This summer, I took it upon myself to binge-watch a number of new shows. It’s not a choice I regret, but it’s one that has made life this fall even busier than normal. Instead of having one show a night and three on Thursdays, I have multiple shows each night and five on Thursdays. It’s a beautiful, very time-consuming addiction. So when I went to plan out my DVR schedule, I didn’t originally include The Tomorrow People. My Wednesdays were already full with Arrow, Modern Family, and Nashville. Luckily enough, however, there weren’t any conflicts with me recording The Tomorrow People and considering it already came on right after Arrow, what was the big deal, right? Right. So I gave the pilot a chance. READ FULL STORY
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Whenever I make new friends, I have a mental checklist of things I, as a television addict, feel compelled to at least introduce them to. Included on that list is The O.C., Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad, The Vampire Diaries, and a number of other dramas. Comedies/sitcoms, on the other hand, aren’t as high on my list. I don’t really know why. I love them just as much. That being said, I’m not crazy. If they haven’t seen something like Friends or Will & Grace, I will obviously tie them to a chair and do what any sane person would do: Inject them with intravenous caffeine and make them watch the entire series. However, there is one comedy that I always feel compelled to show people, and that’s Reno 911!
When my brother first introduced me to the show, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was an unscripted comedy about horrible cops in Reno, and the humor was unlike anything I’d ever seen. There was Lt. Dangle, who always wore short shorts and had his bike stolen/messed with. Then there was my mother’s favorite, Trudy, who somehow managed to mess up every arrest she participated in. My favorite, however, was Junior, the quiet redneck whose mustache and sunglasses hid almost all expression. He rarely spoke, but when he did, it was genius. Here is where I reinforce the improv part of the show. Seriously, so impressive.
But more than I loved the cops, I fell for the perps. Terry worked at the local taco joint (on roller skates) and always got in trouble for giving sexual favors to customers. Then there was Craig, Trudy’s boyfriend and serial killer, whose final words before being lethally injected were “Seacrest out.” And let’s not forget Patton Oswalt’s recurring guest role, which speaks for itself:
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Few people may be able to relate to Ke$ha’s plight with the ghost in her vagina, but her crush on Will Smith? Yeah, we’ve all been there.
The singer opens up about her days of crushing on the Fresh Prince and more in this EW Pop Culture Personality Test, taken a few weeks ago while Ke$ha was promoting the new season of her MTV docuseries Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life. The show, which airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m, ET, premiered last week.
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When I was a teen, there was one summer that I designated as my soap opera phase. Every day, my best friend would come over at 1 p.m., and we would play cards and watch Passions and Days of Our Lives. The phase only lasted for that one summer, but there was a very important lesson that I took away from my days spent watching multiple actors play the same character and what was probably the worst/funniest tsunami ever shown on TV: Exposition is a must in soap operas … but that doesn’t make it any less annoying.
For those of you who don’t know, exposition is that moment in a television show when a character wastes his or her breath recapping background information that you already know in order to help you understand something else. It’s used a lot on soap operas because 1) They’re confusing, and their stories date back thousands of episodes; and 2) Most viewers can’t watch every single day, so it’s a quick and easy way to get caught up. It’s what most shows use the “Previously On” for, and yet there are still a few outside of soap operas that use a little too much exposition for my liking.
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Who didn’t get a little misty-eyed during tonight’s NCIS?
If you raised your hand, you have no soul. Kidding. (I think.) But everyone had to have been at least moved by the episode that found Gibbs worrying about his aging father while the team worked the case of a murdered marine sergeant named Michael Dawson, who appeared to have been killed during a robbery at a men’s suit shop. READ FULL STORY
What do Sam and Dean do when their best witness in a case is a big, fluffy German Shepherd named The Colonel? Well, in the past, they would have been up a creek. But, these days, they’re armed with all sorts of Men of Letters tricks so, naturally, they found a way to talk to the dog.
In this case, it was Dean who took the hit and drank a hairy potion so he could communicate with animals, and the side effects were nothing short of hilarious. READ FULL STORY
Well, I certainly didn’t see that coming.
After a few episodes that have tested the patience of some viewers (“We’re STILL NOT at the wedding?!” they say) , How I Met Your Mother has rewarded us with a huge moment. But as usual, it didn’t take place in the present-day. READ FULL STORY
Five years ago, I started watching The Starter Wife for Debra Messing, but I stayed for Stephen Moyer. Only, I didn’t realize it was Stephen Moyer until years later.
Let me back up: The Starter Wife was a USA miniseries about a recently divorced single mother who was trying to develop her skills as a writer. It was based on the novel of the same name by Gigi Levangie Grazer, but all I really remember about it is that Debra Messing played the lead character, Molly Kagan, who lived in a gorgeous oceanfront house with her daughter. And after divorcing her very rich husband, Molly surrounded herself with a quirky group of friends and one very attractive island man. I don’t think they were actually on an island, but that’s the best way to describe him.
Basically, a beautiful tanned blond man appeared on the beach one day and proceeded to sweep Molly off her feet. Having been married to a studio executive, a homeless island man wasn’t a likely choice for her next suitor, but this one was hard to resist with his bronze skin and his rock-hard physique. He was pretty much every woman’s dream. Not for a husband, but you get the point.
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It’s official: Lifetime has canceled The Client List, a.k.a. my guiltiest pleasure on television. After two years of watching Riley Parks go from housewife to dirty masseuse to potential murderer, I’m now expected (read: forced) to walk away from the show just as it was about to give me some answers. What have I done to deserve this?! Is it too much to ask to put a pregnant Jennifer Love Hewitt back in her stilettos for one more teeny tiny little season? She doesn’t even have to massage people anymore. I’m willing to compromise.
For those of you who need a refresher course, season 2 ended with Riley’s world essentially imploding. The police were hot on her trail, she had just burned down her own massage parlor (potentially killing a wanted criminal in the process), and the two most important men in her life had finally figured out that she was hiding a massive secret. Allow me to paint you a picture: A beaten up Riley stood in front of two gorgeous men (who wanted answers) as her business burned to the ground behind her and sirens approached. Her last words were literally, “I can explain.” Sorry Riley, but you’ll never get the chance. And now, what was a good tease has turned into what might be the worst final line of a show … ever.
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