Television

Nostalgia’s Not a Bad Word: Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath on Under the Sun and His Role in ‘Sharknado 2′

“Do you remember the glorious ’90s?” Mark McGrath asked in Atlantic City on Saturday night, in just one of the many instances when he mentioned the decade during Sugar Ray’s short set. We’re told that if we like ’90s hits then we’ve “come to the right fucking place” and, later, are reassured that all the bands will keep “smacking [us] with hits of the ’90s” for the rest of the night. Coming out of anyone else’s mouth, this would inspire nothing but eye-rolls, but Sugar Ray — and the rest of the Under the Sun tour: Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth, and Uncle Kracker — are both refreshingly sincere and self-aware.  … Read More

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The 35 Campiest TV Movies Ever Made

This week, SyFy debuts the sequel to last summer’s surprise TV movie hit, SharknadoSharknado 2: The Second One is expected to be even campier and sillier than its predecessor and will possibly go down as one of the most ridiculous TV movies ever made. But, of course, it’s got quite a bit of competition: there are plenty of other patently absurd made-for-television movies out there. From SyFy’s shark obsession to Lifetime’s melodramatic teen flicks, here are 35 of the campiest TV movies of all time.  … Read More

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What Lifetime’s ‘The Choking Game’ Teaches Us About Teens These Days

Keeping up with all the latest teen trends can get exhausting. Every day there’s a breaking news report about an awful new #hashtag or some creative way to get high. Between the selfies and the molly, who has the time to keep track of everything? Fortunately, there’s one network dedicated to investigating these ever-changing trends. It turns out, teens are now choking each other to get high — and Lifetime is ON IT. … Read More

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“Why Stop at Pencils?”: David Rees on His New TV Show, ‘Going Deep,’ and Unconventional Career Path

David Rees may be the most sincere motherfucker on the planet. Whether you know him for his cult comics Get Your War On and My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable, which combined post-9/11 Bush-era political anxiety with the bland comfort of clip art and torrents of eloquent swearing, or his mastery of artisanal pencil sharpening — summed up in 2012’s book How to Sharpen Pencils — Rees has been a talent for the age after irony, tapping into our worries and obsessions with his inherently comical pursuits. … Read More

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Jon Hamm Spits Food at Jimmy Fallon in Only Existing Video That Won’t Make You Want to Kiss Him

In not one, but two clips from The Tonight Show Friday, Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm took their relationship to the next level, starring in… Read More

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“I Would Do Anything To Have Him”: Dan Harmon Begs for Donald Glover to Return to ‘Community’

After Community’s Comic-Con panel, creator Dan Harmon sat down for a seven-minute interview with TVLine, in which he admitted he is also… Read More

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