Must Watch, News, Pop Culture, Television

The Return of Degrassi: Yeah, It Goes There

Elisabeth Dickson :: Monday, July 19th, 2010 6:00 pm

In my idea of a perfect world, there would be vending machines stocked exclusively with lobster rolls. There would be no such thing as censorship or organized religion or 2 out of 3 of the Kardashian sisters, and the occupied territories in the Middle East would be turned into a giant Chuck E. Cheese ball pit. Marijuana would be legal, toilet paper would be free, and every citizen in the world from Beijing to Bushwick would have premium cable, so they could all tune into Degrassi: The Next Generation when the tenth season premieres on TeenNick tonight. MORE »


News, Pop Culture, TV Shows, Television

Asian “Jersey Shore”: Busting Stereotypes One Fist-Pump At a Time

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 6:45 pm

Jersey Shore has guidos. Queer Eye had gays with great hair, and The Real L Word has lesbians with better hair. Now Asian-Americans are the latest group to be embraced/exploited/encouraged by producers to have sex on camera.

MTV Iggy reports that the cast of K-Town, a reality series touted as “the Asian Jersey Shore“, has been announced. The show, which has not yet been picked up by any major networks, will provide a close look at the lives of eight loud, crude and sexy Korean-Americans in L.A.’s Korea Town. MORE »


Pop Culture, Television

But I Still Think Sue Sylvester Is Awesome: The Emmys, Glee, and the Death of the Theater Freak

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 3:30 pm

Theater geeks, Sondheim freaks and other socially maladjusted individuals rejoice: the nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, with Glee receiving nineteen Emmy nods. FOX’s sparkly musical juggernaut swept most major categories, earning nominations for best actor in a comedy series for star Matthew Morrison, and best actress in a comedy series for Lea Michele. Glee will compete against Emmy favorites 30 Rock and The Office for the coveted best comedy series honor when the awards show airs on August 29. MORE »


Comedy, Must Watch, Pop Culture, Television

Are You Still Not Watching “Party Down”?

Danielle Johnsen :: Friday, June 25th, 2010 5:31 pm

Sadly the answer is probably is probably yes - that you have better things to do on a Friday night than watch one of the funniest shows on television. And while Im sure that’s somewhat true, thanks to the internet, DVR and Netflix it’s not too late to get into “Party Down“. The critically acclaimed sitcom, which focuses officially wraps its second season tonight at 10PM.

As previously reported, tonight marks the triumphant return of Jane Lynch to the show, which has held up nicely this season despite her lame but likely profitable choice to leave Party Down for Glee. Continue reading for a preview of tonight’s episode.



Celebrities, Television

The New Single By The Situation, Entitled “The Situation,” Could Not Be Worse Than It Is

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 6:00 pm

Plus, it doesn’t sound a thing like him. I think it’s ghost-sung by someone else. I know you’re definitely curious to hear it, so listen to “The Situation” by Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino on Perez Hilton, where it made its exclusive world debut, which always indicates quality. Fucking gross, enjoy!


Bands, Television

Deer Tick Making Television Debut Tonight on Letterman

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 3:00 pm

After last week’s release of The Black Dirt Rising Sessions, Deer Tick’s third album, the band will make its television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman is such a cool guy; he’ll definitely love the band’s always-partying, dark-as-death ways! Last week, Death + Taxes interviewed the band, who had some choice things to say about doing the late-night talk-show circuit. MORE »



Lost: Have the Past Six Years Been Worth It?

Matt Kiebus :: Friday, May 21st, 2010 1:45 pm

LOSTFor the first four seasons of Lost I was a complete hater. The show was too trendy; too many people were gushingly obsessed with it. I had no plans to align myself with the Lost culture. Plus I had an issue with joining the party late. I hate bandwagon fans, and I really didn’t want to become one. But sure enough my foolish pride waned and the summer before my junior year in college I started renting the DVD’s from Blockbuster to see what all the fuss was about. I was instantly sucked in, watching three of four episodes a night; I inhaled Lost like a starving man at a Pizza Hut buffet. MORE »


