Tim Collins

Whether or not reality television is in fact “real” has been a major cause of concern for critics since the phenomena began. As a constant watcher and frequent enjoyer of the reality genre, I typically found myself not caring one way or another. The reason for this is mostly that reality TV has broadened to […]

Big Brother So Far
  Tim Collins

It’s hard to imagine that almost a month has passed and there still has been absolutely no My TV update on Big Brother. The number one guilty pleasure of the summer is usually thoroughly covered by this site. The fact that there is so little to discuss is very telling. Up until this past weekend, […]

Two Villains Torched
  Tim Collins

The main difference between scripted series and reality television is that true reality television is seldom influenced by the audience (with the exception of those shows which require America to vote in certain categories). For this reason, the fan favorites on shows like The Amazing Race hardly ever win and the most enjoyable roommates on […]

Izzie Checks Out
  Tim Collins

It’s official. After weeks of rumors, Katherine Heigl has announced her departure from Grey’s Anatomy. Katherine is the third original cast member to leave the series thus far and her departure is receiving mixed reviews. The biggest downside is the inevitable divorce between Heigl’s Izzy and the heartbroken Alex (Justin Chambers). Alex and Izzie have […]

An Ode to an Amazing Team
  Tim Collins

It’s no secret that Big Brother is a huge guilty pleasure of My TV. Thus, it’s no surprise that this writer was ecstatic to see last season’s winner Jordan and her showmance/alliance-mate Jeff take on a new reality competitions: The Amazing Race. After coming in last two weeks ago and barely escaping elimination last week, […]

  Tim Collins

Gossip Girl is one of the few scripted shows I actually look forward to week after week. After a few month hiatus, the show returned a three weeks ago to some less than stellar episodes. The main problem with Gossip Girl is it’s focusing on story lines and characters I don’t care about, and the […]

James, All Mass No Class
  Tim Collins

Who would have thought that the most evil villain of all the Survivors would be the hero James? This week marked my abandonment of the the Heroes tribe once and for all. After weeks and weeks of bad mouthing his fellow contestants and essentially acting like a high school bully, the once noble James finally […]

  Tim Collins

It’s not often that How I Met Your Mother impresses with it’s dramatic performances. Typically, it’s the comic chops of the actors that stand out and add to the overall entertainment of the show. In this weeks “Of Course” Colbie Smulders went above and beyond her usually captivating (and often underrated) performance by adding some […]

A Snoozer of a Show
  Tim Collins

It needs to be said: the Oscars were bad. I have yet to read any reviews or criticisms about the show but I have never been more bored with an award show in ages. First, the hosts were painfully boring. The entire opening act went far too long and left me confused rather than entertained. […]

  Tim Collins

Week after week the one show I look forward to consistently is Survivor. Usually, after watching an episode on Thursday night, I’m filled with observations, frustrations, and strategy-talk which I’m desperate to discuss. This week something different happened…this week I was at a loss of words…this week a part of my Survivor soul died. Don’t […]

First Taste of Parenthood
  Tim Collins

Emotions which are usually felt when watching a series premiere: Boredom. Uncertainty. Annoyance. Confusion. Not that all premieres are bad (a few notable exceptions are Lost and Six Feet Under) but some of the best shows on television had mediocre, or even terrible, premieres at best (BTVS and Angel). It generally takes a few episodes […]

When the Sun Goes Down, the Smoke Comes Out
  Tim Collins

Because of all the fanatics and theorists out there, it’s hard to do justice to a review of Lost. Sadly, there aren’t enough hours in the day to focus on every single scene and analyze every single reference (especially when one is not getting paid to do so). Thus, instead of thoroughly reviewing what I […]

Casting News: Hawaii Five-O
  Tim Collins

When the remake of Hawaii Five-O was first announced, I predicted a sad attempt at recreating a quasi-classic show. I’ve barely seen more than an episode of the original police drama due to lack of interest and overall boredom with the plot. Needless to say, the prospects of this new reboot were less than thrilling. […]

