A fan favorite gets the boot on 'DWTS'
You know what must really suck about being on “DWTS”? Having to wear your sweaty, nasty and possibly smelly costume from the night before for the results show. But hopefully that’s an indignity that Kate Gosselin won’t have to tolerate much longer, though part of me almost wishes she could stay in the competition in some newly created category, like “Just for Laughs” or “Aren’t You Glad You’re Not this Awkward?” because watching her stumble around the floor in a pink tablecloth was one of the best laughs I’ve had all week, and that’s got to be worth something.
[Full recap of Tuesday's (April 20) "Dancing with the Stars" results after the break...]
With 'Idol Gives Back' a night away, only Crystal Bowersox is inspirational
We're only 24 hours away from the telethon thrill-ride that is "Idol Gives Back," but first our Top Seven must handle inspirational music in the hopes of avoiding becoming the contestant to get humiliated and sent home at the culmination of a charitable celebration.
Putting them through their paces is Alicia Keys, who manages to be ridiculously talented, philanthropic and smoking hot. Will she be inspiration enough for the Top Seven?
Recap of Tuesday's (April 20) performances after the break...
Will Chad or Niecy be in trouble after Monday's dancing?
On “Dancing with the Stars,” otherwise known as The Accident by the Side of the Road featuring the Spastic Gyrations of Kate Gosselin, it’s Movie Night, and Erin Andrews is celebrating by flashing her bra. I’m not even kidding, the woman walks down the spiral staircase of awkwardness wearing a cardigan that’s been stapled together and a bra, which, even though it’s more fabric than Pamela Anderson has worn all season, just makes her seem really exposed. And possibly like the victim of a sexual assault. But maybe her movie is “The Accused” and not “Pulp Fiction,” you never know.
[Full recap of Monday's (April 19) "Dancing with the Stars" after the break...]
In the wake of last week's death, Jack uncovers a new conspiracy. But an unlikely source stands in his way of bringing it to light.
Honestly, I prepared myself to say goodbye to another major character this week. In the past two episodes, we’ve seen two major deaths rock the “24” world. Each time Chloe popped up onscreen tonight, I prayed she was wearing Kevlar as part of her new job. We didn’t get any bloodshed this week, but we did get a lot of compromised morals. Specifically, President Taylor chose a path that will undoubtedly cause more pain than peace when all is said and done. And for that, we have her predecessor in the Oval Office to thanks. Her decisions lead Jack to a drastic action, one that kicks off the final leg of the show’s long run.
[Full recap of Monday's (April 19) "24" after the break...]
Walt's back in the game. So why are we all so depressed?
"He does it because he's a man." - Gus Frings
"Breaking Bad," down at its most basic level, is a show about men who are trapped between who they think they should be (largely driven by biological imperatives and traditional societal standards of masculinity) and who they actually are in a world that long ago abandoned the idea of the cheerful father who goes to the plant every day to make the money he needs to support his family. Not all of these men have made the choice to take hold of their own fate like Walter White has, and not all of them have taken the dive into the deep end of doing very bad things. But all of them are men who are adrift, uncertain of how the world looks at them or how to capture an ineffable something they always thought would be their birthright by virtue of their gender.
[Full recap of Sunday (April 18) "Breaking Bad" after the break...]
'MacGruber' jokes and impressions aplenty fill another uneven 'SNL'
Considering that Ryan Phillippe’s cultural cache has never quite been the same since his split from Reese Witherspoon, and the fact that Ke$ha is a commercial construction rather than an actual artist, this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” feels particularly misguided. However, if you break it down a bit further, you realize that it is actually driven by two of the most common “SNL” justifications: Phillippe is starring in the big-screen adaptation of the show’s “MacGruber” sketches, and Ke$ha is the sort of internet/club sensation that could potentially draw in some new viewers. There isn’t really any comic or artistic reasoning behind their involvement (although Phillippe was perhaps my favourite non-Matt Dillon part of “Crash”), which leaves us to sort of accept that nepotism and blatant attempts to try to leverage flash-in-the-pan success stories are part of the show’s cultural legacy just as much as legitimate comic talent and particularly engaging sketches.
A full recap of just how strong (hint: not very) an episode of “Saturday Night Live” with such handicaps can be after the jump…
Mila and Jay go head to head, but only one will make it to Bryant Park
I’m not even sure I can watch this episode. It’s just too nerve wracking, and even though part of me would like at least one stinkin’ woman in the finals (c’mon, it’s a contest to design women’s clothes, you’d think the female perspective would be a good thing), the only woman left in the hunt is the Queen of All Evil (and Color Blocking), so not really feeling it. But then again, Jay has this tendency to dress like a J Crew float in the Electric Light Parade at Disneyland and make tacky Michael Jackson jackets and big butt dresses, so I’m torn.
But, even if it pains me to do it, I’m watching, so let’s get started, shall we?
[Full recap of Thursday's "Project Runway" after the break...]
With Walter struggling to come clean to Peter, he learns of someone else willing to bend the laws of nature to rescue a loved one.
“It’s not our place to adjust the universe,” Walter Bishop tells fellow grieving man of science, Alistair Peck. “I have traveled through madness to figure this out, and you will too.” While not the most subtle of episodes, this week’s “Fringe” did an excellent job of constructing its weekly foray into pseudoscience around Walter’s increasing sense of guilt over his abduction of Peter. Plus? Peter Weller, aka “RoboCop,” played Alistair! Not only did he get to play another half-man, half-machine, but this cyborg could move through time. Heck, let’s just call him what he is: RoboTimeCop! And let’s get to the recap, starting off with a little story about a certain astrophysicist.
[Full recap of Thursday's (April 15) "Fringe" after the break...]
Secrets and blood lusts explode at a Mystic Falls town party.
This week in Mystic Falls, everyone's got a secret. Especially Elena and Jeremy's Uncle John Gilbert, who has come back to town for mysterious reasons. And Stefan, who's jittery from blood detox withdrawals. And -- well, you'll have to keep reading to find out who else is on the hush-hush, whose dirty hookups earn a resounding "Eeeew!" and whose secret we DON'T get to learn as fates collide at the Founder's Day Party.
[Full recap of Thursday (April 15) night's "The Vampire Diaries" after the break...]
If the name of the other tribe is 'Villains' perhaps they aren't trustworthy?