January 2012 Archives
The second episode of Downton Abbey's second season literally brought the war home, as the Crawley clan began sharing their opulent house with a legion of wounded soldiers in desperate need of a peaceful place to convalesce. But with all the tensions running through Downton at the moment, those poor guys might find more relaxation back in the trenches. Here are the biggest feuds that are currently making life in the house difficult.
The Golden Globes start broadcasting soon. Follow our liveblog in 3... 2... 1...
Couldn't stomach Ricky Gervais? Didn't feel like sitting through three-hours of drunk celebrities handing each other statuettes? Check out this handy winner's list, as well as our finely-documented liveblog and live tweets, too.
On this Friday the 13th, it's good luck for Game of Thrones fans and bad luck for Paula Deen lovers.
Here's one more reason to miss ABC's One Life to Live, which airs its last episode today after a nearly 44-year run: they pay attention to TWoP's reviews! On yesterday's penultimate installment, the OLTL writers gave a shout-out to a certain website known as "Movies Without Sympathy," which lambasted David Vickers Buchanan's (played by Tuc Watkins) latest acting effort, entitled The Boy with the Chipmunk Tattoo.
Shangela was inspiring as a role model to a young diva on Toddlers & Tiaras, but leave it to the Dance Moms stars to act like reprehensible people around small children.
And we're back. "The Comeback Kid" returned us to Leslie's city council campaign, Ben's unemployment and... that's pretty much it. I look forward to the minor characters' storylines for the rest of the season -- mostly Tom, because things have been quiet on the Haverford front since the collapse of E720 -- but for now, I'm fine just catching up with Knope 2012. Before we jump in and grade everyone, I should make the disclaimer that these letters are assigned sans the ice-walking scene, because otherwise everyone would have an A+. And as for harsh criticism of the episode, all I'm saying is, I sincerely hope there's more Donna next episode. She was also missing from the fabulous Parks & Rec short shown at the People's Choice Awards!
If the rest of Season 6 of 30 Rock is as enjoyable as last night's premiere, then we are in for a good haul. "Dance Like Nobody's Watching" wasn't jam-packed with jokes, but it was fun to watch, got nice and weird for a few minutes and ended on an actual sweet and hopeful note. It's not what I usually expect from 30 Rock, but given how repetitive the show was getting, I'm open to the change. And as every successful episode of this show does, we picked up a lot of helpful advice that'll get us through 'til the next episode. Things like...
It's the start of movie awards season, and we're already dreading this particular self-congratulation fest since the incessant commercials running for the ceremony make us cringe. They're bringing Ricky Gervais back to say crazy things, but no one liked it the last couple times he did it. We don't get it. So while we have to suffer through the night in real time (because it is our job), there are a few things that could actually make us enjoy it.
This show was created as a spinoff of Bones, and they did a backdoor pilot during the course of the last season (which was awkward and terrible, like those things usually are). But the official premiere episode of The Finder didn't really have much in common with Bones at all: there was no quirky science, little in the way of gross corpses and no FBI agents. Instead, we got a former military man who has a special gift (not a learned one, like Brennan), a reluctant U.S. Marshal who helps him out on occasion, a big beefy partner and an insufferable juvenile delinquent serving probation at his bar for no real reason. The best and most original thing going for the show is the cute little maze in the title logo. In fact, this procedural "drama" feels more like a USA Network program than the spinoff of a once-clever Fox medical cop show.
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