I believe this is what they call "the light at the end of the tunnel."
Sitting through the 45-minute pilot episode of ReModeled (The CW's latest attempt at reality TV) was, in a word, excruciating. I care about the modeling world as much as the next moderate Project Runway or America's Next Top Model fan (so, "kind of"), but as far as the world of modeling agencies are concerned, unless they're helmed by Janice Dickinson, I couldn't find them less interesting. Not only does this series give an inside look at the wild world of those agencies; it also tries to be these current shows, too, and fails miserably in the end.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so that means we have to sit through more seasons of stale reality cooking shows.
How do you think the A-team affords those black hoodies?
Right now we're inundated with shows that feature celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Not only is Hell's Kitchen on several nights a week, but thanks to Masterchef and Kitchen Nightmares, Fox pretty much has him on year-round. And BBC America airs the UK version of Kitchen Nightmares as well. It's a whole lot of Gordon Ramsay to deal with. So when I saw that the second season of another show of his was airing on BBCA, I was less than enthused, to say the least. But then after my mother (a lover of all shows Ramsay) watched several episodes and raved about them, I felt compelled to at the very least check it out. You know how moms can be.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! Sadly, it's not entirely joyful for us at the TWoP office, because we are right next to the insanely loud NYC parade and it has been going on all day. I'd be having a meltdown if it wasn't for such a good Lost episode last night. Love you, Sawyer.
Despite its success in Britain, I really didn't think I was going to like Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution when I first heard about it. Not only did it have the potential to be pretentious and boring, but I also feared that Oliver would pull a Dr. Drew on us and make this show all about him and his ego. However, after giving Revolution a chance, I was wonderfully surprised at how much I enjoyed watching Oliver's plight. And after a week of pondering, I've finally figured why this show works as well as it does: It's a perfect mix of some of our guiltiest pleasures.
The fifth season of stress-test competitive cooking show Hell's Kitchen premieres tonight at 9 PM on Fox, and in anticipation, I risked my own dignity to ask scary sweaty meanie-pants chef/star Gordon Ramsay (who, for the record, Paris Hilton, is not the PM of Great Britain) a few questions (along with some other "journalists"). The highlights -- with little to no yelling and a minimum of swear words -- are after the jump.