- “Lethal Weapon” on Spike at 9:00 a.m.
- “Doctor Who” on BBC America at 10:00 a.m.
- “The Good Girl” on Lifetime at 11:00 a.m.
Here’s the thing about television over the holidays. If you’re expecting brand spanking new episodes of “Gossip Girl” and “Glee,” you are out of luck until further notice. But if you use this time to check out some of the more under-the-radar shows, you might uncover some real gems. Plus, for the holidays, networks bust out their best marathons! Here’s your guide for what to tune in to this week. Keep reading »
Bummer, dude! Tyra Banks has announced that after five years of fierceness, this season of “The Tyra Show” will be her last. No more period shows? No more slut-shaming sexually active teen girls? No more women who hit their boyfriends? No more trampling fetishes? And worst of all, no more “smeyesing“? Whatever will we watch on daytime TV now? Keep reading »
If you have been as fortunate as to come into contact with a teen or 20- to 30-something in the past three weeks, they have more than likely referenced a television program by the title of “Jersey Shore.” As they describe said television show, you have probably found yourself confused and at a loss for words about the characters and situations described. After the jump, your guide to understanding this wild subspecies and the show that glorifies them.
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MTV has aired two episodes of “Teen Mom,” a spinoff of the “16 and Pregnant” series, and Farrah, the only pregnant teen who chose to go it alone, has casually dated two guys in both episodes. She doesn’t want to be a single mother forever, but she’s careful about who she introduces to baby Sophia. Farrah’s mother and sister think her only priority should be her daughter. Her sister even said Farrah was an irresponsible mom for going on a date while Sophia visited her great-grandmother. The mother and sister don’t seem to understand that they’re all on the same page when it comes to the baby. Farrah is going to college, works at a fast food restaurant, and is the dominant caregiver of Sophia. But sometimes a mom, even one who became pregnant when she was in her teens, deserves a break too. If Farrah were a married woman in her 20s, her mom and sister would probably beg her to take some time alone or with her husband. But in reality, Farrah is able to plan a schedule that allows her to take care of all her responsibilities and spend time with her baby, so it shouldn’t be a big deal if she’s able to also fit in a date or two. Keep reading »
OK, I have a little confession to make: I watched every episode of “16 and Pregnant” repeatedly and now I’m obsessed with the spinoff show, “Teen Mom.” I admire these teens for being much stronger than I could be as a 20-something. (Although I can’t say they’re smarter. Condoms? Hello?) Anyway, I really enjoyed Catelynn and Tyler’s segment of “16 and Pregnant” because they were the only couple that chose to give their baby up for adoption. I cried for them when they struggled with the decision and its aftermath, but when I watch “Teen Mom” I wonder why they’re on the show at all. Keep reading »