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TV Question Qorner: Midseason Report Card A-B
October 24, 2011 – 1:40 PM | 9 Comments
TV Question Qorner: Midseason Report Card A-B

ANTM: All-Stars. I had tagged out of the show a few cycles ago because I couldn’t take Tyra’s unleavened self-aggrandizement. It’s still egregious, but because the girls have gone through the process before, she can’t …

21 Jump Street: “Low and Away”
July 2, 2011 – 1:52 PM | 13 Comments
<I>21 Jump Street</I>: “Low and Away”

“Shut Up, Hanson” count: 7
Generic high-school name du jour: Lincoln
The Plaintive Piano of Our National Pastime As Symbol of Sundered Innocence plinks as high-school pitcher Johnny Hartmann (Patrick Breen, a Hey, It’s That Guy! who …

Treme: The Great Whole
June 28, 2011 – 12:40 PM | 15 Comments
<I>Treme</I>: The Great Whole

I’d ordinarily open a TV essay with a phrasing along the lines of “Has anyone else noticed that…?” or “Is it just me, or does this show…?” I can’t do that on a Treme piece, …

TV Question Qorner: Hair, Die
June 16, 2011 – 1:28 PM | 10 Comments
TV Question Qorner: Hair, Die

Law & Order: D’Onofrionics.
Rocco’s Dinner Party. I loved The Restaurant. Rocco’s unique brand of petulant flabbery is riveting to me, for some reason. RDP isn’t terribly promising, though; based on the single episode I’ve seen, …

TN Read-Along #9: Reality Bites Back Live Chat
May 4, 2011 – 10:38 AM | 2 Comments
TN Read-Along #9: <I>Reality Bites Back</I> Live Chat

Remember, we go live at 9 PM ET tonight — Wednesday 4 May — with a Q&A with author Jennifer L. Pozner. Bring questions, comments, and critiques of Chris Harrison!
The chat window will appear just …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #9: Reality Bites Back
May 1, 2011 – 2:30 PM | 17 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #9: <I>Reality Bites Back</I>

So sorry for the delay in announcing our next book, but we’ll be reading Jennifer L. Pozner’s Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV. It’s available in paperback, as well as for …

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live Finale Chat! Monday 4/25!
April 25, 2011 – 8:38 AM | No Comment
<I>RuPaul’s Drag Race</I> Live Finale Chat! Monday 4/25!

Couch Baron and I mark the end of another nailbiter of a RPDR season with a live chat Monday, April 25 at 10 PM ET. Don’t forget, DirecTV subscribers can watch it on time shift, …

That Championship Season
April 24, 2011 – 8:12 PM | 4 Comments
<I>That Championship Season</I>

Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Cox appeared on The Leonard Lopate Show last month to discuss the play, and I’d forgotten about all the subplots in the production — among them that Jason Patric’s father wrote …

21 Jump Street: “Next Generation”
March 29, 2011 – 10:12 AM | 8 Comments
<I>21 Jump Street</I>: “Next Generation”

The Plot: A teacher with financial problems gets beaten up, and because notorious loan shark Tony Delaplant’s son Hoagy (…seriously) attends the school, it’s assumed that one of them is involved. Hanson is sent in …

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live Chat! Monday March 28!
March 27, 2011 – 8:46 PM | 3 Comments
<I>RuPaul’s Drag Race</I> Live Chat! Monday March 28!

Don’t make that face, Raja. We got this.
Join me and special guest Couch Baron for some live-chat realness — a RuPaul’s Drag Race live watch-along, Monday night at 10 EDT (DirecTV subscribers get the show …