Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: It Ain't Just A Blur Song Anymore

by Lauren Gitlin September 29, 2008 5:03 pm
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: It Ain't Just A Blur Song Anymore Like any good liberal arts college graduate, I've long been privy to the many advantages of having a gay boyfriend. I don't mean a guy that you're actually dating who turns out to prefer the pole to the hole. I'm talking about a partner in crime, that rare breed of man who's much happier to peruse the galleries of an exhibit featuring the work of the Wiener Werkestatte and then grab a leisurely brunch than to down a case of Natty Ice and spend the day watching football. A man who will answer you honestly when you ask if your ass looks fat in these jeans, who knows the difference between Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen, who always smells good, has eyebrows that are better manicured than yours and will eagerly share and listen to details of various romantic escapades with nary an eye roll or judgment as to your promiscuity. The gay boyfriend is a necessary part of any sophisticated woman's entourage, an accessory less expensive than a child or a toy poodle and infinitely more stylish, though possibly more high maintenance. A best gay is a status symbol for a certain caliber of upwardly mobile female, and as such, it would make sense that this storied relationship between a woman and her gay is the topic of an upcoming Bravo reality show, tentatively titled Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.

The X-Files Meets Moonlighting? I Don’t See Why Not.

by Mindy Monez September 19, 2008 1:43 pm
<I>The X-Files</I> Meets <I>Moonlighting</I>? I Don’t See Why Not. I've always imagined the hardest part of pitching a series to a network would be choosing just the right "It's like this successful thing meets this other successful thing!" portion of the sell. You'd think one would want to choose accurate examples, whilst remaining not ridiculous, so people will be assured that you're not an idiot and want to invest in your product. Then a week comes along where both a show described as "The Devil Wears Prada meets Taxi" and another show described as "part X-Files, part Raiders of the Lost Ark and part Moonlighting" are announced. All I got to say is I bet all my friends are sorry for laughing at my Hard Rain meets Spy Kids fan fiction now.

HBO Bites Off More True Blood

by Angel Cohn September 17, 2008 5:00 pm
HBO Bites Off More <i>True Blood</I>

Good news, fans of sexy vampire TV shows: True Blood got picked up for a second season after airing just two episodes. (Ep. 2 got a nice bump... likely because they didn't air it during a holiday weekend!) Either HBO's real desperate, or it knows that its got a slow-building culty hit on its hands. I'm hoping for the later, but I'm kind of a realist these days, so it is probably the former. Having read a bunch of the Sookie Stackhouse books (or the Southern Vampire novels as they are oft referred to) there's a lot of potential. Given that the first two episodes are mostly in keeping with the first novel (with a few additional and amalgam characters), but only tackle a few chapters, I presume that the first season will finish out the tale the unfurls in book one.

TWoP 10 Most Annoying TV Characters

by Angel Cohn August 15, 2008 6:00 am
TWoP 10 Most Annoying TV Characters Evangeline Lilly had the nerve recently to ask for more money per episode on her Lost contract, even though she makes more than anyone else on the show (except Matthew Fox) and even though her character Kate is by far the most irritating character on that show by a landslide. This prompted me to think back over my years of TV-watching to compile the list of most unduly annoying characters to ever exist on the small screen.

Whatever Happened to Kimmy Gibbler?

by Angel Cohn August 12, 2008 9:40 am
Whatever Happened to Kimmy Gibbler?

So last night I was watching Mad Men and the girl who is married to Harry looked oddly familiar to me. So I kept looking and looking and finally said that she kind of looked like what Kimmy Gibbler (Full House's annoying neighbor) would look like if she was grown up and then dressed in '60s hair and makeup. I know. My mind works in weird and mysterious ways... and yes this means that I watched way more of that show than I should actually admit. Of course looking at the credits it is clearly not Andrea Barber (the gal who played one of the most irritating TV characters of all time... yet I could relate, as I was an annoying and sometimes dense teenager). But I was rather surprised to see that she had not one single credit (at least according to IMDb) since her days as the frizzy-haired Gibbler.

Like a Little Bird, Set Me Free…

by Kate Rogan August 6, 2008 11:33 am
Like a Little Bird, Set Me Free…

Imagine the Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas, choosing her new bachelor with the help of Brad Womack. He's the guy that was about to propose to her, bought a ring, flew out her father and then last minute decided to dump her in front of America. Right, you must remember because he was the guy that stunned just about every Bachelor-loving fan out there (there must still be some, right?), especially DeAnna. And DeAnna talked about the event in every single episode of The Bachelorette. If you can imagine the incredibly awkward scenario of having Brad assist DeAnna in finding another man to fall head-over-heels for, you have just pictured the oddity that is Jo & Slade: Date My Ex.

Bad Robot; Good Toy

by Zach Oat August 4, 2008 12:37 pm
Bad Robot; Good Toy

In the consumer culture we inhabit, company spokesmen have long been elevated to the equal status alongside their legitimate cartoon and comic-book brethren. Captain Crunch, Ronald McDonald and the football-playing Fox Sports Robot are among the corporate shills who have been immortalized as action figures, hanging on racks alongside G.I. Joe and Spongebob for nostalgic reasons, kitsch factor or sheer coolness of design alone. And I think that's awesome. But we are about to enter a new age: the age of the TV production company mascot toy.

White Stripe Writes Song of Solace

by Odie Henderson July 30, 2008 1:53 pm
White Stripe Writes Song of Solace Finally some good news from the set of the latest 007 movie. Alicia Keys and Jack White are set to record the theme song for the 23rd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo will make history by performing the first Bond song duet. It's not as impressive as Sheena Easton's history making appearance in For Your Eyes Only -- she remains the only singer to appear onscreen to serenade Mr. Bond's credits--but it'll have to do. I'll reverse that opinion if Jack White delivers a credible Shirley Bassey imitation. After all, she's the queen of Bond themes.

What Would Happen if Sharks Attacked Our Favorite Shows?

by Mindy Monez July 25, 2008 11:46 am
What Would Happen if Sharks Attacked Our Favorite Shows? Beginning this Sunday at 9 PM, the Discovery Channel will be rolling out the most famous, popular and acclaimed thing in the history of storytelling -- Shark Week! While squealing about this in the office this morning, Angel brilliantly posed the question: "What if sharks attacked our favorite shows?" Well. Holy hell, what if they did?! I feel this query must be answered. Oh, and please don't tell PETA about this post. None of the following is even remotely possible anyway, so let's just keep it between us.

TWoP 10 Shows That Should Have Spinoffs

by Angel Cohn July 25, 2008 7:00 am
TWoP 10 Shows That Should Have Spinoffs

The Office teased us with the idea of a spinoff and then pulled the rug out from under us. We were so hoping it would involve the Intercourse, PA branch and have guest spots with Tobey (speaking of which, did you see that real-life Tobey got married recently? Mazel Tov!) and someone even weirder than Dwight. But alas, we're getting a new show with Amy Poehler from the people who made the U.S. version of The Office that really has nothing to do with The Office. Here's our wish list of shows that should get spinoffs, and some ideas for the writers... in case they're still struggling from writers' strike lag.

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