For all you lucky bastards who subscribe to cable... it's going to be a battle royale as Showtime and HBO go head-to-head tonight! Both channels are debuting hotly anticipated programs this evening. In HBO's corner: Flight of the Conchords, kicking back into gear with Season 2 of their beloved and hilarious cult phenomena. Showtime also has a heavy-weight with Diablo Cody [screenwriter, Juno], Steven Spielberg and Toni Collette as the driving forces behind the new series, United States of Tara. Cody's verbosity in the hands of Collette could be an amazing combination. Toni is an amazing and much respected actress and I don't doubt that most of what she touches turns to gold. Of course my bias falls with the Conchords, but it will be interesting to see if Ms. Cody can stand up to the high expectations placed on her after the run-away success of Juno. She's a turbo writer, much like Angelina Jolie is a turbo namer of babies - when an alpha female decides to move forward all that most of us can do is sit back and watch!
[Flight of the Conchords Season 1 available now! Go to Amazon.com for orders. DVD cover image via Amazon.com]