Miley Cyrus is hosting and the musical guest for “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, which means we can expect the following:
- licking something/everything
- rubbing an object against her crotch
- references to not being Hannah Montana/part of Disney anymore
- more references to not being with Disney anymore, in case you missed it the first time
Yes, she can poke fun at herself and yes, that’s admirable for a starlet in this day and age. But here’s hoping whatever “SNL” comes up with for Miss Cyrus is better than these painfully unfunny promos with Taran Killam. [YouTube]
In the last six years that I’ve worked full-time on ye olde internet, blogging about, amongst other things, TV, there is one particularly common directive I’ve heard in our comments section, via email and on Facebook and Twitter that drives me absolutely bat shit nuts: “NO SPOILERS!!!” I suspect that this isn’t going to earn me much fan mail, but I can’t take it anymore, I just have to say it: If a TV show is spoiled for you, chances are pretty goddamn good it’s your own fault and, well, I have very little sympathy for your plight. Sorry! Rather than telling the rest of the internet — which is full of people who, unfortunately, do not know you or particularly care about you — “NO SPOILERS” and expecting them to contort themselves to whatever your viewing timeline happens to be, I suggest you take the following precautions: Keep reading »
Last night, the series finale of “Breaking Bad” aired and, in my opinion, it was as right a conclusion to this story as we were ever going to get. Creator Vince Gilligan decided to set the episode’s final moments to the tune of Badfinger’s “Baby Blue.” Great choice, seriously. But what about a song that tugs at the heart strings little more, that really plays to the audience’s emotions as we bid goodbye to one of the very best TV shows of all time? Like, say, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads”? Well done, Uproxx. (Spoilers in the video above, obviously.)
Who’s excited for the third season of “Girls”?! I am, especially after seeing this new promo which indicates the show is finally getting a dose of real diversity. Hannah has a new roommate — and she’s from Albania! Surely nothing will make whiny twentysomethings Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa realize how good they have it like hearing the sad story behind Blerta’s rubber hand. Right?
Anna Gunn plays wife Skyler Grey to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White on one of the most beloved shows (“Breaking Bad”) to ever be on television, and she just won an Emmy, and yet she feels she has to explain herself for gaining weight. Read more at Evil Beet Gossip…
Last Sunday, “Breaking Bad” — deservedly, by the way — won the Emmy for Best Television Drama, but at least one man was not happy to see such fictional depravity being celebrated. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, of course, but Gordon Drennan gets at least one thing wrong about the series he admits to never having watched — Jesse Pinkman was never Walter White’s best student. I mean, in the meth lab, yes. In the classroom? No. [via Reddit]
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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Oh, no big deal … it’s just the trailer for THE FINAL EPISODE OF MY FAVORITE TV SHOW EVER. Yes, chickadees, the last episode of the Brit-com that put Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd and Katherine Parkinson on the map (in my heart, at least) is airing tonight in the UK on Channel 4. Some Frisky reader across the pond who watched it, email me and tell me everything about it, okay? No word on when it will air in the United States, if at all. I watched all the episodes on Netflix, where I would instruct you to check them out if you know what’s good for you. [Laughing Squid]
Jesse Pinkman, the former student turned meth-cooking sidekick of Walter White, was originally supposed to die during “Breaking Bad”‘s first season, but has gradually and beautifully evolved into the show’s moral compass. As the show comes to a close this Sunday — and Jesse’s future hangs in the balance — this video looks back at every single, solitary shitty thing poor Jesse has endured during “Breaking Bad”‘s five seasons. Jesse, you’ve had it rough, bitch. [Slate]
After live tweeting through last night’s season premiere of “Nashville,” and then discussing the episode this morning around the water cooler (okay, not really … we were just at our desks), it dawned on me: every character who appeared to be doing a good deed was really doing something that would ultimately benefit them. Or, at least, that’s what we were led to believe.
Characters who were introduced to us in season one as selfish individuals were later humanized, slowly redeeming themselves through various acts of kindness and humility. But looking back, it’s hard to tell which of those acts were genuine. In last night’s premiere, several characters’ “selfless” acts seemed to be peppered with their own, personal intentions in mind. Keep reading »