Kelly Bedard

The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is a yearly event that brings together professional screenwriters from across Canada and the US for a weekend of networking, workshops and lectures covering topics from “Maximizing Your Software with Final Draft” to “The ‘Unlikeable’ Female Protagonist” to “Breaking into Video Game Writing”. Founded by Canadian super-agent Glenn Cockburn, the […]

  Kelly Bedard

First Published: May 14, 2013 The past year or so has seen the end of a ton of long-running shows I watched faithfully. Starting last January with the end of Chuck, then April’s One Tree Hill sendoff after 9 years of devoted fandom. Then went Canadian favourite Little Mosque on the Prairie, then Weeds, Gossip Girl, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Josh Zuckerman on 90210 Naomi, hilariously, may not have been able to reconcile having a crush on sweet science nerd Max right away, but I’ve loved the actor who plays him since he showed up on The West Wing as the memorable know-it-all kid who made Josh’s “list” in the brilliant post 9/11 episode “Isaac […]

Fat Shows, the biggest problem since Skinny Shows

This week was the premiere of a new ABC family show called Huge. It’s basically an hour each week in which rebellious Will (you know she’s a rebel because she’s got blue hair) obnoxiously fights against losing weight at fat camp. Oh boy. I cannot wait. The premiere alone was chock a block full of […]

Obsessions of March 23, 2010
  Kelly Bedard

My Theatre: My TV’s new sister site, My Theatre premiered recently with reviews of Toronto’s new hit My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, a Conneticut Repertory Theatre Comedy of Errors and the national touring production of The Lion King. You’ll also find a link to Jude Law’s wonderful Hamlet-themed SNL monologue and a first-hand account […]

The Battle of the Naomis
  Kelly Bedard

I recently caught up on two trashy TV shows: Private Practice and 90210. Both have me hooked so I watch every episode, despite bad writing and outrageous plotting. But while Private Practice inducing little more than eye-rolling, 90210 sometimes makes me care about its characters. So while I didn’t care about Addison’s struggles with her […]

  Lauren Keiffer

It’s obvious that 90210 has had a complete makeover: The credits are new (and much improved); the high school students look more like high school students (with the exception of the new tennis player, who looks like he is at least 20); and everything about the show screams “fresh.” This makeover has brought us new […]

  Kelly Bedard

Gilmore Girls/Samantha Who comedy queen Melissa McCarthy is joining Kelsey Grammar on Hank this fall. That there is enough of a reason to watch (even if there’s no love lost between you and the former Frasier Crane) Summer Glau’s guest turn on Dollhouse is no longer rumour and fantasy but reality. Whedonites rejoice! That guy […]

  Kelly Bedard

The spinoff’s inaugural season was so unbalanced, so ridiculous and so annoyingly typical that I can barely believe that I watch it. That said, the new 90210boasts a few characters that are worth returning for, and so I do. The most credit has to go to the adorable Tristan Wilds, an actor of a calibre […]

  Kelly Bedard

If you sat through this week’s episode of 90210, you now understand the definition of “ridiculous”. 90210already has trouble with believability; the main characters on this show are in high school, yet they are able to do as they please; the parent involvement is dismal, at best. However, I’ve grown accustomed to this altered reality […]

  Kelly Bedard

I have no reasonable explanation for this but I’ve recently taken to watching incredibly bad TV shows on a regular basis. It started with Big Brother and One Tree Hill. I’ve always watched them (the residual effects of being 14 at exactly the wrong time) and have comforted myself with the reassurance that I’m allowed […]

  Kelly Bedard

What I love this week…. Maria Schneider. Big Band is back people! Slings & Arrows Season 2. Particularly the Romeo & Juliet stuff. Yvonne Strahovski on Chuck. Proving week after week that Buffy was really kind of a lame character afterall on the grand scale of hot blond super crime fighters. The fact that it’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

If I’ve learned anything from my experiences with The OC, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy and Chuck, it’s that sometimes a show that you think you’ll never be into can turn into something you really enjoy. I gave all those series a second chance that resulted in serious bandwagon jumping, so it was only appropriate that I […]

On the Big Screen
  Kelly Bedard

This weekend I went to see The Secret Life of Bees, which was full of wonderful surprises. Yes, Dakota Fanning’s talent did survive puberty. No, apparently singer/actors are not always substandard, Queen Latifa, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson were all wonderful in their roles in the film. Yes, Paul Bettany is so phenomenally talented that […]

  Kelly Bedard

Spot the differences- I dare you. After the buzz that last year’s premiere of Gossip Girl created, its home network, The CW, is doing all they can to replicate the effect (note that I didn’t use the word “success” because on a revenue, ratings, business level Gossip Girldidn’t deliver). Gossip Girl‘s second season is off […]

The New Bionic Woman
  Kelly Bedard

10 minutes in I’ve decided that I never want to see another episode of the new 90210. I’m tempted to watch until Shannon Doherty shows up because I love her (selfish bitch to the point of self destruction= amazing!) but probably can’t stand it that long. Like last year’s uber hyped Bionic Woman, 90210 is so […]

  Kelly Bedard

All my intellectually snobbish friends look down their noses at me when I talk about the show that I watch every afternoon at 3pm. Well, of course I don’t actually watch it then (I don’t watch anything in its own time slot), I PVR it and watch it when I get home each night. This […]