It's an overflowing piñata full of mediocre television. That isn't to say all reality television is bad. I do enjoy some, like The Amazing Race and Top Chef. However, I'm referring to the shows that go to the edge of crazy and jump over.
Glee, in its presentation of Broadway songs as contemporary pop music, shamelessly auto-tuned and lip-synched, has helped to make musical theater more popular than ever. But, even if it is popular, musical theater is still uncool. Why is this?
Art, including television comedy, is meant to hold a mirror to society. While holding that mirror, Hollywood should give lesbians the fair and equal consideration they give gay men.
It's been a long time since I enjoyed a new musical quite as much as Bring It On: The Musical, which played San Francisco as part of an extended pre-Broadway tour.
In many ways, "Glee's" return episode, "Yes/No," was all about growing pains and life lessons. The kids -- and the adults -- are growing up, and so it's to be expected that some of that process is going to be bit awkward, or even uneasy, to watch.
Joyful Noise is a movie with big, rousing soul-gospel songs that take your mind off how mediocre -- or worse -- the rest of the movie is.
I remember having a conversation with my elder sister, as a child, and mentioning something concerning "handicapped people." My sister, who has long h...
I overheard some questionable music while my sisters were watching Glee. At first, I tried to ignore the auto-tuned voices I normally hear in Glee, but the lyrics got to me.
Every year Animal Fair Media readers vote for the celebrity pet they believe are: The Most Eligible Pets. Hopeful contenders are 'wing pets' to some of the most recognizable media darlings from the sports, political and entertainment industries.
Watching this week's episode of "Glee" and seeing its rendition of the classic '80s charity song, "Do They Know It's Christmas," brought to mind the debacle that was Bob Geldof's last attempt at re-creating his Band Aid group.
After last season's wacky "A Very Glee Christmas," I've learned not to expect much from a "Glee" Christmas episode, aside from the usual fluffy sing-a-long songs and Yuletide cheer. Basically, there's no continuity to the overall plot, so it's kind of like a "Get Out of Jail Free" card for Ryan Murphy.
My experience with Do Something's Harry Shum Jr. surprise was amazing! It was undoubtedly the BEST day of my LIFE.
It occurred to me as I was singing and weeping and driving one day that I couldn't possibly be the only middle-aged suburban mother singing to Adele in her car as if her life depended on it.
I was incredibly mad at Finn and Glee for treating outing so flippantly, to the point that mid-episode I tweeted my frustration. But perhaps I was too quick to tap, as toward the end of the episode they revisit the central question with verve.
Glee mixes compassion and passion, tolerance and intolerance, race, sex, sexuality, growing up, growing older, the want for attention, the need for attention, the breadth and depth of the experience of being a kid (if not a person), pretty brilliantly.
The best ideas are the obvious ones and that applies to bringing a film festival to Napa Valley. Who wouldn't want to attend a festival held in the...