News Briefs: Summer's Almost Over, and So Is Jersey Shore

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... My keyboard is dripping with tears as I type this: MTV has declared that the upcoming sixth season of Jersey Shore will be the show's last. It seems like just a handful of months ago that Jersey Shore was still one of biggest things in popular culture, but you know what they say about all good things. Thankfully, many of the cast members have moved on to bigger and better interests—including having babies, starting drama on the U.K.’s Big Brother, and live-tweeting WWE events for money. Seriously though, I probably won’t forget those first few seasons of the show, which is more than you can say for most random reality fare. [

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Joss keeps getting the shaft. Maybe he chose it though since he's got The Avengers and soon The Avengers 2 under his belt. He even (kind of) worked on Thor! Maybe he's seeing stars (meaning Hollywood). Has everyone seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog? It's on Netflix!

Yay! No more blurred crotch shots, hot tub sex, and fist pumping, whatever that is. Oh, wait, never mind.

As for Housewives, I am interested to see how contemporary TV portrays the 50's in a comedy. I obviously haven't seen Mad Men but that's different because I hate advertising. :)
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TERRIERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Benedict Cumberbatch can brag if he wants to!!..he is the best Sherlock to date!..
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OH MY GOD YES!!!! TERRIERS MOVIE - TERRIERS MOVIE!!!!!

Please, please, Lord, please help our brother Shaw make it happen. Please - you let the Kardashians and Honey Boo Boo happen - let's some good stuffs in too!
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Benedict Cumberbatch is the best Sherlock yet - let others try as they might. Jonny Lee Miller might be good, too, but does he stand a chance against Cumberbatch's portrayal of Holmes? It doesn't seem possible that the writing could surpass or even reach the level it has reached with Sherlock. It's a classic already.

Then again... there have always been attempts to reach or surpass the greatness of classic character portrayals. Well, some characters seem to have found their actors: Colin Firth will always be Mark Darcy and as great as he is: Matt Smith will never be David Tennant. Will Cumberbatch be forever remembered as Sherlock Holmes? It would be kind of sad for him, wouldn't it?
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Terriers' ending was fine by me, I would have liked the show to continue but if it didn't, then leaving the future for our protagonists vague and open to any and all possibilities feels acceptable by me.



I blame Craig Ferguson's numerous over-the-top gay references for CBS failing the GLAAD results. CBS can take pride in The CW taking the top slot though as they're half-owners of it.



Eh, Joss Whedon thinks he's too good for TV huh? Yes, the Avengers was a big money maker, but he butchered Firefly to make Serenity and that tanked.



Nobody should forgive RDJ for his bogus Sherlock Holmes films, those are unbearable tripe that have barely a passing connection to the original character. Now let's blow stuff up in slo-mo some more!
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What do you actually approve of? I love Serenity and Firefly and Joss and (not nearly as much) Downey's movies, though they were mostly entertainment.
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Finally. Now if all of the rest of these "reality" shows would follow suit I'd be happy.
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Finally, some hope for the future of humanity!
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Jersey Shore one of biggest things in popular culture !!

If that's the case culture needs to get out more.

I mean when did this come about 8 fools doing whatever.

All I can say is thank GOD!!! it's on the way out now maybe we might get something better at the end of the day if you have nothing good to put out there put on some Tom & Jerry cartoons to make us laugh.
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I have restored some faith in humanity.
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No JS? Take all the fat girls with you, please!
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Joss Whedon not the showrunner?

One day they give, the next they take it away..
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No more Jersey Shore? Thank god.
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More Terriers? Yes, please!

I'm skeptical about it happening, though. :(
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I think he can afford to be a bit arrogant, since he is the BEST incarnation of the super sleuth in recent history. Elementary looks like crap and Downey...only ever plays Downey, so it doesn't count.
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Super agree. Considering him the best Sherlock ever, he has a right to show off a little))
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Arrogant or no... I think Benedict knows that Elementary will be crap. Plus Downey's movies are also crap.
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Agreed. I used to love Downey's Sherlock Holmes movies but after watching the BBC version i felt stupid for giving the movies so much attention. I can barely watch them now. Cumberbatch's portrayal and handling of Holmes has become iconic! Anyone who enjoys the Sherlock Holmes/Watson iteration in procedural dramas, ie. The Mentalist, House, etc.. Should start and stop at THIS SHOW! After watching Sherlock everything else just diminishes into utter shit. It's like watching CSI, Law and Order, Hawaii 50 and all those other task force police dramas and then suddenly coming across The Wire... Things suddenly snap into perspective and you wonder how you managed to guzzle down so much shit on TV for as long as you did.

The Wire, Breaking Bad, Sherlock --- Some of the most INCREDIBLE TV created in decades.
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While I agree that Cumberbatch's portrayal of Sherlock is the best Holmes in quite some time (imo; it helps that Cumberbatch's show is heavily skewered towards the drama genre... unlike other recent takes on the Sherlock mythology), that doesn't take away from the enjoyment I get watching other actors attempting to portray the same character. Heck. I enjoy comparing.



Downey's Holmes is a all action-comedy, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Miller does with the character in his version. They're all just different takes in the end (i.e. Sherlock movies are action-comedies more than mysteries, Elementary is a gender-reversal of Watson's character, and Cumberbatch's Sherlock is set in this era... so I guess you would call it an alternate-fictional history?).



I'm slightly disappointed with Cumberbatch's behavior, towards someone that is his friend and showed him respect (by asking for his blessing); but, if he's one of those "die hard" fans, that doesn't like the source-material being bastardized, I can kind of understand where he's coming from (though, since his version takes place in modern times, wouldn't that make his show somewhat of a bastardization as well?).
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It is very good. Unfortunately there isn't much of it to watch, what with those 3 episode seasons, or series, or whatever they want to call them.
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I enjoy the short seasons (series, in the UK, right?).



It lets the episodes/cases wrap up nicely (I find the pacing excellent). The first episode of the second season/series, "A Scandal in Belgravia", was some of the best television I've watched in a while.
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