Welcome to Gaytown!

by Mindy Monez July 31, 2008 11:04 am
Welcome to <I>Gaytown</I>! A few things I've learned from the online series, Gaytown: 1) "Never get between a lesbian and her rickshaw," 2) "Two for one gingerbread martinis make people really rowdy," and 3) I'd go gay to live in this awesome town. Gay up your Thursday morning with a clip (complete with sound/homo investment advice!), after the jump.

Flashpoint P0wns Swingtown

by Mindy Monez July 23, 2008 1:27 pm
<I>Flashpoint</I> P0wns <I>Swingtown</I> As everyone who's been around me at all for the past month knows, Swingtown grosses me the hell out. Which is why I'm happy to report that, due to its ridiculously superior ratings (a whole million more people!), the cop show Flashpoint will be swapping time slots with the soft porniest show of the summer. If you want to get your fill of whiny wives and totally hilarious (and totally dated) Deep Throat jokes, you're going to have to start tuning in at 10 PM on Fridays. For the rest of us who prefer Keith Mars in Kevlar to Grant Show in a pornstache, it'll be Thursdays at 10 PM from now on. Cops: 1, Sluts: 0! And it feels so good!

TV on DVD: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

by Ethan Alter January 28, 2014 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Get a jump on the rest of the Downton faithful without having to pirate a single episode!

Rake and Other Shows with Vague, Deceptive Titles

by Aly Semigran January 21, 2014 12:39 pm
<i>Rake</i> and Other Shows with Vague, Deceptive Titles

Despite what the title suggests, Rake the new Greg Kinnear show on Fox, is not about a rake or even a series of ill-placed rakes.. Heck, the name of Kinnear's character -- a lawyer with a bad boy attitude -- isn't even something like Rake Rexington, which is really too bad because then I'd be more inclined to watch this show. (His character's name is actually Keegan Deaneā€¦ BORING.) Instead, the title here presumably refers to the "rakehell" characterization in literature ("An immoral or dissolute person"? Check!), as well as the term "rake" in poker (you see, the guy also gambles in this show). Sorry to bum you out, leaf-raking enthusiast, it looks like you'll have to wait a little bit longer. But don't feel bad about being duped by the vague title, because over the past few years that's become something of a trend on television. We've picked a few shows (including some upcoming new ones designed to trick us) with vague, deceptive titles, what they really meant, and what we actually want them to mean.

Betrayal: Unfortunately Not Limited Enough

by Aly Semigran September 30, 2013 6:00 am
<i>Betrayal</i>: Unfortunately Not Limited Enough

Sex! Murder! Twists! The latest evening soap opera to join ABC's rotation of singularly-named sleek dramas (Revenge, Scandal, Nashville) hits all the same marks as those shows, just without all the campy fun.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

by Ethan Alter September 17, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It may be a country music show, but Nashville's uneven first season left Connie Britton fans singing the blues.

Five Great James Gandolfini Movie Roles

by Ethan Alter June 20, 2013 9:55 am
Five Great James Gandolfini Movie Roles

For obvious reasons, James Gandolfini's legacy will be forever tied to Tony Soprano. It's the role he played the longest and which left the deepest impact, both on viewers and within the industry at large. But the late actor, who died (too soon) of an apparent heart attack on Wednesday, had a gallery of memorable movie characters as well, particularly after The Sopranos transformed him from a struggling supporting player (he had small, but memorable turns in films like True Romance and Crimson Tide in the run-up to the 1999 debut of The Sopranos) into a sought-after character actor who appeared in a rich variety of films, from the sublime (Spike Jonze's lovely adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are) to the absurd (John Turturro's intriguing, but problematic musical Romance & Cigarettes). And even when the films themselves stank (Surviving Christmas anyone?) Gandolfini's mere presence made them less painful than they otherwise might have been. Here are five Gandolfini movie characters we'd place alongside his towering turn as a New Jersey don.

Veep: The Episode’s Best Insults

by Ethan Alter June 3, 2013 11:37 am
<i>Veep</i>: The Episode’s Best Insults

The government shutdown is on and furloughs are in full effect on Veep's seventh Season 2 episode, titled -- appropriately enough -- "Shutdown."

Five Reasons Why This Was the Worst Episode of Glee Ever

by Rachel Stein April 12, 2013 8:01 am
Five Reasons Why This Was the Worst Episode of <I>Glee</i> Ever

I think I've actually been enjoying Glee this season. Season 4 has had its not-terrible moments, thanks to a change of pace in the fake drama school in New York, a handful of particularly well-crafted musical numbers, the open shaming of Finn Hudson (despite being unfortunately paired with Cory Monteith's real-life personal matters) and the overall lack of Will Schuester. Regrettably, "Shooting Star" was the worst piece of crap this show has produced in a very long time... if not ever, so much so that it warrants this addendum blog post to the forthcoming recap. Here's why:

Today's TWoP News: Friday, March 1, 2013

by Ethan Alter March 1, 2013 2:55 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, March 1, 2013

Another Downton Abbey resident departs the manor, though not with the Grim Reaper this time.

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