Friday Night Lights- Tami Taylor

Tami Taylor might just be my favorite TV mom of all time. In a show that ostensibly revolves around the high school football team, convention would have led me to expect the coach’s wife to be there mainly as a form of support for him. Tami is one of the most supportive characters in the […]

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde is the kind of movie I was prepared to be annoyed by before I saw it. On the surface it looked like the standard ‘boy dumps girl- girl makes huge play to win him back-decides she doesn’t want him anymore’ story. It’s not a bad story per se, but it can be formulaic […]

Big Brother All-Stars, Part 3

Big Brother All-Stars, part one and part two So what was Erika’s big crime that focused everyone on her? She wanted to be a good person. Erika’s the one who didn’t pick on anyone, who cried every time she had to evict someone she actually liked, who tried to make goodbye videos that were sincere […]

Big Brother All-Stars, Part 2

Big Brother All-Stars, part one The show’s finale came down to Mike and Erika. If the other contestants were actually voting for the winner based on merit, there is no reason that Mike’s victory would have been assured, so there was really no other way to go than what happened. While the jury was discussing […]

Big Brother All-Stars, Part 1

Big Brother is kind of near the bottom of the reality-show hierarchy. At the top you have the award winning, generally positive shows like The Amazing Race and Survivor, and the ones that are simply unstoppable ratings grabbers like American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, and then BB is more towards the ‘voyeuristic and […]

C.S.I.- Sara Sidle

C.S.I. used to be one of the few shows I never missed, partly because of one of the main female characters. Sara Sidle was once that rarity on prime time television: a geek and proud of it, had no problem standing up for herself in any situation, obviously loved her job and was extremely good […]

Studio 60: JorDanny Part 3

Part one and part two of my problems with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. I really didn’t intend for this to turn into a series, but I am apparently incapable of looking away from a television show that’s turning into a train wreck. Yes, all of the perfectly logical reasons that Jordan had for […]