Posts tagged "recaps"

“NYC Prep”: Heartbreaking Holiday Break

In this week's "NYC Prep," we get further into romantic intrigue, but not just between Kelli, Sebastian, and Taylor. A lot of the focus is on PC, who heads to Mexico for the holidays, only to basically come out of the closet on television (more on him later). Otherwise, we got more of braying Jessi'…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 8, 2009

“True Blood” Recap: Eric’s Makeover, Sookie’s Bull-Headed Attacker, & Jessica’s Romance

Last night's episode of "True Blood" was fantastic -- we finally found out whether or not Lafayette had been turned into a vampire, Sookie was attacked by some weird creature that left her with gnarly claw marks down her back, and a romance blossomed between new vampire Jessica and adorable local gentleman, Hoyt. Mary Anne…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2009

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Goodbye Gossip Girl

Our usual "Gossip Girl" recapper, Sara B., is off this week, so Simcha stepped in to analyze the season finale's style. Finale, it has happened to me! Last night was the last episode of "Gossip Girl." As if the writing hasn’t already gotten patchy (honestly, if "GG" was hackable, why wouldn’t you delete the rumor…

By: Simcha / May 19, 2009

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Valley Girls (The Spin-Off That’ll Never Happen)

Last night, "Gossip Girl" was awesome fun! It was weirdly sentimental, and sweet, and No Doubt was there covering Adam and the Ants, and Brittany Snow actually charmed my dang pants off with her turn as Young Lily, and the ‘80s fashion was ADORBZ, and they played Men Without Hats, and there were actual nice…

By: Sara Benincasa / May 12, 2009

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Wrath Of Con

OMFG this episode was actually F-U-N in spots! Can you believe it? Neither can I! Well, don’t worry. I’m sure next week’s episode will be supreme crossover lameness to pimp the new Lily-is-young-in-the-‘80s series. But today it’s still 2009, and I’m still basking in the afterglow of a sorta-good episode. To review: Serena’s ugstown boyfriend…

By: Sara Benincasa / May 5, 2009

The 100th Episode Of “Lost”: Everyone’s Got Mommy Issues

"Lost" turned 100 last night, airing its 100th episode, and, go figure, last night's show ended with a shocker/head-scratcher/WHAT? The show has always been full of horrible fathers -- from Jack's alcoholic pop to Locke's father who went so far as to steal his son's kidney -- but last night Eloise Hawking shot her son,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2009

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Seder Anything

After an excruciating hiatus, “Gossip Girl” is back! On last night's episode, Passover was in the air, and Blair's Jewish stepdad was back onscreen for Seder in the latest installment of your favorite meaningless teen dramedy. Also, other things happened.

By: Sara Benincasa / April 21, 2009

Ode To The Real Housewives Of NYC

After the amazing brouhaha between Kelly and Bethenny on last week's episode of "The Real Housewives of New York," this week's episode was a downright snooze fest. Watching rich, middle-aged white people play tennis is about as exciting as watching the paint dry in Jill's new Liberace-inspired apartment, and with Ramona's new "cool as a…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 8, 2009

“The Hills” Are Alive With the Sound of Drama

Just when I had convinced myself that I actually enjoyed the first season of MTV’s “The City,” Lauren, Heidi, Spencer, Audrina, and the rest of “The Hills” crew are back, like the back-stabbing best friends I never had. The season premiere featured a tearful Heidi and Lauren reunion, and Spencer beating up a kid who…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 7, 2009

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Remains Of The J

OMG! Spoiler alert, for those of you who have yet to review your DVR’d "Gossip Girl" from last night: this episode didn’t completely suck! I know, right? Amazing! Let’s dive right into it. First up: did they or didn’t they? Meaning Blair and Nate, of course. Turns out they didn’t, although Blair has been bringing…

By: Sara Benincasa / March 31, 2009

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Grandfather

At this point, I love "Gossip Girl" the way I once loved a certain young lad back in my high school days. It’s almost like reliving that entire romance, in fact. Though I loved the show once with a passion beyond compare, it no longer satisfies me. I talk trash about it behind its back.

By: Sara Benincasa / March 24, 2009

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Age of Dissonance

I have so many questions as I sit, rapt, through the intro to Monday’s night episode of "Gossip Girl": Would Dan boink Ol’ Teachy McTeacherson again? Would Serena’s breasts push free of their restrictive corsetry and finally take over the entire screen with their golden magnificence? Would Chuck take his custom-made Saville Row pants off…

By: Sara Benincasa / March 17, 2009

America’s Next Top Model: The Goddess Of Fierce Returns!

Hooray! America's Next Top Model is BACK and more ridiculous than ever. The best part of each season's first episode is finding out what theme TyTy and the Jays have decided on for that cycle. Last season, the theme was so ridiculous (um, sending the models into this weird chamber, in some sort of weird…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2009

The Hills: LC And Justin Bobby? No Way, Jose!

Despite my sometimes strong aversion to “The Hills,” my DVR was totally set for last night’s showdown. Poor Audrina, hasn’t she had enough trouble with “bad boy” Justin Bobby? Now she hears that her best friend hooked up with him? But would Lauren ever touch someone she hates that much? Hmmm. This was going to…

By: Leigh Raines / November 25, 2008

Gossip Girl: Maybe It Hasn’t Jumped The Shark

The gloriously gorgeous Nate Archibald is back and he brought a good storyline with him! The Captain, aka Nate's father, is back and he has secret plans. While Nate is initially surprised that his dad wants to make a life with him and his naïve mother, he eventually finds out the truth with Vanessa and…

By: Leigh Raines / November 18, 2008

Top Chef Is Back!

"Top Chef" is back on Bravo, y'all! I'm so excited. I think it's one of the best reality TV competition shows and unlike, say, "Hell's Kitchen," these chefs are actually insanely talented. Well, from what I can see. It's not like Taste-O-Vision has been made yet (get on that, scientists). After the jump, I break…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 13, 2008

Frisky Rant: You’ve Jumped The Shark, “Gossip Girl”!

Snooze, the last few episodes of “Gossip Girl” have been boring me. Maybe I just hate Jenny’s mullet so much that it’s hard for me to want to watch this, but lately I just feel as if the show is selling itself short. First of all, where is Nate? When in doubt or short of…

By: Leigh Raines / November 11, 2008

America’s Next Top Model: Naked Lesbian Bubble Bath Time!

Oh, last night's episode of "America's Next Top Model" was just so edgy and fierce! The latest "fashion capital of the world" that Tyra has shipped the remaining models off to? Amsterdam! Their first photo shoot? Posing in the windows of sex shops in the famous Red Light District. Oooh, Ty-Ty you are so political…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 30, 2008

Mad Men: Peggy Olson’s Choice & Betty Draper’s Lack Of One

Last night's episode of "Mad Men" was a rough one. Rough because it was the last one of the season -- but the show has been picked up for season three -- and rough because I didn't think my heart could break any more for Betty Draper. The dichotomy between her life and Peggy's wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2008

Gossip Girl: Chuck Bass Needs Love, Not Sex

Last night’s episode was a total re-enactment of the favorite teen movie “Cruel Intentions.” Blair was Kathryn, conniving bitch with a secret sexual side, Chuck was Sebastian, the bad boy with a secret good heart, and Vanessa was Annette, the do-gooder who the bad boy tries to persuade. There was a bet for Chuck to…

By: Leigh Raines / October 21, 2008