MICHAEL B. JORDAN
Born: February 9, 1987 in Santa Ana, CA
“I want to do everything. I’m a producer at heart. Eventually, when I can produce the way I want to, my acting’s going to help fuel that. And not just vehicles for myself – I’m a member of this film society, and I want to contribute. If you’re in the industry, you can’t just take from it; you have to deposit something back to keep it going for the next generation.”
One year I gave my Dad Breaking Bad Season One on DVD. I think it’s the best gift I’ve ever given him.
Since binge-watching has become so popular, TV on DVD is a great gift to give someone that you might be stuck on. We all have our favourite series, and since there are so many amazing shows out there, it’s impossible to watch them all. I’m sure you know some people who have been deprived of The Sopranos or The Wire. Below are three suggestions of TV on DVD that would be great gifts to give someone, but really any show that you care passionately about would be perfect to share with a loved one. Read the rest of this entry
Do you remember your favourite teacher? Mine was my Grade 12 drama teacher. He would let us break into song and dance in the middle of a lesson plan. One person would start singing Bohemian Rhapsody, someone else would join in and then by the end he was right there with us singing the last note. Sometimes someone would start tapping their pen on a desk and it would turn into our own version of Stomp.
With the kids back to school again, I hope they get a teacher they can learn from, have fun with, and be inspired by. In keeping with this month’s Back To School theme, the Biff Bam Pop team has compiled a list of our favourite TV teachers.
Mr. Collins (The Wonder Years)
By: Perry Schwartz
I can’t believe Mr. Collins, Kevin Arnold’s cantankerous math teacher, only appeared in three original ‘The Wonder Years’ episodes (plus one montage episode). In those three episodes during season three of one of my all-time favourite shows, Mr. Collins, portrayed brilliantly by the late Steven Gilborn, taught Kevin so much about life, hard work and perseverance. At the moment when Kevin is most disillusioned with school, Mr. Collins shows him the way. His influence takes full effect in his final episode, The Goodbye. In this episode, Kevin realizes what his father had been preaching for years…that hard work pays off in life and that Mr. Collins was hard on him because he knew Kevin could do better. Kevin rewards him with an A+ on his mid-term, unfortunately, Mr. Collins passes away prior to Kevin taking the test.
Cue Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Goodbye My Friend’ and this epilogue from the adult Kevin Arnold (also cue the tears): Teachers never die. They live in your memory forever. They were there when you arrived, they were there when you left. Like fixtures. Once in a while they taught you something. But not that often. And, you never really knew them, any more than they knew you. Still, for awhile, you believed in them. And, if you were lucky, maybe there was one who believed in you.
See more of BBP’s favourite teachers after the jump!
Each week we will previewing new shows being added to the Fall TV Line-up. These recaps should help you decide what’s worth adding to your viewing schedule and what you should skip. This week introduces us to Fox’s new series The Mob Doctor starring Jordana Spiro (My Boys). To start off, have a look at the trailer for the new series and then read on after the jump for a full synopsis:
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This week’s highlights includes the return of Emily’s Revengenda, pregnancy scares, a Fringe tradition, and a new show about the Vice President of the United States.
Have you been keeping track of what shows are getting renewed and who is getting the axe? CBS has announced they are renewing 15 shows for the 2012-13 TV season, including NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife and rookie hits Person of Interest and 2 Broke Girls. These shows join previously renewed How I Met Your Mother, Survivor and The Big Bang Theory. The original CSI was also renewed, but missing from the list is CSI: NY and CSI: Miami, whose futures are uncertain right now. Also missing from the list are rookie dramas A Gifted Man and Unforgettable. CLICK HERE for a full list of CBS Renewals. Read the rest of this entry
There has never been a show I have campaigned for more than Friday Night Lights. On the surface, the show is about a small town (Dillon, Texas) and a football team but in reality, it is SO MUCH MORE!