Top Shot: The Eight Reasons You Should Be Watching

by Angel Cohn August 9, 2011 2:52 pm
<I>Top Shot</I>: The Eight Reasons You Should Be Watching

When I'm asked what my favorite competitive reality shows are, I always rattle off a bunch of usual suspects: So You Think You Can Dance, The Amazing Race, Top Chef, Survivor, The Challenge and RuPaul's Drag Race. But one that I've recently added to my must-see list is Top Shot. I don't watch a ton of History Channel, so I missed most of the first season in its original airing (I've since caught up), but I'm grateful that I saw a commercial during Pawn Stars and checked this series out. While it is a bit off the beaten track and doesn't get a lot of buzz, it is really fantastic and I hope that as its third season begins tonight, more people give Top Shot, well, a shot. Here are some reasons, in case you need persuading.

Skating With the Stars: Blades of Boring

by Angel Cohn November 23, 2010 9:59 am
<I>Skating With the Stars</I>: Blades of Boring

This show tried to make me believe that it was the most dangerous competition on TV, but c'mon. I watch The Challenge on a regular basis and those people are 50 feet up in the air dangling on a string or something between buildings. Jonny Moseley used to host that program (back when it still had the Real World/Road Rules moniker), so I'm surprised he didn't call the Skating With the Stars producers out on that. Frankly, I think even Wipeout is more dangerous.

Saturday Night Live: Gaga for Lady Gaga

by Heather Marulli October 5, 2009 10:27 am
<I>Saturday Night Live</I>: Gaga for Lady Gaga

In comparison with last week's season premiere, this week's Ryan Reynolds-hosted episode was a vast improvement. Lady Gaga appeared as musical guest (and got some screen time in sketches), while Madonna, Elijah Wood, and Reynolds' wife Scarlett Johansson also made the SNL rounds.

Today's TWoP News: April 21, 2009

by Angel Cohn April 21, 2009 4:41 pm
Today's TWoP News: April 21, 2009

It's Tuesday, which means we'll see if Idol decides to take my suggestions to slim down... a girl can dream, can't she? Anyway, there's lots of random things happening in the world, not really any of them that are good or interesting.

Today's TWoP News: March 10, 2009

by Mindy Monez March 10, 2009 3:06 pm
Today's TWoP News: March 10, 2009 In the news today: phone sex apologies, an ailing TV detective, a senseless battered woman exploitation, ridiculous nerd happenings, witchy casting news and a new Joss musical. It's a real roller-coaster of emotions, I tell you.

Last Night’s <i>24</i>: Not Meant to Be Taken Seriously, Surprisingly If you thought last night's White House break-in on 24 was completely ridiculous, don't worry -- it wasn't supposed to not be! That's basically what executive producer Howard Gordon said on a media call, anyway. (But honestly -- it's 24! They've always been crazy animals over there! Just go with it!) Read on for why you shouldn't look at the episode as a serious documentary on how to tunnel a hole into the White House, the potential ultimate fate of Jack Bauer, and whether or not we can expect a show-ruining Jack and Renee hookup in the near future.

Two Hours of Celebrity Apprentice, Just What I Never Wanted

by Angel Cohn December 3, 2008 1:17 pm
Two Hours of <I>Celebrity Apprentice</I>, Just What I Never Wanted

I've complained all season (to anyone who would listen... which is all of about three people) that two hours of The Biggest Loser is just plain old too much. And that's a show I actually like to watch. And now NBC, which apparently just loves the idea of stretching out reality shows so you get to hear the same crap over and over and over again, with a handy recap at the half way point, they are at it again with the new season of Celebrity Apprentice. And this show... I actually don't like to watch. I watch it anyway... because it's sorta my job. But I don't enjoy it. As mildly amusing/annoying as it was to watch Piers Morgan and Omagrossa fight about their respective levels of fame or lack there of, it just gives me a headache. And now it's going to take up two valuable hours of my TiVo time on Sunday nights, when I totally have much better things to be watching, like The Amazing Race or Ruby or really anything else.

Dear Ghost Whisperer, It’s Over

by Angel Cohn November 14, 2008 3:27 pm
Dear <I>Ghost Whisperer</I>, It’s Over

Hello there, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Camryn Manheim, and everyone else involved in Ghost Whisperer (except for Jamie Kennedy),

I've been a loyal watcher of this show since it started (and I'm not even nearly as embarrassed about that fact as I should be). I've stood by as you killed off Aisha Tyler. I suffered when Jay Mohr left (admittedly not your fault since he got that new sitcom gig). I tried to let Jamie Kennedy grow on me, even though I really can't stand him or his whiny character. I was skeptical when you killed off Melinda and then brought her back to life. I've watched the entirety of JLH's alternately bizarre and revealing parade of fashion. I went with you on some really weird story arcs. In fact, I don't think I've ever missed an episode.

New Dollhouse Trailer!

by Mindy Monez November 6, 2008 11:18 am
New <i>Dollhouse</i> Trailer! The wait for Dollhouse to premiere has just been agonizingly slow, hasn't it? I feel like we've been anticipating this thing since the late '40s. Anyway, a new trailer has been cut for the show, presumably to reflect the re-shot and re-written pilot, and it definitely looks good. (But really, what can you tell from a 60 second trailer? Just saying.) Eliza Dushku looks incredible, and she certainly can kick ass, can't she? She does a little kung fu, wears a lot of skimpy clothing, and even cracks a safe! Unfortunately, the trailer doesn't give a hard premiere date -- just a "Coming Soon to Fox" -- but Facebook tells me it's coming January 5. And Facebook knows everything.

Grey’s Gets a Presidential Visit

by Angel Cohn September 24, 2008 2:10 pm
<i>Grey’s</I> Gets a Presidential Visit

My second favorite Mary on the planet (the first being Mary Tyler Moore -- there are few people I'd suffer through Lipstick Jungle for) is heading over to Grey's Anatomy for a three to five episode arc. Finally. Someone appreciates the brilliance of the amazing Mary McDonnell... even if those stupid old Emmy people don't see that Battlestar Galactica's madame president is one of the most talented actresses working today.

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