“Four survivors are killin’ zombies and searching for a place to call home.
At least they have each other.” (IMDb)
The sequel to the hit adventure-horror-comedy Zombieland(2009) probably isn’t happening, especially with no script. But turn to the small screen and Amazon’s array of new original content and we have a pilot for the Zombieland television series. If picked up this year we’ll see a 13-episode season on the world of Zombieland. Comparing the pilot’s continued plot and re-casted roles (rather than a recreated world and new characters) is sure to split the fandom. But once the laughs and gore gets going everyone should be happy.
Zombieland Writers on Their Amazon Pilot and Zombie Rules (IGN)
The American remake of the infamous British dramedy, Shameless (UK), is back for it’s third season on Showtime. That means everyone’s favourite dysfunctional family is back; the Gallagher family. Shameless(US) has a special ability to make fun and make serious almost simultaneously as it touches on alcoholism, poverty and issues in society. It may force you to reflect on yourself, your family, and others around you — for better or shame. Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy head up an interesting family and cast of characters.
“They’re just a family trying to live the American dream one scheme at a time. Shameless returns January 13th at 9PM ET/PT.” (Showtime)
Laura Dern is back for the second season of Enlightened on HBO. She plays Amy, “a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work” (IMDb). Enlightened is a sophisticated mix of drama and comedy; dramedy. It definitely enters the realm of a ‘dark comedy’ as it depicts issues like depression and spirituality. Enlightened may seem a bit dry or light at times, but that’s when the writing, acting and themes flaunt their heaviness and pull on your heart strings.
Season 2 of Enlightened premieres January 13th 2013 on HBO.