Well, summer is over, folks, so now it's time to hang out with our real best friend: Television. I'm always interested in what could be the next big show, and even interested in a show that is not only big, but actually good.
When Survivor first premiered it was the first show of its kind; real people competing in a social and physical environment and eliminating one another to win a large cash prize.
Within the first 60 seconds of watching Kevin Spacey give his speech at the Edinburgh Television Festival, I exhaled as if I had been on trial for five years and the jury just found me not guilty.
The group is off to their "horse healing." I'm picturing a pony dressed up in a saucy Dr. Quinn Medicine Stallion outfit, but the session is a lot less sexy.
Everyone starts their day commenting that Blue Team is no longer at the camp. This must also have been the morning that Kirsten showed everyone how to make toothbrushes from sticks, since we all have dumb branches in our mouths.
Seeing the New Jersey "Housewives" playing nice feels like déjà vu all over again.
"Breaking Bad" is all about lies people are willing to live with, and it's not in anyone's interest to ignore the many factors that feed the ugly backlashes to female characters.
Teresa informs Kim D. that she's in a "good place" with Melissa, and that the night will go well. Hot damn, that girl has an incredible talent for foreshadowing in bad eyeshadow.
There were a bunch of good things and one very bad thing about the Genoa plot this week. The bad came entirely in the shape of Jerry Dantana.
Jacqueline is obsessed with changing her body, but has no regard for her overall well-being. If anything needs to be cut out of poor Jacqueline, it's not excess skin: It's the darkness and pain that has taken over her mind and clouded her vision.
This is the second or third episode of this season so far where a lot happens in the plot, and yet it feels as though the show is spinning in place. There's an odd weightlessness, even as seemingly momentous things occur on screen.
We start off the second episode of Capture with players waking up from an awful night of sleep. Greeting them is a delicious breakfast of oatmeal and almonds, while Jade and Nikita have a Veruca Salt moment.
Sorry, dudes. You thought he was the man that never would, but he has to. And it's not just happening to you, it's happening to everyone, but probably you the hardest. You swear this next Doctor will never blow your socks off, no matter how hard he tries.
"Let me start with a really tough question," the lawyer tells Maggie. Was I the only one who was thinking it would be, "WHAT'S WITH THE HAIR?"
One can easily make the argument that young journalists need to learn that online verbal diarrhea has consequences in a business where you're expected to maintain at least a modicum of objectivity and personal distance from the audience. But that's simply not exactly realistic.
Sarah Newlin finds the governor's head and smooches it just before trying to run the campaign without him. She wants to Olivia Pope his beheading and pretend that he's alive so that she can run the campaign to distribute the tainted Tru-Blood. I hope we get her to implode.