Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Apologies to Prime Suspect (2011) fans

I'd like to take this opportunity to say how very sorry I am that the very promising new series, Prime Suspect, was cancelled.

It's my fault entirely.

I made the mistake of mentioning to someone that it was the only new series I bothered to program into my PVR.
As long time readers will know, that is the kiss of death for any new series.

Again, Mea Culpa.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For all you broken-hearted TV writers out there...

Because I was feeling a little blue about the state of Canadian Television this afternoon:

I re-read this post from our pal Denis... just to perk myself up.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hey-- My Hiccups is Gone!

Every show I work on, I am constantly amazed with how much I learn and how many crazily talented-- and occasionally dysfunctional-- people there are in this industry.

The sad, but long anticipated news that Hiccups was cancelled arrived today... it was fantastic experience in all ways.

Thanks to Brent, Nancy, Laura, Arvi and David and all the cast and crew and folks in the office... and especially to Andrew Carr and Dylan Wertz who made me piss myself on a regular basis.

Good times.

The problem of Entourage

So Entourage is over.

Thank God.

The problem with the show is that despite the fact that it is so laughably, horribly written-- I kept tuning in every season. Why?!

The badness was part of it for sure. There was a pleasure I got from yelling at the television and joining the dialogue, turning to Turtle and saying: "Wow, good thing Vince didn't really sell those stocks after you told him to and he said he did or you'd be pretty screwed huh."

Or telling Sloan: "I'm with Vince on this, Eric loves you, Sloan, really he does. And I agree the fact that he slept with your step-mom doesn't matter... I mean, if he did. Which I'm sure he didn't."

Or asking Drama: "Man do you ever wonder what would happen if money didn't just swoop down out of no where and save our asses?"

But darned if I didn't actually like these guys and hope they'd make it. And it pisses me off that I don't know what happened to all the stories lines that I had been following... what about "Goin' Bananas" and the TV movie, the the restaurant?

Wow! It's Doug Ellin... just a sec.

Okay I'm back. That was so crazy. He's a super nice guy and was just reading my blog and he filled me in on all the details about what happened to everybody. It was great to hear and made me feel really good...

PS. Mark Canton's jet is at YVR and did I want to come down to Hollywood and work on his new series!

Hell's yeah... but wait-- what about my pregnant wife and kid-- they can come too?! Huzzah!

So... yeah, I can stop yelling at my television... but I will miss it.

Dave's Yes/No Movie Review: Captain America


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Did you hear...

... all the buzz about this years Gemini Award winners that were announced last night?!!?

Yeah, me neither.

I like international co-productions. I love stories about other countries and cultures. I love those stories when they're well-told by Canadians... or anybody else!

It's not that I think shows like The Tudors or The Borgias are bad... I think they're great. They give lots of Canadian Film Service Providers lots of work.

I just don't think they should be eligible for a Gemini Award for best Canadian program.

Dave's Yes/No Restaurant Review: Chronic Tacos (Broadway and Cambie)

Yes... oh yes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hiccups II Season Finale

For those of you who missed last Sunday's season finale of Hiccups! Never fear you can catch it on Comedy this week... or online.

P.S. This episode was written by yours truly and the talented Dylan Wertz.

Dave's Yes/No Movie Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Friday, May 13, 2011

HIccups Season II

Great news.

Hiccups Season II will be airing on CTV, on May 30th!
Stay tuned for more details.

One hand log rolls the other...

I feel like George Costanza in the middle of his two colliding worlds.

I'm a television writer... but I have an alter-ego that demands his own website.
I have for a long while used an alias for this guy... but it just got too darned complicated.

So here you go:
if you're looking for Dave Moses, Mind Reader/Thought Plucker/Spoon Bender/Mesmerizing guy... go to his website.

But let's not kid ourselves about who's paying the bills!

And now, instead of letting me just minding my own business, I've got to maintain two websites now, when I barely had to maintain one before just to keep up appearances!


Dave's Yes/No Movie Review: Thor