It might seem odd to praise a show like Workaholics for its ambition, but it's clearly aimed as more than a tossed-off trifle. Perhaps the higher compliment is to say that it's confident in its own skin and seldom over-reaches.
It was off to Tampa, Florida for Monday's America's Got Talent auditions and The Big Guava's talent pool was very much a mix of acts both hot and cold, with a definite leaning toward cold.
Emily flies Arie to Tennessee for private access to Dollywood. After facing her fears (what, another cliché?! You bet.) on a rollercoaster and winning stuffed animals, the two are prompted to write a love song. They're quickly interrupted by Emily's idol, Dolly Parton.
If you want to know the key to how television news is supposed to work, I offer you the example of Michael Rosenbaum, for decades a dear friend and colleague who lost his battle with brain cancer this past Thursday.
Crane's original tune "What You Gonna Do" was indeed as catchy as the judges claimed, and it's certainly been stuck in my head all evening, but trust me when I say that that's not a good thing.
They stand on opposite ends of the show, as counterparts to one another -- the sexy, damaged powerhouses with perfectly crafted exteriors. When they finally come together, their chemistry is so explosive that we simultaneously want and fear their union.
News directors, please leave the animal stories and pictures to the Internet, which was apparently built specifically to disseminate such "aw"-inspiring material. And with the time you free up, maybe you can spare a minute for the arts now and then.
Though there were plenty of jaw-dropping, credulity-stretching scenes in the Season 5 finale, they were shocking for all the wrong reasons. In the blink of an eye, five years of character development has fallen by the wayside.
I loved this episode. It was fast-paced, it was funny, it was deep and it had the Beatles.
NBC News found itself immersed in some big hot water recently because of one small editing decision. Having worked in TV and radio for many years, I'm frankly surprised that these embarrassing dust-ups don't happen more often.
While quickie solutions might sometimes be "quick," they aren't always "solutions." If something sounds too weird, too wacky and too outlandish, take the hint and try dieting the old-fashioned way. Your health -- and your body -- will thank you for it.
Do you think it's okay for parents to financially support their adult children, especially in today's tough economy?
"Viewers will get to see all the amazing foods, neighborhoods and visual beauty of Brooklyn and truly understand why our company slogan is 'Manhattan? FUHGETTABOUDIT!'"
The seeds of failure? I'd say they reside in the tone of "we are giving you our grand vision of what you need" that pervades this now grandstanding news division's programming as a whole.
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.
The Huffington Post has done very little in original video programming to date but that will change in a significant way this summer when the publ...