- See Jane reach. See Jane reach for power and be denied. It might not yet be a full-blown theme, but that story line has made for one of TV¿s more culturally intriguing narratives of this presidential election year.
- Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" notwithstanding, prime-time television has never gone as far into the deep end of the political pool as it is about to do this year. At least four Washington-centric shows are in the works or set to premiere, including Maryland-based "VEEP" and "House of Cards."
- Rewriting the male lead for a woman — and casting Sigourney Weaver — ignited the sci-fi/horror smash "Alien," the next film in the Gunky's Basement series.