Evil Is So Much More Fun
  Tim Collins

Surprise! This episode of Survivor was so much more enjoyable because it focused almost entirely on the Villains and their awesomeness. The episode begins with Tom telling James to be gentler…so nice. After James’ rude remarks to Stephenie, it was nice to hear someone stick up for her. Shortly after, Colby and Tom discuss playing […]

  Tim Collins

Tonight’s Survivor reminded me of why I want to play this game. Strategy really is the key to success. There are several strategies which work: whether you form a tight alliance and sail through with ease, take on the role of powerhouse and dominate the game, play the good guy and make multiple friends, or […]

Sorry, Did I Fall Asleep?
  Tim Collins

Hell has frozen over. Pigs are flying. The world has gone topsy-turvy. For the first time in my life, a Joss Whedon series has fallen short of brilliance. I’ve been a die-hard fan of Dollhouse since it’s premiere last year. I’ve watched every episode and when I found some of them boring. I stuck through […]

Castaways, Racers, and Hamsters from the Past…Oh My

There’s no doubt in my mind that CBS is the number one station for reality television. This past week the network premiered it’s twentieth season of Survivor and it’s sixteenth season of The Amazing Race. Now, these numbers a bit less impressive when you consider the fact that each series airs about 2 season per […]

Top 20 Lost Deaths
  Tim Collins

LOST ‘s Most Painful Deaths 20/ Nikki and Paulo- They may have been throw away characters who added just about nothing to the show, but this pair had one stand out episode. While the episode itself was nothing too exciting, the final few minutes still resonate. When Nikki and Paulo let their greed become the […]

Top 5 Lost Seasons
  Tim Collins

In anticipation of Tuesday’s Lost premiere, here is a list of the top 5 seasons and some things to hate/love about them. Countdown to the Best Seasons of Lost 5/ Season 4 While the fourth season did not have as many stand out moments, the ones it did have slightly out performed those of the […]

A Doll of a Doll
  Tim Collins

Over at My TV we live and breath Joss Whedon. Ask any of our writers and I would bet that at least two of his shows are in the top 10 on all of our lists. For me, Buffy and Angel will always hold the top spot (the only non-Whedon series coming close would be […]

Heroes and Villains
  Tim Collins

 After the actual list was leaked weeks ago, CBS has officially announced the cast of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Overall, they did a fairly good job at selecting some of the most likable and hated castaways. Check out the cast below complete with a countdown of the ten villains and ten heroes I’m looking forward […]

  Tim Collins

Wednesday night comedy is back. And I’m still on board. After the holiday hiatus, both Modern Family and Cougar Town returned tonight with new episodes. I spent the majority of the day catching up on the latest episodes (give a guy a break…apparently re-watching the entire series of Lost takes some time). Based on the […]

Top 20 Lost Shockers
  Tim Collins

 Six years ago, I fell in love with a show. Before it even aired I found myself anticipating the premiere. The premise sounded fantastic, the mystery seemed intriguing, and the few actors I knew were all some of my favorite familiar faces. For two and a half seasons, I watched said show religiously. But sometimes […]

Good Cop vs. Bad Cop
  Tim Collins

We interrupt the My TV Award nominees for a much overdue commentary on the Survivor finale. This finale may be the greatest in history of Survivor. Their definitely were some amazing finales in the past but this one had all the makings for a perfect ending: a clear underdog who needed immunity to make it […]

Smoking Hot
  Tim Collins

So as Kelly already mentioned, the whole smoking episode of How I Met Your Mother was a little odd. I sincerely believe that a few of the main characters would smoke and that in most people’s lives cigarettes became an occasional habit, but it was all a little too unbelievable for the entire group to […]

  Tim Collins

In some of the greatest casting news I’ve heard in a long time, True Blood has finally realized the potential of Kristen Bauer. As the slightly villainous and oh so devious Pam, Bauer steals every seen she’s in. While most of this past season’s True Blood love was directed toward Alexander Skarsgard’s Eric (and rightly […]