Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, behold the losing end of an Emmy-Awards-prediction bet. Because the wonderful Michael over at the Pop Goes The Culture blog lost out and clearly knows nothing about television (thank you, "Game Change!"), he was forced to sit through Katy Perry's fabulous failure, "Part Of Me." The real loser in all this, of course, is me, because I had to hijack my Netflix account in order to rent him the movie, thus providing me with that one eyesore in the "Previously ... read more
For the first time in my life ... wait for it ... I wasn't able to watch something that I wanted to watch — the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday on ABC — live on the Internet. This, friends, angered me to no end. For 45 minutes, I slaved over a computer screen, coming across nothing more than dead links, pay-for-play packages and simple, outright irrelevant-to-the-matter-at-hand websites that presumably would have driven a lesser man to drive a car into a brick wall at full speed. By ... read more
Come one, come all. It's Emmy time, friends, and as we like to say around these tiny parts of the Word Wide Internet, you can't have "TV" in your name twice and not address the highest honor in television each year (or, well, at least until they fire me).
This year, though, you — yes, you! — are in for a treat as one, Mr. Michael Hunley (from over at the Pop Goes The Culture blog) and I have decided to make things a little more interesting. You see, as those of you who occasionally read ... read more
My guess is that it's pretty hard to put on an MTV Video Music Awards broadcast. I'm not doubting that. Performances. Egos. Awards. Tributes. Crowds. Interviews. "Twilight" clips deemed "exclusive." It takes all these things to produce one, tiny awards program, and it would be idiotic to claim that countless hours of work and preparation don'tgo into such a production.
But, man ... what the hell was that?
The 2012 Video Music Awards are now in the books, and much like we did last year, ... read more
"I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars."
That's also what Jimmy Kimmel said Monday after being tapped to host this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, set to take place Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theater. If you remember, Jane Lynch of "Glee" fame hosted the trophy show last year on FOX. If you don't remember ... well, then click on that link to remind yourself of the glitz, pomp and celebration that was the 2011 installment of the show ... read more
... All hypothetically speaking, of course.
The best part of watching TV without a TV? Finding different ways to attack different televised events. Sure, we all know about the various bootlegged live streams of things that all of us can turn to from time to time, but when it comes to particularly important occurrences (i.e. the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards, or, well, the Academy Awards), we can be exposed to the many — and trust me, there are many — different ways to view said events.
Enter ... read more
Oscar fever: Who has it? Nobody, right? Right.
It's been a down year for movies — that's no secret. A gimmicky black and white silent film is honestly going to win best picture simply because it's a gimmicky black and white silent film? And George Clooney is really going to finally take home a Best Actor trophy for a performance that doesn't even land within the top three of his career (though, for the record, he will not be who I pick when I ultimately sit down to fill out a ballot)?
It's ... read more
The 2012 Golden Globes ceremony happened last night. I was buzzing around the fine city of Frederick during the telecast, so I admittedly didn't see the show as it was happening. That said, I did eventually turn to my computer to find a video of Ricky Gervais's monologue. Why? Because he's a genius, silly.
Naturally, everyone hated it. Snappy headlines unfairly said such things as "Ricky Gervais bombs at Golden Globes" or "Third time's not a charm for Ricky Gervais." According to a poll on theWashington ... read more