Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
The Big C
CHICAGO – Showtime’s “The Big C” is a sporadically brilliant show that somehow still has not clicked into place as the truly great comedy it could have been. Despite my issues with the often-pretentious, self-aware writing, there’s one thing that no one can complain about regarding this Emmy-nominated show — the cast rules. Laura Linney gives easily one of the most engaging performances on TV and she’s ably assisted by a truly strong ensemble.
CHICAGO – Emmy-winning “Nurse Jackie” starts its fourth season and the highly-acclaimed “The Big C” joins it for its third on Sunday nights starting tonight, April 8, 2012.
CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico guests on Bill Moller’s show on WGN-Radio in Chicago on July 2nd, 2011 to take calls about the best Summer 2011 programming, including “The Big C,” “Louie,” “Falling Skies,” “True Blood,” “Breaking Bad,” “Necessary Roughness,” and “Royal Pains.”
CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico, content director and TV critic for HollywoodChicago.com, will appear on Bill Moller’s program this Saturday on WGN Radio 720 AM in Chicago. The show plays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekend. What are your favorite shows this season?
On WGN Radio: HollywoodChicago.com’s Brian Tallerico on ‘True Blood,’ ‘The Big C,’ ‘Weeds,’ ‘Royal Pains,’ MoreSubmitted by BrianTT on June 27, 2011 - 11:22am
CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico guests on Bill Moller’s show on WGN-Radio in Chicago on June 25th, 2011 to discuss upcoming premieres, including NBC’s “Love in the Wild,” HBO’s “True Blood,” Showtime’s “The Big C” & “Weeds,” and USA’s “Necessary Roughness” and “Royal Pains.”
CHICAGO – The revolving door of talented actresses has turned at Showtime. “Nurse Jackie” and “The United States of Tara” just ended their seasons and so Edie Falco and Toni Collette head out one side while Laura Linney and Mary-Louise Parker come in the other with the season premieres of “The Big C” and “Weeds,” respectively.
CHICAGO – Showtime has built a critical and award-winning reputation around strong lead characters for some of our most best TV actors: Michael C. Hall in “Dexter,” Edie Falco in “Nurse Jackie,” Mary-Louise Parker in “Weeds,” Laura Linney in “The Big C,” and Toni Collette in “United States of Tara” are only a few examples.
CHICAGO – In an unhinged series where anything can happen, what do you make of an episode where not much happens at all?
CHICAGO – What would you do if you just didn’t give a crap anymore? This question seems to be the theme of Showtime’s new series “The Big C,” starring Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, and recent Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe.