During last week’s ‘Scandal’ recap, I expressed annoyance with Olivia’s likening her relationship to Fitz to that of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings — and the adamant Twitter cosigning of that janky-ass analogy. But if you want to understand how vastly different these two situations are, try thinking up a label for the relationship between Read More
Of red hoodies and Sally Hemings.
After posting poor ratings numbers, B.E.T. announced earlier this week that it was “expanding” T.J. Holmes’ half-hour, late-night talk show, Don’t Sleep with T.J. Holmes, into a once-a-week, hour-long affair because of “viewer demand.”
I watch this stuff so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
In the opening scene of last week’s Scandal, the President of the United States is sleeping on a couch. Why is he sleeping on the couch? Presumably because it’s a universally understood shorthand for marital discord, even though the White House residence has other beds in it. Nine other bedrooms in fact, according to the Read More
I first saw the 1989 film,
Live-tweeting has completely revitalized the TV-viewing experience. How did we ever wait 12 to 24 hours to gather at water coolers or to meet our friends over coffee and discuss all our guilty pleasure shows and their salaciousness? Shonda Rhimes shows especially lend themselves to shock-tweeting; she trafficks in big plot twists and embeds her Read More
Grantland’s Andy Greenwald isn’t sold on Jay Pharoah as SNL’s Obama: But I’m still not entirely sold on Jay Pharoah. The guy is a brilliant, otherworldly mimic, but I’m not sure he’s all the way there yet as a performer. Don’t get me wrong — I’m thrilled he’s got the podium with the seal on Read More