TV has gotten a whole lot racier, according to a report by the Parents Television Council. It found that instances of full-frontal nudity jumped 6,300% last year, from just one instance in the 2010-2011 television season to 64 last year. “Full nudity” also ratcheted up 407%, to 76 instances from 15. The council reviewed programming on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and the CW. Read more …
“Jericho”: This primetime drama centered on a post-apocalyptic uprising against the evil, freeloading town of New Bern, Kansas. It was cancelled after one season most likely due to poor ratings but brought back thanks to fan demand, then cancelled again in its second year. Though ratings were again the reported reason for cancellation, super fans claim that government officials feared viewers would take a hint from Jericho’s townspeople and rise up. Read more…
Perhaps you’ve noticed we’re a little obsessed with “Breaking Bad” around here? That’s why we absolutely love this “Breaking Bad”/Mentos commercial mashup. What if Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were making delicious Mentos, instead of meth? Truly the Freshmakers, those two. Plus, we’ve got a special “Breaking Bad” parody movie poster after the jump! Keep reading »
I can’t hide it any longer — I’m coming out as a full-fledged “Pretty Little Liars” fan. I recognize that I have a problem, but I can’t help it: Yes, I’m an adult-type person who is totally obsessed with an ABC Family teen show. The show centers on four high school friends, Aria, Emily, Hannah and Spencer. They all have their secrets and sketchy pasts, and that’s what makes the show so good. Here’s why I really, really love it… Keep reading »
Advice columnists are usually detestable on principle. So often they dish out finger-wagging judgment rather than empathy and a nuanced understanding of the complexities of human nature. TheRumpus.net’s Dear Sugar column — which was revealed earlier this year to be penned by author Cheryl Strayed — is beloved by readers for this very reason. It’s an advice column, but feels like therapy, church and your mother’s loving arms all at once. Whether you’re lovesick, drowning in debt, or riddled with professional jealousy, Dear Sugar understands and she wants to help. [$10.17, Amazon]
I know it seems like only yesterday that we watched it, but it’s been almost 15 years since “Can’t Hardly Wait” came out. We can’t hardly believe it!
Click here to see what the cast members look like now.