Fan-freaking-tastic!!!
  Kelly Bedard

The woman who is inarguably on top of the world with multiple Emmy wins, the most talked about SNLpolitical impression since Bush Sr., and a massive cult following, has done it again. Check out the fabulous season 3 premiere of 30 Rock a week early over on NBC.com or Hulu.com and see why Tina Fey […]

  Kelly Bedard

Yes I love So You Think You Can Dance Canada and I am partial to NBC’s new show My Own Worst Enemy and a big shout out to James Ehnes is required as his Tchaikovsky violin concerto with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra last Saturday made my month, but there is one winner for this week’s […]

What I’m Watching
  Kelly Bedard

Now that most of the fall TV schedule is underway, I thought it’d be a good idea to let you know what I’m watching this season so you’ll know what I’ll be writing about. Without much ado at all, my list is as follows… red= must watch, most likely to write about blue= will watch […]

Casting questions
  Kelly Bedard

There is a wonderful young actress working (or sometimes working, as it turns out) in Hollywood today. She is clever and cute and has a better grasp on dry wit than any actress of her age I’ve ever seen. Her name is Laura Marano and she keeps getting fired. Or at least it seems that […]

Another One Bites the Dust
  Kelly Bedard

The cancel-happy Fox has taken its first victim of the 2008-2009 TV season. The mildly amusing and thoroughly enjoyable sitcom Do Not Disturb has officially been cancelled, after airing only 3 episodes. With a recognizable cast, a handful of cool characters and at least a couple of good laughs per episode, Do Not Disturb is […]

  Kelly Bedard

Summer Roberts– she’s tough and feisty and independent and funny and caring and smart in ways that are not immediately obvious, and she loves Seth. I just finished season 3 and she may be, at this moment, my favourite OCcharacter. She’s the onion of the show. Big Brother Episode 28– “swim club”, “late night”, “Renny’s […]

  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 […]

  Kelly Bedard

Dylan Moran Known to most as the guy with the book down his trousers from Notting Hill, Dylan Moran is probably the best standup comedian I’ve ever heard. My friend Mack, who is often feeding me obscure comedy I don’t enjoy, forced me to watch Moran’s brilliant britcom Black Books then an hour and a half of his standup […]

  Kelly Bedard

OK, after a week off for a family emergency, I’m back and trying to make up for lost time with a double dose of weekly obsessions… Avenue Q I just came home from seeing the touring production. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time- go see it. The lead plays both Princeton and […]

  Kelly Bedard

MEGHAN AND SEAN. Felicity’s eccentric former roommate and Ben’s lovable landlord are the saving graces of a mediocre season 3. The unlikely couple are hilarious and adorable together. Amidst a boring Ben/Felicity relationship, a severe Noel character meltdown, an over-the-top drug/shooting incident and stupid Elena romance problems, the fact that Meghan and Sean were given so […]

This Week’s Obsessions
  Kelly Bedard

Felicity’s Haircut Most people hated it when Felicity’s response to getting her heart broken was to cut off her signature long curls. In fact, the change of hair in season 2 is (somewhat jokingly) charged with the decline in the show’s ratings. I, on the other hand, love her haircut. I think if you’ve got […]

  Kelly Bedard

I forgot to add one of the most important obsessions of my week… Justin Timberlake hosting the ESPYS. Now I’m not a particular Justin fan and there’s really only 1 sport I care about at all (baseball) but I got caught up watching the annual sports award show because he could not have been a […]

  Kelly Bedard

Contrary to popular opinion, I am, at times, fallible. One of these failures occurred a couple hours ago when I posted a list of my favourite TV opening credit sequences and failed to include one show that features an opening credit sequence that is both original and always entertaining. Weeds‘ theme song varies every week. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Let me take a moment to complain. Why do very few shows still allow time for an opening credits sequence? Once upon a time around 8:03pm every Thursday night, an entire continent would clap along as The Rembrants sang “Ill Be There For You”; it was pretty cool. Nowadays opening title sequences have been replaced […]

a Starcrossed ‘Reunion’ Reunion
  Kelly Bedard

As part of their effort to get viewers caught up after the overly long hiatus that the writers’ strike caused, ABC has been providing their hit shows with special videos available online at ABC.com. Among the recaps are what ABC is calling “starcrossed” which feature 2 actors from different ABC shows interviewing each other. The […]

how many Chucks can a wood Chuck Chuck?
  Kelly Bedard

you’ve heard me speculate on there being more than 1 doctors Shepherd and Burkebut how many characters with one name can there be? let’s see. This season 4 new shows premiered with a character named Chuck- not exactly the most common name to begin with. and yes it did take me this long to notice- […]

  Kelly Bedard

-Justin in West Side Story while Hilda finds out about Santos’ death on the season 1 finale of Ugly Betty. -Pam walks on hot coals and confesses her feelings in The Office then Jim asking her out in the finale. -The Walkers jumping in the pool in the finale of Brothers & Sisters -Danny’s “We […]

  Kelly Bedard

So Jack’s last name is Shepherd. Derek’s last name is Shepherd. They are both doctors. there is only one other doctor on the island. Juliet. Juliet’s last name is Burke, as in Preston Burke. Both on ABC, both premiering the same season (20004-05), the doctors Shepherd and Burke have 2 homes.

  Kelly Bedard

A true TV aholic doesn’t just watch television. They read blogs, they subscribe to TV magazines and most importantly they listen to podcasts. Here’s the breakdown of what I listen to. 1) The TV Addict: Daniel Malen’s website and accompanying podcast is great. The new co-host Renessa is wonderful and brings the podcast up to […]

  Kelly Bedard

Poor Callie. I love Callie. Trouble is I love Izzie too. I like George but he’s not one of my favourites so Ive decided to throw all the blame his way so that the characters I like are simply victims of circumstance. Whoever’s idea it was to throw Izzie and George together needs to not […]

  Kelly Bedard

This is my appeal to you (not that anyone reads this- if anyone reads this please post a comment so I know you’re there). I have a thing where I can’t jump into a show if I haven’t seen the beginning. I couldn’t return to Lost after I skipped the end of season 1, I […]

  Kelly Bedard

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. That’s all I have to say about the current state of television. There are all the reasons in the world to lose faith in television as an art form. Deal or no Deal has somehow replaced jeopardy, The OC and One Tree Hill are the only remains of Dawson’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

Once upon a time there was a multitude of great television encapsulated into succinct 23 minute installments. This was when sitcoms ruled the airways… not in syndication. My TV obsession came in the age of FRIENDS, Will & Grace, Frasier, Sex and the City, That 70s Show and Seinfeld. These days there are only 3 […]