Our blog series Don’t Miss This Episode takes you in to the standout episodes of your favorite shows.
Who in their right mind would set about trying to pinpoint the most unmissable Saturday Night Live? What deranged mind could possibly sift through thirty-seven seasons’ worth of episodes, searching for the best of the best? Internet, meet moi. I am said crazy individual–well, me and these guys. And maybe these ones, too. Whatever. They are my brethren and this is my quest. Continue reading →
I shudder to think of how many of my hipster, microbrewery-frequenting, bespectacled Portland brethren are going to go out and ironically buy this new book they’ve got cooking up. You see, folks, the good people behind the IFC’s Portlandia are not content to lovingly (and accurately) spoof my city week-in and week-out. Continue reading →
Leaving itself wide open for all manner of bad medical-terminology-death puns, Fox has decided to cancel its long-running medical drama House after eight seasons of furrowed brows and sticking it to the man.
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Two years ago, my then-boyfriend of five years and I were celebrating my birthday. What did he get me, you might ask? Not a necklace, not perfume, not tickets to Hawaii…he bought me the complete collection of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Which just goes to show you, after five years you really do get to know someone. Continue reading →
My First Look is a new blog series that takes you into the pilot episodes of long-established shows that we missed the first time around.
Watching a show for the first time after it has existed in the public consciousness for over a decade can be a pretty daunting thing. I was always dimly aware of One Tree Hill, or more accurately I was dimly aware of Chad Michael Murray’s cheekbones. Continue reading →
Now that we’ve got Ricky Martin’s gyrations on Glee sort of out of our system (they should invent some sort of celebrity cleansing diet for that–I’m thinking something along the lines of the dreaded cabbage soup diet, except this one is called Ricky B Gone), it’s time to turn our eyes forward, ever forward, to the rest of the (fairly impressive) celebrity guest lineup for February’s television programming. Here are a few of my personal favorites: Continue reading →
Though they’ve so far been portrayed in only the most dignified of ways (onscreen in Oscar darlings Good Will Hunting, The Fighter and The Departed, to name a few), the denizens of South Boston will now be put under the small-screen microscope as Jersey Shore producers move forward with a reality show examining Boston’s most notorious neighborhood. So let’s all start practicing saying, “Why’d you pahk the cah in the yahd?” now just so we won’t be left behind. Continue reading →
I have long thought of Will Ferrell and Nebraska in the same way. They are pleasant and funny and are, on occasion, corn-y (ha ha). But no more, America. Will Ferrell has struck a singular blow against the rest of the country by appearing in a Superbowl ad that seems to only have been aired in certain parts of Nebraska, Terre Haute, Indiana and Davenport, Iowa. Continue reading →
This year’s Superbowl was all about the thigh workout. Certainly there was football, there were lots and lots of multimillion dollar commercials (GoDaddy.com still claims the title of Creepiest Marketing Campaign of All Time), but the real highlight for many people was seeing 53-year-old Madonna perform roughly 250 squat thrusts during her 13 minute set at halftime. Continue reading →