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Next Stop, Top 12: AMERICAN IDOL Season 9 Top 8 Guys Perform

March 11, 2010 – 2:41 am | 3 Comments
FOX/Michael Becker

by Jason Matthews
Now I get to do that great breakdown of the remaining contestants, analyzing their pros and cons, and determining who truly belongs in the Top 12. Let’s consider which 6 should move on, …


Last Stop Before Top 12—AMERICAN IDOL Season 9 Top 8 Girls Perform

March 10, 2010 – 12:44 pm | 7 Comments
Photo: Fox

by Jason Matthews
This intro was originally planned as a complex breakdown of the remaining eight girls, detailing the pros and cons of sending each to the Top 12, analyzing why each were or were not …


LOST: “Dr. Linus” Review

March 10, 2010 – 1:17 am | 6 Comments
Would you trust this man?

by Sarah Carbiener
I loved, loved, LOVED this week’s episode, and not just because Kate was nowhere in sight. “Dr. Linus” reminded me where the bar should be and, in retrospect, last week’s episode has lost …


An Evening with MAD MEN’s Matthew Weiner

March 4, 2010 – 1:29 am | 7 Comments

by Sarah Carbiener
As part of the WGA Foundation’s fantastic Anatomy of a Script series, I had the pleasure of hearing Matthew Weiner talk about the pilot script for Mad Men. Luckily for me, the three-hour …


Girls’ Night: AMERICAN IDOL Season 9 – Top 10 Girls Perform

March 4, 2010 – 1:26 am | 6 Comments

by Jason Matthews
My predictions for the girls last week were dead wrong; let me own up to that right away. I forgot my Idol history, and was thus doomed to fail. If there’s one thing …


Surprise, Guys! AMERICAN IDOL Season 9 – Top 10 Guys Perform

March 3, 2010 – 4:13 am | 7 Comments
FOX/Frank Micelotta

by Jason Matthews
Darn that Crystal Bowersox! Why did she have to get sick and subject us to an early round of the guys? That’s a full five-point coolness deduction for keeping us from an aesthetically …


LOST: “Sundown” Review

March 3, 2010 – 3:23 am | 3 Comments

by Sarah Carbiener
Lost has almost lost its hold on me, to the point where the clunky dialogue nearly ruins the show. Some may call me a writer Nazi (ahem, @xoxoGG), but no character on this …


Boys Town—AMERICAN IDOL: Season 9 Top 12 Guys

February 25, 2010 – 9:56 am | 5 Comments

by Jason Matthews
If a person had never seen or heard of American Idol before (I’m sure there’s a handful of them somewhere, like in Maine or something), and read a description of the show, they …


Ladies First—AMERICAN IDOL: Season 9 Top 12 Girls Perform

February 24, 2010 – 5:12 pm | 5 Comments

This post was written by new contributing writer Jason Matthews, who will be covering American Idol all season. No bad outfit, note, or attitude will be safe from his insightful commentary.—PCN
American Idol is finally in America’s …


Events I’d Like to See in the Olympics

February 21, 2010 – 3:43 pm | 13 Comments
olympics biathlon

Like the rest of the world, I’ve been watching and enjoying the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I must admit, though, that I don’t get some of the sports. Curling? The Biathlon, which involves shooting & …


AMERICAN IDOL Season 9: Meet the Top 24 (Spoilers)

February 18, 2010 – 1:30 am | 16 Comments

FOX unveiled their other 24 tonight (the kind without Jack Bauer) and there were few surprises. Starting next week, when American Idol goes live, the following will be vying for your votes:

Didi Benami
Katelyn Epperly
Janelle Wheeler
Ashley …


LOST: No “Substitute” for Locke

February 17, 2010 – 12:00 pm | 9 Comments

by Sarah Carbiener
I was first inspired to watch Lost by hearing someone recount a Locke (Terry O’Quinn) episode from the first season. After getting the play-by-play of the first Locke-centric episode, where he tries to go on …

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