Category: Television

Why I’m Not Watching UNDERGROUND

Underground set a record as WGN’s highest performing original series ever in its launch last night. The 10 PM airing drew 1.4M total viewers to rank No. 5 among all scripted series premieres on cable this broadcast TV season. The premiere’s 585K adults 25-54 ranks No. 7 in the TV season that started last September.…

WHAT’S ON TELEVISION?

Got my special J.R. Ewing Bourbon last Friday. That’s also they day it was announced that TNT canceled Dallas. While it’s true that I wasn’t happy with the way the show was written, and was pretty much just watching it out of habit, I’m not exactly happy that it’s over, nor sad. I’m just kind…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO

I just read yesterday that a reboot of this show is in the works. This was of my favorite TV shows as a wee lad. Running originally for 3 seasons, from 1981 to 1983, on ABC and then airing in reruns in syndication for years after that, the film starred William Katt as Ralph Hinkley…

Yeah, I Watched “Dating Naked”

This is the latest “reality” show on VH1. On the surface it’s a typical TV dating show. Two strangers, a man and a woman (I wonder if they’ll ever do same-gender?) fly to an exotic island for 4 days where the first three days they go on a “date” with a different person, including each…

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

As I type this its about 10 minutes away from the final episode of How I Met Your Mother. I didn’t watch this film from the beginning, I only started a few years ago when it began airing in syndication. A local station started playing it Mon-Fri at 7pm, and I began watching it and…

R.I.P. JEANNE COOPER

Jeanne Cooper, who played Katherine Chancellor, the “Dame of Genoa City,” on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was 84. Her death was confirmed by her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, on his Twitter account. “Mom passed this morning,” Bernsen posted. “She was in peace and without fear.” Cooper had been suffering from an…

THE SHAHS OF SUNSET and THE SUPER BOWL

As I type this is 10am and I’m watching a rerun of SHAHS OF SUNSET on Bravo, because my new favorite “reality” TV star is Mercedes Javid aka MJ. After I posted MJ IN A BIKINI last night, the woman herself retweeted it on Twitter, and thanked me for it, and within an half hour…

MJ IN A BIKINI

No, I don’t mean Michael Jackson, I mean Mercedes Javid, aka “MJ”, one of the “stars” of the “reality” TV series SHAHS OF SUNSET. Last night my brother and I were talking about celebrities, and some of the unfair criticism that they get, especially when it comes to women and the way they look. And…

MTV’S “FRIENDZONE”

The other day I woke up early and, while still laying in bed, I flipped on the TV and ended up catching a couple of episodes of this new MTV show called Friendzone. The premise is that it’s a show where Someone surprises a platonic friend of theirs, by telling them that they have romantic…

SAVING CNN

Last month, internet radio talk show host Tom Leykis published an interesting blog, in response to a new story about problems at CNN. And he came up with an interesting solution: How about repositioning CNN as “Cable’s Only All-News Network?” (After all, Fox “News” is only AM Tea Party talk radio on television and MSNBC…

THE NEW TWO AND A HALF MEN

I watched the new Two And A Half Men Monday night. I know I said I would stop, but I end up watching by default, as I’m now hooked on the show that immediately precedes it, 2 Broke Girls. It’s not the funniest show in the world but, dang, co-star Kat Dennings is smokin’! I…

CHARLIE SHEEN…

Y’know, one thing that I think is easy to forget, due to all of the controversy and personal scandals, is that Sheen is actually a pretty darn good actor. I’ve made the observation before that, if he’d made a few better decisions in choosing his roles (& controlling his personal life, of course) I could…

THE GAME

I don’t think I watched it that much when it was first running on UPN/CW, but after it was cancelled I started catching the reruns on BET. I found it to be a rather clever show. The focus was on the fictional NFL team, The San Diego Sabers. Derwin was a new recruit, who was…

KEEPING AWAY FROM THE KARDASHIANS

Y’know, in the good ol’ days, when someone would become well-known due to being connected to some scandal or tragedy, they would eventually fade away from the public consciousness. They’d get their talk show appearances, and maybe have some cameos in a couple of sitcoms, b-movies, or music videos, but then the novelty would wear…

THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER IS SINGLE AGAIN!

So Patti Stanger, host of my favorite reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, just announced on her Twitter page that she ended her engagement. Her lack of marriage had come up before on her show, as some questioned what makes her an expert in relationships, when can’t even close the deal for herself. She shut everyone up…