November 2011 Archives
The TruTV series Full Throttle Saloon starts its third season tonight, albeit without the fanfare of a Jersey Shore or a Real Housewives of fill-in-the-blank. But that doesn't mean it is any less compelling. The show focuses on the popular bar at South Dakota's famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and features lots of drunken people, loud music, half-naked women and a ton of money. Toss in some volatile relationships and you've got a solid reality show with rough-around-the-edges personalities that don't ham it up for the camera the way that the Situation or Lisa Vanderpump do.
Boobs + Christmas = Excellent Ratings
This job requires me to watch a lot of terrible awards shows , so honestly, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was in no way the worst televised event I've had to sit through in the past few months. The concept of the show, as well as the actual execution, did, however, leave me with more questions than a typical three-hour telecast ceremony usually does, especially given that this thing was only one-hour long. If anyone could clear the below quandaries up for me, I'd highly appreciate it.
Guess who's coming back to Pawnee.
We might have all been under a tryptophan-induced sleep for the past few days, but the TV world never stopped making news.
It may have been the night before Thanksgiving, but the various ghosts and ghouls that haunt the Murder House weren't interested in taking a rest. American Horror Story aired one of its biggest (and best) episodes yet, "Rubber Man," which explored the origin behind that bondage-suited guy that assaulted Viven in the pilot. As per series co-creator Ryan Murphy's script, Chad (Zachary Quinto) first brought the rubber suit into the Murder House as a way to reignite the dwindling flame between him and his straying boyfriend, Pat (Teddy Sears). But when Pat soundly rejected Chad's advances, the suit was put aside and Tate donned it instead, murdering the house's current occupants and thus putting it back on the market for the Harmons to acquire. With that particularly mystery cleared up, the rest of the episode found Viven desperately trying to get her and Violet out of the house for good, but found herself blocked at every turn by its resident phantoms -- egged on by the increasingly sadistic Hayden (Kate Mara) -- and Ben's refusal to let her leave the state with their existing (and unborn) offspring. In a fit of ghost-inspired madness, Vivien fires a gun and accidentally hits her estranged hubby. At the episode's end, she escorted away to the loony bin to be "evaluated." With five chapters left to go, the battle for Vivien's sanity -- not to mention her babies -- is only going to get more intense.
Excited to read the news today? Let's just say your feelings are Justified.
We're supposed to take time this week to reflect on the things in life that we're truly grateful for, and for us, not surprisingly, that includes plenty related to television. Here's what's made us the happiest this season:
This fairy tale isn't going anywhere.
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