Pop Cultured: Let’s talk about all things entertainment
by Bobby Bozeman
Staff Writer
Jan 21, 2011 | 9142 views |  0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hey, I’m Bobby, your new entertainment columnist.

That’s right, I’m your entertainment columnist. See, I’m just a dude who happened to stumble upon a forum to express my thoughts and insights, but I want this to be more than just a place for me to say what I like or don’t like. I want this to be a place where you, the community, can discuss the movies, music, television and whatever pop culture stuff we use to enhance our lives. So please, when I say Two and a Half Men is one of the worst shows on TV, or that The Social Network totally deserved that Golden Globe (so did some of the other films, but whatever) please tell me why I’m wrong. Or why I’m right. And together we can help each other deepen our appreciation for entertainment and pop culture.

Each Friday, here in the Escapes section I’ll go over various things that are coming up or just happened and give my opinions on them. It’ll kind of be a pop culture blitz. I’ll also have a blog up at bamaescapes.com where I’ll do some reviews, take on some topics in depth and branch out a little. You can also follow me on twitter @Bozeman_Escapes where I’ll often be tweeting about various movies, songs or shows.

Like I said, I want this to be your forum, and I want to be your columnist. So if there is anything you’d like me to touch on, talk about or give some attention, feel free to send me your tweets or an e-mail at rbozeman@annistonstar.com.

So, now that introductions are over, how about Ricky Gervais? I can’t decide if he killed his career or made himself a pop culture hero at the Golden Globes last week. One thing’s for sure, he won’t be hosting anymore major awards shows. In his defense, it wasn’t like he said anything that the viewers at home weren’t thinking. I mean, can anyone from the foreign press explain with a straight face why The Tourist — a film that failed critically and at the box office — was nominated for anything?

Also, Thursday saw the return of a criminally under-watched show, Parks and Recreation. It got off to a slow start in season one and felt like a clone of The Office, but the show really found its footing in season two, and I expect it to really take off with the addition of Adam Scott in this new season. He joins a lineup that already includes the incredibly funny Aziz Ansari. And it’s on the same night as 30 Rock and The Office, so what more could you want?

On the radar for me (as of writing this Monday night) is The King is Dead, a much-hyped album from The Decemberists that was released Tuesday. Hopefully, I’ll have a few insightful things to say about it next week. And be sure to let me know of anything you’d like me to talk about here or in the blog.
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