"The Vampire Diaries"

 "The Vampire Diaries"

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'The Vampire Diaries' recap: 'A View to a Kill'

Klaus turns to Stefan for help, and Elena's plot against Kol continues

 

I can now definitively say that more happens in "The Vampire Diaries" in seven minutes than in every other show currently on television. Why? Because I had computer glitchiness (stoopid Slingbox) and missed the first seven minutes of the show. That being said, I'll come back to fill in when the show airs on the West Coast. But if I am totally misreading what happened, feel free to let me know, because I will absolutely believe it. I do know one thing for sure, though -- someone we know probably isn't going to be on the spin-off! 

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"New Girl"

"New Girl"

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'New Girl' creator Liz Meriwether talks about life after Nick and Jess' big moment

Despite fireworks, the pair are 'definitely not ready to be a couple'

“New Girl” fans knew it had to happen sooner or later, but this week Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) finally kissed. But what happens now that the friend barrier has been crossed? Show creator Liz Meriwether talked to journalists in a conference call yesterday to discuss the future of the new “Ross and Rachel” and why Nick and Jess, despite the kiss, “are definitely not ready to be a couple.”

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"Top Chef: Seattle"

 "Top Chef: Seattle"

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'Top Chef: Seattle' recap: 'Chefs at Sea'

The finalists take to the open water for a sea-worthy challenge

You know what's not appealing at all when you're sick? Food. Also unappealing? Watching a boat lurch up and down in choppy water. So, I am REALLY excited for this episode of "Top Chef," which follows our last five fine chefs onto… a boat. Where they will cook. Let's just hope they don't hit rough water, because I really don't need to see puking chefs, either. 

Anyway, Padma has good news (for now). The chefs must pack their bags for… a cruise to Alaska! Oh, that means very little choppy water, so that's good. The chefs head back to their shared apartment to pack. And drink. Mostly drink, it seems. Those are big wine glasses. 

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"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

 "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

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'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap: 'Stars and Stripes'

Brandi takes the girls on a strip trip and Yolanda bakes

Tonight's episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" contains no fighting. I'm not joking -- no fighting at all. None. I know, hard to believe. But it does include roast chicken and Suzanne Somers, so that's something. Look, I'm really trying here, but this episode was dull as an Amish frat party. I mean, a significant part of the episode was devoted to a sixth grade graduation party. A sixth grade graduation party. I dearly hope never to attend one of these in real life, at least not without a sharp object with which to stab myself to stay awake. But let's get to it, shall we?

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"The Bachelor"

 "The Bachelor"

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'The Bachelor' recap: The wheels come off as the girls hit the roller derby

One woman threatens to quit while another gets a 'Pretty Woman' fantasy

So, tonight I'm recapping "The Bachelor" and doing battle with a cold. This means I will either have less tolerance for the high-pitched cat fighting, or I will fall asleep after the 230th time someone says, "I just want him to see the real me!" or "I need to spend one-on-one time with him!" Actually, that would happen any week. It's just that this week, I can blame the snoring on a weakened immune system.

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

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'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: 'Make an Ass Out of a Donkey'

The situation between Phaedra and Kenya just gets stickier

 

So, we kick things off with further progress in the Stallion Booty vs. Donkey Booty video throw down. Kenya goes to the gym and discusses her video venture with her trainer, while Phaedra dons an seizure-inducing neon-green unitard for some possible DVD packaging snaps and promotional materials. I would like to say, for the record, I would not buy a workout video with Phaedra on the cover looking like a bloated radioactive lima bean. I'm sure she is fit, but man, that outfit does her no favors. 

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"Downton Abbey"

 "Downton Abbey"

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'Downton Abbey' recap: Season 3, Episode 4

Edith gets an offer she might not refuse and Matthew has uncomfortable concerns

You may or may not remember this, but a few weeks back I wrote about my pledge to try to keep things spoiler-free when it comes to "Downton Abbey." This hasn't been easy given that everyone across the pond got to watch the entire third season before we even got started. But before you read this recap, I'm going to politely suggest you watch this episode -- the fourth of the season -- before you do. Then come back. We'd love to have you, and it's not that I don't want you here or anything so impolite. But, until you watch the episode, I'm begging you, please don't read this yet. Please. Really. I'm not joking around, you guys.  

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Claire Danes, Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway

 Claire Danes, Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Red Carpet Rewind: The boring, bright and best of the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore and others bring some sparkle

Though neon made its (very, very loud) presence felt on the red carpet at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the overwhelming mood was more dark and dreary than, say, a Wham! video. While a few stars busted out the bright colors, more of them wore black, navy or monochrome combinations, aiming for inoffensive over red carpet pop. Heres a look at who bombed, who bored, and who actually got it right. 

"Plastic Wives"

 "Plastic Wives"

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Watch: Does 'Plastic Wives' find the absolute bottom of reality TV?

View this clip of the new TLC show at your own risk

Every time a new reality TV show or special hits the air, someone claims that the genre has scraped bottom. Rarely do I agree -- until now. Really, "Plastic Wives," a one-hour special airing this Sunday (Jan. 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET, TLC) has a little something for everyone... to hate.

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"The Vampire Diaries"

 "The Vampire Diaries"

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'The Vampire Diaries' recap: 'Catch Me If You Can'

Rebekah gets Stefan to loosen up - and close his heart

Is anyone wondering if we're really going to see the strange and magical Silas on this show? I realize that his revival is supposed to herald the end times, but I have to say I'm more than a little curious. Of course, not as curious as Professor Shane, and for that reason along I think I can live without seeing Silas ever, simply because I don't want Professor Shane to get his way. On the spectrum of creepy, Shane has turned the dial to eleven, and I'm hoping Bonnie gets wise to him sooner rather than later. After last week's little confession, it was pretty clear he's an Originals groupie in the weirdest possible way. 

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