Television

How to Be the Funniest Woman Writer on Twitter, With Megan Amram, Author of ‘Science… For HER!’

“It’s very hard to explain to some people,” comedian, writer, and funniest person on Twitter Megan Amran tells me over the phone. She’s talking about her first book, Science… For HER!, a demented fake women’s interest magazine-cum-textbook where “Megan Amram,” described as a “fun, flirty young woman living in Los Angeles, California,” is dumped by her boyfriend Xander, gets a crippling addiction to meth, and then downward spirals into telling all you bitches about the best innovations in science (like KALE!). … Read More

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Darren Wilson’s Interview: Killing Mike Brown “Just Happened”

We didn’t learn much new from Darren Wilson’s full interview on ABC, except the fact that his wife is pregnant, which… Read More

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Joel McHale to Make TV Show About Your Favorite People: Internet Commenters

Joel McHale, the wisecracking, sardonic host of E!’s The Soup is launching a new series for E! about the worst people… Read More

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I Watched Every ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Thanksgiving Episode, and All I Got Was This Unexpected Appreciation for Steve Sanders

Beverly Hills, 90210 was on for ten cast-shifting seasons from 1990 to 2000. It bore a seven-season spin-off in the original Melrose Place and a five-season reboot on The CW. When you talk about teen dramas — as often as I do — you have to be a little thankful for 90210’s contributions to the genre. I decided to show my appreciation by watching all six of the original series’ Thanksgiving episodes. Thanks to FX, I’d seen the entire show over a decade ago, but other than knowing the characters and their relationships, I was watching these episodes with fresh eyes. … Read More

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HBO Tantalizes Fans with New ‘Game of Thrones’ Website and Teaser

It feels like there’s a decade between each season of Game of Thrones, but now we’re starting to see a trickle… Read More

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‘New Girl’ Season 4 Episode 9 “Thanksgiving IV”

Continuing on New Girl‘s Season 4 trend, “Thanksgiving IV” heavily puts the emphasis on sex. So much so, in fact, that the roommates aren’t celebrating Thanksgiving but celebrating “Bangsgiving,” a holiday created by Schmidt — who else? — in which the roommates pick a name out of the hat and then bring a potential sex partner for that person. It’s obviously going to be a good episode.  … Read More

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Jesus Is “The Best Boyfriend Ever” on Lifetime’s Surprisingly Insightful ‘The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns’

The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns is the anti-reality show reality show. It’s not anti-reality but anti-what we’ve come to know (and enjoy) about the reality genre. There is absolutely no sex or drugs or alcohol. No one is hooking up — any relationships are ended during the first few minutes of the pilot episode, as the girls must remain celibate — and there is not a single man in sight. The cast lives in a peaceful environment where catfights are against the rules. The girls are not competing against each other to find a husband but working together as they all prepare to give themselves to Jesus. The Sisterhood is only technically a reality show, which makes it inherently interesting, but it does slip into reality clichés every once in a while, which allows it to remain compelling to those with no interest in the religious aspects of the show. It sort of works. … Read More

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‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’ Is Every Bit as Awful as You Feared

About halfway through Lifetime’s Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, there is a poor special effect featuring two Grumpy Cats flying red and green airplanes across the screen. The planes carry banners that read, “If you’re still watching this, I worry for you.” Well. At least this movie is self-aware, I suppose. There are multiple self-deprecating meta moments throughout the movie that break the fourth wall and laugh at the audience for watching this strange, too-early, and pathetic Christmas “special.” The joke’s on us for watching, sure, but the joke is also on Lifetime, and on Grumpy Cat (and his owners), and on Aubrey Plaza (who voices the cat), and on everyone else who had anything to do with this movie. … Read More

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Season 2 Episode 10 Recap: “Magnus Opus”

Progress, folks. This is what Sleepy Hollow can be when it’s working at its best: easy humor, sword fighting, and actual plot developments. And Lt. Mills being a badass in a leather cap and jacket reminiscent of Rhythm Nation… Read More

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