Monday, January 12, 2009

I Keep Missing My Own Commercial.

I recently shot a NY Lotto commercial where I play a masseur working on a financial executive in her office. It apparently started airing this week and I've had friends and acquaintances telling me that they're seeing it all the time, but I have yet to see it myself.

So yesterday, I was sitting in front of the TV for nearly 11 hours straight, watching the playoffs (go Steelers!) and the Golden Globes (kinda dull) and then the news. I was positive I'd manage to see it at least once, as I had been told it was airing during sports, news and a whole raft of other shows. I only left the couch twice for a few minutes to get sandwiches, make tea and glaze a ham. 

During each of those times, I learned today, my commercial played.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stuff I'm Watching: Doogie Howser, M.D.

Ah Hulu, how I adore thee. In the past few weeks they've posted News Radio, Firefly and now, Doogie Howser, M.D.

Why am I excited about Neil Patrick Harris' introduction to the world? Because Doogie Howser is one of the best examples of how to take a weak concept and execute it really well. Correct that, it's one of the best examples of how to take a HORRRIBLE concept and do it AWESOME.

Seriously, watching it now it's incredible how well it's aged. Tremendously sophisticated writing, cinematography and direction for a show shot 20 years ago now. Even right from the pilot, the show is a tightly scripted, well-balanced and heartwarming show. 

Yes, I said heartwarming, you cynical pieces of frakkin' hipster trash - not everything from the 80's has to be viewed ironically.

Now... oil me.