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Orange Is the New Black - season 2

Guilty of loving ‘Orange Is the New Black’ season 2

Orange is the New Black - season 2

On a beautiful summer day, there are a million things we could all be doing, but some of us may choose to be in lockdown for the second season of Orange Is The New Black.  Sorry friends and family, but season one made me a junkie for this show, and Netflix just brought me my drug of choice! Continue reading

American Horror Story on FX

10 reasons I love ‘American Horror Story’

FX’s American Horror Story is by far one of the most creative, original and twisted new shows on TV. With fascinating characters and surprising twists and turns, it’s one of the few shows that dares to venture out from the standard TV formula. Season one kept me guessing every week and often left me with my jaw on the floor in shock. Here are a few of my favorite things about this brilliant show, in no particular order. WARNING: Major spoilers if you haven’t seen the show! Continue reading

One of the contestants subjects to water torture on Cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model... you, know, cuz this has so much to do with modeling.

Top Model’s torture twist

One of the contestants is subjected to water torture on Cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model... you, know, cuz this has so much to do with modeling.

Cycle 16 of America’s Next Top Model premiered this week and it is not fierce anymore, it’s just mean. This year Tyra the Torturer has thought of all sorts of new Mean Girls things to do to these already fragile girls. In the opening segment, Banks basically reveals she is just as tired of this show as we are. She even acknowledges the formulaic casting that happens every season: the edgy chick, the awkward waif, the country bumpkin, the welfare mom, the bitch, the prude, the smart one… you know, the usual. Continue reading

An Idiot Abroad - photo credit Science Channel

An Idiot Abroad finally comes to the U.S.

Before Ricky Gervais was pissing people off at the Golden Globes or writing the original version of The Office with friend and writing partner Stephen Merchant, he was marveling at the brain of Karl Pilkington, a radio producer assigned to the duo for their program. In fact, anyone who has listened to the widely popular Ricky Gervais Show podcasts or watched The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO is familiar with the musings of this “little, round-headed, bald, missing link, chimp-like buffoon”, as Gervais has so sweetly labeled him. Continue reading

Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez

New judges bring much-needed street cred to Idol

Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are judges on the 10th season of American Idol
Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez serve as judges for the 10th season of American Idol

During the past couple of years, many fans jumped off the American Idol train, partly because the show started to feel so formulaic and the judges seemed as uninterested as the audience. After all, the judge’s shtick got predictable to put it mildly. Continue reading

Syfy's Hollywood Treasure

Hollywood Treasure brings back fond memories

The new reality series Hollywood Treasure will premiere Wednesday on Syfy, hoping to snag the audience from shows like American Pickers and Antiques Roadshow, but with an added bonus: this show will pull in those of us who love TV and film memorabilia as well. Continue reading