Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ask the Experts

Fall Shows!

We're very excited about the ads for new Fall T.V. shows. That's because we love T.V. almost as much as we love Shakespeare.

It's never too early to start thinking about the lineup, especially when you've got some Experts ready to weigh in on what looks good.

Shakespeare Characters React to Descriptions of New Fall Shows

The Playboy Club (FOX): "a provocative new drama about a time and place that challenged the social mores, where a visionary entrepreneur created an empire and an icon changed American culture."

"Fascinating. A sure winner."--Henry VIII

Two Broke Girls (CBS) : "Meet Max & Caroline, 2 unlikely friends just trying to get by in New York."

"What's so funny about being broke?"--Portia
"If there's cross-dressing and homoerotic tension, we're IN!"--Olivia and Viola

New Girl (FOX): a comedy that "features a young ensemble cast and takes a fresh and outrageous look at modern male/female relationships. . . .As their relationships progress, the five friends come to realize they need each other more than they ever thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional family."

"OMG--this is SO our fairy bower!"--Mustardseed

A Gifted Man (CBS): "When a well-known surgeon begins seeing his dead ex-wife he starts questioning the meaning of life and his place in the world."

"LOVE this!"--Macbeth
"Can't wait!!!"--Hamlet

How to Be a Gentleman (CBS): "a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer."

"Male friendship? These two guys are Lame and Lame-er."--Richard III

"The Secret Circle" (CW): "When [Cassie's] new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they’ve been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them – until Adam shows her how to unlock her incredible magical powers."

"Seven thumbs up!"--the Weird Sisters

"I Hate My Teenage Daughter" (FOX): "a comedy about two best friends who are single moms struggling to raise their difficult and over-privileged teenage daughters."

"I'll be there!"--King Lear
"This is gonna be HUGE!"--Brabantio (Desdemona's Dad)
"Totally unrealistic"--Juliet

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