Kelly Bedard

I am not a woman of ritual. There’s very little in this world that I do because I’ve always done it, not a birthday tradition or a makeup routine or even a consistent time for breakfast. But this, I do. The Bachelor Scale, my yearly ranking of The Bachelorette‘s cavalcade of mediocre suitors, happens come hell […]

  Kelly Bedard

I am not a woman of ritual. There’s very little in this world that I do because I’ve always done it, not a birthday tradition or a makeup routine or even a consistent time for breakfast. But this, I do. The Bachelor Scale, my yearly ranking of The Bachelorette‘s cavalcade of mediocre suitors, that happens […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m a cryer. I cry easily and a lot, triggered by all sorts of things from nostalgia to empathy to heartbreak. It can be difficult to explain to people what it means when I cry. Our basic human instinct is to assume that if someone is acting in a certain way, it means they’re feeling […]

  Kelly Bedard

I Love Hannah Brown. I’m into this Bachelorette season like I haven’t been into this branch of the franchise in quite some time. I know they don’t necessarily cast with the lead already in mind but it almost feels like they did here with a lot of men who are age-appropriate and lead with kindness, […]

I’ve been thinking a lot about Grey’s Anatomy lately. That show,…

Reboot culture as the go-to MO of our modern television landscape is, to say the very least, uninspiring. My head spins at the thought of the original ideas unexplored because some executive would rather reboot Dynasty than greenlight the next Dynasty. There must be hundreds of them, thousands probably, TV shows that never got made […]

  Kelly Bedard

Right up front, I have to say that this was one of my least favourite Bachelor Scales to put together. I’m really not feeling Becca’s guys and, though the Bachelorette herself is perfectly pleasant (if a little dull), my interest in this season is pretty limited. Truth be told, most of my Bachelor Nation energy […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

Last week, my hometown was proud to host a four-day festival for all things television, and yours truly got an up-close look at how the sausage, or rather, the shows, get made. Directors, talent, industry pros and press- so much press, with laptops, zoom recorders, flashbulbs and paraphernalia- I haven’t been to a comic-con or […]

  Kelly Bedard

June 7-10, members of our MyTV staff braved the heat and the crowds and the too-much-brisket tummyaches in order to take part in the seventh annual Austin Television Festival (brisket not mandatory, just encouraged). Over four days, we took in a slew of great panels, attended some really exciting screenings, and talked to a lot […]

We’re starting to see how the show runs, now that the set-up is done and I’m pleased…

“In the game of Survivor, you’ve gotta switch hats a lot. You gotta wear a white hat part of the time and sometimes you gotta put on the black hat. …

  Tom McGee

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con I was sitting in a slightly overpriced, but breezy coffee shop just west of the Convention Centre, typing up my notes from Day One: “You have to be absolutely cut-throat about what you want to see and willing to sacrifice anything else […]

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Size matters (during scheduling) So, this probably goes without saying, but Comic Con is big. Fucking big. Fan Expo in Toronto has grown steadily over the years, but it pales in comparison to the sheer size, scale, and scope of Comic Con. […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s Comic-Con Time Again! Managing Editor Kelly Bedard and Staff Writer Tom McGee are on the scene to bring you tons of coverage from the con floor, the panels, the press rooms, the screenings, the parties and more. Check back here for all our articles, videos and podcasts throughout the con. And make sure to […]

  Kelly Bedard

The odd Bachelorette editing and schedule this year (a pre-rose ceremony cliffhanger here, a double episode there) meant that Rachel went from 15 remaining guys to 6 in literally two days. I usually do my yearly rankings known as the “Bachelor Scale” around final 10-12 but they completely jumped over that phase this year. On […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m finally fully caught up on the recent seasons of Dancing with the Stars, right up to that delirious Christmas spectacular wherein former Governor Rick Perry DJ’d for Vanilla Ice one day after meeting with the President Elect. The show is clearly nuts but damnit if the characters aren’t super compelling. I want so badly […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

There’s a lot to love about this series. The way it deals with society’s criminalization of clothing, of black culture and black people. The heavy stylizing of Harlem and the characters who inhabit it, going past caricature and into something deeper, into what it means to be black. But I think my favorite part of […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

Trayvon Martin’s death marks one of the most significant moments in the history of the hooded sweatshirt (henceforth referred to as a hoodie). The hoodie has been made to seem synonymous with Black American culture, but it’s also lent its stylings to thug culture, criminal culture, “badassery” culture and anonymizing culture. As an item of […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

The season finale of The Night Of is coming around the bend. It’s so soon, it seems unreal, despite how long the individual episodes run (one hour and twenty minutes, roughly, for those of us keeping score at home). So, in an attempt to provide a penultimate, final-feeling examination of the plot, I took a […]

There is a book, by Amitava Kumar, called “A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His …

  Kelly Bedard

We’re thrilled to be back at San Diego Comic-Con for the second year in a row! From Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24th, editors Kelly Bedard and Rachael Nisenkier will be hobnobbing with the stars and getting the scoop on all the best TV (and more) the con has on display. Check back here […]

  Kelly Bedard

“True Love” will be a sporadic new feature in which I tell you about things in pop culture of which I’m an unabashed fan, whether it’s an embarrassing thing to admit or not. Love is how we all felt about Parks & Recreation, True Love is maintaining that Super Fun Night was the best sitcom […]

  Kelly Bedard

Jojo is a pretty generic Bachelorette. She’s approachable, fun, pretty and easy to root for but she doesn’t really stand out in any particular way. She doesn’t have Andi’s intelligence or Ashley’s endearing vulnerability, she’s more predictable than Ali and she gives way more fucks than Kaitlyn. She does, however, run circles around Des so […]

It’s been a very uncomfortable week for me as an Asian-American media consumer. It started Tuesday, with the new Doctor Strange trailer, continued Thursday as stills of Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell emerged, and concluded Saturday, when I had to stop my Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt binge after the unbearably self-satisfied episode, “Kimmy Goes […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

*originally published 03/12/2016 Let’s take a minute to talk about fantasy. As a rule, your heroes are displaced, usually by circumstances seemingly out of their control. Occasionally, they are revealed to be “chosen one” types, figures of myth/destiny/legend that come on the scene to save/destroy/etc the world. More often than not, fantasy stories are bildungsroman, […]

  Kelly Bedard

The first few months of the new year are the best. The temperature drops below -40°, the ice makes dog walking nearly impossible, and the best holiday is again almost a full year away, but it’s all good because it’s the Best TV Season. For 13 or so weeks in the dead of winter, my […]