1. If you were wondering what caused that collective sigh from Apple fanboys yesterday, Steve Jobs stepped down as the company’s CEO, releasing the following statement: “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to… Read More
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The summer’s long break from network TV has given us plenty of time to over-analyze our favorite shows. One thing we’ve noticed while longing for new episodes of everything from Parks and Recreation to Mad Men is that the characters we miss most — and the ones we find most fascinating — aren’t always the show’s principals. With this in mind, we realized that there are plenty of minor players on TV who merit their own spin-off. We suggest ten after the jump. Let us know who you would add in the comments. … Read More
Readers, we don’t know about you, but lately we feel Glee-ed out. While we were huge fans of show when it first premiered, like most people, we were disappointed by the turn things took in the past year. It wasn’t just the gimmicky themed episodes that rubbed us the wrong way (although their ode to Rocky Horror was pretty darn awful). It was the lack of any real storytelling, the weird preachy moments, and the fact that the series seemed to have lost that music magic that it had in the first season — those performances that made the hairs on your arms stand on end. Then, Glee Ryan Murphy had to keep his show in the headlines by teasing viewers about which cast members would be cut at the end of the upcoming season. First Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer were going to be graduating. A few days later it was decided that they would stick around. Enough already, right?
Refusing to acknowledge that many of us might need a bit of a break from all things New Directions, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie rolls into theaters today. Based on its current score on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s probably not worth shelling out your cash to be disappointed by those McKinley High kids yet again. Instead, we suggest you take a quick tour through some of our favorite music moments in film. Not only is our way a lot cheaper than buying a 3D ticket — it’s also guaranteed to be much more entertaining. … Read More
1. Jay-Z and Kanye West announced this morning that they’ll be touring beginning in September in support of their upcoming joint album, Watch the Throne. Also: as a performance duo, they’d like to be referred to as “the Throne.” Check out the full list of tour dates — which unfortunately, do not include a stop… Read More
1. The sale of Borders was officially approved yesterday, and as Gizmodo says, reading the 40-year-old book retailer’s goodbye email “is like watching Old Yeller in slow motion.”
2. Some exciting news for music lovers who hate to travel: YouTube announced today that it’s planning to live stream both Lollapalooza (August 5-7) and… Read More
Earlier today Gleeks ’round the world white knuckled their Broadway playbills when it was announced that at the end of the coming season, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith will be graduating from McKinley High School and leaving the show. On one hand, it will be sad to see three of the series’ most iconic characters depart — and at the same time, to boot. On the other, we agree with Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who recently said that he didn’t want the show to be populated with characters that “were in high school for eight years.” High school dramas have always had their fair share of actors in their 20s — and many of them were already at that age when they first landed their gigs. After the jump, we’ll look at some of television’s oldest high school students. Be sure to add anyone who we’ve missed in the comments. … Read More
If you happened to be paying attention to Twitter around 11pm Sunday night, then it won’t be a surprise to you that viewers were tremendously frustrated with the way the first season of AMC’s The Killing ended. Although initially among the most promising new series of the year, it’s been trying audiences’ patience with its sloppy story line and poor character development for several episodes. In fact, when Nina Shen Rastogi at Slate graphed critics’ assessments as the season progressed, she discovered a pronounced downward trend. The Killing‘s precipitous plummet got us thinking about other shows that started out great but eventually lost steam. Our list of ten TV series that went bad is after the jump. … Read More
Gay TV characters are nothing new; they’ve been around for nearly 40 years. But it’s only in the past decade or so that we’ve seen a lot of queer teenagers on television. Now that the tide of public opinion is turning in favor of LGBT rights, it seems like every teen drama has a gay character. We have to imagine that this is a big deal for real-life gay, lesbian, a and bisexual kids, who are finally seeing themselves and their relationships represented in popular culture. In celebration of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, we’ve put together a list of our favorite same-sex teen romances on TV. Tell us who we missed in the comments. … Read More