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Bradelor! DUN!: Everyone Else Is Dead
February 22, 2011 – 4:18 PM | 6 Comments
Bradelor! DUN!: Everyone Else Is Dead

I spent the bulk of the episode buoyed by one fact and one fact alone — the next episode is the last! YAAAAAY! — and then I realized OH NO we haven't had key-party awkward …

Winter's Bone
February 18, 2011 – 11:21 AM | 22 Comments
<I>Winter's Bone</I>

Sarah 33, Death Race 23; 15 of 24 categories completed
I spent part of the day on Tuesday watching screeners for Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. It's the sort of show that makes me irremediably irritated almost …

Bradelor! DUN!: Boo, Urns
February 15, 2011 – 12:23 PM | 5 Comments
Bradelor! DUN!: Boo, Urns

At long and uncomfortable last, the Bachelor producers allowed Brad to eject Brows McGee last night — and yet the episode still dragged, to the point where we spend most of this week's Bradelor! DUN! …

Bradelor! DUN!: Not That Un-Bored
February 10, 2011 – 6:42 PM | No Comment
Bradelor! DUN!: Not That Un-Bored

We apologize for our tardiness in bringing you this week's episode of Bradelor! DUN! We're busy people…who, if we may speak frankly, didn't have much to say about the latest Michelle-nanigans. Because what can you …

Bradelor! DUN!: Hallowed Malls
February 1, 2011 – 3:49 PM | 7 Comments
Bradelor! DUN!: Hallowed Malls

In today's installment of Bradelor! DUN!, Miss Alli and I have sync-ing issues; Emily has NASCAR issues; Chris Harrison has sensitivity and disingenuity issues; and Lisa's hair has the same issues it always does…for the …

Bradelor! DUN!: And Ah Love It
January 25, 2011 – 5:30 PM | 15 Comments
Bradelor! DUN!: And Ah Love It

Sars: Michello!
Miss Alli: Oh my GOD, seriously. SHE IS INSANE.
Sars: I had a few moments last night where I thought, fleetingly, that her whole shtick is a giant put-on. Because who can actually act like …

Bradelor! DUN!: Little Buddies
January 18, 2011 – 8:56 PM | 4 Comments
Bradelor! DUN!: Little Buddies

Sars: Bachello again.
Miss Alli: Bachello!
Sars: I'd just like to say right up front here that I kind of got a little for-real crush on Brad when he called that marshmallow "little buddy."
Alli: I was watching …

Bradelor! DUN!: A Not New Enough Beginning
January 4, 2011 – 9:21 PM | 28 Comments
Bradelor! DUN!: A Not New Enough Beginning

To date, I've only seen one season of The Bachelor — the one I recapped for TWoP, which happened to feature Brad Womack and his "horrible" "rejection" of two women he barely knew and did …

Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: You Forgot A Few Letters
November 22, 2010 – 10:56 AM | One Comment
Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: You Forgot A Few Letters

"Pardon me, Major, but this rating is bullshit."

DVR Break-Up: The Walking Dead
November 15, 2010 – 5:53 PM | 34 Comments
DVR Break-Up: <I>The Walking Dead</I>

From listening to Sepinwall and Fienberg's excellent podcast, I'd anticipated a letdown after The Walking Dead's premiere episode. I hadn't anticipated one during it, or that I'd bail on it after three episodes, but it's …