Dawson's Sitcom Was Cancelled. Don't Worry, The Internet Is Prepared For This Eventuality.
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Dawson's Sitcom Was Cancelled. Don't Worry, The Internet Is Prepared For This Eventuality.

By Amanda Mae Meyncke | Pajiba Love | January 23, 2013 | Comments ()


I'm at Sundance working my butt off, and I've never done one of these before, so it's going to be a positive train wreck. Here goes.

YOU GUYS. David Fincher might direct the "Gone Girl" movie? This could be good, but I'm going to keep calm until I actually read the book which my friend has had waitlisted at the library for like two months and I want to read but still don't know what it's about -- I know, I KNOW, I'm getting there. (AV Club)

They're making a "Bored To Death" movie over at HBO. Did anyone even watch this show? (Death & Taxes)

Leonardo DiCaprio is quitting acting? Like, legitimately never acting again? I leave Los Angeles for one damn minute and he goes off the deep end. I have like ten missed calls from him but I never thought he'd go and do something so drastic without my constant guidance and reassurance. I'd pick up my phone to call, but... well, I'll call him later, he can be so dramatic. (Celebitchy)

"Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23" was cancelled. James Van Der Beek confirms they won't be showing the last eight episodes. I can't even deal with this right now, it's too sad. (Warming Glow)

In happier TV news, "Doctor Who" sets a return date for both the UK and the US. And it's the same date! (BBC) That means we don't have to worry about spoilers, sweeties. And in other sci-fi TV news, Alex Kingston aka RIver Song is joining the cast of "Arrow." (Nerd Bastards)

The Awl does a nice long form essay on the magic and conspiracy of "The X-Files." (The Awl)

If they made an "honest" trailer for the latest Indiana Jones movie, this would be it. (Film Drunk)

For those of you buried hip-deep in winter weather, here are some tips on how you can cook with snow. Clean snow. (The Guardian)

The Postal Service are reuniting, although honestly, if you've gone ten years without releasing an album can it eeeeeven be called reuniting? (Kottke)

Have you seen this video? It's the weirdest thing ever, but I love it. A little lawnmower learns to fly. You know that moment when you're in the weirdest part of the web? This is it.

Old news maybe, but if you don't know about it then you'll thank me. Photos of modern pop culture TV shows set to erudite literary quotes. Most of the fun is picking out which show is which, trust me, you watch way more TV than you think you do. (Slaughterhouse 90210)

Here's a nice picture of Sissy Spacek smoking on the set of Carrie. (Charlie Parker)

You know how a key works, right? Because not knowing how a key works would be embarrassing. I absolutely already knew how a key worked before I saw this article. Swearsies. (Neatorama)

Oldie but a goodie: Malcolm Gladwell writes about the possibility of building a machine to predict hit movies. (Malcolm Gladwell)

A 1998 essay about the problems with Hollywood stealing ideas and making millions. (Tad Friend)

Amanda Mae Meyncke is a very busy Sundance rockstar and had a minor assist from Joanna Robinson on the links today. Any typos and broken links you can blame on the ol' Link Wench who totally knows how a key works...now.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • kirbyjay

    Ben and Kate dumped too. Not that I watched it, but I'm sure somebody did.......or maybe that's why they dumped it

  • I only saw two eps of Dont Trust the B, but I liked it. Damn you ABC, I was gonna catch up when I was back in the US!

    Bored to Death - Season 1 is sitting on my desk from Lovefilm. Thx for reminding me to get on that shit.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    The movie THE HELP!!

    This news nettles into my plexiglass heart approximation.

  • Also I had NO idea how keys worked and now I know and it is the COOLEST. Imma strut around in my new smarts now.

  • Noooo, Leo! Who will Martin Scorcese cast in everything now?!

  • zeke_the_pig

    Yeah, he'll need a new muse.
    I vote for Fat Kilmer.

  • John W

    I'm quitting acting too. I'm going to start by quitting acting like I give a F*** what Dicaprio does.

  • Slash

    Yeah, I'm gonna mourn "Apt. 23" too.

    "2 Broke Girls" is so unfunny, it should be used at Gitmo to punish prisoners who violate rules, with black bars over whatsherface's giant gazongas, so there's absolutely no way they could enjoy it.

  • Blake

    Jason Schwartzman (I.M.O) has the "Most Punchable Face in Hollywood".


    If is wasn't for Suburgatory I would have no reason to watch YOU!

