Scream is back! PLUS: Do you like teen shows?
Always Be Watching is curated by Dan Barrett from the year 1997.
If, like me, you’d forgotten that there was a TV series based on the Scream movies, you might be surprised by the news that the show is back for a third season… despite it not having been on for a few years.
The new show has moved from MTV to VH1 in the US and instead of being a 6-episode run, it is being converted into a 3-night mini-series event. Which makes sense to me. Unlike previous seasons of the show where, for legal reasons, the ghost face mask couldn’t be used on the show… it’s back.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
My two moments of TV joy this week was watching Big Little Lies (which is so magnetic - every episode has me watching fully engaged with what’s happening on screen in a way I haven’t felt since Mad Men) and I’ve also been rewatching episodes of 90s legal drama The Practice (which still holds up very well - if US network TV was this good still, I’d likely be watching more of it).
The thing both shows have in common is writer David E Kelley. With Kelley dominating so much of my viewing this week, I was very excited this morning to hear that Kelley is coming back to a weekly lawyer drama with his TV adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer given a series commitment by A+E.
Tied in with the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, HBO are dusting off its fantastic mini-series From The Earth To The Moon to air on its TV networks and will be added to its on-demand streaming libraries.
Source: The Futon Critic
Amy Seimetz is working on a TV series prequel to the Leo DiCaprio film The Beach.
Director Danny Boyle:
“The Beach may come back,” Boyle said. “[Seimetz] has taken The Beach and made a prequel for television. It’s the same character but it’s set now, so 20 years later—it’s a bit of a headfuck.” He added, “It’s intriguing when you see it. I’ve read the first two scripts.”
Source: The AV Club
Indiewire has asked critics what their favourite teen drama is. And, honestly, I found the responses a little bit dull.
So, I’m putting it to you - what are your favourite teen dramas…. and why? Let me know over at the Always Be Watching Facebook group.
Personally, I can’t go past Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.