Tim Collins

Big Brother really spoiled us when it comes to stellar casting. They managed to pick a group of entertaining houseguests and a large handful of them were great strategic players. Because of this, I spent a good amount of time during the Survivor San Juan del Sur premiere identifying all the incredibly stupid strategic moves […]

  Tim Collins

Utopia is my favorite new series so far. Granted, it’s way too early to judge, especially considering there are so many new shows that haven’t started and I’ve been dying to see (namely Gotham and How to Get Away with Murder). I’m really enjoying watching these foolish people spend all of their money with absolutely […]

  Tim Collins

When the Big Brother season starts to wind down, I tend to get bored. Generally, during the last few weeks the competitions are the only exciting part to look forward to. This season however, thankfully due to the best cast ever, has continued to entertain up until the very end. I strongly believe that last […]

  Tim Collins

The Mindy Project is easily my favorite comedy on television. Sometime last year it snuck past Parks and Rec and captivated my attention. Mindy Kaling has always been my favorite part of the series, but the introduction of Adam Pally’s Peter and Xosha Roquemore’s Tamra helped to make this more of an ensemble cast than […]

  Tim Collins

The Big Brother producers must be SO happy: the reset button did exactly what they wanted. After winning HOH and the Power of Veto, Frankie went from being in the most powerful position in the house to being nominated. Going into Monday’s episode, Caleb had already been crowned as the new HOH and nominated Victoria […]

  Tim Collins

Cylce 21 of ANTM is continuing its streak of simultaneously enraging and entertaining. This season’s two major villains played center stage in Monday’s episode: Mirjana and Romeo. Both have proven to be the most overly dramatic of the bunch. Mirjana has a boyfriend at home but previously flirted with Matthew until they had a bit […]

  Tim Collins

Utopia is easily the most anticipated new reality series of the fall season. As a multi-day series, Fox was gambling on this non-competition based show and they gave it three episodes during the premiere week. The premise is somewhat simple: a group of 14 Utopians arrive in a secluded land and are given limited funds […]

  Tim Collins

The final few weeks of Big Brother are inevitably a bit boring. At this point there are so few people left in the house that not much really happens. The competitions become the main attraction of each episode because most of the strategy is done. This season, the brains behind Big Brother decided to spice […]

  Tim Collins

Another week of Big Brother draws to a close as the last few weeks of the season approach. I must say that I’m impressed. It’s not often to see a solid alliance make it to all the way to the end and we’ve pretty much seen that with the remaining Bombsquaders (it’s tempting to keep […]

  Tim Collins

I don’t often read classics, but when I do I’m pleasantly surprised. Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca  is the kind of classic novel that immediately appeals to me. It’s well known, but not too well known, and it has a female protagonist. It also has gothic appeal which I’m all for. So with all those things […]

  Tim Collins

The Martian is the kind of novel that begs to be made into a movie. So it’s no surprise that the rights have reportedly been purchased. Generally, I tend to be the type who prefers to read a book before seeing the movie/television version (I’m currently reading the tome that is Under the Dome because […]

  Tim Collins

America’s Next Top Model generally does a good job of finding some pretty fantastic models. You can typically tell early on in the season who the frontrunners will be. Cycle 20 finally introduce men to the world of ANTM and it added a much needed creative twist to the series. It’s no surprise that Cycle […]

  Tim Collins

So much has happened in the last few weeks of Big Brother and we are gearing up for an intense final month. This past week saw the demise of Zach, who was taken out by his own best buddy Frankie. We saw Frankie go from target number 1 to HOH. We saw the return of […]

  Tim Collins

Critics and fans of Big Brother are arguing that this summer’s season is one of the best yet. Personally, I’ve had my reservations. Don’t get me wrong, the season is definitely entertaining and while I don’t think it is the best season yet, it certainly is the best cast yet. In fact, the amazing cast […]

  Tim Collins

There were three reasons why I tuned in to the first two episodes of FX’s new series The Strain: 1)     Guillermo del Toro co-authored the book it’s based on and has writing/directing credits. 2)     Corey Stoll finally gets to headline a show. Stoll is definitely a rising star who had a fantastic breakthrough role in […]

  Tim Collins

Masters of Sex returned with its second season premiere. I’ll admit that when it first aired, I was worried it was merely a fluff show trying to capitalize on the “era drama” popularized by Mad Men. Not being a fan of Mad Men, I gave the show a reluctant gander and was pleasantly drawn in. […]

  Tim Collins

Confession: Big Brother has bored me this season. I watch it, live it, and breathe it all summer but it just hasn’t piqued my interest quite yet. Sure, this year’s casting directors did a pretty awesome job, but by week 2 I was a bit underwhelmed. That all changed tonight. This has probably been the […]

  Tim Collins

If I were a houseguest on Big Brother, I would treat the entire first week the same way I treat the series premiere of a TV show: sit back, enjoy, reserve judgment until you get one more week, and then commit to it or drop it. Sadly, I’m not a houseguest so instead I’m left […]

  Tim Collins

Big Brother returns in a few days for what’s sure to be another entertaining summer. In preparation for the premier, I spent my week doing what I do every year: assessing (okay hardcore judging) this year’s houseguests and new twists. The first big twists of season 16 is that there will be two Head(s) of […]

  Tim Collins

On the eve of the Big Brother season finale, I want to take this moment to share a common concern about this game.  This concern has been festering in my mind for the majority of the season, especially toward the last couple of weeks. I, like most fans of the game, love watching players pull […]

  Tim Collins

Ladies and gentleman, I spoke too soon. It was just a few days ago when I wrote:  “Britney’s in a great place because if the veto is used by anyone, she should be safe this week.” I, like the rest of Quack Pack, put way too much trust in alliances. After a brutal week, and […]

  Tim Collins

When Big Brother introduced the coaches twist this season, I was a bit reluctant to jump on board. Part of the reason was that I was frankly sick of Mike Boogie on my television screen. There are few people on reality television who come across quite as cocky and self-centered as he does. I’ve always […]

  Tim Collins

Some of the most notable character deaths in television came as a surprise. Great writers know how to rip apart your heart by taking away a beloved character without any warning (Tara on Buffy, Nate on Six Feet Under, almost everyone of Lost…the list goes on and on). I’ve always been more a fan of […]

  Tim Collins

After twenty-four seasons, it continues to surprise me that Survivor is still a strong presence on television. That being said, I’m the first person to defend the brilliance of the show and am proud to admit that I’ve seen every single episode (including those lame season recap ones). While the series has continued to impress […]

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  Tim Collins

A week from tonight, Survivor: Redemption Island premieres at 8pm on CBS. This season, along with the return of fan favorites Rob and Russell, a new twist has been added to the game. Each week the eliminated castoff will be sent to live alone on Redemption Island. When the following individual is voted off, the […]

  Tim Collins

It’s disappointing to admit that this season’s Big Brother is barely keeping my attention. There have been a few ups and downs but overall the strategy is lackluster, the contestants are a bit boring, and a good amount of really dumb decisions are being made. I will say one thing though: for the first time […]