There are certain traditions that we can count on in popular culture. Super Bowl parties. Oscar red carpet gawking. Beyoncé idolatry. MTV VMA hand-wringing. And every year, when the Primetime Emmys hand out their award for Outstanding Comedy Series, you can reliably depend on a nation of television viewers slapping their foreheads, gritting their teeth, and growling, “Jesus Christ, Modern Family AGAIN?!” And last night, as reliably as Yellowstone’s Old Faithful, ABC’s family sitcom won the prize for the fifth straight year. It has won every year it’s been on the air. Why, oh why, does this keep happening? … Read More
If there is one thing television loves, it’s putting a group of attractive people in a hospital where they can simultaneously save lives and fall in love. Medical shows will exist for as long as TV does, but as NBC’s The Night Shift proven, it’s hard to create a medical drama that doesn’t come off as contrived and repetitive. Fortunately, there are plenty that are great. Here are ten of the best medical shows, from drama to sitcom to parody. All are well worth the watch. … Read More
The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, David Duchovny hunts Charles Manson, Martin Sheen hunts Moby Dick, and Rake hunts for a new time slot. … Read More
1. Vulture is exclusively reporting that Adam Sandler is in talks to replace Mark Wahlberg in Three Mississippi, a comedy about “two rival families who have an annual tackle football game at Thanksgiving” that already stars Will Ferrell.
2. Dan Deacon has announced that his new album is coming out on August 28… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we looked at an interesting selection of McDonald’s menu items around the world — like Singapore’s McRice burger. We read the first few lines from Jeffrey Eugenides’s next novel, The Marriage Plot, which is coming out in October. We watched a time-lapse video of a German… Read More
Has anyone else noticed that there’s no shortage of depressed characters on television these days? The National Post‘s Robert Fulford wants to know why downers make for such good television in recent times, from modern sagas to historical retellings. Whatever the reason behind such writing and its success, there are certainly plenty of morose roles out there. Here are our picks for top 10 most depressed characters on TV today. Let us know who we missed. … Read More
Depending on where you hail from, you may or may not have seen the ads for Showtime’s new original series, Nurse Jackie, which debuted last night. Edie Falco holds up a syringe, with the tagline, “Life is Full of Little Pricks.” How true.
The first episode of Nurse Jackie doesn’t air until June 8, but if you, like us, can’t wait, you can log onto Showtime’s website and watch the first episode free! Read on to find out some of the craziest/ coolest things Jackie does in the first episode. Don’t worry though; we won’t give away the… Read More