After watching "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland" (which we should just call "Wonderland" from now on, even if it reminds a few of you of that murdery 2003 Val Kilmer movie), I had an idea. if you've been reluctant to jump into "Once Upon A Time" because there are too many characters, or because you've missed the first season, or if you just don't like whatever character has emerged as a focus this week (though it could easily change next week), this might be just the show for you. Even though it's a spinoff of "Once Upon A Time," think of it as the gateway drug. Drink me!
I had the chance to talk to Naomi Grossman and Barbara Tarbuck during an extremely spooky sleepover at the abandoned (and supposedly haunted) Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles as part of a kickoff for the DVD release of "American Horror Story: Asylum." Needless to say, we were probably all a little unnerved by the setting.
"American Horror Story" has put a spell on viewers. This season's premiere could become the most-watched program in FX history. Take that, "Wilfred"!
Things are heating up (that's funny, because New Orleans is hotter than an armpit most of the time!) on "Top Chef: New Orleans," as front runners are emerging, dark horses have reared their heads and whinnied and the lesser-thans are being picked off like teenagers in a cheap horror movie. While not all of the food looks entirely edible (and hey, with gumbo, it never really looks great, does it?), some of it sounds delicious, and that's enough for me. Until someone invents Taste-o-Vision, this, and the snarky comments of our judges, will have to do.
The suds keep on a-comin' on "Nashville," as befits a primetime soap chock full of ego-driven (or, in Deacon's case, horribly emotionally scarred) musicians with skeletons in the closet. This week's episode had some good music (always a plus), some repetitive story lines and possibly the exit of Coleman Carlisle (the always excellent Robert Wisdom), which makes for a lot of highs and lows. Kind of like a country song, isn't it?
"American Horror Story" is back (with crazy strong ratings, too), and this time with the word "Coven" tagged onto the end. Thus, we're getting a crazy mash-up of witches, voodoo, insensitive portrayals of slavery and whatever other random stuff Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (or their assistants) stumbled across on the old Interwebs. Better, we're also getting grade A talent. Kathy Bates ("Misery") and Angela Bassett ("What's Love Got to Do with It") join Jessica Lange and other "AHS" pros to stir the witches' cauldron. But I will say, judging from the first episode, we're off to a shaky start. Not shaky-scary, just… shaky.
There's nothing sadder than when Tim Gunn gets choked up on "Project Runway," is there? Oh, yeah, yeah, there's sad stuff like tragic deaths and outbreaks of cholera and those commercials for the ASPCA and the Children's Fund. Those are also sad. But, I guess, Tim Gunn getting choked up is sad in a way that's a little less depressing.
On this week's episode of "Project Runway" (Thurs. at 9:00 p.m. ET on Lifetime), we get to see a bit of what some of the designers are working on (or mangling, as the case may be). It's also the last episode before the final group of three heads to New York Fashion Week. Tensions are high. No one wants to get this far and be sent packing -- and clearly, Tim Gunn doesn't want to have to send anyone to pack their things. So, watch this clip. If you can.
Will you be watching the penultimate episode of "Project Runway"?
Oh, toddlers. Even when they're as cute as Will on "Little Couple" (new episode airing Tues. Oct. 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET on TLC), they can get upset. And hitty. That's what Bill and Jen are prepared to face when they bring home a new baby girl from India. In this exclusive clip, the proud parents take Will out to find a book that will encourage Will to be nice to the new kid and not "punch her in the face." It's good to know these are realistic parents.
Will you be watching "Little People"?
In a story that seems far too weird to be entirely accurate (and which begs a lot of other questions if it is), unconfirmed reports have suggested that 106 lost "Doctor Who" episodes have been found at the Ethiopian Radio and Television agency, according to International Business Times.
Initially, the first part of the super sized "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion is so placid, so even-tempered and loving, it's creepy. I'm almost wondering if Teresa and her husband have decided to deal with the 39 counts of fraud, theft, and crimes against the English language (tonight, we get a new word to send my spell check into a tizzy: "meanful") by taking fistfuls of Xanax or showing up to the reunion drunk. Hey, most people watch it that way, right?