Who cancels Mr. Sunshine and Better with You but keeps Happy Endings? If they’re not going to give a show a chance, there’s no point. And perhaps people should stop hiring Andrea Anders, this is not working out for her. So ABC’s just made a big announcement. Guess how excited I am about it. Cue […]

4 and Out
  Kelly Bedard

It seems 4 is the limit for Rob Lowe, who’s just announced that he’s leaving Brothers & Sisters at the end of this season. Citing some crap about being “underutilized”, Lowe is currently in talks with ABC for his own show, on which he will have more of a central role. Ensemble work is clearly […]

  Kelly Bedard

Since Brothers & Sisters‘ first season back in 2006, Matthew Rhys has been one of my favourite people on television. His complicated and endearing character Kevin Walker has also been a favourite, as well as one half of TV’s best couple: Kevin and Scotty. The 34-year-old masks an accent and tackles English as a second […]

An Eonline Poll: why I love TV watchers
  Kelly Bedard

Eonline just did a poll of Brothers & Sisters fans, asking them what their favourite thing about the show is. And wouldn’t you know it, the results are dead on accurate. With the one obvious exception (a win of 50%+ for the incomparably awesome Walker family dinners), the audience clearly has a favourite aspect of […]

  Kelly Bedard

One Walker leaves, another shows up (not exactly a fair trade, but not devastating); one marriage falls apart as another grows stronger in its first year and yet another is in the works; two family members quit Ojai, another two are fired, a different two are hired and the first two return;  two matriarchs find […]

  Kelly Bedard

Anything to do with Ryan Walker. The big haired manipulative brat is possibly the worst thing to ever come out of a Berlanti show. He’s badly written, REALLY badly cast and just a general nuisance on an otherwise lovable show. Addison Montgomery’s sex life, or that of the people she works with (except maybe Cooper’s). Someone please […]

  Kelly Bedard

And while we’re on the subject of Canada and its contributions to the world of entertainment, imagine my delight when this week’s Brothers & Sisters contained a guest spot from a Canadian icon of sorts- Megan Follows, who played Anne of Green Gablesin the beloved film adaptation, was introduced this week as the new director […]

Scene Stealer
  Kelly Bedard

… and since we’re on the topic of Rob Lowe (see previous post), let’s talk about last night’s 2 hour episode of Brothers & Sisters. I was promised what should have been a Lowe tour-de-force; this was supposed to be his Emmy episode. And while the 2 hours did contain some intense emotion from Lowe, […]

  Kelly Bedard

 It’s that time of year again. Flower prices are skyrocketing, restaurant reservations are hard to come by, jewelry stores are bustling and all around North America people are wishing that life were as romantic as their TV. So in honour of this most auspicious holiday, that of St. Valentine, I thought I’d revisit the issue […]

What Makes the Walkers Different
  Kelly Bedard

Brothers & Sisters returned to ABC tonight and I had yet another epiphany about what makes this show good. Despite what sibling squabbles and Nora’s bi-monthly breakdowns may lead you to believe, the Walkers are adults. The writers aren’t afraid to marry them off or let them recover from their afflictions or let them make […]

  Kelly Bedard

This post is not about Family Ties the sitcom starring Michael J Fox. This post is about Brothers & Sisters, I just liked the title. Last night’s episode of Brothers & Sisters was an incredibly typical one. I like typical Brothers & Sisters a lot so I was very pleased that it was so. There […]

  Kelly Bedard

Nick and Starr Spangler This week I decided to give The Amazing Race another try. I’ll write a full review in a minute but for now I just had to add my favourite team to my obsessions list. The dynamic brother/sister team was my absolute favourite within the first episode. I think they have the […]

Brothers & Sisters This Week
  Kelly Bedard

My God I love Kevin Walker. and Scotty too.

That is all.

  Kelly Bedard

Dexter Season 2 Almost, if not as, good as season 1, Season 2 (which I finished yesterday) had me hooked to the very end. The season solidified my opinion that Michael C Hall is the best TV actor of his generation and also threw even more light on the talents of Julie Benz (Rita), Jennifer […]

Brothers & Sisters Takes Me Back
  Kelly Bedard

… to those glorious years of the Bartlett administration, when it wasn’t uncommon for a top notch character to hire someone from the opposing political party to work for them. In fact, it was a point of pride. Characters would often say of president Bartlett that “he likes smart people who disagree with him”, which […]

  Kelly Bedard

I kind of loved this Sunday’s ABC shows. Usually 2 of my favourite shows, Brothers & Sisters and Desperate Housewives made me laugh even more than usual this week. So here’s what happened: Kitty Walker wrote a book. It was about her experiences on the campaign trail and living with her family, each of whom […]

This Week on TV
  Kelly Bedard

For some reason all the TV worth watching is currently on either Sunday, Monday or Thursday. This means that I tend to watch things all at once. Thus, I will now write about them all at once. I apologize for the lack of posting this week and hopefully can make up for it with one […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last night there was a Tivo scene. It was one of those scenes that you save forever on your PVR or your DVR or your Tivo or whatever fancy TV contraption you have. It was a scene that you play over and over again. It was a scene that makes you buy the DVD box set just […]

  Kelly Bedard

The current TV landscape leaves little to complain about. Snobbish academia folk may scoff and cite the low-life nature of many game shows, the preposterous, adrenaline-driven drivel that are some action shows and the formulaic routine that dominates some sitcoms. In response to these people I simply smile knowingly and proudly shout the names of unique and sharp […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the first time ever I was disappointed with this week’s Brothers & Sisters. First of all where was Sarah? she was only in one small scene then disappeared. It seemed almost as if Rachel Griffiths was shooting a movie or something and could only spend a couple hours on set for the week. I […]

  Kelly Bedard

To the best cast ever: the best of Everwood, Alias, The West Wing, Ali McBeal, Prison Break, Six Feet Under, Reunion and an Oscar winning matriarch to tie them all together. Its lightning in a bottle when these people get together in front of a camera. To wonderful characters and relationships: no show has ever […]