I went looking for a Tumblr dedicated to “Manhattan,” the WGN America show, set during World War II and regarding the Manhattan Project, which completed its first season last night. (Oct. 19, 2014) Finding that there isn’t one, I will now begin an effort to gather the happy few who were able to find the channel and know how excellent the show is.
It was renewed for a second season, so some of us must be active on Tumblr. I’ll reblog what I find, using the hashtag #manhattan WGNA (Without the “WGNA” you get shots of NYC or the Woody Allen movie.)
West Wing fans should know that Tommy Schlamme is an executive producer and Richard Schiff had an important recurring role in the first season. Also: Schlamme borrowed a page from his direction of Two Cathedrals last night. I would not make that comparison lightly.
Corporate lawyer Nina Whitley has given up a lot in her climb to the top. However, when she’s passed over for a promotion and her fiancé gets engaged to another woman, Nina has an epic meltdown.
As the freakin’ hilarious Eliza Coupe tweeted just now, hit the link above to watch the whole pilot episode of “Benched,” which stars her and Jay Harrington and includes Oscar Nunez and Cedric Yarbrough in the cast. From the clips I’ve seen, this looks really funny. I’m in for the Better Off Ted/Scrubs/Happy Endings pedigree alone. It premieres Oct. 28 on USA.
“Oh God, I lost a brother. I absolutely adored him. He and I were the oldest; we were also AA people and we had so much in common. The nuances between us and the affection we had for each other… We were serious guys but he had a wonderful sense of humour and we would joke all the time. One time, Allison Janney was doing an interview with a reporter and the reporter said, “Well, you know, it’s surprising that The West Wing is such a success and there’s no love story.” And Allison said, “Well of course there is. Between Martin and John!” And she was absolutely right.”—Martin Sheen on John Spencer’s passing (x)