Who Should Be the Next Bachelor?

by Angel Cohn July 23, 2012 12:40 pm
Who Should Be the Next <i>Bachelor</i>?

Given how dull Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette has been (aside from the drama with Kalon), rumors that Ali Fedotowsky's ex Roberto Martinez may be in the running to be the next Bachelor don't instill us with a lot of hope. He's a nice guy, but dull as dirt. So now that Emily has ditched most of her suitors and found one she can tolerate (for now), we took a look back at her men (and a few from seasons before) to find a better choice of leading man. And yes, some of them may currently have girlfriends, but given the average life expectancy of a Bachelor relationship, we don't foresee that being a problem.

The L.A. Complex: Is This the New Melrose Place?

by Angel Cohn April 25, 2012 6:13 am
<I>The L.A. Complex</I>: Is This the New <I>Melrose Place</I>?

The L.A. Complex is a Canadian export that is airing on the U.S. on The CW. It's in keeping with the network brand and an oddly suitable pairing for its increasingly ridiculous 90210 series. Particularly since this new (at least to Americans) show is essentially an alternate version of the Melrose Place update that was cancelled by The CW a couple of years ago. And while L.A. Complex isn't at all what you'd call a good show or remotely original, it's more watchable than MP 2.0, though maybe only slightly. It doesn't help that Complex starts off with the most annoying song of all time, making us feel like we're being forced to sit inside an MRI machine, though once you get past that, there's plenty of entertainingly mindless fluff to enjoy. Here's how the two series compare:

TWoP 10: Reasons the New <I>Idol</I> Rule is Actually a Good Thing

Our gut reaction to this new Idol rule where the judges get to save one person a season from certain elimination was "Hell No!" It takes away the whole premise of this being a contest that America gets to have a say, since ostensibly America is the one that is going to be buying the albums of the winner at some point down the line. But then we got to reflecting and thinking about how sometimes, America is just stupid and succumbs to the whole thing as one giant popularity contest keeping less talented people (Sanjaya) while others with actual singing chops get sent home. Or the pity vote (and don't even pretend like that wasn't why Anoop got saved this week) where America feels bad for someone because the judges reamed them out and voted. Or because America is just a bunch of lazy asses and didn't vote because their person was safe. Basically, the American Idol watching/voting public kind of sucks, and if once in a while the judges who have a knowledge of what might actually sell in the world (by which I mean Simon and maybe Kara), get a chance to override their hastily made choices, it might not be an entirely bad thing.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

by Ethan Alter November 19, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Catch up on a show you (along with pretty much everyone else) missed the first time around.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

by Ethan Alter September 24, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hannibal Lecter prepares for his stint on Top Cannibal Chef.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

by Ethan Alter July 30, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cinemax screams like a Banshee.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

by Ethan Alter June 11, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This just in: The Newsroom stinks.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

by Ethan Alter April 30, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In one of the many highlights of Star Trek: The Next Generation's third season, Picard busts out his rendition of "The Borg in Me."

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

by Rachel Stein March 5, 2013 3:46 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Today's news is dedicated to Les Moonves's loose lips.

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn February 15, 2013 1:07 pm
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

Weirdly, none of the people from Freakshow behaved inappropriately, it was the rest of the reality world that seems to house the true freaks.

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