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We're Pretty Sure These Famous People Are Aliens

(34) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 7:53 AM

Today happens to be World UFO Day, so forgive us if we seem a little more alert than usual about who walking among us may or may not be... of this world. We've quietly been collecting our evidence, and feel pretty confident in questioning the origins of the...

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5 First Impressions of the Canceled Comedies We Forgot To Watch

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 3:10 PM

Last week we raided our archives to find shows that had critical success but sadly left the airwaves a little too soon (or at least before we got around to watching them). We had so much fun making snap judgements on canceled dramas based solely on their pilots,...

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5 First Impressions of TV Shows We Forgot to Watch

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 2:40 PM

It's summer, which is typically the time of year we find our TV viewing schedules a little light. In order to steady our shaky remote finger until the fall, we've decided to go deep into the archives and take a look at some of the supposedly great, albeit now canceled,...

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Real or Fake? A 'Real Housewives' Opening Line Quiz

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 8:01 PM

Each new season of The Real Housewives on Bravo typically sees a refresh of the ladies' opening lines, touting everything from random facts about breast augmentation to bold proclamations of living elegantly. Meant to set the stage for how each lady defines herself for that particular season, they also provide...

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The Top 10 SNL Shorts From This Season

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 9:20 PM


Season 39 of Saturday Night Live may have come and gone, but the digital shorts will live online forever. Here, in no particular order, are our favorite shorts from the past season.

"My Girl"

Forget the fox. Kerry Washington suggests that you should be more concerned with what your girl says, specifically about that collection of butt pics you're hiding in your smartphone. -- Sheila Dichoso

"The Beygency"

We didn't want to take our chances in disrespecting Queen B by omitting this short from the list. (Plus Andrew Garfield is totes adorbes - like, uh-oh uh-oh uh-oh uh-oh na na na.) -- Richard Ogawa

"(Do It On My) Twin Bed"

That sexy washed-up quarterback from high school? Totally worth the risk of Aunt Ruth walking in on you. -- Katherine Rea


E-cigarettes have become a hipster trend this year, but SNL took the device a step further by offering methamphetamine addicts a chance to stay social while tweaking out. -- Liz Brown

"Dongs All Over the World"

Anna Kendrick rapping! And Sexual Pokemon seems like a fun summertime activity you can do with friends. -- Raef Harrison

"Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders"

This outstanding parody of a horror film in the style of Wes Anderson is so whimsical and accurate, it's almost frightening. -- Liz Brown

"28 Reasons"

Kenan, Jay, and Sasheer gave us so many reasons to hug a black guy this Black History Month that you'll HAVE to dance about it! -- Nadia Vazquez

"We Did Stop (The Government)"

The government shutdown was actually pretty scary there for a minute. But thankfully SNL let us know it was all right to laugh again, and now we kind of want Taran Killam to run for political office. He'd get our vote. -- Raef Harrison

"Girls Promo"

In all honesty, who hasn't wanted to slap a character from Girls across the face with a rubber hand? Tina Fey FTW! -- Raef Harrison

"Her Parody Trailer"

In Me, Spike Jonze's follow-up to Her, falling in love with yourself in a sartorial, pastel-colored, mustached future never felt so right. -- Sheila...

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The Community Spin-offs We're Crossing Our Fingers For

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 5:31 PM

As the dust settles around the devastating news that Community has been canceled, we've taken some time to reflect on our favorite study group: the journey they've taken us on, the emotions they've shared with us, the random animated episodes based on Abed's alternate realities. And while we...

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What if Every TV Show Followed the 24 Format?

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 9:33 AM

24 is back on Fox, giving viewers front row seats to the most action-packed 24 hours we'll ever bear witness to. We wondered what a season of some other popular shows would be like if broken down by the same, groundbreaking guidelines: 1 hour = 1 episode. Would we catch the beloved Rayna James secretly filling in her wrinkles with botox? Would we see Dr. Hannibal Lecter sneaking in a Doritos Locos Taco? Would Oliver Queen actually get some sleep? Let's tune in and find out.

One Season of Arrow:

02:00-03:00: Back from vigilanting. It's time for sleep.
03:00-04:00: Oversleeps.
03:00-04:00: 5,000 crunches.
04:00-06:00: 7,000 sit-ups.
06:00-07:00: Half a million push-ups.
07:00-07:30: Wax chest.
07:30-10:00: [censored for obscenity and sexual content]
10:00-11:30: Brood.
11:30-15:00: [censored for obscenity and sexual content]
15:00-15:30: Read an article called "5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion."
15:30-18:00: [censored for obscenity and sexual content]
18:00-19:00: Orders green leather vests and emerald eye shadow from Amazon. Uses a gift card.

-- Sheila Dichoso

One Season of Cosmos: A Space Odyssey:

00:01-24:00: In what will no doubt be a controversial season, a paramecium wiggles.

