TV Couples That Should Get Together for Valentine’s Day

After watching characters on TV for an extended period of time, you start to feel like they’re your best friends. But unlike your real best friends, you can’t tell TV characters that their constant flirting is getting tired and that they should probably just date already. This Valentine’s Day, let’s hope that Cupid’s arrow finally finds these TV couples so that they can drop the romantic tension act and finally consummate what we’ve all known was going to happen for awhile.

Jack and Liz – 30 Rock

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Jack and Liz’s relationship might be best described as a ‘bromance,’ but it’s one that could easily turn into something real. Jack provides Liz with the tools to become a responsible adult while Liz provides Jack with an opportunity to relax and enjoy life. Jack’s recent meddling in Liz’s relationship even further confirms how desperately these two should just admit that they need each other.

Sookie and Alcide – True Blood

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There have been so many guys in Sookie’s life—Bill, Sam, Eric– but none seem quite the right match as Sookie and werewolf Acide. Maybe it’s because she sees him as a friend that she allows herself to be so much less annoying when she’s around him—or maybe it’s because we feel sorry that Alcide is stuck with crazy Debbie as a wife. Either way, these two should become the new alpha couple in Bon Temps.

Britta and Troy – Community

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Even though Jeff spent the first season trying to get with Britta, that romantic plotline has since fizzled out to make way for Britta and Troy. These two loveable dummies feel more natural than Jeff and Britta ever did. Jeff is callous and calculating, while Troy is sensitive and sweet—which is a better match for bleeding heart Britta.

Carol and Daryl – The Walking Dead

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Despite their unfortunate rhyming names, these two survivors seem like they’re a zombie attack away from jumping into a relationship together. Carol sees the good in Daryl that even Daryl himself isn’t able to see. Now that Sophia is dead, it’s time for Daryl to step up and be that good man that Carol needs.

Damon and Elena – The Vampire Diaries

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Sure, getting together with your brother’s ex-girlfriend is going to make family gatherings that much more awkward, but that shouldn’t stop Damon and Elena from going official. Even if Elena and Stefan fans were so upset that they sent death threats to the show’s creators when Damon kissed Elena, we think ‘Delena’ is here to stay.

 

 

 

Spoiler Alert: New Casting Reports May Have Spoiled The Walking Dead

[WARNING: This article may contain spoilers]  When Frank Darabont was let go from The Walking Dead, it was rumored that a cast member who was loyal to the director had asked to be let go from his or her contract. A recent casting report by Variety magazine may have spilled the beans on which actor that had been.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Cast

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Frank Darabont is beginning casting for a pilot called L.A. Noir for TNT, based on the book by John Buntin. Darabont has tapped Jon Bernthal as the lead actor. You know Bernthal on The Walking Dead as Shane, the disgruntled deputy and Rick’s number two. Although nothing is concrete, it’s safe to assume that Bernthal was the actor asked out of his contract, and judging by the way Shane has been conflicting with the rest of the survivors in season two, it’s almost a sure bet.

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Of course, this comes as no surprise to fans of the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman. Shane was killed early on in the comics, although the television series has made a number of changes from its comic counterpart. The question that still remains is how Shane will bite it in the television series. Pretty much everybody is leery of Shane at this point—but who will be the one to actually pull the trigger?

Rick

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Rick and Shane have been battling it out as co-leaders for too long. Perhaps Shane’s stunt with the barn will be the final straw for Rick, or maybe it’ll be an act of self defense on Rick’s behalf. Either way, it’d be poetic justice for Shane, who always said Rick couldn’t make the hard decisions.

Dale

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Dale and Shane have already had some nasty words with one another and Dale seemed ready to do what needed to be done—if it ever came to that. Dale might not be much in a one-on-one fight with Shane, but he’d have a good chance of sniping him off at a distance on top of his RV.

 

Hershel

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Hershel already hates the fact that Rick and company have decided to crash on his lawn, but when Shane slaughtered his zombie friends and family that might have just crossed the line. If Hershel does take him down, we’re betting Shane takes him down with him.

Lori

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Now that Lori is pregnant, who knows what she’ll do to protect her family. If Shane gets too possessive or wants to be a part of the baby’s life, she might just kill him off to keep him away for good.

Carl

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Carl might look young, but he’s not so innocent anymore. Fans of the comic know that Carl was the one who originally killed Shane—it might just play out the same way on screen.

Patricia

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If Patricia ever found out that Shane killed her husband Otis in order to save Carl’s life, who knows what she might be capable of.

Zombies

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Oh yeah—this is a zombie show after all.

