Television

Watch Pharrell Cry With Oprah Over “Happy”

“Why am I crying on Oprah?” Pharrell asked just after O passed him a tissue. Overwhelmed by the worldwide… Read More

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 6 Episode 9: “Queens of Talk”

Maybe this was purposefully timed, maybe not. But on the night that Logo announced it would pull the offending Drag Race episode that features a mini-challenge “Female or She-male” and that they would remove the “You’ve got she-mail” intro to all new episodes of the series (after saying they weren’t going to), trans man Chaz Bono and his grandmother Georgia Holt appeared as guest judges on last night’s show, along with Paula Abdul. Each of the queens were tasked with hosting their own talk show, with Chaz and Georgia as interview subjects. Sometimes their questions about the transgender experience got dicey, most of the time it was fine, so kudos Logo for actually listening. Now, onto the queens! … Read More

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20 of the Weirdest TV Merch Items You Can Buy

Television fan culture has blossomed into something huge and wonderful. There are so many TV shows that have a rabid and obsessive group of eager fans who love to buy merchandise related to their favorite shows and characters. I should know — my apartment is overflowing with memorabilia from The SimpsonsBeavis & Butt-HeadCommunity, etc. — but sometimes networks go beyond simple T-shirts and magnets and start selling everything from costumes to sofas to swords. Here are 20 examples of the weirdest television merchandise that you can buy. … Read More

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Flavorwire Interview: ‘Mad Men’ Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas on Her Favorite Music Moments and Matthew Weiner’s Vision

Last night’s Mad Men Season 7 premiere ended with a musical moment that — like so many of the songs used prominently on the AMC series — encapsulated the episode’s overall tone. Vanilla Fudge’s cover of The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” kicked in as Don, defeated and possibly suffering from a mental breakdown, takes his anguish to the balcony and looks up to the sky, hoping to be set free from his own mind. The scene before shows Peggy assuming a similar pose, tears in her eyes and looking upward to a force she may or may not believe exists with a plea: set me free from Ted, from my own heart. … Read More

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Farewell to the Most Memorably Punchable TV Villain of Our Time

At about 9:56 pm EST last night, Twitter exploded with approximately a bazillion people all tweeting something along the lines of “YESSSSS SUCK IT JOFFREY!!!1!11!!” It’s probably the greatest outpouring of TV-based schadenfreude since — well, since Jesse got his revenge on Todd in Breaking Bad, at least. Yes, not-at-all good King Joffrey finally got his comeuppance, getting poisoned at his own wedding and bleeding his last out through his eyeballs as the Internet whooped and cheered in delight. Sometimes, the bad guys do get what’s coming. … Read More

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Full List of 2014 MTV Movie Awards Winners

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards went as expected — The Hunger Games won big, Zac Efron took off his shirt, and… Read More

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Season 4 Episode 17 Recap: “The Equestranauts”

Bob’s Burgers exists in a universe unto itself, and at times in can feel like many aspects of that world differ from real life (most notably, the lack of technology). On this week’s episode, “The Equestranauts,” this was not the case. The Belchers poked merciless fun at My Little Pony ‘Brony’ culture, and though the best one-liners were mostly packed toward the front of the episode, the concept’s joke kept the episode galloping along. Instead of a B-plot this week, the entire episode was dedicating to debasing Bronies — and rightfully so. There has been too much curiosity-masquerading-as-celebration of this bizarre subculture. … Read More

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‘Mad Men’ Season 7 Premiere Recap: “Time Zones”

It’s a classic Mad Men advertising pitch. We open in extreme closeup on a pudgy face telling a story about how the Accutron Watch changes a man, with hear several slogans: “This watch makes you interesting.” “Accutron. It’s not a timepiece. It’s a conversation piece.” … Read More

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: “The Lion and the Rose”

Come down from that endorphin high yet? Game of Thrones has never been big on the non-boob-related fan service; in fact, most of its major twists are dedicated to letting readers know that there’s no such thing as karma in Westeros. There’s also only rarely such a thing as a pure Bad Guy, with a few notable exceptions. So tonight’s ending, which I’ll refrain from talking about more specifically until after the jump (consider this a spoiler warning), was doubly shocking: one of the only deaths longtime viewers actually wanted, delivered to us on a silver platter just when we wanted it most. … Read More

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