TVRage Bulletin: Watch First Episode of ‘Black Sails,’ Sophia Bush Heads to ‘SVU’ & More!
In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:
-Sophia Bush is heading to ‘Law & Order: SVU’ for a crossover episode. Her character from NBC’s ‘Chicago P.D.’ will pop up in New York City, alongside Mariska Hargitay. As Bush revealed, "We have a case that we need a little bit of help with that began in New York City and that we're now finding the M.O. in Chicago, and SVU was investigating it when it was up there and now it's on our hands.” Bush’s episode airs Wednesday, Feb. 26.
-NBC has announced Jay Leno’s final guests as host of ‘The Tonight Show.' Garth Brooks is set to perform, and Billy Crystal (he was also Leno’s very first guest) will make an appearance. As for Jimmy Fallon, his last guest on ‘Late Night’ is Amy Poehler, while his first guests on ‘The Tonight Show’ include U2 and Will Smith.
-'Modern Family’ is about to get even more comedic. According to TV Guide, Patton Oswalt and Fred Armisen will guest star during the Las Vegas episode, which the cast is filming now. The episode is set to air this spring.
-As previously reported, you can now watch the very first episode of Michael Bay’s ‘Black Sails.’ The pirate adventure, starring Toby Stephens, debuts on Starz Saturday, Jan. 25. Check out the first episode here:
Yet again Starz have taken an excellent concept for a tv show and messed it up. I was really looking forward to this series but the show producers have decided that seeing how far they can push the boundaries is more important than the actual story.
Level 16 (7%) Points: 11645 Since: 12/Oct/12
Message Posted On Jan 21st, 2014, 11:19 am
It felt like a pilot (it is). They kind of crammed a lot together. Most shows grow a lot in the second/third episodes. It felt like a michael bay project (it is), hopefully they'll relax a bit and get deeper. I don't mind that they had some sort of dental plan. Complicating the dialogue would have detracted from the flow and feel that it had set up. Swearengen was... awesome--*looks up at the the editors* See? I can edit myself -- but I don't think he was the type of character that they wanted for this. That stuff is way out of michael bay's league, but the rest of the production staff had some familiar names too, Bear Mcreary for one, Alan Shearer, and Paul Grinder are guys who've done really good stuff and may be able help the show find it's footing and bring starz up to play with the big boys.
Level 1 (68%) Mood: aggravated Since: 02/Feb/13
Message Posted On Jan 21st, 2014, 4:05 am
Have to agree completely with both Anonymous' below.
I've been looking so very much forward to this show, and although it wasn't exactly bad, it definitely wasn't as good as expected either. Especially the lack of well-written dialog and the language in general. Sad news unfortunately :/
Really hoping for improvements in the coming episodes, but having a hard time seeing it actually happen :(
Message Posted On Jan 21st, 2014, 2:47 am
I have one question about Black Sails. Did the pirates (all of them...) had teeth whitening? That was the most distracting, silly thing I have seen in a series in a very long time...
Message Posted On Jan 20th, 2014, 7:57 pm
Black Sails kind of sucked. Like they tried too hard and did it by the numbers, x amount of planned nudity and violence. What it really lacked was language, listen to Deadwood/Spartacus/ or to a lesser extent Ripper Street.Now hard would it have been to hire writers that created a feel for the times via language?