-- Martin Moakler

One Season of Glee:

08:00-09:00: Mr. Shue realizes the glee club is $200,000 in debt for lavish sets and costumes they use just once in spontaneous musical numbers.
09:00-10:00: The club has a bake sale. Breaks into unrehearsed, spontaneous, fully choreographed number.
10:00-11:00: Realizes spontaneous number at bake sale has put them further into debt.
11:00-12:00: Plans bank heist with a musical montage.
12:00-13:00: Pulls off bank heist during lunch period.
13:00-14:00: Celebrates successful heist with another unrehearsed, spontaneous, fully choreographed number.
14:00-08:00: Lather, rinse, repeat.

-- Richard Ogawa

One Season of Revenge:

06:00-20:00: Emily schemes.
20:00-20:30: Emily practices ice-cold stare/fake Hamptons smile.
20:30-22:00: Someone's life unravels, exactly as planned.
22:00-24:00: Emily has a celebratory drink on her porch with Nolan while not revealing a shred of human emotion.

-- Raef Harrison

One Season of Game of Thrones:

00:00-23:30: Tywin, Cersei, Tyrion, Margaery, Varys, Littlefinger, Stannis, and Melisandre plot. Jaime mopes. Jorah and Brienne pine. Daenerys frees more slaves. Theon gets tortured. Sansa cowers. Arya stabs people. Bran wargs. Jon Snow tramps in the snow. White Walkers walk.
23:30-24:00: Everybody dies.

-- Kristin Knox

One Season of Hannibal:

00:00-00:30: Puts on plastic kill suit.
00:30-08:00: Carries out pre-planned murders of rude people. Harvests key organs.
08:00-10:00: Preps organs and leaves to marinade.
10:00-17:00: Helps Jack Crawford investigate the murders. Leaves evidence implicating Dr. Chilton.
17:00-18:00: Conducts regularly scheduled therapy and psychological torture session with Will Graham.
18:00-20:00: Finishes chopping, sautéing, etc.
20:00-21:00: Eats!
21:00-24:00: Plans tomorrow's dinner. Matches recipe cards to business cards. Cleans kill suit.

-- Kristin Knox

One Season of Mad Men:

06:00: Cocktails.
07:00: Don gets divorced.
08:00: Don remarries.
09:00: Cocktails.
10:00: Bert Cooper makes an Ayn Rand reference.
11:00: Joanie wears something hot.
12:00: Cocktails.
13:00: Don cheats on his new wife
14:00: Betty visits the beauty parlor.
15:00: General '60s protesting stuff.
16:00: Roger drops acid again.
17:00: Cocktails.
18:00: Peggy gets underappreciated.
19:00: Peter Campbell re-slicks his hair
20:00: Don pulls a genius slogan out of his butt at the last possible moment.
21:00: Cocktails.

-- Liz Brown

One Season of Scandal:

00:00-00:01: A high-ranking politician walks in as his scandal appears on the news.
00:01-00:02: Someone's long-lost father appears and wreaks havoc.
00:02-00:03: Shocking murder of one of the Gladiators.
00:03-00:04: The daughter of a high-ranking official is kidnapped.
00:04-02:04: Red wine break.
02:04-02:05: Fitz is shot and rushed to the hospital.
02:05-02:06: Quinn stabs someone and gets aroused.
02:06-02:07: The White House is held hostage.
02:07-04:07: Red wine break.
04:07-04:08: Mellie is revealed as Fitz's shooter.
04:08-04:09: The long-lost father hijacks a plane.
04:09-04:10: Cyrus sets off a bomb in the White House.
04:10-04:11: Olivia discovered that Mellie was set up.
04:11-06:11: Red wine break.
06:11-24:00: And so on...

-- Kristin Knox

One Season of Chicago P.D.:

07:00-07:15: The dectectives get a hot lead about a tough case.
07:15-09:00: They get stuck in traffic en route to investigate lead.
09:00-10:00: In a brief flurry of action, they solve the case.
10:00-12:00: Lunch.
12:00-19:00: Paperwork.

-- Raef Harrison

One Season of Nashville:

10:00-11:00: Juliette attempts to wake up from whiskey-induced hangover from album launch after-party.
11:00-12:00: Shower and lounge.
12:00-13:00: Mani/pedi.
13:00-14:00: Hair.
14:00-15:00: More hair (it's gotta be big!).
15:00-16:00: Makeup.
16:00-17:00: Sound check.
17:00-18:00: Nap.
18:00-19:00: Chill in the greenroom. Cat fight with younger or more beloved singers, depending.
19:00-20:00: More chilling, nasty family secrets/regrets from the past are brought up for no reason.
20:00-21:00: Nervous pacing.
21:00-21:20: Play a song or two!

