September 2012

'Revenge' season two premiere: Emily's mother, Amanda and a dead Victoria?

"Destiny" episode reveals some big secrets.

I just finished watching the season two premiere of ABC's hit drama Revenge, and I must say, they're taking it in a great direction. A word of caution to those who haven't watched the episode, entitled "Destiny," yet: This review definitely contains a few spoilers. Proceed with caution.

Watching Revenge is without a doubt one of my guiltiest pleasures. Now that it's moved to Sunday nights, I've got a ton of TV to keep me occupied for hours: ABC's Once Upon a Time, then Revenge, and then the new drama 666 Park Avenue. Oh, and I can't forget that Showtime's Homeland also airs on Sunday. Whew!

Review: Doctor Who - The Power of Three

Episode 4 of Season 7 - The tension just keeps building and building.

With just one more episode to go (which airs tonight!) until the great break before the Christmas special, Doctor Who is gearing up to remove our beloved Amy and Rory from the series, possibly forever.  A repeated marketing bombardment keeps billing the fifth episode as “heartbreaking” and I suspect that Moffat is serious about delivering on his promise.  But that is then and this is now and today I’m taking a look at last week’s episode, ‘The Power of Three’.

Bad girls of Mexico

The best line I heard all day was on TV.

Best line I have heard all day:

“Even though she is a bitch, she is a midget stripper and we need her for the pole dance.”

 

Unfortunately, I can’t claim that anyone I know personally said anything this cool today. I heard the line on “Bad Girls Club Mexico.” It was probably a line given by the producers on the show to lure in unsuspecting suburbanites like myself. 

CBS premiers new fall shows, including one new comedy show

The new comedy show, ‘Partners’ premiers on CBS

CBS is the number one network for comedy. With this in mind, this season they unveil one new comedy show. They show is entitled “Partners” and it comes from the executive producer of “Will and Grace.”

The show centers around two lifelong best friends, Joe and Louis. They run an architect firm together. The partners are friends. However, they are different. One partner is straight and one is gay. Louis is the over the top gay friend, is obsessed with love. Joe is the straight laced straight guy. 

Emmy Awards 2012: A huge night for 'Homeland' and 'Modern Family'

Showtime drama and ABC sitcom take top honors.

Let me say this now: If you aren't watching Homeland, you are seriously missing out. I know I've mentioned this before, but honestly, it's one of the best TV dramas I've seen in a long time. I'm almost done with the first season (thank you, Netflix) and with one episode to go, I'm now certain that I love this show as much, or more, than I loved The Wire.

Homeland came up big at tonight's 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. The Showtime hit took home a slew of Emmys, including outstanding drama and acting awards for stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. ABC's hit comedy Modern Family also continued it's Emmy winning streak, winning outstanding comedy for the third year in a row.

Review: Doctor Who - A Town Called Mercy

Episode 3 of Season 7 - Another classic Doctor tale, this time with a cowboy cyborg from space!

This week’s installment of Doctor Who winds down a bit from the previous two episodes and sinks into something a little more like the pace of previous seasons.  After the serious episode 1 and the super-campy, energetic episode 2, it seems the writers decided there needed to be some breathing room.  This time, the Doctor and his crew visit Earth during the western times and stumble upon a small town that has some serious problems with an interstellar cyborg cowboy.

NBC's new drama 'Revolution' off to a promising start

There's real potential with this show.

I'll confess: I rarely watch TV shows live. I almost always DVR them, and then, when the house is finally less chaotic and I've got a nice bowl of ice cream and the remote with me, I press play. So last night, I finally saw the series premiere of the highly-anticipated new NBC sci-fi drama Revolution.

The concept for the show is wicked cool: Suddenly, the world is plunged into darkness and chaos, because all electricity has vanished and no batteries will work. How will mankind survive without electricity, smartphones, computers and yes, even my trusty DVR?! Survival post-apocalypse? Yes, please!

Who won the 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards?

Primetime Emmys right around the corner!

In one week, the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out. But before the big ceremony (telecast live on ABC on September 23), several shows and individuals are already winners. Last night, the Creative Arts Emmys were awarded. Don't read on if you want to be surprised, because highlights from this year's awards ceremony will air on Saturday, September 22, on ReelzChannel.

