April 2011 Archives
Hey, remember Love Bites? No? That's OK -- same thing happened to NBC for about a year.
I know we all have Royal Wedding fever today -- or if you're me, Royal Wedding hats fever -- but it is still Friday, which means it's time to take a break from The Most Important Wedding of All Time to turn our attention to royals of a different kind: the royal douchebags of this week's reality TV. Here are my five nominees, plus this week's winner. Don't worry, I'll try to make it brief so you don't feel like you're cheating on Catherine (I try to honor the Queen and abstain from calling her Kate) and William too much.
The royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William may have been over-hyped, but let's face it, it's like the Super Bowl for girls, gays and Brits and it only happens once in a blue moon, so how could we not get up at the crack of dawn to watch the breathless TV coverage? (It was also good preparation for how we'll have to wake up in the wee hours to watch the pentathlons, swimming competitions and rhythmic gymnastics from next year's Olympics in London.) If you opted to sleep in, here's what you missed:
We've all been inundated with Royal Wedding coverage this week, which only served to make us appreciate TV's greatest (and thankfully scripted) weddings of all time. If nothing else, they didn't inspire weeks of mind-numbing analysis beforehand. But with so many notable nuptials throughout the history of primetime television, some just didn't make the cut for our list of the ten very best. That's right, Jim and Pam, your boating adventure just wasn't memorable enough. If only your ship had sunk...
Coming soon: A Time to Kill: The Animated Series!
The CW recently announced that we'll be treated an all-star season of America's Next Top Model next fall. That's right, they're bringing all the really crazy bitches back. Well, contestant-wise, anyway -- we sadly doubt that Janice or Paulina will be included in the festivities. Anyway, this is a fantastic idea, although some of the enjoyable personalities from earlier seasons might be a bit long in the tooth to viably compete for the completely useless title of "All-Star Top Model" (the show started in 2003, after all). Here's our wish-list of who we hope they'll cast:
With only three more episodes left in this season of one of the funniest shows on television, we were excited to get an exclusive one-on-two with Joel McHale (Jeff Winger) and Gillian with a hard "G" Jacobs (Britta Perry) to talk about what's in store in the two-part finale -- a follow-up to one of their most popular episodes -- as well as what we might see down the road. We probably should have asked the show's writers about that last bit, but it's always fun to hear what two really funny people think should happen to their characters. Writers, take note.
I think I speak for all Americans when I say that I am all for more J.Lo on TV.
Rob Mariano, best known as Boston Rob, is cashing in on his Survivor/Amazing Race fame with a new show that won't force him to share the spotlight with other dirty and starving people. He and some guy who made a monster truck (yes, really) are going to be doing a History Channel show called Around the World in 80 Ways. The duo will have to travel around the globe via various modes of transportation without ever using any of them more than once (we look forward to the dirigible). Between this and seeing Colby Donaldson happily handling weaponry on Top Shot, it made us think of what kinds of series we'd like to see from other Survivor alums, given their unique qualifications.
It seems like the entire world is focused on the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, but we don't see what all the fuss is about. Sure, the British royals are occasionally great entertainment when they're being all majestic or scandalous, but they've got nothing on the royal families of Westeros. HBO's racy new fantasy series Game of Thrones will see your royal wedding and raise you an arranged marriage, an incestuous dalliance and a murder plot, and that's all in the first two episodes. Here are some traditions that the Windsors might want to consider adapting from Game of Thrones:
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