Mike Strizic

I am literally dumbfounded that the new Denzel Washington film is guilty of the following atrocities (all the while garnering rave reviews in the press): – Un-ironically using the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’ to score a heroin montage – Un-ironically using the Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ not once, but TWICE, to […]

  Kelly Bedard

The third episode of The Newsroom is essentially a six-month montage detailing how Will, Mackenzie and Co. covered the events leading up to the November 2010 mid-term elections (they downplayed the Times Square bomb, shouted down anti-gay arguments, and went after the Tea Party). That’s all juxtaposed with the introduction of Jane Fonda as the […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Before the Show It’s been quite a few years since I’ve really, truly cared about the Oscars, but before that I was their biggest fan. They never gave the awards to the right people, and most of the presenters were lackluster, and the hosts seemed to have an incredibly thankless job, but god did I […]

  Borah Coburn

Okay. So I went to the bookstore recently, and I was just browsing around the bookstore, looking for something new and exciting to read, like I do, and I noticed something disturbing. The ubiquity of Mr. Darcy fan-service books. Published books, being sold in the bookstores, about Mr. Darcy and how he’s such a stunner, […]

  Kelly Bedard

I am the first one to admit that I flipflop on this issue. I am a massive Rom-Com fan. It’s probably my favourite genre. When I was little and we went to Men in Black for my brother’s birthday and I got really scared by that opening scene where they blow up the alien, my […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Superbowl had plenty of highlights (check My Sports in the coming days for Jason’s full coverage of the game) but hands down my favourite moment came courtesy of the network airing the festivities. Time was, NBC was the be-all and end-all of television. It was home to my all-time favourite series (The West Wing […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. It was started here by AV Club writer Nathan Rabin as a description of Kirsten Dunst’s character in Elizabethtown, and, by extension, as a deconstruction of the type of female character that seems to exist solely to propel a male protagonist’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

I thought I’d give ABC’s latest “plight of the modern man” sitcom at least 2 episodes before I passed judgement. All signs pointed immediately to the pits of despair, but since the pilot involved so much setup and the much-maligned burly-dude-dresses-as-a-woman-to-get-a-job premise has actually had some unlikely but substantial success in films like Tootsie and […]

  Kelly Bedard

Sunday’s Golden Globes contained no small number of witty shots at any and all celebrities in attendance, some great speeches and some deserving winners (the most obvious of the bunch: Aaron Sorkin, Paul Giamatti and Christian Bale, are among my favourites)  but perhaps my favourite moment was provided by Chris Colfer. Glee’s greatest asset, Colfer’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

Cable TV is the home of terrible people. That’s not to say that some of the people on network aren’t horrible too (Addison Montgomery is a hypocritically terrible person, whereas Prison Break‘s TBag is flat out evil). But on cable, more and more, the heroes, protagonists, the centres of the shows, are truly terrible people. […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Good – SYTYCD‘s earnest (annoying?) farmboy Kent is engagingly mature, almost (dare I say it) sexy, this week in a smooth Dave Scott hip hop with Comfort and a beautiful Travis Wall contemporary with Lauren. – Deserving Emmy nominees abound, especially Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler. – Big Brother returns with a cool new […]

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 […]

Things I Love Right Now
  Kelly Bedard

Seth Aaron- If the most recent episode proved anything, it was that I was right about how awesome he is. Here’s hoping tomorrow’s episode keeps him at the top of the Project Runway pack. Christa Miller on Cougartown– I adore the character of Ellie, she’s my current TV doppelganger and it makes me happy every […]

  Kelly Bedard

Rabbits are, in fact, much better than Ducks. Unless those Ducks be Mighty. (How I Met Your Mother) Naomi Bennett is a TERRIBLE mother. (Private Practice) Violet Turner is a TERRIBLE therapist. (Private Practice) I will never tire of Never Been Kissed. (movies) Jake Pavelka has terrible taste in women. (The Bachelor) Margene Henrikson might […]

Attention ‘My Boys’ Fans
  Kelly Bedard

If you’re a fan of TBS’ lovable comedy about a guy’s girl and her guys, you should really proclaim it to the world by becoming a fan of the show on facebook. On the show’s fan page you can find out helpful tidbits (like the show’s March premiere date), do all the usual facebook fun […]

Dear Reality Contestants,
  Kelly Bedard

GOD DOES NOT CARE ABOUT SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE OR SURVIVOR! In case you were wondering, he/she/it also does not care about Big Brother, Dancing With the Stars, Top Chef, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, anything involving housewives or couples with too many kids, American Idol, The Bachelor, Deal or […]

you know what’s always funny?
  Kelly Bedard

Brian Williams jokes! They are always funny, as evidenced by this week’s 30 Rock, last season of SNL and many many Daily Show episodes. Other 30 Rock highlights this week include: – the Horberger system – a Susan Boyle shout-out – Tracy and Jenna working together – a flashback to Liz’s auditioning days – facetious […]

Hey Robin, It’s Tough Living in the States, eh?
  Kelly Bedard

As a Canadian living in Boston, tonight’s How I Met Your Mother made me giddy. What made it so funny? IT’S ALL TRUE! Well, most of it. Torontonians by no means have funny accents like the lady in Tim Hortons, I have no idea who the Quebecois guy Robin mentioned in the first scene is, […]

I’m Bored
  Kelly Bedard

What is wrong with this TV season? Maybe it’s that Lost, Better Off Ted, 30 Rock, My Boys, Big Love and Friday Night Lights didn’t return to the schedule in a timely manner. Maybe it’s that I’m a season behind on Dexter and Mad Men so am holding off on watching those this season. Or […]

  Kelly Bedard

One of Entertainment Weekly’s newest photo galleries is a run down of what they consider to be the 25 greatest episodes in the Whedonverse. And while I don’t agree with every choice (how are “Waiting in the Wings”, “Tabula Rasa” and “Spin the Bottle” not on this list?), they get it almost exactly right. So, […]

  Kelly Bedard

The music video from the folks over at Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible)’s web series The Guild: “a show for gamers about gamers written by a gamer”.

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 Watches 60 Minutes
  Kelly Bedard

In a PVR mishap that left me with an incomplete episode of Big Brother, I ended up watching the end of a 60 minutes segment on Coldplay. I’ve always liked Coldplay, sort of, enjoying a song here and there but never really caring about them either way. I was impressed when Chris Martin made fun […]

Obsessions of the Week: August 13th
  Kelly Bedard

A Chorus Line: the movie– After watching this ridiculously outdated movie musical for the first time a couple days ago, I find myself wondering if perhaps we’re giving the So You Think You Can Dancers too much credit. Watch the dancers in this movie take on the intricate choreography and you’ll never accept a mediocre […]

Violation of the Spin-Off Rules
  Kelly Bedard

The conceit of a spin-off is that the new show and its predecessor exist within the same reality. For Private Practice, this means that the woman who, in our reality, is Kate Walsh is actually Addison Montgomery within the reality of Grey’s Anatomy and all its descendants. She is Addison Montgomery whether she is in […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This weekend I sat down to watch the (awesome) movie Star Trek for the third time (yes, yes, I’m a dork. Let’s move on). And, not for the first time, I marveled at the epic awesomeness that is JJ Abrams blockbuster success. A large portion of that success has to do with its two leads […]