Posts tagged "TV"

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 »

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 »

The Head of "The Class"

The Head of "The Class"
John and I were watching David Simon’s new HBO miniseries last night (Show Me a Hero); and who should pop up but Jon Bernthal, AKA Shane, AKA The Class. If that name doesn’t ring a bell yet, it will. He was Shane on The Walking Dead. He was in Fury and Me and Earl and... Read more »
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40 Best Gifts for TV Fans -- 2014 Edition

Let's kick it off with the Big Bang Theory. CBS's website has one trillion pages of gifts for the BBT fan in your life.

<a href="http://www.cbsstore.com/the-big-bang-theory-pink-soft-kitty-snuggler/detail.php?p=464506&v=cbs-thebigbangtheory">Like a Soft Kitty slanket</a>.
With time to spare before Black Friday, here’s my list of the best gifts for TV fans (2014 edition). I scoured the internet, typed in the names of TV shows, and hand picked the stuff I’d like to see under my tree this year (like that *cough* sweater *cough*). I tried to keep it light... Read more »

Fall TV Review: Red Band Society

Fall TV Review: Red Band Society
RED BAND SOCIETY Airs: Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX Premise: The Fault in Our Stars meets Glee. Kids with terminal illnesses live in hospital; hijinks ensue. Behind the Scenes: Stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. She had been lined up for a Murder She Wrote reboot; but when that fell through, she read the pilot script... Read more »

Fall TV Review: The Mysteries of Laura

Fall TV Review: The Mysteries of Laura
THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA Airs: Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC Premise: Cop Mom, Mom Cop. Debra Messing is (you’ll hear me say this a lot this season) a woman with a VERY IMPORTANT JOB and a VERY MESSED UP PERSONAL LIFE. Behind the Scenes: Debra Messing stars (in this remake of the Spanish show, Los... Read more »
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New Girl, "Basketsball," and allegiance to sports teams

New Girl, "Basketsball," and allegiance to sports teams
Last night on New Girl, Jess decided that she wanted to become better friends with Coach, who had recently moved back into the loft. Coach’s one great love is basketball, specifically the Pistons; and Jess figured that if she pretended to love” basketsball” and the Pistons, Coach would want to hang out with her. The... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Thursday Night Sitcoms

Fall TV Pilot Review: Thursday Night Sitcoms
With 30 Rock and The Office out of the picture, and CBS adding a 2-hour comedy block to its schedule, Thursday nights are wide open for a new batch of sitcoms.  And, that’s exactly what the networks are offering.  5 new sitcoms join the likes of Big Bang, Parks & Rec, and 2.5 Men.  Are... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Ironside

Fall TV Pilot Review: Ironside
IRONSIDE Airs: Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c on NBC Premise: Brash detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) solves tough crimes and outsmarts criminals, all while confined to a wheelchair! Behind the Scenes: This is a remake of the Raymond Burr-starring series that aired from 1967-1975.  Subject of some controversy given the fact that producers cast Underwood in the role... Read more »
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Fall TV Pilot Review: Super Fun Night

Fall TV Pilot Review: Super Fun Night
Airs: Wednesdays, 9:30/8:30 Central on ABC Premise: A group of friends go to piano bars and sing for no reason. Maybe they go to other places in the future. I don’t know and I don’t know if I’ll stick around long enough to find out. Behind the Scenes: The show was created by Rebel Wilson,... Read more »