Lucy Lawless has made a name for herself in genre programming, which has likely earned her a healthy-sized crop of fans who love her from her days in Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica, and the currently airing Starz series Spartacus: Vengeance (see also Blood and Sand, and Gods of the Arena). While we may associate her with her roles as a warrior, a Cylon, or the crafty Lucretia, I expect she’s just as capable of bringing her talents to series that don’t have her dressed for another era or reality.
If you’ve been enjoying AMC's Mad Men and Breaking Bad on Netflix, there’s good news. There’s more where that came from! The network that brought you these shows, plus some other TV series, including that zombie show you may have heard of, has signed a multi-year deal with the streaming video service.
HBO just never stops getting and delivering the goods. Forget their old slogan (it's not TV, it's HBO), it should just be 'HBO Enough Said.' Without any degree of hyperbole, I cannot remember the last HBO series that I didn't watch and respect. And their newest pickup sounds like another must watch...
If ever there was a drama series that captures a slice of my own adolescence, or some dramatic interpretation of it anyway, it’s My So Called Life. The Sundance Channel is set to bring the series back starting with the pilot episode, which airs this Monday night. My So Called Life is probably one of the most realistic portrayals of the life of a teenage girl TV has ever seen.
Generally, I think Penn comes off as a bit preachy and pretentious when he’s interviewed but the casual format of this show allows us to see him in a slightly different light. Love him or hate him, he’s a passionate guy and that comes through in this Iconoclasts episode. Throughout his and Krakauer’s journey, he discusses his interest in the story of McCandless and how he came to direct the film.