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Leave Tyrion Alone! Plus, 8 TV Character Deaths That Crushed Me

Warning: This post contains spoilers about the most recent episodes of “Game of Thrones.”

Uh oh, y’all. I’m worried. After last week’s gruesome conclusion to “Game of Thrones,” in which Oberyn was defeated by Gregor Clegan in the battle to the death that determined Tyrion Lannister’s eventual fate, I’ve started to get really, really concerned that the Imp might not make it out of this season alive. But would George R. R. Martin really kill off such a vital and beloved character? Of course he would! He’s done it time and time again! But if Evil Bitch Queen Cersei gets her wish and has Tyrion executed for the murder of King Joffrey, I will be wrecked. Wrecked!

Listen, as a semi-professional TV watcher, I’ve endured plenty of TV character deaths without shedding a tear, so this isn’t me being melodramatic. Walter White? Saw his death coming and, in fact, hoped for it. Brody on “Homeland”? Whatever, that tiny mouth annoyed me. Andrea on “The Walking Dead”? Did a jig on her fictional grave! But some TV deaths have hit me harder than others. Dear God, “Game Of Thrones,” please don’t make me add Tyrion Lannister to this list…

“Louie,” Attempted Rape And Awful Questions

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This piece was crossposted with permission from Happy Nice Time People.

Louis C.K. did terrible grabbing, pushing, forced kissing and more to a lady on his teevee program “Louie” and everyone was freaked out. He tried to drag her into a bedroom and it was disturbing and I can’t watch the whole clip all at once because it makes me feel weird inside in an uncomfortable fashion, and not just because fanfuckingtastic Pamela Adlon was the voice of my beloved Bobby on “King of the Hill.” Jezebel has a good thing about it that you can read and ponder.

I do not like seeing this Comedy Hero pretend-attempt to rape a lady, which is probably good, because if I were into that sort of thing, I should probably be in even more therapy. Anyway, I think “Louie” starts important conversations on important things, and it’s the closest thing we presently have to the socially conscious sitcoms of the ’70s and early ’80s (and also “Roseanne,” thank you very much) and that is why we’re talking about it right now. Keep reading »

Kourtney Kardashian Pregnant With Baby Number Three

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Lord Disick's Super Sperm Strikes Again!
  • They’re multiplying! Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are expecting their third child — er, khild? — together. The couple already have a four-year-old, Mason, and two-year-old, Penelope. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]
  • The videographer who released the video of a teenaged Justin Bieber making a racist joke asked the Biebs’ camp for $500,000 to keep the video secret. His camp apparently didn’t think the video was harmful enough to prevent from getting out — you know, Justin Bieber being a beloved cultural figure and all. [TMZ]
  • A contrite Jonah Hill apologized on “The Tonight Show” for calling a paparazzo a “faggot.” [US Weekly]
  • Helen Mirren said the word “cock” a bunch of times onstage while accepting a Glamour magazine award. This is why we love her. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

This Supercut Of TV Catchphrases Has Me Totally Nostalgic

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From “You got it dude” to “Bazinga!” it’s almost like TV shows have their own special language that viewers need to understand to be in on the joke. Of course that’s part of the reason we watch in the first place. Check out this supercut of some of TV’s finest catchphrases and see how many you remember! [Laughing Squid]

“The Bachelorette” Superlatives: The Most Emotionally Manipulative Date Ever!

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There should be some sort of adult lady merit badge for sitting through four hours of “The Bachelorette” in 48 hours. I’m just saying. Let’s review last night’s episode, which featured the most emotionally manipulative date I’ve ever witnessed on this stupid show that I just can’t quit, not to mention an unexpected departure. Keep reading »

“The Bachelorette” Superlatives: Andi Goes On The Most Embarrassing & Unhinged Dates In “Bachelorette” History

For some reason, ABC has decided that one two-hour episode a week just isn’t enough “Bachelorette.” This week, there are two two-hour episodes of my favorite reality TV dating show, one last night and then another tonight. Yay, four hours of “The Bachelorette” — how did I get so lucky? The good news is, last night’s episode was significantly less depressing than last week’s, but it was also easily among the weirdest episodes I’ve ever seen. Let’s dole out some superlatives and you’ll see what I mean! Keep reading »

Get Nostalgic: The Cast Of “The Wonder Years” Reunites!

Get Nostalgic: The Cast Of "The Wonder Years" Reunites!

Awwwww! That’s what I couldn’t help but think when I saw these photos of the cast of “The Wonder Years,” the iconic late-’80s show about a family in the ’60s, reunited to promote the upcoming DVD release. Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage), his meathead brother Wayne (Jason Hervey), his hot, buck-toothed hippie sister Karen (Olivia D’Abo), their parents, Jack and Norma (Dan Lauria and Alley Mills), Kevin’s BFF Paul (Josh Saviano) and his longtime love interest Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) … the whole gang was there! Can I be honest about something? I never understood why Kevin was so crazy about Winnie. She was kind of a snot. Also, remember when everyone in the world believed the rumor that Josh Saviano was Marilyn Manson? Total myth. Speaking of Josh, he posted tons of pics of the reunion on Twitter. Check ‘em out after the jump… Keep reading »

LeVar Burton Weeps With Gratitude Over “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Donations

LeVar Burton Weeps With Gratitude Over "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter Donations
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It’s been only one day since LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource funds to reboot iconic children’s show “Reading Rainbow” and he’s already hit over $2 million, twice his original goal. In the video above, watch LeVar — aka Geordi LaForge from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — tearfully react to hitting $1 million:

“I am overwhelmed. Thank you so much. This is going to enable us to really, really do a lot of good. I am so proud that this community has come together to support this effort and it’s a people’s thing. It’s the $5, it’s the $10, it’s the $25, it’s the $1 pledges and it’s unbelievable. Or actually, it’s very believable. Thank you do much. We are literally changing the world, one children’s book at a time.”

So so so awesome. I am not embarrassed to say that if “Reading Rainbow” does indeed hit our television screens again, I’ll be watching from time to time too. [YouTube]

The Boys Of SAMCRO Go Back To Work

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Hell. Yes. The cast of “Sons of Anarchy” — the show I lost my entire January to thanks to emotionally traumatic binge-watching sessions — has gone back to work filming season seven! Jax Teller (aka Charlie Hunnam) looks sexy as fuck, as per usual, but also a little too chipper for my liking, given what happened at the end of season six. WHY AREN’T YOU CRYING, JAX?! Because I’m still crying! Inside! Anyway, the crow eater in my panties cannot wait to find out how this epic series is going to come to an end — Gemma, forever alone please! — this fall. Check out a couple more pics after the jump. [Photos: Pacific Coast News] Keep reading »

“The Bachelorette” Superlatives: Two Reasons I Had To Turn Off Last Night’s Episode

"The Bachelorette" Superlatives: Two Reasons I Had To Turn Off Last Night's Episode

Every season, I dutifully sit through each needlessly long episode (two hours! why?!) of “The Bachelor” or “Bachelorette,” delighting in the ridiculousness of the various dates and awkwardness of the forced romantic interactions. But I hit a wall pretty early into last night’s episode and had to turn it off. Why? Well, I’ll let these two “Bachelorette” superlatives explain why… Keep reading »

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