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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 and dance for me and me alone? Keep reading »

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 laboratory/space motif) that she scrapped it by, like, episode three. This season, Tyra decided to go back in time, to the Roman era, as she — “The Goddess of Fierce” — begins her quest for America’s…Next…Top…Model. In the clip above, TyTy’s disciples freak the eff out as she makes her entrance, and one model declares her to be “extra-terrestrial.” From the Planet Fivehead? We couldn’t agree more.

Tune in NEXT WEDNESDAY at 8pm EST, as we begin our weekly “Top Model” liveblogging, with yours truly, and a few other Frisky guest bloggers! Keep reading »

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 be a dramafest.
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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 the FBI’s help. Extortion and kidnapping? Excellent work, writers of GG! To think Nate’s own father would basically hold his wife and child for ransom, is so terribly sad and pathetic. I’m glad Nate put on his big boy pants and turned him in. He is now truly the man of the family. Tear! Keep reading »

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 down some of the stand out contestants and what I think they’ll be known for this season. For the record, you should probably take my recommendations on who is going to win the show and start placing bets. You see, I predicted on episode one of this season’s “America’s Next Top Model” that Analeigh would win and she’s now in the final three — if I had only trusted my instinct and bet on her at Bodog.com, I could be on the way to winning, like, $1000. So trust my instincts. Keep reading »

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 material, throw in eye candy. And “man bangs” makes for some good eye candy. Do not throw in, however, a creepy artist type. I know that they are trying to follow the books by throwing in Cyrus and Aaron Rose, but c’mon, Aaron sucks. He looks like a pedophile. Yes, he does. In addition, Aaron has that gross, sparse pubic hair goatee. If he’s not hot and he’s clearly still banging models, why is Serena still lusting after him? She may be annoying, but she can do way better than Aaron Rose. And nobody would go to Central Park in their nightie! Franly, no high schooler I know would even wear that to sleep.

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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 — I mean, obviously this was timed for the week before San Francisco voters go to the polls to decide whether to pass Proposition K, which would decriminalize prostitution! Actually, that’s probably just a coincidence because the most political Tyra ever gets is having the models look sexy why humping a ballot box, but whatevs. Anyway, the free love ambiance of Amsterdam must have gotten to some of the models, because Elina, Marjorie, and Annaleigh totally took a naked bubble bath and, apparently, maybe, shaved each other. Clip above. Keep reading »

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 was glaring — Betty has found out she’s pregnant and despite hinting to her doctor and to her friend that she “cannot have a baby right now”, she does not have the right to choose. Her doctor says she is a woman of means; her friend seems deaf to Betty’s hint that she wants to end her pregnancy. And so, in the end, she screwed a guy in a bar powder room and then took Don back.

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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 destroy Vanessa, and the reward being sex with Blair. Just like in the movie, there was a bet for Sebastian to destroy Annette, with a reward of sleeping with Kathryn. In the end, the boy wins the bet but decides he doesn’t want the girl. He wants more. Keep reading »

Gossip Girl: This Was A Straight Up Filler Episode

Every television show needs to have that filler episode that addresses the obvious issues that are going to come up, particularly in the case of “Gossip Girl” — Where can they all go to college in order to continue the show? Just like “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “Dawson’s Creek”, we’re sure creator Josh Schwartz is already worried about how to move his show about high school to the next natural step — college. However, last night’s episode of “Gossip Girl” was highly unrealistic and missing that certain je ne sais quoi that gets me all revved up for Monday nights. Keep reading »

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