-- Katherine Rea

One Season of Broad City:

09:00-10:00: Abbi and Ilana oversleep only to be awakened by a rabbit costume falling over. They go back to sleep. Rabbit costume gets up, steals their stash and leaves.
10:00-12:00: They sleep some more.
12:00-3:00: Abbi and Ilana, dressed in catering attire, are stranded on the subway. They pass the time acting out "Can't Hardly Wait" with a homeless person.
3:00-7:00: They end up working a kids' party alongside the same rabbit from earlier. They confront it about stealing their stash, but kids keep interrupting, so they end up singing the rabbit a song about how stealing is wrong.
7:00-9:00: Ilana and Abbi beat up the rabbit and get thrown out of the party, losing their pay. They take the head off the rabbit, and it's revealed to be their friend Taylor whose pot it was in the first place.
9:00-10:00: The trio smoke up in the alley.
10:00-12:00: Ilana has sex with Lincoln while skyping with Abbi about Scandal.

-- Martin Moakler

One Season of The Bachelorette:

06:00-09:00:A "Bachelorette" contestant wakes up in dorm-like bedroom surrounded by other dudes.
09:00-15:00: Walks around in boxers/swim suit, hangs out by pool, thump chests with other dudes.
15:00-15:30: "Stresses out" that Chris Harrison didn't call him for a one-on-one date.
15:30-16:00: Showers.
16:00-24:00: Hangs out with a bunch of dudes while one girl circles the room. Someone makes an off-color joke about not really being into this whole thing, someone else tells, childish drama erupts, fade to black.

-- Raef...

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Let's Play: Kentucky Derby Horse or Cancelled TV Show?

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 3:42 PM

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So Your Show Is Probably Canceled... Now What?

(4) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:23 PM

Television shows come and go. Some go off the air after a prestigious 10-season run, and others duck out after just one season, which actually seems a little generous to begin with. But this always leads us to ask what happens to the characters? Once they've picked themselves up from...

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Greer Grammer Is 'Awkward.'

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 6:50 PM


Ask any high school or college-aged girl if they watch Awkward., a show that is part of MTV's move into scripted programming, and you'll probably get an "OMG, Totes!" Ask anyone in their thirties if they've seen Awkward., and you'll probably get a...

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Don't 'Whitford' This: The Top Five Reasons to Start Watching Trophy Wife

(2) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 3:46 PM

Don't be fooled by the name (yes, it's meant to be ironic) -- ABC's Trophy Wife should be at the top of your to-do list. The show is about a former party girl (Malin Akerman) who inherits a huge family after falling in love with an older man...

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Beware the Ides of March: TV Characters Who Really Need a Comeuppance

(5) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 3:35 PM


Today's the day to keep one eye over your shoulder, or so the old saying goes. Since our backs are usually nestled in between couch cushions in front of the TV, we actually feel pretty safe. But we know a few people out...

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Mixology Season 1, Episode 3: Anchor Babies

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 12:05 PM

Like a bro who's circled back to pick up his anchor baby, we're back for episode 3 of Mixology, charting the odds of our 10 singles in their quest of love and/or lust in NYC. By now, we've met all the players, and become a little more chummy...

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Mixology Season 1, Episode 2: The Bathing Proposal

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 5:44 PM

The hangover could be settling in earlier than expected for ABC's Mixology, the show about what happens to 10 singles over the course of a single night out in New York City. After pilot aired last week, the Internet erupted with negative reviews about everything from the quality...

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Mixology Season 1, Episode 1: The Hook Up Matrix

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Sometimes a night out can feel like it lasts forever, for better or for worse. In the case of Mixology, ABC's mid-season Hail Mary pass at the half-hour comedy genre, a single night out lasts (network fingers crossed) for 13 episodes. Created by the guys responsible for The Hangover, each episode of Mixology is a snapshot into the lives of 10 people on a single night of drinking, flirting, preening and generally doing whatever is necessary to find that right person... for the night or otherwise.

In the inaugural episode, we meet all the players as they collectively wet their whistles at The Mix (apparently NYC's most spacious and noise-level appropriate bar) but we only get the first two backstories -- Tom, the heart-broken sensitivo who was just dumped by his fiancé of eight years because he "looks like a beaver;" and Maya, the tough-as-nails sports lawyer who chews men up and spits them out for being sniveling little bitches (if Keyshawn Johnson can't hack it, does Tom stand a chance?). Is it a coincidence that these are the first two to cross paths at the bar? Will Tom's broken-hearted puppy dog act melt Maya's ball-busting exterior?

These questions and more don't get answered, but hey, it's only the first episode. While it's far too early to know who ends up with whom and who inevitably goes home alone, it's always fun to speculate, isn't it? So that's exactly what we'll do. With 1 being "A snowball's chance in hell" and 10 being "They're probably in a bathroom stall right now," we'll take a weekly look at our singles' odds of getting lucky.

