It was a busy week in the Crushable office, with cancellations galore on TV. The fall season is barely getting started, and while we may be sad to see Lone Star go, there were plenty of departures we’re happy about. … More
Topic: my generation
Hi, I’m a bottle of K-Y Jelly, and I sponsored yesterday’s episode of My Generation on Hulu. Since I’m an expert on female arousal and lubrication, I thought I’d offer some notes on how this show could be a bit more fluid and exciting.
In this ep, we learned all about how everyone has terrible parents. Dawn the punk’s mom abandoned her kids to live in a psych ward, Steven the overachiever’s dad was too mean about little league and now he’s in jail (causality questionable), the only thing Brenda the brain’s mom wants before she dies is to see her daughter get married, and Anders the rich kid’s father named his son Anders. We also got to see Steven bond with his own child, Tom, by lovingly replacing the foot of a Transformers toy the kid had a double of anyway. (I got all tingly inside, but that is kind of my thing.)
This show? It’s kind of boring. And trying so hard to be “real” it totally forgets that sometimes you need to throw in something artificial to get things going. I’ve taken the liberty of writing up these tips for the My Generation producers (with myself, on a towel, and now I’m empty). More
Unless you spent the whole week watching the premieres of every single episode of everything on TV this week, you may have missed some stuff. (Hopefully not The Event! How can you miss The Event??!) Between Glee, My Generation, The Office, 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Undercovers, Going Wilde, The Good Guys, and…a bunch of other stuff either making their debut or coming back on air, it was hard to keep track of all our old friends and new characters. Luckily, Crushable is here to help. Here’s what you missed: More
My high school friend Dustin recently posted a documentary he’d made in the 10th grade to Facebook. It’s an expose on the school’s health and life planning classes full of hard-hitting interviews (“What do you think of the school’s health and life planning classes?”) with my friends about their Cleveland High experiences. I’m in it, but instead of answering Dustin’s questions I just roll my eyes.
Dustin’s video was about 100 times more interesting than last night’s pilot episode of high-school-ten-years-later “mockumentary” My Generation. The show compares footage of its characters in 2000 — the year they gradated HS — with present day stuff. Shockingly, the “overachiever” turns out to be a slacker bartender in Hawaii, the “beauty queen” ends up an ultra-domestic married woman, and the “rockstar” (term used loosely) has the kind of drinking problem where he orders margaritas at noon. Also, everyone in high school is still in love with someone else from high school, though not the person (from high school!) they’re actually dating.
Basically? It plays out like fan fiction written by an unpopular freshman from the bleachers of the homecoming game. More
The new show I’m most excited about this season is the ABC drama My Generation, a “mockumentary” that tracks a group of high school classmates ten years after they’ve graduated. ABC’s been promoting the hell out of it, plastering billboards with photos of contemplative twentysomethings under captions like “Remember prom night? Meet your son.” and (over a photo of a marine) “Baby, I’ll make it home before she’s born.” Then there’s the sultry woman saying: ”You know this ring comes off, right?”
It’s all very dramatic but I don’t feel the posters necessarily a reflection of my generation — which is kind of what the title implies, right? I know ABC didn’t ask for my input, but like I said, I’m really excited about this show! So, solicited or not, I decided to offer five taglines that better reflect the title My Generation: More
You ever heard of TiVo guilt? It’s a specific anxiety that comes from building up a whole base of TV shows on your DVR that you never get around to watching, and then spending days deliberating whether to just erase the whole thing and start fresh, or spend an entire weekend hunkered down with some BBC documentaries that looked “really interesting” two weeks ago. Luckily, Megan Collins is here to tell you what you should — and should not — be prepping to watch this Fall. More
ABC’s upcoming fall series, My Generation, is already preset on our DVRs. Told in documentary style, the series revisits the lives of several adults 10 years after they were interviewed in high school. But we’re still having a hard time believing that series star Keir O’Donnell is the class nerd. More
Now that ABC, Fox and NBC have announced their fall line-ups, we’ve sorted through everything and found a handful of shows that you should keep your eye on. Some of our favorites are returning to TV, including Ugly Betty‘s Becki … More
Cracked.com listed Hilary Duff in their “20 Worst Cover Songs in Pop Music History” for her cover of ‘My Generation’. She’s in the #15 spot, and call her essentially a “glorified Mouseketeer” rather than a musician (those are really nasty … More