Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Unfortunately, what few shows that haven't wrapped up their seasons yet - such as Sci-Fi's Friday lineup - won't be showing new episodes during the holiday weekend.

Still, there are a few things out there of interest for those of you not out on a boat or in a movie theatre this holiday weekend.

The most interesting event is HBO's original movie, "Recount," (HBO, Sun., 9 p.m.), a highly praised retelling of the 2000 Presidential election fiasco in Florida. Directed by Jay Roach ("Austin Powers") and written by first-time screenwriter Danny Strong (Jonathan from "Buffy"), the movie features an all-star cast including Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson and Laura Dern, who apparently steals the movie as Fla. Secretary of State Katherine Harris.

On Monday night, A&E, which seemingly abandoned quality years ago, gives it another go with the first part of a new adaptation of "The Andromeda Strain" (A&E, Mon., 9 p.m.). Produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, it's another all-star cast that battles a killer virus that threatens all of humanity.

As for the regular fare, "Robin Hood" (BBC America, Sat., 9 p.m.) is new, as is "The Tudors" (Showtime, Sun., 9 p.m.)

No blog update Monday, as the people's critic is taking the holiday off, but we'll be back Tuesday. Have a safe holiday!

3 comments:

zodin2008 said...

I am looking forward to both "Recount" as well as "The Andromeda Strain" and it's pleasing that there are a few original things on this weekend.

Actually, since my wife and I were unable to secure a babysitter this weekend, therebye not allowing us to go and see Indy 4, I bought the first three movies box set and we will sit and wathch the original 3 over the weekend, when my son isn't crying.

Have a good holiday weekend.

Also, disappointing to not have an original "Battlestar" tonight.

Hotspur said...

How can you take Monday off? How will I know what to watch? Have a great holiday 1

Phillip Ramati said...

Look at the bright side, except for Andromeda Strain, there's nothing new on Monday anyway.