Portlandia is probably the most indie TV series ever. One of its stars and co-creators is Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney; the other is Saturday Night Live alumnus Fred Armisen, who used to be drummer in a post-hardcore band called Trenchmouth. Carrie and Fred have crazy connections: Washed Out provides the show's theme tune, while Jack White, Josh Homme, St Vincent, Aimee Mann, Dirty Projectors, No Doubt, kd Lang, Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan and Joanna Newsom have all made guest appearances over the first four seasons.
One Breaking Bad fan who's feeling bored while waiting for Better Call Saul has turned Bryan Cranston's Walt, Aaron Paul's Jesse and several other leading players from the show into rappers... yes, really. Obviously this clever clip video is just for lolz, but give it a watch below and try to tell us it's not, well, kind of catchy...
The first trailer for Jurassic World debuted yesterday (November 25), three days earlier than we had been led to expect, and the instant reaction was overwhelmingly positive.
The Osbournes wasn't the first celebrity reality series - or "structured observational documentary", if we're being pedantic - but it was incredibly influential, ushering in a new wave of TV shows centering on the lives of the rich and famous: The Simple Life, Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, Newlyweds starring Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, [Hulk] Hogan Knows Best and ultimately Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
On Saturday, US cable network Lifetime premiered its biopic of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, the New York-born R&B singer tragically killed in a plane crash in August 2001, aged just 22. Before this 85-minute TV movie was even made, it had met with resistance from the late star’s family, who hired a lawyer in a bid to get the production blocked.