It was a big, big night for HBO. I suspect that will prove true for the Primetime Emmy Awards as well this year. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honor technical categories and guest actors, by the way.

Review: Doctor Who - Season 7, Episode 2

Campy yet smart at the same time (Warning! Spoilers Abound!)

 

After the first episode of the new season being so serious, it was a given that the next episode of Doctor Who, ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’, would be just as campy as its name suggests.  It delivered this camp is abundance and, although it was silly and ridiculous, it still managed to convey quite a bit of serious information about character development and keep a slight dark undertone to the episode.

The basics of the story were that there is an unknown spaceship hurtling toward a future version of Earth.  The Doctor is called in and must stop it before Earth launches missiles to destroy it.  He grabs up Amy, Rory, Rory’s dad (quite by accident), Queen Nefertiti and a big game hunter whose name I can’t remember right now.  The Doctor and his “gang” head off and try to solve the mystery of the ship, only to discover there are dinosaurs on board - hence the name.  But with no crew to be found, what the heck is a giant ship filled with dinosaurs doing hurtling toward Earth?

Who won on 'Bachelor Pad'? Get ready for a shock

Season ended with a stunning development.

This is the first season I've ever watched ABC's Bachelor Pad, so I really have nothing to compare tonight's results to. That being said, even I was shocked at how this whole thing wrapped up! I'll warn you now, if you haven't watched the show yet, don't read on, as obviously I'm going to reveal some major spoilers.

After all the crazy that is Bachelor Pad, it finally came down to two couples in the finals: Rachel Trueheart and her partner Nick Peters, and Chris Bukowski (yes, from The Bachelorette) and his partner, Sarah Newlon. What happened next is a major stunner!

Review: Doctor Who - Season 7, Episode 1

A Great Start to What Looks Like a Very Intense Season

I’ve been entranced with Doctor Who ever since I saw Steven Moffat’s first writing job on the show, the ‘The Empty Child’/’The Doctor Dances’ two-parter.  Over the years he’s brought some of the best storylines and it only got better once he took over as executive producer.  Along with Matt Smith (who happens to be my most-favorite Doctor ever) and some interesting companions in the form of Amy and Rory, these last few seasons have really raised the bar.  Now, the season premiere has come and gone and my first impression is that this has the potential to be the best season yet. 

Warning, some spoilers ahead!  Read at your own risk!

Is Khloe Kardashian the next 'X-Factor' host?

Rumor has it the suits really, really want her.

Kardashian haters, gird your loins: Khloe Kardashian Odom might be the next host of FOX's The X-Factor. Since Steve Jones is out as host, producers are still searching for that hot star who can help draw the key younger demographic they're so clearly trying to attract. Is Khloe the right person for the job?

The X-Factor's season two premiere is just days away now, so if a deal with Khloe Kardashian is in the works, expect it to be finalized (or not) very soon. The host would need to be in place by the time the audition shows are over and the first live shows are aired (October).

‘America’s Got Talent’ viewers got it right

For week 15 anyway.

Last night, while washing the dishes, I was able to catch the results of ‘America’s Got Talent’ for week 15.  Honestly, I have not been faithfully following the show this season since I don’t feel that the talent is as great as in previous years.  Nonetheless, I do tune in from time to time while doing household chores.  My favorite act of the season is the Olate Dogs.  Therefore, I was more interested than usual to find out the results for the week.

'American Idol' update: Randy Jackson is out, so what now?

Jackson will remain as a "mentor"

It's been a while since we've had any kind of solid update on the upheaval that's going on with FOX's American Idol, but a doozy dropped over the weekend. It seems that original AI judge Randy Jackson is done, at least in a judging capacity. It seems that all the rumors are true.

Jackson will reportedly stay on as an Idol mentor for season 12, but he won't be sitting at that judges table anymore. Who will? So far, we know that Mariah Carey will be there, and rumors of two other nearly signed judges are pretty persistent. But no Dawg Pound?! Is AI jumping the shark?