From time to time, I’ve seen responses to this blog that look suspiciously liked canned messages from someone looking to use the blogosphere to promote their show. Now, it seems they’re being more honest about reaching out for blog support. Presumably in response to
my review of The Black Donnellys, I received this email:
I came across your blog while reading up on NBCâ€™s new show â€œThe Black Donnellysâ€ and noticed you are a fan. With less than a week to itsâ€™ premiere, NBC has created an ad-free extended preview where you can view the showâ€™s trailer, star bios, and tons of cast photos. If you would like to view the pilot online let me know and I can provide you with the link.
Iâ€™ve created a link that you can use directly on your blog to connect your readers with the show. Itâ€™s already customized in html so all you would have to do is cut and paste where you want the link to appear.
Cut and paste the code below:
The show has generated a lot of excitement: early reviewers have found the relationship between the four brothers in this Irish family very moving, promising to offer a compelling plot full of twists and surprises. The show is very reminiscent to a younger version of HBOâ€™s hit show â€œSopranosâ€ with a camaraderie similar to the guys from HBOâ€™s â€œEntourage.â€
The show was written and produced by Bobby Moresco and Paul Haggis, the award-winning team behind â€œCrashâ€ and â€œMillion Dolllar Babyâ€. The story was inspired by Bobby Morescoâ€™s experiences growing up in New Yorkâ€™s Hellâ€™s Kitchen neighborhood. The cast includes: Jonathan Tucker (â€œVirgin Suicidesâ€, â€œTexas Chainsaw Massacreâ€), Billy Lush (â€œHuffâ€), Olivia Wilde (â€œThe O.C.â€, â€œAlpha Dogsâ€), and Kirk Acevedo (â€œLaw & Orderâ€, â€œOzâ€.)
The show premieres next Monday, February 26 on NBC at 10 pm EST.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call or shoot an email.
On Behalf of NBC
Nice of them to at least put my name in it, although it’s clear that if they’ve sunk to contacting li’l ol’ me, it’s not a sign of my statute… it’s a sign of how easy it is to contact everyone who even mentions their show (and then to treat them all as fans even when the review was as tepid as mine was!)