In the early days of reality TV — you know, when strangers were chosen to live in a house and have their lives taped — it was a social experiment in exploring human differences. Now it has become a social experiment in exploring communicable diseases and making out under strategically placed blankets. The reality TV show romance — the “showmance” if you will — was bound to happen. Find enough young, attractive type A personalities and throw them in a house together without television, internet or inhibitions — and add a hot tub for good measure. If you want to play dirty, as in the case of Big Brother, don’t provide enough beds for all the house guests to have their own. I’m sure there are contestants who will make out with someone for less than a good night’s sleep.
If done correctly, a showmance can be a very lucrative career move. Many of the below couples have turned up on “All-Star” seasons — regardless of whether or not they were actually “All-Star” players on their own. And if you feel your fifteen minutes slipping away, may I suggest a wedding special? Free swag, a designer dress, and a surefire way to make next season of The Amazing Race. And, if all else fails, who knows, you may at least get a lasting relationship out of the deal. Continue reading →
Okay admit it, you’ve cried way more over your favorite television characters getting engaged than your closest friends. Now you’re thinking, “I’m a horrible person”- not at all- writers are looking to unleash your emotions through their words. The better the writer, the better the characters, which can ultimately lead to one amazing proposal. So grab that box of tissues and lets look back at my top ten best television proposals. Continue reading →
We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren’t prepared. Fear and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don’t know why the power went out. But we’re hopeful someone will come and light the way. (Episode,1 Introduction)
NBC’s Revolution is an American post-apocalyptic television drama that started in fall 2012, and is already in its second season. The show revolves around a young girl, Charlie Matheson, and her family living in an America where all the power has been turned off for 15 years. In her quest, Charlie finds her estranged Uncle Miles, played by Billy Burke, a high ranking ex-general of the Monroe Republic. In each episode, the audience learns more and more about why the power went off and what happened in the last 15 years without it. Still, it is a show that often leaves you with more questions than answers. Aside from the obvious concerns, here are ten of the questions that I need answered.
I don’t know if I should be copping to this in such a public forum, but I am not ashamed to say that I am a fan of Psych. The television show, not the college major or the 90’s slang.
And I am not alone. The USA Network recently held a live all-night Psych marathon and people were tweeting into the early morning hours.* A few even tweeted pictures of Psych themed tattoos. Real tattoos. Unless they were fake. Psych. Continue reading →
The Americans. Now I have to admit, the show is no Homeland, but the Russian spy thing is growing on me, primarily due to Russell’s portrayal of Elizabeth. I don’t think I’d still be watching otherwise (honestly, Matthew Rhys is good, but no one is really watching for him). And she continues to kick Granny’s (Margo Martindale’s Claudia) ass and pierce her daughter’s ears with a needle at midnight, while falling in and out of love with her spy partner/husband on a weekly basis.
I stumbled upon this web series mid-2012 on The Hairpin’s recommendation. I have been a lover of Jane Austen (or “JA”) books, but especially of Pride & Prejudice (“P&P”), since that time we were forced to read it back in the 11th grade. I’ve kept up with all things JA and P&P in various forms, but mostly fan fiction boards. At one time, I even tried to adapt P&P to the modern day (I don’t think I made it passed the fifth chapter). Others have done it successfully — in writing — but the Lizzie Bennet Diaries is the first time anyone attempted to do a modern-day adaptation on screen (okay, that’s not exactly true, we can’t forget about Bridget Jones’ Diary). Continue reading →