AMC Releases Lackluster “The Walking Dead” Sneak Peak

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As you may have gathered, I’ve got mixed feelings about AMC’s The Walking Dead. All of the great things about the show can be summed up in two words: “Season 1.”

Similarly, all of the terrible things about the show can be summed up in two words: “Season 2.”

Sure, sure, I’m exaggerating just a tad. Season 2 wasn’t all bad, especially for those of us who love to watch television shows about love triangles and baby-daddy drama. The only problem with that is that there are a whole bunch of shows like that already, and there is only one show on TV that suggests zombies in the title. Is it really too much to ask to keep our one and only zombie show sacred and make it focused on, oh, I don’t know… zombies?!

Well, after a disappointing second season, AMC has released a sneak peak of the next episode, Nebraska, set to debut on February 12. I know you’re all a-titter in anticipation, so I won’t make you scroll through any more of my commentary before getting to the good stuff:

Two mystery men have just appeared on the scene, revealing nothing about themselves except that they’re surprised to see people alive, and that they’re probably from Nebraska (I’m basing that assumption entirely on the title). As tantalizing as these new characters and the mysteries that they bring to the show might be, do any of us actually care?

I can’t help but notice that there is one thing rather conspicuously absent in the clip. Can you guess what it is? It starts with a “z,” has a cult following of nerds, and is one of the sole reasons for turning on the telly. No, it’s not Zooey Deschanel.

Zooey Deschanel Zombie

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Zombies! Where are my zombies, AMC? How are you supposed to make any of us care about these new characters when there isn’t a very serious and constant threat of zombies? Are these strangers rough-and-tumble ruffians here to stir up some trouble?

Pfft, whatever. Without any zombies around, the group can just pick up and drive to any of the supposedly dozens of perfectly safe scenic farmhouses in the area. I pray that “Nebraska” is the name of a character or a boat or something, and not where these two new mystery men are from. If they really did make it all the way from Nebraska to Georgia shortly after a zombie apocalypse, then that means that America really isn’t all that dangerous. At all.

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Well, the first step after surviving an apocalypse of any type is to begin rebuilding and repopulating the world. Maybe that’s why the writers have been focusing on all of this frou-frou love drama.

Predictions for the 2012 TV Season

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict where TV is heading in the year to come. Based on what was trending in 2011, and looking ahead to the television events already on the horizon, we can make some educated guesses as to what the TV landscape will be like in 2012.

Music TV Will Be Everywhere Other Than MTV

Cast of Smash on NBC

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Sure MTV might not stand for “Music Television” anymore, but who needs one channel dedicated to music when every channel is breaking out into song and dance.  In 2012, expect singing competitions like “The Voice” and musical dramas like “Smash” to keep the musical trend going. After all, as they say, the beat goes on.

Vampires Are Out, Magic is In

Cast of Grimm on NBC

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The vampire craze may have finally peaked, however it may be replaced by magic and fairy tales in the years to come. Shows like “Grimm” and “Once Upon a Time” proved that TV viewers could handle magical fairy tale themes in prime time. Even HBO’s “True Blood” has shifted focus from vampires to witches and fairies in the recent seasons.

New Faces Hosting Your Favorite TV Shows

Ryan Seacrest Today Show Host

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Everywhere you look in 2012, there will be new faces on daytime TV. Kelly Ripa still hasn’t found a suitable host to replace Regis, but we’re expecting for her to finally settle on a co-star sometime in early 2012. Meanwhile, NBC has been openly considering “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest to takeover hosting “The Today Show.”

What’s Old is New

CBS Hawaii Five-O Remake Cast

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The recent success of “90210” and “Hawaii Five-O” has proven that TV remakes are a viable option for networks to rely on. In 2012, producer Bryan Fuller of “Pushing Daisies” fame will be remaking “The Munsters”—which goes to show that in 2012 any remake is possible.

The Olympics Provide a Reason to Stay In This Summer

2012 London Summer Olympics Mascots

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You might want to cancel your vacation to Legoland this year because the London 2012 Olympics may just occupy your summer. All eyes will be watching to see how London tries to top the mind-blowing opening ceremonies from the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Horror is in the House

Cast of The Walking Dead

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Although horror is usually considered a niche genre, the popularity of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and FX’s recent hit “American Horror Story” have proven that there’s an audience for macabre programming. Expect things to get much darker on TV from now on, especially around Halloween 2012.

Say So Long to Soaps

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The last few soap operas will likely call it quits in 2012, making it the end of a long era of serialized television stories. Nowadays fans are too busy to keep up with their soaps, while prime time televisions dramas are swooping in to fill the void.

Campaign Comedy

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Since 2012 is an election year, we can expect plenty of political humor in the coming months. This is when shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show” are at their best as the 24-hour news cycle allows for every second of the election to become satirical fodder.

