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How wayward are the Pines?

TWITTER and all things entertainment exploded a bit today with a surge of news about a director who made his star shine bright at the end of the last century: M Night Shyamalan.. His newest conquest is not over movie theaters or strange SIFI 'documentaries' but instead prime time television..

Shyalaman's bringing WAYWARD PINES to FOX.. and with it comes a strange and elusive trailer for the show.. Matt Dillon stars in the show. And quite obviously the trailer, as well.

It speaks for itself:

The official description:
Imagine the perfect American town, beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets...Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.

For those who don't know much about this soon-to-be hit series (I predict) it's based on a novel by Blake Crouch and the series, with M Night Shymalan shepherding it, will feature Matt Dillon as a secret service agent on a mission to find missing federal agents..

The immediate and overwhelming reaction online has been critical of Shyamalan but receptive of the trailer for the May 14th premiere of the show..  even the description on the trailer poster deeming this an 'Shyamalan event' rather than a 'series' has some scoffing.

Shyamalan has had a series of love-hate relationships with fans after several of his movies were criticized as stinkers following after the hit SIXTH SENSE..  while  some lament the fall of his star, I still believe SIGNS and even LADY IN THE WATER had appeal..

It remains to be seen how many fans, or former fans, go into the journey to WAYWARD PINES..
But for me, it can't be any worse than UNDER THE DOME.
Or could it!?





New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …