Television Category

Posted On January 27, 2015By Basic BeccaIn Television

Wife Material: The Bachelor Season 19 Episode 4

I’ve never been on the hunt for a wife, but I have a feeling Chris Soules is going about this in all the wrong ways. Like maybe going on a reality t.v. show and making out with over twenty girls is not the fast track to finding the perfect woman. Regardless of my disagreement with the road to matrimony Chris has chosen, he remains certain that his future wife is in the room.     This week’s surprise was that Chris’s three sisters got to choose the girl for theRead More
Mr. Kimmel took over The Bachelor this week which is really the only explanation I have for the lack of Ashley S. screen time (that or she took her meds and was no longer entertaining). This week’s episode was filled with middle school drama that I had trouble keeping up with as well as dates planned by Jimmy Kimmel- a much needed dose of reality was given to these “reality” tv contestants. One of the greatest gifts Jimmy Kimmel gave to the women of The Bachelor is the Amazing Jar.Read More
This season is turning out to be one of the greatest seasons in Bachelor history despite the fact that only two episodes have aired thus far. It’s not too late to catch up and join in on the fun- no one has to know. Or you can not watch it and just keep up with my thought on each episode, but make sure you start with the first one. So, I was a few minutes late to the party today– you can blame New York City subway delays for that.Read More

Posted On January 6, 2015By Basic BeccaIn Television

Recap and Judgments: The Bachelor Season 19 Premiere

The first episode of each Bachelor and Bachelorette season never fails me. It is an event. It’s a fucking holiday. Some lonely hot man or woman is left to meet a batch of potential psychopaths and hopefully his or her life partner is hiding in the rubbish. The arrival of limos filled with women in gowns, the cheesy lines they utter to their future husband, the drunkenness that quickly follows and the accompaniment of stranger drama, jealousy, and crazy eyes… I’m so obsessed. There are a few unwritten rules for theRead More

Posted On December 4, 2014By Erdi ErdemIn Television

10 Side Effects of Binge Watching Medical Shows

Like you, I love Netflix.  I love the catalog of shows at my finger tips and the blatant disregard Netflix marathons represent for my well being and productivity as a human being.  Just over this Thanksgiving holiday I watched at least 12 episodes of a TV show.  Also like you, I enjoy reading Writtalin. That’s why this week I’m just straight rippin off the fine commentary of one Sara F Carter who has the Criminal Minds analysis game on lock.  I’m sure many of us binge watched TV shows and IRead More

Posted On December 2, 2014By Sara F CarterIn Television

Signs You Watch Too Many Crime Dramas

You’ve thought about starting a running list of people who might want to murder you, so you could save the police the step of having them question your friends and family and having them be like, “Nobody would want to hurt Sara, everybody loved her” and wasting precious time. But then you think about it and you really can’t think of anyone who would murder you, and are overcome with the crippling fear that if you get murdered the cops will have no leads. If you’re walking to your carRead More

Posted On November 14, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Television

Worst Case Scenarios for TV Show Finales

One of my all-time favorite television series, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, just wrapped up in flawless fashion a few weeks ago. One of my other obsessions, Sons of Anarchy, is sprinting to the finish line, with only three episodes remaining in the final season. What makes many shows go down as legendary as opposed to just good is how well the show ties up all the loose ends in a finale. Take Breaking Bad, for example. While not everyone loved the finale, and many folks thought Walter White was able to redeem himself a littleRead More

Posted On October 30, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Buzzworthy, Television, The Scene

Catching up with Michael Carbonaro

Hopefully by now you’ve seen Tru Tv’s The Carbonaro Effect, which premiered this summer to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Using a unique blend of magic and prankster-esque comedy, the shows titular magician, Michael Carbonaro, dupes unsuspecting people into believing the impossible. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, you can read my first interview with Carbonaro to see what he’s all about. In the first half of Season 1, Carbonaro was able to pop bowling balls out of flat packages, assemble a live duck with spare parts, andRead More

Posted On August 22, 2014By Anthony KozlowskiIn Television

What the F*ck Is BoJack Horseman?

Being the lazy, easily distracted millennial that I am (just ask TIME), I wandered onto Netflix the other day in my usual procrastinatory way. I was on a mission to hack my way through Season 6 of Dexter, but my benevolent overlords of content streaming had something else in mind. The feature bar exploded into full screen, depicting the hand-drawn image of an anthropomorphized horse swilling a glass of scotch and sporting a tweed jacket. Understandably, my first reaction was an emphatic “What the f*ck?” and the accompanying trailer onlyRead More
NBC recently announced the Season 16 cast of its hit show The Biggest Loser. This season’s theme: “Glory Days”. The cast is made up of 20 former athletes, including former Olympic gold medalists, standout college athletes and ex-NFL players Scott Mitchell and Damien Woody. Evidently Mitchell has put on about 130lbs since his QB days and Damien Woody’s growing tired of his burly linesman’s figure. I know there are a hell of a lot of other NFL players that will need some Biggest Loser treatment after their careers come toRead More

Posted On August 8, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Television

The 10 Saddest Moments in TV History

Television has a way of getting to us. After season upon season spent investing time, energy, and emotion into the development and nuances of the characters in a given series, we often connect to TV characters in a way that we do not to fictional people in other forms of media. Watching heartbreaking things happen to characters you have come to know intimately often feels personal and devastating. Here are my picks for the ten saddest moments in television history. Oh yeah…and SPOILER ALERT!!!!!, obviously.   #10: The Fresh Prince ofRead More

Posted On August 7, 2014By Jason William SpencerIn Television

5 Summer TV Shows You Need To Watch

  1) “The Leftovers” on HBO   This creepy drama of 2% of the population up and **poofing** is a must for any TV-Lover’s list.  That is if you don’t end up getting crazy nightmares of old ladies dressed in all white smoking Marlboros!   2) “Ray Donovan” on Showtime     Take “The Sopranos,” dress em up, move them to LA, and BOOM!  You got yourself one awesome thrill ride starring a dynamite cast of thugs headed by Liev “I’m a fucking badass!” Schreiber.   3) “Tyrant” on FXRead More

Posted On July 13, 2014By Jason William SpencerIn Television

10 Signs You Watch Way Too Much TV

1) Couch Pizza has become your primary form of sustenance. 2) Netflix sent you a “cease and desist” order. 3) Your cable bill is more expensive than your rent. 4) You follow the entire cast and crew of your favorite show on Twitter, including the 4th Assistant Associate Production Assistant’s Assistant. 5) Frank Underwood has become a close personal friend of yours. 6) You’re amazed that your friends andfamily don’t believe in the global conspiracy that the world is being run by a secret society of evil midgets from space.Read More
1. Breaking Bad Honestly, if you haven’t watched a single episode of Breaking Bad at this point, then you’re probably living under a rock.  I have this at the top of the list for a reason.  Those of you who have not jumped on on the Heisenberg train yet need to.  Now.  This show starts off a little slow, but the interest in the storyline will quickly start to grow as the seemingly innocent Walter White begins to morph himself into the character that he ends up being at theRead More

Posted On July 8, 2014By Sarah BarnittIn Television

The Blairs and the Serenas

This year, I’ve dedicated my time to a lot of worthy, intellectual causes. Most important? Slowly working my way through Gossip Girl on Netflix. As someone who considers a 40% off sale at Loft to be a dose of excitement into daily life, I have become absolutely addicted to the scandal, drama, and debauchery that the show is famous for. Other than entertainment purposes it serves, the characters on Gossip Girl have, in their own hyperbolic way, served as a wonderful barometer for flawed human relationships that we constantly encounterRead More