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2 Sentence Review: Season 8 of “24″

April 23, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: Season 8 of “24″

Remember when Jack Bauer was a character, not just a guy who sprinted from set to set, explaining situations to people?  I used to wonder what the fall of “24” would like; how something so entirely, 100% bad-ass could become a waterfall of bullshit, plucking recycled plots and characters out of thin air and throwing...
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2 Sentence Review: Make it Or Break It (TV Series on ABC Family)

March 30, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: Make it Or Break It (TV Series on ABC Family)

Completely mindless series, set in the serene, but never boring Boulder, Colorado, following a competitive girls’ teenage gymnastics team’s journey to the 2012 Olympic games. It’s my guilty pleasure – thanks to Hulu – and I cannot get enough of the tension in the gym mixed with the back stabbing, cheating with your best...
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Brownstein Crashes The Superbowl

November 11, 2009
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One of our most creative friends, Mr. Alec Brownstein (sound alert!), has created a video for the Doritos Crash the Superbowl Contest (sound alert!). If Alec wins, he receives $5 million. So, nonpretentious readers – assuming that Alec makes it to the finalist rounds (which he will!) – make sure you get your vote...
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Fall 2009: TV Guide

September 22, 2009
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Fall 2009: TV Guide

Like many of you, I went through one of those phases when I swore off TV.  For me, it happened in college and it sounded something like this, “Damn the fascist cable companies! Damn the advertisers! Damn consumerism!  Let’s read Adbusters or Utne!” Now, I’m that I’m older and wiser, I can admit that...
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Don't Yuck My Yum!

August 8, 2009
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Most people who know me think that I “watch TV that lowers IQ.”  (Yes, that was a quotation.) While this statement is both upsetting and insulting, I would have to agree. Each night, after a long day of work (read: unpaid internship) and a strenuous work out at the local gym, I shower,...
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Black is Back.

July 20, 2009
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Black is Back.

Last week, two big events happened in the life of one of our favorite tweeple, Michael Ian Black. First, The State – MTV’s sketch comedy show – debuted on DVD. In case you don’t remember The State (too young?), here is some reminding: Second, “Michael and Michael Have Issues” debuted on Comedy Central. Michael...
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No Spoilers Allowed: Mad Men Season 2 on DVD

July 14, 2009
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No Spoilers Allowed: Mad Men Season 2 on DVD

Things I expect to see in this season: a plot line dedicated to race/Civil Rights; two or three more women swoon at Don Draper’s charm; and, Betty flirting with thoughts of suicide. Get Mad Men Season 2 DVD on Amazon or download episodes from iTunes. While season 1 was slow on the uptake, it...
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Television Boyfriends, Better than the Real Thing?

June 18, 2009
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Television Boyfriends, Better than the Real Thing?

Every young girl remembers their first love. For me, his name was Dan and we met in the preschool playground. It was true love – he shared his chicken fingers with me at lunch and always requested to sleep next to me during nap time. It seemed like I had found the man of...
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Toilet Paper Is Archaic & Disgusting

June 16, 2009
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There you are, sitting on the couch, wrapped up comfortably in your snuggie, snacking on some delicious deviled ham thanks to your countertop magician when nature calls. So you hop on your rascal scooter and make your way to the bathroom. I guess that meal of diced, chopped, and minced nuts just went right...
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