declared as Japan’s Top Selling Artist in 2009 and 2010.

Their “10-11 Tour Scene” became the first music DVD in Oricon history to reach 600k copies of sales in a week in 2011.

The 1st artist to sell almost 8 million copies of concert DVDs, and still keep breaking their own records.

The 1st artist to hold concerts at the National Stadium for 6 years in a row since 2008.

The 1st group to be chosen to host the prestigious NHK’s Kouhaku Uta Gassen in 2010, and defend their position for 3 years in a row.

Helped raising the 2nd and 3rd highest amount of donations in the history of the annual charity telethon 24-Hour Television in 2008 and 2012.

Replaced their concerts in Tokyo Dome with their own charity event “Arashi no Waku Waku Gakkou” after the earthquake disaster in 2011 to conserve energy, and donated 300 million yen to the victims.

Honored with “Arashi Jet” by Japan Airlines since 2010 to promote their albums.

Had the Tokyo Tower illuminated in their 5 image colors for a day in March 2012.

Appointed as the official navigators for the “Japan Endless Discovery” campaign by Japan Tourism Agency, their CM aired in over 100 countries in 2011.

Had 4 out of 5 members honored with GQ Japan Men of the Year Awards in various categories.

Voted as “Most Favorite Artist” in Oricon magazine for 3 years in a row (2010-2012).

Their 2012 album “Popcorn” topped the Global Album Chart for a week.

Broke their own record in 2013 by selling over 800k copies of their “Calling/Breathless” single.

Gained almost 1.6 million official fanclub members in Japan only, the highest in Johnny & Associates.

Received 6 awards from Oricon Chart 2013; No.1 profit ALBUM SALES for LOVE with a total of 2.58 BILLION YEN, No.1 profit DVD sales for ARAFES with a total of 4.67 BILLION YEN, No.1 Album sales copies for LOVE with a total of 797,000 copies, No.1 DVD sales copies for ARAFES 2012 with a total of 806,000 copies, No.1 for Total DVD sales by an Artist for ARAFES and Popcorn witha total of 9.2 BILLION YEN, No.1 Total sales artist of the year with a total of 14.19 BILLION YEN

Invited by the governor of the state of Hawaii to do concert there two years ago. (now it will be happening)

vs ARASHI’s HUMILITY

We aren’t the ones who created the songs, so the awards were earned together with the musicians/artists as ‘Team Arashi’”-Sakurai Sho

“We want to be able to stay at the same level with the people who have supported or helped us all this while. We don’t want to aim for records or numbers, but to just appreciate the things we have now.” - Matsumoto Jun

Maybe also because of that, I again realized that Japanese people are attentive to details. And I think that is something others can’t imitate. For example, we want to be closer to the fans, so we think of various things.”-Ohno Satoshi

Me too, I have no intention to compete with overseas artists. I don’t have such rivalry sentiment. I feel strongly for how to entertain people who support us though.”-Aiba Masaki

“If someone asks, what’s from Japanese entertainment you can be proud of? Rather than us showing them this and this, maybe something that is pointed out by foreigners while telling us, "You should cherish this more”, is something we can be proud of.”-Ninomiya Kazunari

/3 days to go before 5x15

(_ _) nieatriestine-san@tumblr & airainbow-san & say-it-again-san@lj

 

 

ARCHIE PANJABI (Serena)

was recently named one of “Eight Actors Who Turned Television into Art,” by the New York Times Magazine for her performance as the provocative Kalinda Sharma in CBS’s hit show “The Good Wife.”  Panjabi won an Emmy Award for her performance as Kalinda in 2011 and has been nominated twice.  Additionally, in 2013 she was honored with a Golden Globe award nomination, won an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2012, and was nominated in 2013 and in 2014.  She was acknowledged as Breakout TV Star of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, Most Original Performance in Prime Time by People Magazine and was “One of the Top 10 Faces on TV to Watch,” by Variety.

Panjabi was seen opposite Gillian Anderson in seasons one and two of the critically acclaimed BBC drama “The Fall,” which became the highest rated drama series on BBC Two for the past 11 years.  She also continues to lend her voice to the stop-motion animated children’s series “Postman Pat.”

She most recently starred in “I Origins,” a feature film starring Michael Putt and Brit Marling and produced and directed by Mike Cahill. The film premiered in January 2014 at The Sundance Film Festival where it received rave reviews and won the prestigious Alfred. P. Sloan Feature Film Prize.  She also starred as one of the leads in “The Widower,” a three-part ITV drama written by multi award-winning producer Jeff Pope.

Panjabi made her film debut as tomboy, football-mad Meenah Khan in the critically acclaimed “East is East,” which received a 10 minute standing ovation at Cannes and won a BAFTA award for Best Picture of the Year in 2000.  She went on to star in “Bend it Like Beckham,” for which she won a BBC Mega Mela Award, and the film was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.

Starring as the young Muslim woman in the title role of “Yasmin,” Panjabi won Best Actress Awards at the Reims Festival and Mons International Festival where she received The Shooting Star Award.  She then appeared with Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz in “The Constant Gardener,” which won an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe in 2005.

Alongside Angelina Jolie in the gut-wrenching “A Mighty Heart,” Archie won the Chopard Revelation Award at The Cannes Film Festival.   She also appeared in the spy thriller “Traitor,” opposite Don Cheadle, and charmed audiences as Russell Crowe’s mischievous and savvy assistant in the comedy “A Good Year,” for director Ridley Scott.

Panjabi’s unique voice and broad range of accents have been used in numerous commercials, documentaries and animated projects.  She provides several of the voices for the well known children’s series “Postman Pat,” on BBC and PBS, and recently recorded the audio book I am Malala, about the 16-year-old girl shot by the Taliban for standing up for education.

Panjabi has gained worldwide recognition for her contribution for philanthropic endeavors. She is the Rotary International Global Ambassador for the We Are this Close campaign to eradicate polio in partnership with UNICEF and The Gates Foundation.  In April 2013, she emceed the first ever Global Vaccine Summit attended by world leaders in Abu Dhabi where she, alongside Bill Gates, helped raised just under $5 billion to end polio over the coming 6 years. She also spoke at World Polio Day at Northwestern University, Chicago, in October 2013.  Panjabi fronted the Amnesty International’s Stop Violence Against Women Campaign, which eventually brought about several policy changes in support for victims of violence.   She was also a guest speaker at the Harvard University prestigious Artist in Residence Program.

Panjabi has a degree in Management Studies and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from her alma mater, Brunel University, England, for her contribution to the Arts. She continues to works closely with the university alongside Professor Ian Rivers, one of the top experts to study bullying behavior both in the UK and the US.

Archie was born in London and spent part of her childhood in Mumbai.