Here we go:


Tom: Ah, the wide-eyed cherub of the group, white-knuckling the notion of True Love in this modern age of online dating and liberated women with Don Draper fetishes -- as he stands now the poor guy doesn't stand a chance. Not that he's totally hopeless, but the cards are stacked against him. The guy has been out of the dating scene for the better part of a decade, as we're told repeatedly, so you can't expect someone so doped up on true romance to jump back up on the one-night-stand wagon right away. While the full-frontal assault at the bar by Maya seemed to actually put a little wind in his sails, we're not getting ahead of ourselves. Unlike Tom. While he did walk away with Maya's number, that goofy, I'm-going-to-have-your-kids-later grin at the end of the episode leads us think he's not ready for any casual flings.

Odds of hooking up tonight: 3


Maya: She's the badass tomboy who normally leaves a trail of man-tears in her wake after ditching guys for being "too soft" (sorry, Carl). Craving a guy who isn't afraid of taking what he wants, she's the type of girl who's always on the prowl, but inevitably disappointed by what she finds (Keyshawn, we were rooting for you, bro). But, gasp, is that a spark of kindness we see after her interaction with Tom? Will his puppy dog mentality melt down her icy walls? We smell a plot twist later on, but for now she'll probably just grab the bartender who can't remember anyone's name.

Odds of hooking up tonight: 9


Bruce & Cal: At this early juncture, it's impossible to rate these two yahoos on their own merits, seeing as how they seemingly cancel out each other's worst qualities. Bruce, the wise-cracking, joke-wielding redhead, is too disgusting to get a girl in most realities (and will probably spawn a collective Liz Lemon-eye roll from girls proudly wearing ballet flats everywhere); Cal, while a smooth-talker and nice to look at, leans a little too far on the dull side so far. But together, they are the Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake of this mythical bar in the Meat Packing District. Will this lead to any successful amount of "smashing" by the end of the night? Or just a lot of "barguments" and head cocking? Our bets are on the later, but let's see how this plays out.

Odds of Hooking up tonight: 4


Kacey & Dominic:

Kacey: Kacey, the bubbly sorority girl who thinks turning 30 is the worst, seeks out love and happy vibes from behind a cocktail tray (side bar: Vanessa Lengies was our favorite character in Stick It -- look it up). She swears her fling with Dominic is over, because he's too negative and "like, 34 years old." But in the closing montage we see she's already gone back on that vow and is actively de-shirting the bartender who can't remember her name. Maybe in her world a healthy amount of semi-naked groping doesn't quite count?

Dominic: Handsome, somewhat brooding, the right amount of designer stubble. The classic sexy bartender, until we inevitably get his back story and it turns out he's some kind of genius who's doing research for a doctoral thesis about the actual relationship between the height of a heel and the way a girl feels. Dominic's chances of going home with someone tonight are, as they probably are every night, pretty good. Chances that someone will be Kacey? Even higher.

Odds of hooking up tonight: 10
Odds of hooking up with each other: 11 (We see it happen, but we don't know to what degree of follow-through.)

On the betting sheet next week: Jessica, Ron, and Liv.

Mixology airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 pm EST/PST on...

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Once Upon a TV: "Tell A Fairy Tale Day" Starring Our Favorite Characters

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 3:15 PM


It's here! Today is the 11th most magical day of the year! Today is Tell A Fairy Tale Day (no, really, Google it) where everyone must stop at some point in their day and tell the person next to them a fairy tale,...

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From Tonsil Hockey to the Cryathalon: Olympic Sports We'd Much Rather Watch

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 2:26 PM


Sports. They're pretty great. And for two whole weeks this month the world will turn into the largest cheerleading section ever as we collectively rekindle our love of Pairs Figure Skating. But here at Hulu, we actually prefer our sports to be of...

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"I Saw it at Sundance": 14 Films People Might be Talking About This Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 2:53 PM

This year's Sundance Film Festival featured the standard themes that indie films are known for: coming-of-age summers, middle-class folk complaining about their lives, and of course, Brit Marling. But it also had our favorite comedians out of their comfort zones (Kristen Wiig as a twin who cheats death, Aubrey Plaza...

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Winter TV Word Clouds: How to Decide Whether You'll Watch a New Show Without Even Having to Read a Full Sentence

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 5:09 PM

The holidays are over, which means two things: longer lines for the treadmill, and a bunch of brand new shows to watch, judge, and probably discard in favor of Modern Family re-runs.

Since you would have to essentially abandon your social life to check out all of these...

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The 14 Best Things That Happened in 2014

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 8:57 AM

It's our favorite time of year, folks! That magical season where everything that happened over the last 365 days gets whittled down and presented to us in numerical order of greatness. From a famously divided Congress that finally agreed on something (Sunny Obama is adorable!) to two international sporting events...

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