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The Bachelor 2015 Week 3

January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

My humblest apologies for not posting after last week’s The Bachelor. I watched it but just couldn’t get a post up in time. Frankly, I couldn’t digest all the crazy that we witnessed quickly enough to be able to form coherent sentences. The women on this season are crazy even by Bachelor standards. Well I’m back for tonight’s episode of The Bachelor 2015 week 3. Ok y’all. First, let me address some absolutely shocking news in the Bachelor world. Did you all ...Click for More

Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber on SNL

January 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Once again the funniest sketch from Saturday Night Live is not one of their live sketches. The funniest part of last night’s episode, which is going viral today, as the Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber Calvin Klein ad. If you didn’t see it, here it is: Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber – SNL Kate McKinnon is one of the funniest people in the cast of SNL. Justin Bieber has been one of her characters since she first joined the cast several seasons ago. I love it when she does Bieber. ...Click for More

Fox Renews Empire and You Should Not Be Surprised

January 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fox announced renewals for three of their shows yesterday. Two of the announcements were not a surprise while one of them seems to have shocked the TV world. The first two, Gotham and Brooklyn Nine Nine are not a surprise to have been renewed. Gotham is getting a second season and Brooklyn Nine Nine is getting a third. Both have done well in the ratings and deserve to keep going. News of their renewals isn’t shocking. What seems to be shocking people is the that Fox has renewed Empire for ...Click for More

VH1 Classic to Air SNL Marathon

January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

VH1 Classic will be airing a 433 hour SNL marathon starting at the end of January running until Sunday February 15. They will be airing the episodes in reverse order leading up to the playing of the very first episode of SNL that aired on October 11, 1975 with host George Carlin. Since this is just a 433 hour marathon, they will not be playing every SNL episode. They are trying to do the same thing as FXX did with The Simpsons but FXX did it better. They ran every single Simpsons episode that ...Click for More

Empire Premiere

January 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

It may be frozen and dark 20 hours a day here in Chicago right now but at least we are in the thick of the mid-season TV premiere schedule. We’ve got shows returning and new shows premiering giving us stuff to watch while we huddle in our houses wondering why we live in places that are frozen 7 months a year. Empire premiered last night on Fox after a long campaign to build hype and interest. After all the commercials, was the show any good? Well, it wasn’t bad. I wasn’t blown ...Click for More

The Bachelor 2015 Week 1

January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

I seriously don’t know what is wrong with me. I don’t know why I’m doing this to myself. I swore off The Bachelor/Bachelorette after the last season when they used the death of one of the potential “winners” to promote and hype the show. They handled it so horribly that I thought that even as bad as they normally are, I just couldn’t continue. For some reason, I’ve decided to come back and watch this season. As far as I know, there are no deaths on this ...Click for More

Dr. Evil on Saturday Night Live

December 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Another week and another solid job from Saturday Night Live. They have done it again with another segment that has gone viral. Last night’s episode featured host Amy Adams with musical guest One Direction. The episode was solid but the sketch everyone is talking about today is the cold open and the appearance of Dr. Evil on Saturday Night Live. Dr. Evil on Saturday Night Live Mike Meyers left SNL nearly 20 years ago in 1995. He hosted the show once in March of 1997 but has not been back ...Click for More

The Office Hobbit

December 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

Saturday Night Live has had a couple of pretty solid weeks in a row now. I’m not ready to say that things are looking good there just yet, but they are seemingly headed in the right direction. Apart from the writing, what I’ve noticed for them to have a good show is less an issue with the writers and more an issue with who the guest host is. Right now, the cast is not strong enough to be able to carry a weak host all by themselves. They need the host to do a good job and be a strong ...Click for More

Saturday Night Live Star Wars Teaser

December 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s no secret that Saturday Night Live has been struggling. They haven’t had anything really funny in a while now and their ratings are at the lowest they’ve ever been in the near 40 year history of the show. What they have had that has been funny at all has been their pre-produced video pieces. Their live sketches have been painful. Here is another example of that. This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen from Saturday Night Live in a long time. It’s ...Click for More

State of Affairs Is Confusing

December 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Before reviewing a show, sometimes it’s best to wait a few episodes so as to not rush to judgment and kind of get a feel for the show.  Alright, I’ve watched three episodes now and really have no idea what is going on or who all of the people are on the show. Most shows use the pilot to get out a lot background information on the characters and to kind of explain what is going on.  It’s why a lot of pilot episodes aren’t all that good as they are really just setting up ...Click for More

Netflix Predicts the End of TV

November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said recently that he thinks the era of broadcast TV will last until around 2030 or so. Is that just the trash talk of an internet streaming TV company or is he right? I think a bit of both. I do think that we are in the beginning stages of a paradigm shift and have said so many times. That doesn’t make me a genius (I am a genius for many other reasons) because it’s obvious that things are changing. How much are they changing? From 2002 to 2012, there was ...Click for More

Simpsons Futurama Crossover Opens Old Wounds

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Did you watch The Simpsons Futurama crossover last night? I did. It was on before the Bears started playing so I watched this before tuning in to the Bears debacle. Overall, I didn’t think it was bad. There was one thing they did in this episode though that I know I’m not the only one to see it. The Simspons Futurama crossover opened an old wound for Futurama fans last night. Here is the scene. Be warned, if you are a Futurama fan, you will know exactly what this is and you are ...Click for More

A Few Good Men Live on NBC

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

NBC has been really getting in to the live TV business. They did The Sound of Music live last year and will be doing Peter Pan live this year. Now there is news that they are working on an agreement to do A Few Good Men live. Most of us know A Few Good Men from the 1992 Tom Cruise movie. Before it was a movie, it was a Broadway play that first ran in 1989 written by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin. NBC is in the early stages of working out a deal with Sorkin to bring his play to live TV. He ...Click for More

Selfie Cancelled by ABC

November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Well this isn’t a surprise. ABC cancelled their awful, awful show Selfie a week after cancelling their other lowly rated rom-com Manhattan Love Story. I am surprised that Selfie lasted as long as it did. Other than Mulaney, I don’t think there was a show that was worse than Selfie that premiered this fall. It was another of the countless attempts at adapting My Fair Lady but this time it was modern. Yea. That’s right. They took that My Fair Lady premise and brought it to 2014 ...Click for More

Simpsons and Futurama Crossover Couch Gag

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Simpsons have released a preview of the couch gag that will air on Sunday night’s Simpsons and Futurama crossover. There has already been a crossover once this season with the Simpsons and another animated show, Family Guy that was actually pretty well done. I’m looking forward to the Simpsons and Futurama crossover. Futurama is one of my favorite shows. I watch it every day. It gets funnier and funnier. This crossover makes more sense because the shows are both created by Matt ...Click for More
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