Hello, my name is Andrew Jara. I am trying to be a writer/director. I made a film named "Last Days" that i'm trying to bring some press to.

Film Website: www.LastDaysfilm.com

 

Some Thoughts on Kingdom: 

Damn that’s a jonas brothers! 

Hey sports shows, you know you can have fun right? 

Frank Grillo is always better than whatever he is in. 

I hope they give Kiele Sanchez more to do as she’s great and married to Zach Gilford! 

The pilot was okay enough for me to keep watching but not good enough for me to think of more points. 

Plot:  The entire relationship of a girl and a boy. 

Review:. What A to Z presupposes is: What if no other sitcoms every existed.  This show just did everything so generically I was mad by the end.  It has wacky best friends, wacky waiters with wacky mustaches, wacky jobs, wacky everything! And a creepy obsession that we are supposed to take as romantic.  

The show just didn’t work.   

WILL I KEEP WATCHING: Yeah, nah. 

Alternate titles for the show A to Z:

Welcome to sitcom town
How wacky!
Haven’t I seen this before?
Did I accidentally change it to tvland by mistake?
Not so happy endings

lastdaysofandrewjara:

Synopsis:  Two commitmentphobes try to have a relationship.

What Season: 1

Review: Growing up isn’t a check list.  You can get as married as you want and still not be an adult.  Getting a job, your own place all that stuff is nice but until growing up is more than that.  This is the theme that You’re the Worst is trying to tackle although in a subtle way.  

Also as you can tell I got  a thing for Aya Cash.  Something about her facial expressions and range really make me like her and she finally gets to deliver in a show that’s almost as good as she is. 

Other than her the show has some pretty great writing other than one character that couldn’t get behind.  The worst thing about the show is it’s premise: can two swinging bachelors fall in love? It’s a gimmick that isn’t needed and the first few episodes fumble by having to fit in it’s network box.  But once it starts moving the show really works and it was pretty good! 

Favorite Episode: Sunday Funday  Normally I would say this was my least favorite episode as it’s built around a internet slang to justify it’s existence. But thanks mostly to Aya Cash’s facial expressions and the easy targets of hipsters the episode works.  I wanted to dislike the episode but I just couldn’t.  Like the show. 

Worst Episode: PTSD I was going to put the pilot up there as it sets up a gimmick that the show has to fit into for the worst but PTSD is worse.  The show has an Vet that’s also addicted to heroin and is also the voice of reason and just seems to be there for the sake of being out there. It feels forced and doesn’t work for me.  The edgar character feels like he’s coming out of a cartoon (and that cartoon being a shitty south park rip off) so he doesn’t’ fit in this world or in the real world. He doesn’t work and I hope he gets better. 

Trivia: Has not been reviewed. 

It has been renewed for season 2!

Synopsis:  A comedy band try to make it.

What Season: 1

Review:  Garfunkel and Oates was probably the most frustrating show of the year. Frustrating because I wanted to like it so much. I heard them years ago and have followed them every since.  I think they make pretty hilarious songs and have a good act.  The problem is that the writing is so bad, it’s hard to care or even watch. 

Let’s compare it to the show that it is most compared to: Flight of the Conchords. So in the pilot episode of that show, the group had two songs: one about meeting a girl at a party and another about pretending to not cry.  So the story became one of them meets a girl and then gets dumped a week later. The songs are so easily place in that story that you don’t even notice they wrote the songs beforehand.  Sometimes they would just start talking about a very specific thing then cut to song about said thing then back to the actual storyline. Here you can always tell that the song was written before the show as the songs are forced in so awkward and forcefully it gets frustrating how lazy it is. 

One of the main things I noticed that happened in almost every episode was one of the duo telling another one, “Hey do you want to (insert joke here.)”  ”Hey do you want to talk about our imaginary fan?” “Hey do you ever notice…”  That’s not a smooth transition! That’s lazily changing the subject! That would be awkward even if you did it in real life. 

Hey do you want to talk about You’re the Worst? 

SEE! That’s weird and makes you realize the shitty writing. This would be fine but even the story was weak.  I mean blondes get more attention from men? Really? Did they still that from married with children?  Guys don’t like girls that talk? These story lines are straight out of the 90s. Yeah so really hard as I tried the show just never came together.  

Worse Episode: Pilot  The pilot was the very beginning of the problem.  The pilot has Anthony Jeselnik. I am a very big fan of Anthony Jeselnik.  But this show wasn’t about Jeselnik, so he shouldn’t have been the best of the pilot.  He was the funniest and most charming character. That doesn’t help you when the show isn’t about you. 

Favorite Episode: Speechless I know I used this as an example of something dumb as the show is about them not talking but this is also the only episode that feels like it’s not straight out of 1994.  See the joke is that guys like them more because they can’t talk so they decide not to talk at all! This is pretty insane premise taken to an extreme degree. The reason it works here and not in other episodes is because they acknowledge this.  See the rest of the show seems to take place in a weird mix of the real world and fake world.  But not like in Flight where the world was an innocent world according to the group but a dark one according to everyone else. Here the world doesn’t set any rule for what the fake world is so it just feels like every joke stands on it’s own and isn’t connected.  This doesn’t suck you and actually forces you out. 

But Speechless spins the premise on it’s head and actually uses the silliness to work in the story.  If the entire series was like this it would work and the outdated storylines would be a part of it. But as it is, it’s a rare gem in a giant misstep for a funny band. 

Trivia: Has not been renewed. 

comicsiread:

Thoughts about the Gotham Pilot:
I was live blogging this, but then I got kind of bored so I stopped but here are some thoughts: 
The movie is sadly closer in tone to Schumacher than Nolan. 
The dialogue was painfully exposition-y. 
The winks were pretty heavy handed. 
The whole series was pretty heavy handed. 
If they didn’t have names I love, I would have stopped watching. 
There were moments that worked, mostly when Bullock and Gordon were actually working the case. 
The tension is gone since we know how a lot of characters’ fates are known. 
Like a lot of pilots, it might just be clunky setting things up.  I’ll still watch it but if it keeps going like this I might forget it’s on. 

comicsiread:

Thoughts about the Gotham Pilot:

I was live blogging this, but then I got kind of bored so I stopped but here are some thoughts: 

  • The movie is sadly closer in tone to Schumacher than Nolan. 
  • The dialogue was painfully exposition-y. 
  • The winks were pretty heavy handed. 
  • The whole series was pretty heavy handed. 
  • If they didn’t have names I love, I would have stopped watching. 
  • There were moments that worked, mostly when Bullock and Gordon were actually working the case. 
  • The tension is gone since we know how a lot of characters’ fates are known. 

Like a lot of pilots, it might just be clunky setting things up.  I’ll still watch it but if it keeps going like this I might forget it’s on. 

Plot: A woman realizes that her internet life doesn’t compare to real life and gets a marketing vp to help rebrand her image.   

Review:. The show sounds bad.  Let’s not get around it, yes I saw the trailer too and thought it looked like garbage.  But I also saw Guardians of the Galaxy and Nebula, just Nebula.  So I gave it a shot.

And I’m glad I did.  Sure the show is off to a bumpy start and sometimes relies too much on thinking words like “hashtag” are funny but the leads win it over.  Karen Gillan plays the annoying main character with a bit of heart that makes you not hate her and she has the funniest moments.  John Cho also brings his charm and great annoyed face to the show.  

I found myself liking the characters and wanting to see more which is really all a pilot can do.  It may all fall apart but for now I’m on board. 

Also it’s available now on Hulu so you can see for yourself now! 

WILL I KEEP WATCHING: #forsure… I apologize for that joke