April 2012 Archives
First a sitcom and now a talk show? Which sick jokester out there keeps giving Whitney Cummings work?!
One potential king is taken off the chessboard and other highlights from last night's Game of Thrones installment, "The Ghost of Harrenhal."
I don't know about y'all, but I'm sick of reading about why Girls is completely unrealistic, why it's unfair that it's the only show for getting flack about being white-washed and why it's time to stop using "white" as a pejorative. I don't necessarily completely disagree with what anyone is here saying (in most cases), but given that I've already written about the politics surrounding the show twice now, I want to write about them again as much (i.e. as little) as you want to read about them. Instead, let's dive right into "All Adventurous Women Do," one of the sexiest episodes of TV I've ever seen.
Doesn't matter which reality you live in -- this is pretty great news.
Mario Lopez recently spoiled that there was going to be an all-star season of Dancing With the Stars. We presume that means that Mr. Lopez will be among the returning competitors, though we can think of others we'd love to see again from the hundreds who have been on the show (some because of their talent, others for pure entertainment value). We're excluding previous winners (since they may have an unfair advantage), much as we'd enjoy watching Drew Lachey and J.R. Martinez again.
People need to stop whining, or get off our damned television.
"Basic Lupine Urology" (a sly Dick Wolf reference) was the title of last night's Community episode, but they probably should have just gone ahead and called it Advanced Law & Order Studies. Because that was about as spot-on a spoof as we've seen from this show -- or, indeed, any series -- in recent memory. If we're being honest, we probably laughed more at the Ken Burns parody from a few weeks back, but execution-wise, this one both recreated and sent up its source material with the kind of expert precision that can only come with years of wasted nights and weekends watching marathons of Law & Order repeats.
One of my fears after watching "The Debate" is that Parks and Recreation will go hardcore sitcom on us and make someone other than Leslie or Bobby Newport win the City Council seat. It's not my favorite trope out there, and I know I should give this show a bit more credit than to go that route without a bigger picture in mind, but the writers clearly have so much fun with Fester Trim (
Buddy Garrity Brad Leland), Brandi Maxxxx (Mara Marini) and, to a lesser degree, Manrico Della Rossa (Gary Carlos Cervantes) -- does anyone else feel like he's oddly phoned-in? -- that I feel only cautiously optimistic about not being let down.
The madness will not end until every single reality series does an all-star season.
"Parent Trap..." was not my favorite episode so far, as June was tremendously annoying, but there were some great moments involving small children. It's too bad that June went bananas and shook "her baby" because the two roomies with a foster child could have had comic potential for a few more episodes. Still, this installment did teach us a few things:
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