Archive for June 2012

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Episode 21

Say what now? We’ve reached the end of Mad Men, Season 5? You mean, after this week, the Andrews (Daar and Daglas) and I can stop talking about Roger’s butt and Paul Kinsey? I don’t know how to feel about this. But never fear! The Mad Men chatter has not ended yet. This podcast contains... Read more »

I'll Tell You Why I Do Like Mondays

Getting to Monday morning is like hitting a little restart button on your life. It’s a weekly mini-New Year’s Day. Mondays are filled with good intentions. I’m going to eat better/drink less/exercise more/clean the refrigerator/write 2000 words a day/finally watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer/read a book/learn to knit/clean out my inbox. On Monday the whole... Read more »

True Blood Premiere Recap - Ish.

I pulled up in front of the TV last night with my laptop and an open mind. True Blood was back. Sure I have almost no recollection of last season. Sure I spend most of my time watching the show complaining about the show. But this year, this year could be different. (Is this the... Read more »
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"Snow White" Round 2 - Still Not the Fairest of Them All

"Snow White" Round 2 - Still Not the Fairest of Them All
SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN Genre: Fantasy Action Premise: After escaping from the evil Queen (Charlize Theron), Snow White (Kristen Stewart) must brave dark forests, magical creatures, and a hunky Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to lead her kingdom in rebellion and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers. Behind-the-Scenes: This is the second Snow White-themed movie of the year... Read more »

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Hangin' With the Mad Men and Goodbye to Game of Thrones

We thought this podcast would be full of spoilers, but it’s not! So listen without fear of us revealing that Cersei Lannister is really a man (whoops). In this episode, Andy Daglas, Andrew Daar, and I talk about the latest episode of Mad Men, and whether or not Matthew Weiner caved sold out by including... Read more »

Game of Thrones Finale Recap - Valar Morghulis

Game of Thrones Finale Recap - Valar Morghulis
I did not like this episode. I just really did not. Because, setting aside the book for a second, “Valar Morghulis” was simply not a very good episode of television. A few people gave me the argument yesterday that this is just what Game of Thrones does (if two seasons can be considered a pattern).... Read more »
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Here Come the "Men in Black"...Again

Here Come the "Men in Black"...Again
MEN IN BLACK 3 Genre: Sci-Fi Action Comedy Premise: When Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) escapes maximum security prison and jumps back in time to kill Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), Agent J must travel back to 1969 and work with a younger K (Josh Brolin) to stop Boris and save the future. Behind-the-Scenes: Reportedly cost more than... Read more »

Here's How Game of Thrones Should've Ended

Here's How Game of Thrones Should've Ended
I’ll have a more comprehensive recap later, but first… The goal of any season finale should be to get people to watch the next season. This is why I have continued to watch Grey’s Anatomy six years after I should’ve stopped. Last night’s Game of Thrones finale was an hour-long hodgepodge of Lord of the... Read more »

Liberalism vs. Conservatism Finally Explained

George “Frakking” Will blew my mind today. I was just minding my own business, watching This Week With George Snufflupagus, as we do, when George Will just up and explained the reason that liberals and conservatives will never see eye-to-eye. It’s all a misunderstanding of intent, you see. Mr. Will was talking about Mayor Bloomberg’s... Read more »
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Books You Should Read Instead of "50 Shades of Grey"

Books You Should Read Instead of "50 Shades of Grey"
Why waste your time reading 800 pages of drivel when you can read these books, which will make you hot in all kinds of different ways. These are the four best books I’ve read in 2012: Herself When She’s Missing by Sarah Terez Rosenblum: Two women meet at a concert, fall into an obsessive, destructive... Read more »