It all started out on a backwater cable channel known for two things: classic movies and a new hit show titled “Mad Men.” In 2008 AMC picked up “Breaking Bad,” a show passed over by major networks like HBO, FX and TNT. AMC couldn’t have known that one of the greatest television dramas ever had […]
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April 14 was marked by the annual MTV Movie Awards, granted to actors and producers of movies released in 2012. This year’s ceremony was held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif., and like every year, it was bedazzled by a myriad of the famous and well dressed. Most of the awards’ recipients […]
The long run of awards shows and ceremonies culminated Feb. 24 with the 85th annual Academy Awards, which took place in the customary location, the glamorous Dolby Theater in downtown Los Angeles. This year’s Oscars were hosted by Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the television show “Family Guy” and the hit comedy “Ted.” The “Music […]
The long-running NBC comedy series “30 Rock” came to an end Jan. 31, and it should be commemorated as the completion of one of the all-time best sitcoms. Over the course of seven years and 139 episodes, “30 Rock” established itself as one of the smartest and most entertaining sitcoms since “Seinfeld.” However, what is […]
With the third and final season of Starz’s hit show “Spartacus” finally upon us, let’s take a glance at what’s in store for the series’ epic conclusion. 1. Just look at the title Or in this case, the subtitle, “War of the Damned.” Everything up until this point has simply been setting the stage for […]
“This … Is American Idol!” Ryan Seacrest finally exclaimed those words Jan. 16, which can only mean one thing: the 12th season of American Idol has begun. The show is going from city to city across the country to find its next Idol, who will take the crown away from last year’s winner, Phillip Phillips. […]
Too often a word or phrase is adopted into a vernacular and relentlessly abused to the point that it loses all meaning and takes respite in the dark crevices of our brains, safe from all light and common sense. Such was the case for the term “cult comedy,” which never stood a chance amid the […]
The coming of winter marks colder weather and maybe even some snow, perfect conditions for making excuses to stay inside and watch television until spring comes! Or if you are just looking for a new or old show to get you through to the returns of shows like “Game of Thrones” or “Breaking Bad,” then […]
One of the best parts of the new school year is the culmination of new television series and the return of your favorite shows. Summer is great, but I spent a lot of it watching reruns of “Friends” and “One Tree Hill,” waiting for my favorite shows to return and anticipating the new ones. Let’s […]
Besides loads of homework, fall brings back everything good: new clothes, humidity-free hair days, beautiful leaves, and most importantly, the season premieres of all your favorite shows. Cult hit “Glee” returns with a brand-new season and cast members galore while “New Girl” takes over the primetime spotlight on Tuesdays this fall. Last season’s cliffhangers from […]
Let’s face it: Americans aren’t as informed as they used to be. In an era where Kanye and Kim pervade headlines and CNN misreports vital news such as the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, it’s hard to trust the media when establishing one’s worldview. “The Newsroom” is a fresh television drama on HBO starring Jeff […]
Article by Jess Herbine & Anne Most Comic book and pop culture enthusiasts assembled at the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con May 30 through June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The convention featured celebrity guests including comic book king Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Paul Wesley, Hayden Panettiere, Bruce […]
Welcome to pilot season 2012 — where the expectations are low and the standards are even lower! Midseason replacements are often woefully bad, ranging from “Man Up” to “Rob” to “Are You There, Chelsea?” (also known as Whitney 2.0). Like an explorer deep in the jungles of Borneo, I hacked away the overgrowth with my […]
‘The Bush and The Tush’ back together? Remember the days when Kim Kardashian thought she was going to marry football player Reggie Bush? Well, those days might not be that far off again. Earlier in the week it was reported that Bush and Kardashian were spotted having lunch together at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The […]
In an otherwise very productive year for gay rights, one part of the country surprisingly hasn’t been all too kind to gays. Hollywood, for lack of a better term, has taken gays out of the picture. Not that there aren’t gay characters or gay themes; there certainly are. “The Kids Are All Right” and “I […]
Appropriately released in tandem with autumn’s dark evenings, Michael C. Hall reprises the role of Dexter Morgan for the Showtime drama “Dexter,” which is now in its sixth season. Hall’s performance rings honest and creepy as the police department’s blood-spatter analyst, moonlighting as a vigilante serial killer. Every season to this point sought to explore […]
In lieu of recent hits like “Glee” and “Modern Family” embracing gays and gay culture, rather than using homosexuals for the punchlines to bad jokes, it seems as if the major TV networks are ready to “get gayer” with some of their recent pilot pickups. Announcements from NBC and HBO indicate that there will be […]
The beginning of the school year also marks the start of an entirely new season of television, with many hit series and revamped returning shows to get excited about again. But along with their seasoned fan favorites, major TV networks also rolled out dozens of pilots for new series with varying levels of commercial and […]
Season 7 of “How I Met Your Mother” premiered Monday, Sept. 19, and I must say, it was legen-wait for it-dary! With back-to-back episodes, the show came back with a bang. Episodes “The Best Man” and “The Naked Truth” take off right from where season 6 left us: Barney’s wedding. Barney is scared that his […]
The Charlie Sheen effect was in full force Monday night, helping deliver record ratings to more than one channel. After Sheen seized control of entertainment news headlines with his well-documented and extremely tumultuous exit from “Two and a Half Men,” most people wondered what would be the fate of the star and his hit sitcom. […]
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