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It seems like the days are gone when we would excitedly await new neighbors. That feeling that something profound is about to happen by mysterious chance. How will the neighborhood change? Will he, she or they become my new best friend(s)?

There are so many questions concerning new neighbors and the subsequent impact on our lives. Arguably no neighbor will have an influence equal regarding sincerity, warmth and overall goodness as Mr. Rogers. Thankfully, some moviemakers felt the same way…

My answer–along with everybody else–is yes (Hint: This, along with this blog post’s title, answers the film’s endearing question).

I was very happy that Mr. Rogers was my TV neighbor. He was the highest-definition of friendship.


Cinema’s Neighborly Friend

It seems like a match made in heaven a shoe with its laces.

Mia Galuppo of The Hollywood Reporter has reported that America’s favorite everyman Tom Hanks is set to portray America’s favorite next door neighbor of yesteryear:

Mr. Rogers.

The film will be a biopic titled You Are My Friend. Interestingly, Tom Hanks played another affable American icon back in 2013 as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks co-starring the quick-witted Emma Thompson. Given Mr. Rogers’ sunny disposition that never appeared to set, what was he like beyond his polite TV persona?

Here’s a quick flashback, calming as always in front of the camera.

Where’s my sweater vest…?

Forget a Bow & Put a Bird on Season 8

What’s going on in Portland, Oregon? That’s a common question everyone asks on a Wednesday, right?

I’m actually not sure, other than it’s been raining quite a bit lately. However, in TV’s hilarious mirror-reflection of the famous hipster city, there are mixed feelings these days. And it’s all because of the attached letters “ia” at the end of Portland.

Series Finale Idea: End on a live-shot with the show’s stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein surrounded by their Portlandia crew at Portland staple Voodoo Doughnut biting into a delicious new sugary treat inspired by and named after the show.

Season 8 is Portlandia’s final season and will premiere tomorrow night on IFC at 10 p.m.

Tales from the Krypt

Coming to your favorite blog near you (as fast as a speeding bullet) is the first trailer for the new TV series Krypton.

One of the leading creative minds behind Christopher Nolan’s highly-acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy, writer David S. Goyer, is the executive producer on Krypton. This pre-Superman planetary vision looks intriguing and surprisingly impressive, particularly for TV. Recall that SYFY is the network that has given the world the admittedly and proudly campy Sharknado movie series. Moreover, Krypton will have the added challenge of keeping audiences happy with and interested in the evolving Superman story in relation to the major motion pictures. The Man of Steel sequel continues to be pushed further into the unknown future, but Krypton success could help move the needle for a release date to sooner rather than later. We will keep our fingers crossed.

After all, the “S” stands for hope, right?

Krypton will premiere on SYFY on March 21.