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Reaction to THE KILLING Finale

June 20, 2011 – 12:58 am | 10 Comments
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OK, hands up—how many of you shouted profanities and shook your fists at the TV when The Killing finale ended last night? If you haven’t seen it, may I divert your attention to a variety …

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AMERICAN IDOL S10: Scotty & Lauren’s Country Duel

May 25, 2011 – 1:09 am | 9 Comments
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by Poncho
I couldn’t believe myself. This afternoon I read somewhere that Lauren Alaina might miss the finale and Haley would have to fill in for her. Turns out Lauren blew a vocal cord while rehearsing. …

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Crumbling HOUSE

May 23, 2011 – 11:21 pm | 12 Comments
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*Spoilers about House season finale ahead*
Second warning, if you haven’t watched last night’s episode, stop reading now. If you have seen it, read on and discuss!
Last week I was shocked when I heard Lisa Edelstein …

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AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 3 Fight for the Finale

May 19, 2011 – 1:11 am | 8 Comments
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by Poncho
Let’s cut to the chase. Tonight there were three rounds, each one with different “rules.” For their first performance, the kids got to choose whichever song they liked. And it went like this:
Scotty opened …

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Fall 2011 TV Preview

May 15, 2011 – 10:04 pm | 23 Comments
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The TV upfronts officially start this Monday, with the networks rolling out their fall and midseason schedules, but news have already leaked over the last few days about shows that have been picked up and …

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AMERICAN IDOL S10: Were the Top 5 Inspiring?

May 12, 2011 – 1:24 am | 15 Comments
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by Poncho
As I’ve written a few times, I don’t get American Idol [in Mexico] until about a week after it airs in the U.S., so I only watch the performances [online] and none of the …

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AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 5 Get Modern and Classy

May 5, 2011 – 2:09 am | 3 Comments
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by Poncho
Tonight’s theme is “Now and Then” or something like that. It’s modern songs and then songs of the ’60s or ’70s, and all five contestants are butchering and/or killing one of each. This should …

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Royal Wedding Recap

April 29, 2011 – 7:59 am | 8 Comments
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Why am I up at 3 a.m. watching the royal wedding? Because these are difficult times in the world and I want to witness something that’s uplifting. As I sit here in my pajamas, I …

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AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 6 Sing Carole King

April 28, 2011 – 12:37 am | 3 Comments
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by Poncho
This week’s theme was Carole King’s songbook, and I have to say CK was good for most of these kids. The night was kind of boring, though, except for a few “highlights” now and …

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AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 7 in the 21st Century

April 21, 2011 – 12:03 am | 3 Comments
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by Poncho
I’ll be the first to admit this episode was much more interesting than the last. The premise by itself, “Songs of the 21st Century”, made me smile a little, because this was the first …

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AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 8 Perform Movie Songs

April 13, 2011 – 10:18 pm | 3 Comments
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Poncho is back to get all up in Idol business, which he’ll be doing until a new champion is crowned.—PCN
This week, we’re missing one great vocalist with no sense of showmanship, and left with eight …

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AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 9 Rock Out

April 7, 2011 – 10:22 am | 9 Comments
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This post is by guest blogger Poncho, an expert on AI and many things pop culture.—PCN
Even with the theme being “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” the episode had little rock and less roll. …

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