 

 

 

 

TV New Years Resolutions

The Crew of Ghost Hunters

This year, we resolve to actually find real evidence of ghosts, and not just 13 hours of recorded static and blurry photos

Ghost Hunters

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Kim Kardashian – Keeping up with the Kardashians

Next time I get married, I promise to wait until after all of the wedding leftovers go bad before filing for divorce.

Kim Kardashian Divorce

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The Writers of Family Guy

We promise to come up with new jokes, just like that time when we…

Family Guy Joke Bingo

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SNL

We promise to let Tina Fey ruin another Republican Presidential candidate’s credibility.

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Writers of The Walking Dead

We promise to have some zombies show up this time. Really. We mean it. Seriously.

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Bart Simpson

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The Parents on Toddlers and Tiaras

We promise to continue living out our fantasies vicariously through our miserable and overly sexualized children.

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Top 10 Most Unexpected TV Character Deaths of 2011

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(WARNING: Contains potential spoilers)

Yesterday we paid tribute to television actors who passed away in 2011, but they’re not the only familiar faces we’ll no longer see on TV next year. We watched some of our favorite TV characters die in 2011— many of them when we were least expecting it.

10. Charlie Harper – Two and a Half Men

It wasn’t much of a surprise when CBS decided to kill off Charlie Sheen’s character on “Two and a Half Men” after his massive falling out with the network. What was shocking, however, was the gruesome way they killed off Charlie Harper—by hitting him with a train (that presumably ran on tiger blood.)

9. Li’l Sebastian – Parks and Recreation

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This enchanting equine may have been small, but his death left a big impact on the town of Pawnee, Indiana. The loss of Li’l Sebastian did, however, give Andy’s band Mouserat its biggest single yet with “5,000 Candles in the Wind.”

8. Sophia Peletier – The Walking Dead

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When little Sophia disappeared in the woods earlier this year, we were sure she was zombie bait from the start. But it was still shocking to see her come out of Herschel’s barn and watch Rick have to put her down with a shot to the head.

7. Jesus Velasquez – True Blood

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Lafayette’s Brujo boyfriend Jesus taught him how to awaken his magical powers—although it would have probably been better for Jesus had he not. While Lafayette was possessed by the spirit of Marnie he killed Jesus to gain his Brujo powers.

6. Ben Harmon – American Horror Story

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When a show openly admits to being a horror story, you shouldn’t become attached to any of the characters—and yet, Ben’s death in the final episode still came as a surprise. After his family talked him out of suicide, we thought he’d start a new life with the baby. Unfortunately the ghosts got to him before he could escape.

5. Bill Henrickson – Big Love

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After such a tumultuous final season, we were not expecting Bill to bite the big one in the last episode. Bill was shot in the chest over a petty lawn dispute with his neighbor and his death brought about the death of the show itself.

4. Gustavo Fring – Breaking Bad

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When drug lord Gustavo Fring crossed the line with Walter White, it was certain that one could not live while the other survived. Gus came to an explosive end when Hector Salamanca turned suicide bomber.

3. Mags Bennett – Justified

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We were completely expecting Mags to poison Raylan at the end of season two, so when she took a swig of her own poisoned moonshine we were stunned. We knew their cat-and-mouse game would eventually have to end, we just never expected Mags to do herself in.

 2. Jimmy Darmody – Boardwalk Empire

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Nucky and Jimmy started out the series as partners, with Jimmy playing the role of the number two. When Jimmy wanted more than what was given to him, Nucky put him in his place with two shots to the face.

 1. Eddard “Ned” Stark – Game of Thrones

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Although fans of the book series already knew it was coming, the rest of us were shocked when main character Ned Stark was beheaded by King Goffery, the son of his best friend. This unexpected death made it clear that no character is safe—not even the series lead.

 

 

 

 

 

4 Reasons Why “The Walking Dead” Has Jumped the Zombie Shark

1. Peaceful Countryside

Glenn in Herschel's Barn

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Remember back in season 1, when the cast would be completely surrounded by brain-munching undead? Those were the good ol’ days. The group had to fight for their lives, frantically running from a literal horde of zombies, and scavenge for precious resources. The utterly overrun city of Atlanta was a living hell.

Contrast that with Herschel’s Farm, a pleasant, pastoral pasture filled with sleepy cows, beautiful meadows, and bubbling brooks. It’s almost like the cast has found its own little Garden of Eden, a home away from home, a safe haven where parents can raise kids and

Wait, what about the zombies? What about the danger, the frantic running, the brain-chomping? This is a zombie show! Where are my zombies?!

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