July 2011 Archives
We're still depressed about the end of Friday Night Lights and then we started watching the new "Now or Never" arc of Degrassi only to see a very familiar plot from being played out on the teen show. Now we loved FNL, and we love Degrassi, but FNL did make a major misstep with one little tiny murder storyline that dragged down its second season. Out of all the fantastic issues that Lights tackled, why, oh why, did Degrassi choose that one?
It might be the strangest casting mash-up of two TV shows ever...
If you are a fan of a certain book, you might know a bit about the person who wrote it. If you have read all seven of her books, you definitely know something about the person who wrote them. If you have paid any attention to a decade-long cultural phenomenon at all, you probably know something about the person who created that phenomenon.
If you're just getting hooked on Torchwood in its current Miracle Day incarnation, here's a good way to catch up on all the good stuff you missed...
Crazypants is officially coming back to TV.
Ah, high school. The worst four years of every single person's life. Does anyone enjoy high school? If you did, that's probably when you peaked, and I am now judging you. But really, I don't know anyone for whom high school was particularly easy, whether they were a Regina George or a Duckie. And if you thought your high school experience was hard, look at kids today -- they were going to suffer through school like the rest of us, but then along came the Internet and with it, cyberbullying.
The finale for Friday Night Lights aired on NBC last night (lucky DirecTV users saw it earlier this year), and after having been burned in the past by other series finales, we were worried that everything would be tied up neatly in a bow or that there would be too many loose ends left unresolved. After all, even strong shows struggle to produce an ending that provides closure while still keeping true to the show's feel, no matter how much time producers have to plan things out. The Sopranos went for the sudden cut to black, Seinfeld tossed everyone in jail, Battlestar Galactica turned everyone into Cylon/human hybrids, Lost confused and frustrated us with a purgatory twist and Smallville cheated us out of a full-on Superman costume. But FNL proved that it is deserving of that Best Drama Emmy nomination by delivering a sweet and wonderful ending that gave us goosebumps and had us reaching for the tissues all at the same time. Here's why:
Looks like Law & Order: Criminal Intent has officially come to an end.
This week, we'd like to give a special shout-out to Lifetime Television for debuting two new shows with some really awful people. Thanks! That more than makes up for lackluster episodes of The Bachelorette and Celebrity Rehab. Now let's see who the five worst reality TV stars were this week, and decide on a winner, by which we mean loser.
Everyone's buzzing (or grousing) about the Emmy nominees, with most of the conversation focusing on the major categories that get all of the attention during the live telecast. But there are plenty of deserving nominees in the secondary categories (the ones usually relegated to the Schmemmys technical awards ceremony) that are worth acknowledging. Here are the ones that had us cheering the most, which is a rare occurrence when it comes to Emmy noms:
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