In the past, America’s Next Top Model has experimented with themes -- say, short girls, or high-fashion contenders. It may seem that Cycle 16 of America’s Next Top Model has no common thread. Not so. Wise observers have taken a long, lingering look at this cycle’s contenders and declared the theme to be Skanks; however, to be fair, the fault may lie with the powerful cake eyeliner lobby that has apparently bought and paid for the show’s stylists.
It's nearly time for the American People to take over on "American Idol." But "nearly" means "not quite yet" and "not quite yet" means we still have four hours of "Idol" ahead of us this week.
Up first? A trip to Las Vegas, as Wednesday's (February 23) "American Idol" recap kicks off after the break...
Well, after last week’s “Glee” debacle, I wanted to drink as much as the characters did in this week’s installment, “Blame It on the Alcohol.” This episode sent me back to more tried and true reactions, which left half of me wanting to toast the episode and the other hand feverishly looking for booze to numb the pain. There are times in which I’ve not liked an episode of “Glee” because it was either dull or offensive. Tonight’s episode falls under another category of disappointment, but it’s the best of my personal three. “Alcohol” left me underwhelmed due to the show’s chronic inability to edit itself.
[Recap of Tuesday's (Feb. 22) "Glee" after the break...]
It's pouring rain in Los Angeles, but the NBA is hoping to heat up Staples Center with tonight's NBA All Star festivities. The NFL may be America's game, but at HifFix NBA talk dominates so we thought we'd give some love to the Dunk Contest, the 3-Pt shoot out, the Skills Challenge and, um, the Shoot Out (although we love those WNBA players). Plus, chances are Charles Barkley is gonna say something that will make Commissioner David Stern wince. Let's get started...
“Fringe” is all about an impending universal collapse, in which Over Here is locked in a war with Over There that neither truly understand. Problem is, “Fringe” is threatening to collapse under a different type of struggle: the struggle between the show’s sci-fi strains and its increasingly melodramatic ones. It’s not as if the show has been devoid of emotional elements: indeed, the core family at the heart of the show (The Bishops, Olivia, Astrid) have given it a special place in the post-“Lost” pantheon of genre shows. But there’s a difference between having a beating heart at the center of a fantastical story and explaining away intergalactic vortexes away through the power of THE HUMAN HEART, as evidenced tonight in “6B.” One makes me happy. The other makes me slightly queasy.
So, it’s Elijah killing season! Or at least, that’s what Damon is hoping. He’s got his dagger, he’s got his Elijah hunting license, he’s got a few pints of Andie’s blood in his system, he’s ready to go. But will that wascally dagger do the trick?
To give "American Idol" a little credit, Wednesday night's epic two-hour Group Day episode definitely introduced us to some new people, several of whom might possibly have seemed talented. Unfortunately, because I hadn't met them before and because their names whizzed by in a matter of seconds, I probably didn't retain their names.
Hopefully Thursday's (February 17) blissfully short "Idol" episode will reintroduce a few of them until they stick in my head.
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I am so glad it’s time for another edition of “Top Chef,” because I’ve had the “Beef Tongue” song on a loop in my head for the last seven days and I’m hoping this episode will force it out once and for all. As long as it isn’t replaced by Fabio repeating the word “hambooger” over and over again, I’ll be happy.