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Strong Female Protags in THE KILLING & BODY OF PROOF

April 5, 2011 – 11:46 pm | 5 Comments

I’ve had my nose buried in the grindstone on a couple of fun projects but wanted to pop in here for a few minutes to discuss two new TV shows I found worth watching. The …


AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 11 Perform Elton John Songs

March 31, 2011 – 12:16 am | 6 Comments

I haven’t been posting American Idol recaps this year because I haven’t been home most nights the show is on. Finally found myself with a little free time yesterday evening so I tuned in, though …


First Look at the New Wonder Woman

March 18, 2011 – 2:30 pm | 26 Comments
Wonder Woman

Entertainment Weekly ran this picture today of Adrianne Palicki in costume for the Wonder Woman pilot written by David E. Kelley. Having read this Daily Beast article by someone who’d seen the script, the photo …



February 8, 2011 – 1:06 am | 8 Comments
chicago code

Though Shawn Ryan’s The Chicago Code (FOX, Mondays, 9 p.m.) isn’t the most innovative cop show ever, its style and content make it immensely watchable. Jennifer Beals stars as Teresa Colvin, the Chicago Police Department’s …


Thoughts on Super Bowl Ads & Post-Game GLEE

February 7, 2011 – 12:08 am | 28 Comments

Since I’m not a football fan, I reversed my viewing habit of DVR’d shows and only watched the commercials (after Christina Aguilera’s horribly overwrought and mangled version of the anthem, that is). I thought the …


SAG Awards Roundup

January 30, 2011 – 10:38 pm | 10 Comments
julie bowen

The show was so boring that when I looked down at my notebook after it was over, I saw I hadn’t written anything. The winners were predictable—Colin, Natalie, Melissa, Christian—and the speeches routine so I …


Return of Seventies TV Heroines

January 23, 2011 – 11:45 pm | 7 Comments

Over the weekend, Deadline.com reported that David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman script got a pilot pickup from NBC after the network passed on it a few weeks ago. The show is set in L.A., with …


Thursday Night TV: AMERICAN IDOL S10 in New Orleans & PERFECT COUPLES

January 20, 2011 – 11:57 pm | 2 Comments
MacArthur & Munn

American Idol Season 10 New Orleans Auditions
New Orleans is a vibrant city with a big personality but the auditions there yielded a pretty standard batch of hopefuls, a mix of talented singers, delusional ones and …


AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 10 Premiere Review: New Jersey Auditions

January 20, 2011 – 12:28 am | 5 Comments
tyler & lopez on american idol

Season 10 of American Idol started off on a kinder note but I’m not sure if it’s better. Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson seem to have a more cohesive energy than last year’s …


Highlights and Lowlights of Golden Globes 2011

January 16, 2011 – 11:32 pm | 17 Comments
Firth, without the Harley

I look forward to the Globes every year because they are decidedly nutty—weird nominations, random presenters (Alicia Keys?) and drunk acceptance speeches. This year was no exception, starting with Helena Bonham Carter’s wacky dress and …


My Pop Culture Consumption This Week

January 14, 2011 – 12:30 am | 10 Comments

I consumed a lot of pop culture this week but unfortunately, there were a lot of empty calories. Here’s a quick rundown of a couple new TV series and a movie opening today.
Episodes—Showtime, Sundays, 9:30 …


Armchair Casting: Chesley Sullenberger & Wonder Woman

October 2, 2010 – 2:24 am | 3 Comments

A movie based on the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River in January 2009, is coming to a screen near you. According to reports like this …

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