April 2011 Archives
Absolutely Fabulous will be making a comeback this summer with new episodes. Where else can you find women that make "Mommie Dearest look like Winnie-the-Bloody-Pooh"?
Of all of the characters that showrunner Stephen Moffat has introduced into Doctor Who, quite possibly the most interesting is River Song, whom we've been told will officially become his companion at some future point in the show's timeline. Over the past few seasons, she has been a wild card in the Doctor's adventures, popping into his life for some of his scariest adventures before leaving again with only the promise that they shall meet again. Because of this and her cocky nature, River sometimes doesn't get the respect she deserves. Here's why we think she's more compelling than any other companion we've ever seen -- past, present or future.
For some reason, today's news is giving me the munchies.
The short answer to that question is yes. Zombies make everything better. But unfortunately this week's episode of Hellcats was only good during the course of the zombie movie, and the rest of it was an awkward disaster. It's a secret shame of mine that I've been watching this show since the beginning, but n my defense, it's an awful trainwreck that I just can't take my eyes off of. The show's about a cheerleading law student who gets people out of jail and gets laws overturned, but who loves wearing half-shirts and appears to spend the majority of her time in a bar obsessing over boys instead of studying. In other words, it's mesmerizingly absurd and I was hoping that the addition of zombies would push the preposterousness into full-on guilty pleasure mode. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.
Cable is a magical place with many different measures for success.
As I pointed out last week, the vast majority of American Idol contestants work their post-elimination media calls completely off of a script, never daring to say anything negative about anything, from their performances, to the judges, to Seacrest's hair. But every once in a while, you get a person who breaks from the routine and actually dares to share genuine opinions on things. Paul McDonald, if you couldn't tell from the rose suits, is one such person. Read on for the alarmingly genuine (as far as Idol calls go) highlights of his call.
After David Tennant regenerated into Matt Smith, I was worried that Series 5 of Doctor Who would be hard to enjoy, but the Eleventh Doctor had won me over by the time he took his first bite of fish sticks and custard. The maudlin drama of the previous god-like Doctor had given way to a fairy tale full of fear and excitement as new showrunner Stephen Moffat finally moved the show out from under the shadow of the Time War. The Weeping Angels came back. Amy Pond didn't just pine away for the Doctor; she actually tried to jump his bones. And the Doctor's overt need to be the one who "makes people better" didn't quite feel so holier than thou. Of course, as much as I may love Eleven, Amy and Rory, there were several elements missing during Series 5 that I hope to see in the new season.
Just in time for Earth Day, you can buy a bunch of plastic discs about saving the environment.
Just like the news today, a lovely spring day always brings the promise of renewal.
With heads being chopped off, little kids getting pushed off of high ledges and Peter Dinklage bedding whores, the much-anticipated premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones was pretty awesome and we're looking forward to the rest of the season. But it's not enough. We want our fantasy literature addiction to combine with our favorite guilty pleasure TV genre and produce more shows that take place in the world created by George R.R. Martin. Here are the reality shows of ice and fire we wish we could see:
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