The first few weeks of 2013 are proving to be highly educational as far as broadcast television is concerned. One can't help but learn something about the medium with each passing day.
Chris Harrison typically earns his paycheck by confidently stating each week that what we are about to witness is the most dramatic rose ceremony ever. I have to admit that I was shocked by the girl who was left rose-less at the end of the night.
Despite many of us predicting the outcome of the hour, "Manhattan" proved to be a surprisingly gripping episode of "Once Upon a Time," mostly because of the intriguing family dynamics at play.
After launching "Awkward Black Girl" independently, she connected with Pharrell, who reached out to invite her to be a part of his "secret" YouTube channel, which is now widely known as I Am Other. "He has a lot of awkward in him," she jokes.
ABC has apparently been forced to cut the budget due to all the emergency vehicles that have been dispatched this season; they allow all six of our bachelorettes, plus Sean, to board the same seaplane bound for St. Croix.
This week's "Once Upon a Time" tackled the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk in a typically unique fashion -- not only painting Jack as the villain of the piece, but also making the character a woman.
You've had a tough week or two, haven't you? You're doing the talk show rounds to promote your new book, but all the interviewers want to talk about is the degree of hypocrisy with which you sold out to Big Oil, when you sold Current TV to Aljazeera. You need to come out swinging.
Competitions really bring out the best in people, don't they? What better way for Sean to find true love than for eight women to duke it out during an old fashioned lumberjack obstacle course?
As I sat through two hours of Sean's journey to find love, I couldn't help but think that most of these dates reminded me of movies I've seen. Grab some popcorn and allow me to explain ...
Part The Voice and part American Idol, The Taste pits home chefs against top chefs in a competition not about presentation or flair but, well, the actual taste of the dish.
It was a bit surreal to find myself standing with Ludo Lefebvre, a top chef, and have him ask me to separate dozens and dozens for a multi-course dinner for 80 people.
This week's episode of shifted the focus back to Rumplestiltskin and Belle and their tentative romance, following our imp as he attempted to find a way out of Storybrooke, and in the Fairytale Land That Was, showing Belle's encounters with several kinds of men, both beastly and misunderstood.
I've taken the liberty of compiling a list of New Year's resolutions for TV -- just some goals to aspire to in this shiny new year, including fewer monkey and mob doctors, more love for ABC's Thursday night programming, and the end of Honey Boo Boo.
When World News did run the piece, NBC's Engel was described as some sort of generic news reporter while the 'NBC' affiliation was judiciously left out of the script and not mentioned once during the whole story.
It's by far the biggest, best and most surprising entertainment news of 2012, yet still no one knows quite what to make of it: starting in 2015 we're getting a new Star Wars trilogy, beginning with Episode VII, supervised by George Lucas and produced by Disney.
For once, things are relatively peaceful for Emily. She and Aidan are going strong, though the christening for Fauxmanda's son Carl brings up pangs of regret about the family she doesn't have with Jack.