Monday, October 29, 2012

MOCKINGBIRD LANE: A NICE PLACE TO VISIT


The Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane was unleashed on Friday, with NBC airing the pilot (not brought to series) as a one-shot Halloween special. While the characters aren't quite how you remember them from the 60s series, what's definitely familiar is the tone and style of writer/executive producer Bryan Fuller.

Friday, October 26, 2012

WHOA, CANADA!


Brace yourself, world: Degrassi is celebrating its 300th episode tonight. Our neighbors to the North have been pushing the teen soap envelope for a couple of generations now, and there's no issue - no matter how outlandish or obscure - that they won't tackle. And as over the top as the stories may be, the iTunes episode synopses are even funnier.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

GOSSIP GIRL 6x3: "Dirty Rotten Scandals"


In an episode ultimately about family, this week's Gossip Girl proves that dysfunction and dependency are the real ties that bind. Blair and Serena form an icy alliance when they need favors from one another, both involving the big Waldorf Designs fashion show. Meanwhile, Dan continues to burn bridges when he has doubts about publishing his serial in The Spectator - and Sage is still a hellish spin-off waiting to happen.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OUT OF THE WOODS


In a new feature here, I'm giving hated movies one more try. Were they actually good, or were my first instincts accurate? To kick off, we'll take a look at one of the most reviled sequels of all time: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. Worthless horror...or something more? You probably know the answer, but where's the fun in giving it away?

Monday, October 22, 2012

THE NEW PARANORMAL


The trailers promise us that "all of the activity has led to this" - and if you can keep from thinking about the myriad of questions raised by Paranormal Activity 4, you're definitely in for a good time. Plus: The inevitable announcement of a fifth installment, the future direction of the franchise, and...a Poltergeist-esque curse?!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

GOSSIP GIRL 6x2: "High Infidelity"


Blair and her burgeoning career as fashion mogul take center stage in preparation for a big interview with Women's Wear Daily, but she runs into trouble with not one but TWO familiar faces. Elsewhere on the island, Serena makes her big debut into adult society by hosting a gala for the Central Park Conservancy - but she may not be able to handle a bombshell about Steven & Sage. The good ship Gossip Girl is pretty much steering itself, gang.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

GOSSIP GIRL 6x1: "Gone Maybe Gone"


In its very last season premiere, Gossip Girl kicks off the end of an era with a drug overdose, a wedding, and a return to inappropriate sexual partnering. The more things change, the more they stay the same...which is both a blessing and curse on the Upper East Side. The sixth and final season is now underway!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

GLEE 4x4: "The Break-Up"


You might forget that Glee is technically a comedy, after Ryan Murphy delivers his most brutal and emotional episode yet. Finchel, Klaine, Brittana, and Wemma all reach an impasse...is the golden age of Glee romance over?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

GLEE 4x3: "Makeover"


It's a more confident Blaine vs. Brittany in the battle for McKinley High's student body president on Glee - but the real makeover is on the New York storylines, which have finally gotten more interesting. Welcome aboard, Sarah Jessica Parker!