Posts in category "TV"

American Idol Recap: Showcase #1

American Idol Recap: Showcase #1
It’s the first week of actual Idol performances! Yay! American Idol is at the Viviana Theater in Los Angeles, Ryan Seacrest looks like a hologram of himself from five years ago. It’s all happening! This week, half of the top 24 perform solos on Wednesday and duets with Idol LEGENDS on Thursday night. Which illustrious... Read more »

The Fuller House preview is here and now I hate myself

I want to hate Fuller House, the Full House spinoff coming to Netflix at the end of the month. I want to be above it. I’m not a fan of Candace Cameron-Bure, and her involvement in the show all but insures that this sequel will be more wholesome and saccharine than the original — which... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Hollywood Week - Decimation

This episode was–mercifully!–only an hour. I love hour-long Idol! It’s not as easy to find a star these days, but it is easy to get rid of all the interesting contestants without letting us hear them sing again. Shenanigans. Here are some of the folks we’ll see again. (RIP preschool teacher Florence Welch) Jordan Sasser.... Read more »
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American Idol Recap: Auditions, San Francisco and Little Rock

Let’s look at whom we might see again, shall we? Cameron Richard, 15, from the bayou: Um, I adore him. His voice is a little high, but it’s so clear and he manages to stay right on pitch. Plus, he seems like a delightful person. Yes, please. Daniel Farmer, 24, Memphis: Soothing voice. Too much... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Auditions, Atlanta and Denver

American Idol Recap: Auditions, Atlanta and Denver
I’m going back to my roots this season. I started blogging because of American Idol. It was back in 2006. I wasn’t working at the time and, in lieu of doing anything productive with my, let’s call it, “sabbatical,” I started translating every last word that fell from Randy Jackson’s mouth. Some would call it... Read more »

I don't have much sympathy for George R.R. Martin

I don't have much sympathy for George R.R. Martin
Today George R.R. Martin announced that The Winds of Winter will not be released in time for the start of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season. For the uninitiated, The Winds of Winter is scheduled to be book number six (of seven) in the A Song of Ice and Fire series upon which Game of Thrones... Read more »
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Best TV -- 2015

Best TV -- 2015
I’ve mentioned before how hard it is to keep up with television during the “peak TV” time in which we live. There’s always something new on Netflix or Amazon. As soon as you’re ready to start watching something (after you’ve caught up on everything else), the internet hive mind has moved on to the next... Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Game of Thrones

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Game of Thrones
It’s that time of year again, the time when you have to think about buying a gift for your cousin who lives in his parents’ basement and spends most of his time trolling George RR Martin on Twitter. Never fear! Hammervision is here with a handy holiday gift guide for the Game of Thrones nerd... Read more »

Empire season premiere: The night's best tweets

Empire season premiere: The night's best tweets
Tonight Twitter was full of people talking about Empire, and I think one guy talking about Big Brother. If you were doing other things with your life, here’s what you missed: Jamal’s deep, deep Vs Hakeem being the new Chris Brody Boo-Boo Kitty dancing Cookie in a cage wearing a gorilla outfit (??!!??!) Chris Rock... Read more »
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Emmys 2015: Stay home next time, Frances McDormand

This being the internet, much has already been said about last night’s Emmy awards telecast. Andy Samberg was fine, bordering on good. He seemed to be having fun and there were very few moments where I felt myself getting nervous for him. Game of Thrones won most of the drama awards, which, while not for... Read more »