This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
TV Junkie: Monday - Post Oscar Hangover
So I won't go on about how dry and average the Oscars were last night and how the TV ratings reflect that. I will say, however, that I'd like to find anyone involved with the development and production of the movie Enchanted and incinerate them on a pile of every DVD and CD soundtrack copy of that rancid film. A brief burst of carbon emissions and pollutants now will save us from more such dreck in the future.
Tonight it's all about the return of BBCA's motorhead-minded "Top Gear". Never has the witty repartee of 3 poncey Brits been so entertaining and enjoyable. Their featured guest in tonight's season premiere is none other than Oscar fave (sighted last night several times in the audience and as a presenter) Dame Helen Mirren. They have a chat with her and subjugate her to driving a gutless commuter car around a racetrack - brilliant and hilarious. The season hold many more surprise guests and stunts, such as driving converted automobiles (as boats) across the English Channel.
8:00pm Top Gear BBCA - Season Premiere. Dame Helen Mirren guests! TV Junkie Pick O' The Night
9:00pm American Experience: Buffalo Bill PBS/KCET - The history behind Buffalo Bill's wild west show from the late 1800s, no, not Buffalo Bill the serial killer from Silence of the Lambs.
9:00pm Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX - Sarah tracks down the happy-go-lucky doomsday convert Dr. Silverman
9:30pm New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - New!
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Will Arnett(!!), Flavor Flav(!!), Wilco or Super Furry Animals (depends which news feed you look at) plays(!!!) TV Junkie Late Night Pick
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.