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Posted On April 4, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Television

Keep an Eye Out for the Carbonaro Effect

I love Impractical Jokers. That hilarious show is pretty much the reason I watch Tru TV…well, other than the first rounds of March Madness, of course. So while viewing Impractical Jokers the last few weeks, I’d been noticing a few previews for a show that looked kindasorta intriguing: The Carbonaro Effect.  After seeing these brief trailers for the show, I was interested enough that I decided to watch the full 20-minute pilot that Tru TV broadcast on April Fools Day. But make no mistake – Michael Carbonaro and his upcoming show are noRead More
I thought I’d briefly inform you of a show coming soon. You’ll be remiss if you miss it. Called I Wanna Marry Harry, it’s a show that brings 12 man-thirsty young women to a house in Berkshire, England. Of course, they are under the assumption that they are there to meet Prince Harry. The twist? Harry is not actually on the program. Instead, the manly man protagonist is a Prince Harry look-a-like named Matthew Hicks. Well done, Seacrest, well done. We all remember Joe Millionaire (also a Fox show), whereRead More
This will only apply to half of you. As a filmmaker, writer, creator, dreamer, and human being, I’ve held onto physical copies of things since I was a kid. I saved every letter from cousin Maria, I cut out every newspaper article on the Oscars. I scrapbooked each family reunion which included The Plate (a sign-in paper plate record of who attended that year). I have a collection of DVDs, VHS, and blu-rays. I have the binder paper where I wrote my first story in 8th grade to cope withRead More

Posted On March 20, 2014By Samantha PerryIn Television

I Thought I Had One Dad…Nope I Have Two

There are very few things I am wrong about. I don’t mean that in the cocky “I’m always right” way, it’s something I pride myself in for the simple fact I enjoy not having to make retracting statements. I like what I like, and nothing changes that. I’m set in my ways about food; I hate peppers, onions, and bleu cheese; I’m that way about music; I’ll listen to anything but country; but really I’m the strongest in my opinion about television and movies. I’ve been a television and movieRead More

Posted On March 15, 2014By Hilary FitzgeraldIn Television

Drop Everything and Start Watching TCM

Do you have so much free time that you don’t know what to do with yourself? Well me neither, but that’s beside the point. There’s always time for binging. I recently found out Turner Classic Movies allows you to stream online. EXCUSE ME?! Many television channels are now following the HBOGo standard—one cable subscription grants you mobile access to content. I’m not suggesting this is groundbreaking news – you’ve been illegally streaming for years. But, this is a smart move for premium and basic cable alike. If most people areRead More

Posted On March 14, 2014By Brian WrayIn Miscellaneous

Children Should Watch Frasier

Kids are getting dumber. Okay, not dumber, but definitely less intellectual. It’s a proven fact. We have such a religious-like belief in controlling a child’s diet; as kids, we’re told that one sugar cookie or half of a coca cola is like a ‘gateway food,’ and it will surely lead to chronic obesity down the road. But as we spend all of our OCD energy on monitoring what children eat, we forget about the importance of a healthy mind. Just go to any high school, or mall, or just aboutRead More

Posted On March 13, 2014By StaffIn Television

Little People, Big Divorce

Reality stars, Matt and Amy Roloff, of “Little People, Big World”, have announced that they will be separating after four children and 26 years of marriage. This news comes as a heartbreak and shock to all who watched their TLC reality show, which focused on the dynamics of a family dealing with dwarfism. The Roloffs released a statement that said “Though we have weathered many storms together, we recently made the tough decision to engage in a trial separation.” The latest season of “Little People, Big World” premiered on OctoberRead More
Working in production takes a toll on a human being.  Long hours can mean debilitating health as well as a lack of social life (and forget dating altogether). I’ve come to know these pratfalls all too well during my stint as a freelance production sound mixer, yet the most ironic things I’ve missed out the most on are current film and television releases.  You’d think that being as entrenched as I am in the creation of new content (be sure to check out the UnderArmour commercial I recorded sound forRead More

Posted On March 4, 2014By Matthew WalshIn Television

Ass and Abject Horror: The Naked Body on TV

Bare with me and we’ll get to the butts soon, I promise. First, let’s get somewhat educational, but not too much. The content provided by television has long adhered to rules, regulations, and procedures, both political and corporate in their design. These rules and regulations I speak of served the general purpose of censoring out what was considered culturally “obscene” or “indecent” to the American Public, today we know it all as the FCC. In laymen’s term’s (and because I just want to), these regulations worked to ensure that theRead More

Posted On February 28, 2014By Ryan ZwirnerIn Television

True Detective: The Best New Show on TV

You’ve finished Breaking Bad, binged on House of Cards, and are looking for a new show to tide you over until Game of Thrones comes back. Well, look no further, because HBO’s True Detective is one of the most riveting shows to grace the airwaves.  Set primarily in 1995, the show is a gritty take on the pulp neo-noir genre twisted with elements of supernatural horror, and trades the urban decay of New York or Los Angeles, for an eerie look at the backwater depravity of 1995 Louisiana. The showRead More
The world we live in is a hectic and fast paced one. If you slow down you get left behind.  It can be easy to lose focus in this chaotic landscape of technology and politics. But with today being Valentine’s Day, it’s  important to think back to a simpler time; the laughter, tears, and countless hours you shared with your first love: Netflix. Do you remember the first time you met Netflix? Of course you do; it was young and ambitious, and was what all of your friends had beenRead More

Posted On February 7, 2014By Brian WrayIn Television

Like British Humor? Try Peep Show

If you frequently watch comedies on your Netflix (or your friend of a friend’s Netflix account…be honest) then you’ve probably stumbled upon it or at least had it listed in your suggestions. In my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated shows of the past decade. A first-person, point of view, buddy comedy program starring British comedy greats Robert Webb and David Mitchell. The name is Peep Show. DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for the ensuing all-day marathon that causes you to get fired from your job. Thus, I willRead More
  Tis the season for the mid-season premiers of some of our favorite television shows. To prepare for those premiers (or continuing seasons), Writtalin recommends the following drinks to enjoy while sitting on the couch and soaking it all in. Downton Abbey If you don’t watch this show, you need to. Now entering its fourth season, Downton Abbey has crossed the pond to the U.S. and captivated the masses. The high class lives of the Crawley family and their servants are on display, dealing with the drama of the eliteRead More

Posted On January 9, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Television

Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Finale Recap

Some people never seem to get the message, so before we get started here, let’s get this out of the way: IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SEASON SIX OF SONS OF ANARCHY, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER.   In other words: SPOILER ALERT!   Ah. Alright. We have that taken care of, so now we can dive headfirst into the dirty, bloody mess that FX’s poster child, Sons of Anarchy has become. Actually, I guess it’s been that way since its inception, and that’s why we love it: SAMCRO has neverRead More