Thursday, February 1, 2007

New HP news and the bad show.

Since we were a big fan of the BBC's The Office created by Ricky Gravis, we thought we'd try his new venture that airs on HBO called Extras. Ricky's new character isn't any more lovable than the boss he played on The Office. The premise of the show is that Ricky is an extra. He never reaches the status of a speaking actor on movie or TV sets. Each episode features an Guest Star who stars in the movie Ricky is an extra on. Past episodes have included Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet ( who received an Emmy nomination for the episode), or Daniel Radcliffe. We watched "Extras" last night with expectations of laughing but it stunk. It was dry which I'm OK with, but not too funny. I"m getting to the HP connection.

This morning when I woke up, I noticed they have a release date on the 7th and final book. It comes out July 21st, just a week after movie 5. When book 5 came out, we picked up the book in the morning and camped that weekend. I spent the entire time in the tent and read the book from cover to cover, while Ryan and the boys did the camping stuff. It looks like we'll do that again this year=:)

Well looking at the one of the Harry Potter news sites, I found a recent article about his appearance on "Extras". When I first saw the article last week, I didn't make the connection, but now it comes full circle. The actor who plays Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, played the spotlighted actor for this week's show.

If you'd like to see the bad humor and a bit of Daniel's performance as a boy scout who wants to be gronw up, here is a link I found.


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