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Top 20 Liz Lemon moments

Top 20 Liz Lemon moments

Fact: Tina Fey is one of the funniest people ever, therefore 30 Rock is one of the funniest TV shows ever. I quote the show almost constantly and know most episodes by heart, so it was nearly impossible for me to come up with my favorite Liz Lemon moments. This list originally began as a top 10 and ballooned up to 20 when I kept cracking up at YouTube videos while I was gathering clips … Read entire article »

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Apple and NBC don’t understand the meaning of revolutionary

Apple and NBC don’t understand the meaning of revolutionary

Since when has the term revolutionary become a cliche? In 2009, NBC tried to sell us the fact that Jay Leno was going to revolutionize prime time television. By the beginning of 2010, everyone knew the only thing Leno revolutionized was how to stab your successor in the back, something Entertainment Weekly dubbed the “biggest disaster in television history” . Wednesday, Apple’s Steve Jobs announced what many have called “a revolutionary product”. After much hype and anticipation the iPad … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pop Culture, Technology

Fame is the new American Dream

What exactly is the “American Dream”? According to Wikipedia, the concept was first expressed by James Truslow Adams in 1931, saying citizens of every rank feel that they can achieve a “better, richer, and happier life.” It was that kind of optimistic freedom that encouraged so many of our ancestors to immigrate to the United States. Of course, now the “American Dream” doesn’t seem to just include improving your life, but also getting famous. Instead of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, America has now become the land of unemployment, ridiculously expensive healthcare and the pursuit of a reality TV deal. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Denver, Observations, Pop Culture

The revolution may be televised but Jay Leno won’t be the host

The revolution may be televised but Jay Leno won’t be the host

For the past two weeks you couldn’t turn on your television without seeing a promo for a television show that was suppose to change everything. The show had a familiar host, a new time slot and supposedly a new format. It was a format that was suppose to save an NBC lineup that was ready to go up in front of the government death panel (those aren’t real? Who’s going to put NBC’s lineup out … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guest Articles, Television

Heroes season 3 DVD an essential for fans

I admit, I was rather late to NBC’s hit superpower series Heroes. Despite being somewhat intrigued by the “save the cheerleader, save the world” promos that were everywhere a few years back, I hadn’t seen a single episode until this summer when I started watching online through Netflix. Since then, I’ve not only watched all the episodes on Netflix, but even caved and bought the first three seasons on DVD. … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Television

Scraping the bottom of the barrel with ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!’

Besides the change in temperature, crappy television also signals the beginning of the summer season where writers save their wit for the fall and actually “go to there” – there being vacation. While the smart people play the suits stray away and we end up with the American revival of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, Guest Articles, Pop Culture, Television

Chuck Vs. The Chopping Block: How creative television isn’t given a chance

Chuck Vs. The Chopping Block: How creative television isn’t given a chance

As I sit on the couch with my fiancé, sifting though bevy of reality shows and soap operas on our DVR, I wonder to myself how television has come to this. Now, I’m not saying that reality shows are the death of television, if I were I’d be one of the pallbearers who every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday help to bring TV to it’s final resting place. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comedy, Guest Articles, Television

Amy Poehler carries the load in ‘Parks and Recreation’

Parks and Recreation is basically a new version of The Office. There is absolutely no difference in the style, presentation, or punchline. The only real difference is that the majority of the comedy heavy-lifting is placed on Amy Poehler who has ultimately been dealt an undeveloped character. … Read entire article »

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Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey are among Golden Globe highlights

It seems the entire internet has exploded with Golden Globe posts. Everywhere you turn, there are best-dressed lists, photos, behind-the-scenes gossip posts, and highlight lists. Not wanting to be left out, we bring you our top 5 Golden Globe moments. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, Comedy, Movies, Television

Vintage Trashwire – ‘Office’ romance

As a big fan of the original UK version of The Office, I was understandably apprehensive when I learned that the show was coming to America. Ricky Gervais was brilliant both as a star and a writer on the show and I doubted anyone would be able to match his talent. When the first season of the American version of The Office kicked off, I was pleasantly surprised at the way they adapted the characters to make the show fit for American audiences. Sure a few scenes played like a weird impersonation of the original, but others shined in originality. Steve Carell, in particular, was impressive because he was able to accomplish the most difficult task by expertly playing the slacker boss made famous by Gervais himself. I was so excited … Read entire article »

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