Topic: Television

Even If You’re Over Downton Abbey, You’ll Be Delighted By Their Parody Clips For Charity

Even If You're Over Downton Abbey, You'll Be Delighted By Their Parody Clips For Charity

I gotta be honest with you guys — I stopped watching Downton Abbey at the end of season three when Dan Stevens betrayed us all, an offense that we shall never forgive him for. But even with all my energy going toward nursing that grudge, I’m still completely delighted by these parody clips the show came up with to encourage donations to a charity. More »

30 Rock Predicted The Recent Interview Controversy Almost Five Years Ago

30 Rock Predicted The Recent Interview Controversy Almost Five Years Ago

By now you probably know that Sony has canceled the Christmas release of The Interview, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, after threats of terrorism. What you probably don’t know — or at least don’t remember — is that 30 Rock referenced a situation similar to this all the way back in January 2010, in the season four episode “Klaus and Greta,” which was written by co-showrunner Robert Carlock and guest-starred James Franco as himself. More »

In Defense Of The Newsroom

In Defense Of The Newsroom

So The Newsroom had its final episode ever last night, and I’m sure a lot of you are thrilled about that. That’s right! I know a lot of you guys hate that show a whole lot, because the internet told me so every week, and that’s totally understandable! But I have this weird off-brand opinion where it might not have been the worst thing ever, and I’d be totes apreesh if you’d at least hear me out. More »

Stephen Colbert Interviews Smaug The Dragon, And To Say It’s Awesome Would Be An Understatement

Stephen Colbert Interviews Smaug The Dragon, And To Say It's Awesome Would Be An Understatement

Before last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Tolkien fanatic Stephen Colbert teased that his guest would be the star of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but he wouldn’t say who. When the show aired and he introduced “Smaug,” I fully expected to see Benedict Cumberbatch sitting in the interview chair. Well, Benedict was the guest, in a way, but he arrived in the form of his dragon alter ego. More »

The 2014 Events That Should Be 2015 Lifetime Movies

The 2014 Events That Should Be 2015 Lifetime Movies

Since I know Lifetime execs read my posts religiously (I’m assuming), I decided to once again save them the time of brainstorming ideas for next years’ movies and just give them a bunch of scandals and interesting events from this year that would fit right in on their network. You might think it’s “too soon,” but Lifetime isn’t familiar with that phrase, so it won’t be problem for them. More »