Television, technology

A Star Is Born, Literally

Johnny Sanford :: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 12:00 pm

Stephen Hawking’s new television show, Into the Universe, airing  on the Discovery Channel, has more than a few mind-bending concepts to absorb. On Monday, D+T Editor Alex Moore wrote an article about Hawking, which  intrigued me enough to sit down and watch the show. It simulates some pretty f’ing cool alien life, and ends with the doomsday proposal that if intelligent alien life does exist, they most likely would want our precious resources and would fly halfway across the universe to take them. Hawking proposes that the way they would do so would be by opening up a wormhole by focusing the intense rays of a star into a single point. Fascinating, but hard for me to image outside the movie theater. Until now. MORE »



Gabourey Sidibe’s Not So Precious Anymore

Shannon Hassett :: Monday, April 26th, 2010 11:00 am

Precious star Gabourey Sidibe hosted SNL this weekend. It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the actress, who made the rounds promoting her Oscar nominated film and wooed talk show hosts the world over in the process. But while Ellen was easily smitten with Sidibe’s energetic, dance-filled entrance, a bubbly personality only gets you so far when it comes to the Saturday night stage. MORE »


Celebrities, News, Television

James Dean and Ronald Reagan Were Once Co-Stars

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 4:45 pm

One representative from each camp of my most loved and most hated men in history, James Dean and Ronald Reagan, can be found acting opposite each other in a newly-rediscovered 1954 episode of a television program called “The General Electric Theater.”  In a pretty realistic representation of what the inside of my head looks like, they played adversaries, naturally. MORE »



VH1 Gets a Facelift and No One’s Smiling

Shannon Hassett :: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 11:45 am

Here’s the thing about VH1: It sucks, and this is why we watch it. No one turns to the channel for spiritual guidance; it has long been stripped of any pull in the music industry and even its reality stars have grown too big for their boozy britches — Bret Michaels has ditched the bus for the board room, and Tila Tequila made the certifiable upgrade from television to tabloid whore. It should come as a shock to no one, then, that the channel has announced a facelift, though it’s certainly sad news for late night drunk munchers the world over, dependent on a lineup of programming best — nay, exclusively — enjoyed without full brain function. MORE »


Movies, Television

The Latest in Animal Fusion Movies

Nick Nicoludis :: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 3:40 pm

The Syfy Channel has corned the market when it comes to terribly low budget horror movies. They’ve come out with unforgettable flicks about giant crocodiles and giant bugs that attack unsuspecting campers. But recently Syfy has even outdone itself and suck to arguably a new low. Famed b-movie producer Roger Corman put out two TV movies last month that shocked the viewing public and created a new genre of Syfy Channel film: Deadly animal fusion flicks. MORE »


Celebrities, Movies, News, Television

Roger Ebert Gets His Voice Back

Danielle Johnsen :: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 12:58 pm

Today, Oprah will air her highly anticipated interview with celebrated film critic and journalist Roger Ebert. The man who is synonymous with film criticism in America has become a hero to many recently thanks to his insightful film critiques, helpfulness with fellow journalists, prolific Twitter account and his Esquire profile. The magazine published a brilliant and artfully detailed profile of the man, including his battle with cancer that left him missing half his jaw and without a voice. MORE »


Comedy, News, Television

Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Returns February 28th

Danielle Johnsen :: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 12:15 pm

There is nothing better than the comedic acid trip that is Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and after much teasing, we finally get to see what the boys were up to when their fifth season premieres on February 28th. Allow the trailer to trip you out just enough to make it until the show returns to the Adult Swim lineup. MORE »



Superbowl Commercials Sponsored by Other Commericals?

Johnny Sanford :: Monday, February 8th, 2010 1:30 pm

So anyone that is familiar with the “charming” commercials that cost upwards of a $3,000,000 for 30 seconds of airtime on the Superbowl knows that a hell of a lot of energy goes into a small period of time.
But what about the “great” commercials of the past? Shouldn’t we be able to see them again, like old friends trapped like ghosts of our past? Lucky for you, advertisers are willing to pay good money so that you can see your favorite old Superbowl commercials.
Finally, someone has heard my wish! MORE »