  • PerpetualIntern

    Um. Isn't cooking with snow cooking with...water?

  • Eva

    Bored to Death was my absolute favorite thing on TV when it was airing. I would LOVE to see a movie of it!! This news just made my day!!!

  • duckyvoodoo

    I watched Bored to death AND Don't Trust the Bitch in apt. 23. I am clearly unusual.

  • Skyler Durden is not logged in

    I'm all for frugality, but for Pete's sake, just buy Gone Girl already. It's, like 12.99 on Kindle. You've spent far more money on far worse things, I assure you.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I quite enjoyed Bored to Death because I very much enjoy Jason Schwartzman, and this is the second time I have admitted that publically in the past three days. I've admitted it before on Pajiba, but that was in the context of an SRL involving men we don't want to admit are personally boat floating. I trust the judgement will be as it ever was, except for the 17 Pajibans who will agree with me: three by upvote, twelve silently in their cubicles, and two who will have the ovaries/stones to admit it here, plus BWeaves saying she'd "hit it", but that's always a given.

  • kayteeeff

    I'm coming out of lurkdom to declare my Schwartzman-love right there with you. Perhaps my #1 all-time celebrity crush.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • mats19

    Bored to Death was the PERFECT vehicle for Jason Schwartzman... that wasn't a Wes Anderson movie. No shame in loving his pocket sized friendness.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I think the real conspiracy of The X-Files was how an extremely experienced FBI agent like Fox Mulder was so absolutely useless with a gun. Did he ever successfully shoot anyone, or at least succeed in NOT having it knocked away?

  • Bert_McGurt

    I actually did know how a key works, thanks to a year spent working at a hardware store in my teens. Other formative experiences included learning (from a co-worker) the potential consequences of resting your gloved hands on the radial arm saw while it was spinning down, the speed at which a sharp turn will cause a forklift to roll over, and that some sunglasses do a pretty good job of protecting your face from an errant hammer blow. And also that Workplace Health and Safety could stand to inspect a few more lumber yards.

  • Scully

    "The Awl does a nice long form essay on the magic and conspiracy of “The X-Files.”

    Stop flirting with me, Amanda. Leo is getting jealous.

  • John G.

    He goes and gives a fantastic performance in Django Unchained, not annoying me for the first time in a decade, and then he quits acting?

  • mswas

    I watched Bored to Death and I was never bored to death. Great show, glad they're doing a movie.

  • Green Lantern

    I *also* enjoyed being (not) Bored To Death. I've never enjoyed Ted Danson in a role more. 'Course now he's sucking at the broadcast TV teat of CSI, so this may be the last cool thing he does.

  • Yocean

    GARRRRH! Fuck you Neilsen rating, you old useless scrotum lice thing. Hwy generous populous? Why no love for absurdist comedy? Why you allow soul-suck shit-bags like 2 Broke Bitches Be Unfunny and 2 And Half Inches Dickbags continue to roam free while let beautiful high comedy of Apartment 23 die in wild? On a related note. Fuck you 2 Broke Girls. You release Kat Denning's big awesome talents from your grubby racist hell-monkey hands at this moment! I said NOW!

  • Yocean

    GARHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Why general populous? Why do you have no love for the absurdity?! While you allow shits like 2 Broke-ass Bitches be Unfunny and 2 and Half Inch Dickbags, you let the beautiful high comedy like Apartment 23 die in desolation? GARRRRH! SO. MUCH. RAGE. On a related note; 2 Broke Girls, release Kat Denning's big awesome talents from your grubby racist hellmonkey hands! At this moment! Now!

  • Kballs

    FUCK! I can't stand most sitcoms and it really chaps my ass when they fling one away that has so much potential for years of fresh storylines. They've focused mainly on the new-girl-in-NY and Beek stories thus far without delving into the bitch's past or where the barista's lust will take him or where Luther came from or . . . FUCKING SHIT FUCK! Guess It's Always Sunny and Raising Hope are all that's left to bear the brunt of my man-giggles.

  • Luke Anthony Matthews

    They had better show the rest of those episodes, even if it's a summer burn off. If not, I'm going to go on a bender in the hamptons.

  • randomhookup

    At least dump them on Hulu.

  • fribbley

    I thought "Don't Trust the B----" was mostly okay, but James VDB was fantastic. I had high hopes that the show would last long enough to eventually make the idea of a Dawson's reunion on the show not completely implausible.

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