Posts tagged "television"

“Daria” On DVD, Finally!

La, la, la, la, la, I’ve got to be direct, I’ve been waiting for “Daria” on DVD ever since MTV took the “Beavis and Butt-Head”-spinoff off the air. Daria was to alt-girls what Cher Horowitz was to Valley girls. She made it okay to wear combat boots and not care about the latest…

Annika Harris / July 7, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For July 4-5th 2009

Saturday

“The Fashion Show” on Bravo starting at 9 am
“E! News Weekend” on E! at 9 am
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on HBO2 at 9 am…

Annika Harris / July 3, 2009

Miami Social, Will You Watch?

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been to South Beach. Gasp! I have been to Miami, if you count the airport. South Beach was on my list of places to visit until I watched a clip of Bravo’s “Miami Social,” which has turned me off from the tourist destination.

Annika Harris / June 30, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For June 27-28th 2009

Saturday
“16 And Pregnant” on MTV at 10 am
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Bravo at 2 pm
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo at 4 pm
“What Women Want” on TBS at 6:30 pm
“The Incredibles” on ABC Fam at 8 pm…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 26, 2009

Quick Pic: D.C. Is Becoming The Reality TV Capital City

This is the house Bunim/Murray Productions will turn into a swanky pad for the next crop of horny cast members on “The Real World: Washington D.C.” MTV will also air a D.C.-version of “The Hills” this summer. But MTV isn’t the only network moving into the capital. Bravo will soon feature political wives, philanthropic leaders,…

Annika Harris / June 19, 2009

Who’s To Blame For The Dark Side Of Reality TV?

Susan Boyle is one reality TV contestant who let fame go to her head. And by that, I mean she had a breakdown as a result of the celebrity that was thrust upon her after appearing on “Britain’s Got Talent.” But she’s not alone. Paula Goodspeed committed suicide outside “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul’s home…

Annika Harris / June 16, 2009

I Wanna Dress Like Kelly Kapowski

Ever since the return of Zack Morris on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” the “Saved by the Bell” reminiscing hasn’t stopped. Bayside was a factory of ’90s fashion, and may be the only place where denim-on-denim will ever remain respected (sort of). With her neon scrunchies and flowered denim outfits, it-girl Kelly Kapowski influenced a…

Leonora Epstein / June 13, 2009

“Hitched Or Ditched” Makes Us Wonder About Weddings

While “Hitched or Ditched” is quite possibly the most terrible show on television, I have found myself watching it on more than one occasion. The show gives a couple who seem to be ready for marriage but are avoiding it the chance to have their dream ceremony. Over a period of four days,…

Catherine Strawn / June 11, 2009

Yet ANOTHER Model Show? Make It Stop.

TV Land is normally my haven for “The Cosby Show” and “Roseanne” reruns. But lately, the network’s branched out into original shows, like “The Cougar,” basically a “Bachelorette” rip-off where the lady doing the picking is 40 and the guys are all in their 20s. Tonight at 9pm is the season premiere of…

“NYC Prep” Kids Live Fabulously And Don’t Apologize For Being Privileged

Last night, I got a sneak peek of Bravo’s upcoming show “NYC Prep,” and heard a little about the lives of the rich and young in a Q&A with the cast. Man, is this show going to be juicy.

Catherine Strawn / June 2, 2009

“The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”: Danielle Staub Is The Ultimate Villainess

I was kind of skeptical about whether the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” would be able to bring the drama. After watching last night’s episode, I have no more worries. Sure, Jacqueline Laurita needs to get a backbone, and Teresa Giudice doesn’t seem to do much more than spend money, but Bravo hit the mother…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2009

Paris Hilton Documentary Doesn’t Reveal Much

Paris Hilton is so misunderstood that she’s decided to let the world see the real woman behind the image in “Paris, Not France,” a documentary that debuted last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, according to the Los Angeles Times, was supposed to go along with the 2006 release of…

Annika Harris / May 18, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For May 16-17th 2009

Saturday

“E! News Weekend” on E! at 9 am
“Millionaire Matchmaker” on Bravo starting at 10 am
“What Happens In Vegas” on HBOSGe at 11 am…

Annika Harris / May 15, 2009

Will You Watch “Hitched Or Ditched”?

Hitched or Ditched” is a one-hour reality show in which couples in long-term relationships are challenged by a friend to set a wedding date in a week’s time. The couples not only have to plan their wedding in seven days, but they also have to address whatever issues were keeping them from making the lea…

Annika Harris / May 14, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For May 8-9th 2009

Saturday

“The Fashion Show” on Bravo at 10 am
“Millionaire Matchmaker” on Bravo starting at 11 am
“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” on HBO at 1 pm…

Annika Harris / May 8, 2009

“Mad Men” Delayed Until August. Wah!

Oh, no! The third season of “Mad Men” has been delayed. Variety is reporting the show began shooting this week, and the season premiere will be pushed back at least a month to August at the earliest. [Ace Showbiz] How are we going to go four months without all that repressed desire and those really…

Deborah Stein / May 6, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For April 25-26th 2009

Saturday

“Make Me a Supermodel” on Bravo starting at 8 am
“Split Ends” on Style starting at 10 am
“Octopussy” on Encore at 10 am…

Annika Harris / April 24, 2009

Working Retail Is Reality, Not Entertainment

Most of us have had to work retail at some point. We were desperate for extra cash, we wanted a store discount, or we needed a job. But after dealing with annoying customers and folding and re-folding clothes until your hands hurt, most of us vowed never to be a sales associate again — at…

Annika Harris / April 23, 2009

Modern Love, From Newspaper Column To TV Show

The New York TimesModern Love column is something many simply adore — and others love to hate. Each week, readers learn intimate details about someone else’s relationship, and sometimes learn lessons about human nature, relationships, and love. The column has helped several writers launch their careers by way of book deals; now it may…

Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2009

“Gossip Girl” Spinoff Looks A Lot Like “That ’80s Show”

A poster for the “Gossip Girl”-spinoff “Valley Girls” has been released, and it doesn’t make us at all excited for the show. Instead, it reinforces the poor casting of Brittany Snow as the young Lily van der Woodsen. [Videogum]…

Catherine Strawn / April 20, 2009