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We asked Den Of Geek’s writers to recommend brilliant comedy shows that deserve to have more of a fuss made about them. Here they are...
Banging a drum about stuff we love is more or less our remit on Den Of Geek - hence what many readers have started referring to as the ‘inexplicably regular' appearance of Statham, squirrels and Harold Bishop from Neighbours on these pages.
To that end then, we asked our writers which comedy shows (past and present, UK or otherwise, on TV, radio, or online…) deserved more praise, and here are the ones they chose. You might already like them too, or you might discover something new to dig out and enjoy. That’s the fun of it.
Please note that this list isn’t ranked in any order, nor is it exhaustive. It’s compiled from the opinions of a group of different people, »
Saved by the Bell was a hugely popular Saturday morning show that ran from 1989 – 1993 on NBC. At first, the sitcom was doomed for cancellation. But after being on the air for several months, ratings started to increase and the young stars turned into household names. The show has been off the air for 20 years, but did have two spin-offs. Saved by the Bell: The College Years was featured on primetime and was yanked from the schedule after 18 episodes. Saved by the Bell: The New Class was the staple in the Teen NBC lineup until 2000 and paved the way for other successful teen shows including Hang Time, City Guys, and California Dreams. So what have the actors that played schemer Zack Morris, homecoming queen Kelly Kapowksi, football star A.C. Slater, class president Jessie Spano, fashionista Lisa Turtle, and nerd Screech Powers been up since the show concluded? We took a look into their… »
- Tim Gerstenberger
I grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons. It was my favorite thing in the world when I was a little kid. As I've grown and have had kids of my own, I've witnessed the demise of Saturday morning cartoons. I think it's sad that my kids have never really had that experience of anticipation for Saturday morning. When I was a kid, I spent my whole week looking forward to Saturday morning! I'd wake up early and sit down in front of the TV with one of several sugary cereals from that era and watch my shows. Those were some of the best shows ever made. The fact that my kids can now watch their favorite shows any time they wan't takes that experience away from them.
Now Saturday morning cartoons are officially dead. They were killed off over the weekend when The CW’s Vortexx programming block, which included shows such as Cubix, »
- Joey Paur
Talent is currently being sought for the short film “Crossed Paths.” “Crossed Paths” is a student film about a top agent [who] must decide what really matters to her when her no-strings-attached boyfriend compromises her mission.” Two lead roles and two supporting roles are being cast for production. Though no pay will be provided, this is an excellent opportunity to freshen up your demo reel and sharpen your skills. Auditions will be held Sept. 29 in Los Angeles. For more details, check out the casting notice for “California Dreams” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Los Angeles audition listings! »
Talent is currently being sought for the feature film “California Dreams.” “California Dreams” is a feature film that tells “the reality of four girls living in Los Angeles.” Three roles are being cast for this production including the supporting role of Ted, and two day players. Submissions are being sought from the Los Angeles area. For more details, check out the casting notice for “California Dreams” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Los Angeles audition listings! »
20 years since its Us debut, Carley salutes the ways the short-lived but brilliant My So-Called Life changed teen drama for the better...
There are a few things I remember clearly about the summer of 1995. Firstly there was the incessant repeating of the Seal and U2 music videos for Batman Forever, then there was going to the cinema to watch Clueless (hands down the best teen comedy of the decade) and lastly on the 26th of July (lucky Americans got there a year earlier - twenty years ago today on the 25th of August 1994) there was meeting Angela Chase for the very first time.
It's hard to explain how important My So-Called Life was to a generation of teenage girls across the world. Here was a leading character who was in many ways just like us - she wasn’t the most popular girl in school and her friends were not »
It's pretty safe to say that Katy Perry has an obsession with food. She's dressed up as sushi, Hershey's Kisses and popcorn (to name a few), so it was probably just a matter of time before she decided to dress up like a giant slice of pizza! All of her previous food-themed outfits have been whimsical and fun, many of which were featured in her California Dreams Tour—but here the "Dark Horse" singer looks like she literally just stepped out of a hot oven, covered in gigantic pepperoni and melted cheese! Judging by her recent "This Is How We Do" music video, where she rocks a pair of pizza slice earrings and a pizza-print swimsuit, we can definitely tell what her current craving »
The launch is timed to promote Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, which will hit 62 arenas in North America starting June 22 after kicking off in the U.K. last month. The film is available to Perry’s Facebook fans initially in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., for a rental fee of $4 to watch on the site for a 48-hour period.
Paramount is the first major studio to distribute a full-length film on Facebook, which has more than 1 billion active monthly users worldwide, in several years. Warner Bros. tested streaming rentals of “The Dark Knight” and a handful of other titles on the social service in 2011, but soon discontinued the effort.
“Paramount’s digital strategy incorporates the ever-evolving platforms that consumers are using, »
- Todd Spangler
Watching an estimable quintet of character actors do their thing is the chief pleasure of “Cut Bank,” a largely routine thriller dressed up as a quirky small-town morality play. The feature helming debut of Matt Shakman, a former child actor turned prolific director of episodic television, does well by all but the youngest members of its core cast — a creative stumble that unfortunately leaves a gaping hole where the film’s heart should be. Quality supporting performances, including another excellent turn from Bruce Dern, aren’t enough to guarantee theatrical play after a Los Angeles Film Festival premiere, but should help boost the pic’s profile wherever it lands.
Disaffected young dude Dwayne (Liam Hemsworth) longs to leave the sleepy town of Cut Bank, Mont., notable only as the “coldest spot in the nation,” for sunnier surroundings. Employed as a mechanic by the no-nonsense father (Billy Bob Thornton) of his pretty pageant-queen-wannabe g. »
- Geoff Berkshire
Feature Carley Tauchert 11 Mar 2014 - 07:00
“Sabrina, we have something to tell you. You see there are two realms, the natural and the supernatural and it turns out the immutable laws of physics...You’re a witch”
1996 saw a revival of big action, big budget movies taking the top spots at the box office (Independence Day, Twister, Mission: Impossible and The Rock), the Spice Girls making their mark on the UK pop charts as another, Take That, decided to call it a day.
In the September of that year, ABC began to air a supernatural sitcom which would go on for seven seasons, span a series of merchandise and introduce the TV world's best talking cat ever.
What’s it About?
Sabrina Spellman (Melissa Joan Hart) finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she »
The "Prismatic World Tour" will be her first since the California Dreams Tour in 2011 that grossed close to $49 million. It was one of the highest grossing tours of the year and the Prism tour should see itself high on that list for 2014. Ticket Down announces that presale ticket sales for Katy Perry's 2014 "Prismatic World Tour" will begin next week for select markets. Currently there is no specific information on exact presale dates for the tour. The "Prismatic" tour is in support of Perry's fourth studio album "Prism." The first leg of her tour will take the pop star across Europe including Northern Ireland, Scotland and England before venturing back across the ocean to the United States. Click Here For Prismatic World Tour Dates Fans around the world will pack stadiums and arenas »
- Pietro Filipponi
11 items from 2014
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