Gossip Girl, about a bunch of rich Upper East Siders and their insanely ridiculous lives, has never been a perfect show. This season, however, the show feels like it has seriously lost its way.
I've been watching the show since day one and it gives me no pleasure to write recaps full of exasperation or irritation, but at this point, a part of me truly does wonder if "Gossip" is past the point of no return.
Are the show's writers seriously unaware of how deeply problematic it is that they continue to write Blair as a commodity to be bought and sold by the men in her life?
For a 100th episode, Gossip Girl delivered and there's promise of some fun episodes to come. Can't wait to see what's next.
This week's milestone episode of "Gossip Girl" finally recaptured the confident plotting and razor sharp shocks of its first two seasons. "G.G." honored the 99 episodes that preceded it while setting the board for some intriguing new plot moves.
It's depressing that something as serious and emotionally devastating as a miscarriage can be used as such a throwaway plot device, but sadly, it's been a foregone conclusion ever since Blair's ill-advised pregnancy storyline was introduced.
As you may know I have a fondness for the ticky-tacky known as reality television, I so love the term because it's so not anyone's reality I've ever known. So this recap will examine first the ridiculous... then the sublime.
Lost was a show that required a weekly recap to go over all the hints and clues. Flashforward six years later to the present day and the Internet has a recap for nearly every single show on TV. How did this happen?
"Are you going to get married again, Grandma?" I asked her. "NO!" Her vehemence was startling enough to spark my curiosity, and for the next few years, I observed her and her friends.
Cyrus and Eleanor have a holiday party and everyone gets together to make brains and read the Brain Bible and everyone brings a different food that is made of brains because those are THE RULES!
Why do we still romanticize the romance we see on television and not the reality of what's before us in our everyday lives?
When it comes to celebrity style, Rachel Bilson (aside from being interminably cute) is one of our favorites. Now after a few stints on the silver screen, the former "The O.C." star is back this fall on a TV series.
I caught up with the pretty face who melts faces by phone last week, and asked her about silencing the critics, being labeled "a bad girl," and whether or not she's done with acting altogether.
Hilary Duff likes a good challenge. The number of former child and teen stars who manage to sustain success into their twenties, as Duff undeniably has, are few, but even rarer are those who then develop into serious adult actors.
Recently, Less Than Jake remastered and reissued their classic albums Losing Streak and Hello Rockview with updated packaging plus a second bonus disc. Listen to it here.
Recently, my dad and I appeared on a TV talk show to promote our new book, Generations Inc. While we waited in the green room (that's where they stash...