November 22, 2009
R.E.M.'s 'Live at the Olympia': One of the more distressing musical developments over the last decade has been R.E.M.'s tumble into mediocrity. This live "rehearsal" doesn't solve where Michael Stipe and Co. go next after 2008's promising "Accelerate," but it's wonderful to hear them burn through deep cuts like "Wolves, Lower" like the young, hungry band we once knew. 'Community's' Ken Jeong : We're not entirely sure about this show -- the smugness of Joel McHale's character is off the charts and his will-they-or-won't-they romance with Gillian Jacobs is tiresome.
February 14, 2014 |
The second season of Netflix's political thriller "House of Cards" got released at midnight PST, and while many wasted no time tearing into the twisty Kevin Spacey-Robin Wright series, there's one fan who's going to need a little time to catch up. And God help you if you discuss spoilers. President Barack Obama, who seems to be quite the TV junkie, tweeted a word of warning to his followers on Thursday: "Tomorrow: @HouseOfCards. No spoilers, please. " A previous report revealed that Obama desired to watch DVDs of the upcoming season of "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" during his weekend trip to California. PHOTOS: Faces to watch 2014 | TV According to the Associated Press, "House of Cards" cast member Kate Mara called the Obama shout-out "one of the coolest things that's happened to me," when told about the tweet at an event for the show on Thursday night.