February 2012 Archives
This week, the absolute worst people on reality television were the ones with the least self-awareness. It's one thing to take your show seriously, but quite another to play the victim when it's obviously just for the cameras. You know the following reality stars are bad when they all beat out Dr. Drew and the ladies of the Teen Mom 2 reunion -- though something tells us that lovely bunch will make this list next week. We also considered including Bethenny Frankel for constantly complaining about how poor she used to be, only to reveal that back in those days, she was renting a $2,600-per-month apartment, but we're still trying to process that one.
Hey, everyone! Last night was another episode of a show that's always really funny.
It's been clear for a while now what's going to go down on Oscar night this year, at least in terms of the major categories. The Artist will win Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor; Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will represent The Help for Actress and Supporting Actress, respectively; The Descendants will have to content itself with a Best Adapted Screenplay statue. With those winners -- most of which we're satisfied with if not entirely ecstatic about -- set in stone, here's what we hope to see happen Sunday night to keep the telecast interesting.
Does this look like the next Katniss Everdeen to you?
"Virgin Territory" extracted comedy from the extended Pritchett-Dunphy clan's series of lies and withheld secrets. I thought the groupings of characters were really fun and the reveals were extremely satisfying. Who knew how well the writers could work with the concept of a statute of limitations? As always, some of the plots were better than others -- let's look at the perps and see who got away the cleanest.
Tyra, Tyra, go away.
I've been playing with the idea of turning this column into a running list of the most adorable lines uttered by Raylan each week. Sure, the sixth episode's "When the Guns Come Out" didn't involve our marshal equating anyone to being cute as a bed full of kittens, but there was the hilarious line where Raylan told Winona: "I saw that Kenny Chesney on your computer, I figured you were capable of anything."
Maya Rudolph made a (mostly) triumphant return to Saturday Night Live over the long weekend, resulting in one of the show's most consistently hilarious episodes in a good long while. Part of that was due to Rudolph's crack comic skills, but you've also got to credit all the other much-loved characters and skits that made a successful reappearance. Here were the night's top five comebacks:
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