January 2012

Five Reasons Why American Dad is Seth MacFarlane's Best TV Show

AUTHOR: mroberts
When American Dad first premiered it met with some harsh criticism from Seth MacFarlane fans who felt the show was just an uncreative rehash of Family Guy. Patriotic patriarch Stan Smith seemed like just another dumb oaf with a hot wife and weird kids'”much like Family Guy's Peter Griffin. However throughout the years,... Continue reading
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The Strained LOTR/Office Analogies Continue as Mindy Kaling Signs on for New Show

AUTHOR: mroberts
Carrying on the noble (dorky) tradition of my previous Office Breakup post, Mindy Kaling has decided to desert the Fellowship and remain in Rohan to be the wife of Eomer, the horse-lord. And by Rohan I mean Fox. And by Eomer, I of course mean a solo show in which she plays a struggling OB/GYN attempting to "balance her... Continue reading
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CBS Buys Show About Girl Hacker Detective That is Totally Not Lisbeth Salander, Not At All

AUTHOR: mroberts
First there was Armageddon and Deep Impact. A Bug's Life and Antz. Gordy and Babe. Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror. And now, thanks to CBS, we have a new War Between the Screen Entertainments With Similar Subjects.

T.V. Crushes Worth Having: David Krumholtz

AUTHOR: mroberts
I'll admit it, I started watching Numb3ers because it was available on Netflix streaming, David Krumholtz held a title role, and I needed something to do whilst folding laundry. Despite the creepy tight mouth on Rob Morrow's Don Eppes, and season one's laughably daffy dialogue, Num3ers eventually grew on me as a show, but... Continue reading
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TV's Top 5 Sexiest Nerdettes

AUTHOR: mroberts
It's never been a better time to be a nerd. Twenty or so years ago, nerds were getting stuffed in lockers and given atomic wedges. I mean, that might still be the case now, but at least nerds nowadays can blossom into acceptable and loved socially awkward nerds.

Don't Miss This Episode: Buffy's 'Once More, With Feeling'

AUTHOR: mroberts
Our new blog series Don't Miss This Episode takes you in to the standout episodes of your favorite shows. Musical episodes of otherwise non-musical shows can be a tricky thing. Too easily they can fall into gimmickry, or the music itself can be lacking, or the actors look intensely out of their depth for the full length... Continue reading

5 Catch Phrases that Actually Worked

AUTHOR: mroberts
Yowza! And that's just the beginning! Holy moldy baloney! Don't mind me, I'm just trying

Ten TV Women Who Are Experts in Kicking Butt

AUTHOR: mroberts
Women on television have come a long way from being happy housewives like Lucy Ricardo and June Cleaver. Today's TV woman can kick just as much as butt as their male counterparts'”and they're not even slowed down by their stylish high heels. These ten TV women have proven they have the strength, skill and savvy to take on... Continue reading
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5 Episodes to Get Your Friends Watching Doctor Who

AUTHOR: mroberts
So you've watched the finale of Sherlock-- now what? If you're like me, you've already thrown a rock at the TV waiting for an explanation about the season's epic cliffhanger and are starting to feel the withdrawal kick in. You need your Steven Moffat fix. You need to take your mind off the fact that you may not see another... Continue reading

With The Firm Certain to Be Cancelled, Which Other Films from 1993 Should Become TV Shows?

AUTHOR: mroberts
Last Thursday, NBC took a nosedive in the ratings when The Firm aired at 10:00 PM. The measly 0.9 rating put the network in 8th place, behind a rerun of The Big Bang Theory on TBS. Although the network has nothing in the pipeline to replace the sluggish show anytime soon, it has no chances for a second season.
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