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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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T.V. Crushes Worth Having: Matthew Gray Gubler

AUTHOR: mroberts
Lately, my husband and I have been watching Criminal Minds. It all started when I had minor surgery and was laid up on percocets for a few days. It turns out Mandy Patinkin and the gang is dangerously compelling when taken with a healthy dose of narcotics. Kidding aside, and fact-based deduction under the bus (though... Continue reading
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10 Most Bizarrely Placed TV Satellite Dishes

AUTHOR: mroberts
Let's face it: satellite television dishes are a pretty common feature of the urban (and not so urban) landscape; they seem to appear, as if at will, virtually wherever there's space! Even so, the impression left by the following images goes beyond this sense of pervasiveness, showing not only the ubiquity of satellite... Continue reading
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Unpopular Opinion: Prime Suspect Was Actually Kind Of Awesome

AUTHOR: mroberts
Sunday night, without fanfare, NBC burned off the last two episodes of Prime Suspect. Based on an iconic British series starring Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect was one of the most buzzed-about fall shows, and was expected to help revitalize NBC after its tailspin of the past several years. But after months of being reviled by... Continue reading
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Ten Reasons Why I'd Be Pauly D

AUTHOR: mroberts
Sure, we all know Jersey Shore is a cultural hot mess. It's a train wreck, vaudeville, sand in uncomfortable places after a day at the beach and a Four Loko (with caffeine) all rolled into one. While my husband and I sat down to enjoy Jersey Shore this past Thursday I began, as I often do, to try and imagine myself

Three Memorable Stephen Colbert Musical Duets

AUTHOR: mroberts
When you've got an entire nation at your back, a hit daily comedy show, a pint of your namesake Ben and Jerry's flavor lying half-eaten in the freezer and the South Carolina primaries looming up in front of you, life can seem a little hectic.