TV Junkie: Highlights from TCAs/Conan Quotes; Skeet Ulrich Leaves #LOLA
It's been a busy couple days at the Television Critics Association winter sessions: presentations from Fox yesterday where we had a great conversation with Garret Dillahunt who plays Burt Chance on "Raising Hope" and saw some sneak footage of the very extravagant "Terra Nova" which appears to be a science-fiction jaunt set in the where "pioneers" return 85 million years to the past in order to recolonize earth with humans in the hopes of not fucking up the place a second time around.Later in the evening we went to the Fox-hosted party where we got speak with a bunch of the regulars from FX's "Sons of Anarchy": Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, and William Lucking were boisterously hanging out together, acting very much like the family portrayed in the series. Coates just finished a movie about hockey that he's very proud of called Goon and Callie will be appearing in some episodes of NBC's "The Cape," starting with the 3rd. They're all super-nice and we look forward to seeing them again, perhaps on set, in the Spring.
We also talked with Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter and Erica Tazel from FX's "Justified" - we're in store for a great new season of that show starting up very shortly. We'll have a more in-depth video interview with Joelle up next week for you.
Providing some additional insight on their roles in "Raising Hope," Shannon Woodward and Kate Micucci think that the popularity of the show rests to some extent, on the connection of the working lives of the characters with the American public - everybody working multiple jobs, some of them unpalatable, just to survive and find some joy in life. The show manages to capture what might be an unpleasant reality with humor and very little whitewashing.