TV Junkie: Conan's Interview; 'The Pacific' Not So Accurate; 3D TV in Germany
If you missed Conan O'Brien on "60 Minutes" last night, here's your chance to see it. O'Brien revealed quite a bit, further detailing what a horrible job NBC did with their mismanagement of their late night schedule.
Spoiler Alert: For all the fanfare describing Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's adherence to accuracy and eye for detail in their series "The Pacific", the most expensive series to ever grace HBO, we were disappointed last night to see the unnecessary and completely false over-dramatization of the death of Sgt. John Basilone. Basilone, as befitting a Medal of Honor recipient, had highly detailed records of his exploits on Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima and we don't understand how Spielberg wasn't able to accurately, yet tastefully, depict the death of the war hero. Yet another black mark on a series that hasn't told us anything new, anything more accurate, or anything more personal about the experiences in the Pacific theater of World War II. At best, it's overpriced History Channel content with more gore. "Band of Brothers" it ain't.
While there have been some pilot showings of 3D television at select venues in the United States, the Germans will get 3D TV broadcast to their houses this summer with a hockey match slated to be the first program enhanced by the new technology.
The TV Junkie Plan: "How I Met Your Mother", "Rules of Engagement", "24", "Nurse Jackie", "United States of Tara", "Chelsea Lately", Letterman (Mickey Rourke), Fallon (Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers)