0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
All of the things you should have been watching this year, from the best new and returning shows to final seasons.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
With the undeniable success of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it makes sense that the network would produce a spinoff. Fear the Walking Dead (9
p.m. Sundays, AMC) promises zombie-apocalypse action in the fictional
universe fans have come to love, with a different setting, cast and
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Just last month, HBO aired the hilariously absurd 7 Days In Hell,
a fake sports documentary following two fictional tennis rivals played
by Kit Harington and Andy Samberg. IFC ups the ante by debuting an
entire series of faux documentaries with the new comedy Documentary Now! (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday).
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Jon Stewart might not be the only host of The Daily Show —
Craig Kilborn hosted the original program from 1996-98 — but the
comedian-commentator will always be associated with his work on the
show, spanning from 1999 through this week’s final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Thursday, Comedy Central).
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
When word spread that brothers Nick and
Drew Lachey — Cincinnati natives of 98 Degrees fame — were not only
opening a bar in their hometown but also documenting the experience on
A&E, the legitimacy of both ventures was questionable at best.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The 2015 Emmy Awards nominees were
announced last Thursday, stacking some of the best television shows,
specials and movies against one another. Andy Samberg will host the big
show on Sept. 20, but here’s what we know so far.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In the not-so-distant future, artificial
intelligence is created to help out those who created it — aka us,
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Last season’s finale of Hannibal (Season
Premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday, NBC) left viewers in shock. Outside of the
typical sensory overload the show consistently presents, that last
episode marked what very well could be the end for several main
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Check out these new seasons and series debuting this summer.
by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Seeing locals on reality TV
combines two of my favorite things: Cincinnati and trashy television. So I was
elated to hear that A&E’s Neighbors
with Benefits – a new unscripted series following swingers — is set just
north in Warren County. The show will document married couples in a suburban
neighborhood that have open, extra-marital relationships. The show hasn’t even
aired yet (it premieres Sunday, March 22), but it already has reality red
flags, as with many A&E shows filmed in Cincinnati (remember Rowhouse Showdown?).
While at least one couple on the show is confirmed local,
some residents of the Thorton Grove neighborhood near Maineville question the
legitimacy of the other couples and shooting location.
There’s speculation that a rental home outside Thorton Grove was used to shoot
the series after residents complained about associating the neighborhood with a
swinger capital. But honestly, if the worst thing about your neighborhood is
that people are having sex with each other, isn’t that something to brag about?
Marilyn Manson is all about
his pops these days. He took an unexpected but awesome role on Sons of Anarchy’s final season, saying
he took the role because he watched the show with his father, and now the two are in Paper Magazine.Cute!New show news:
True Detective Season Two is still without a premiere date, but stars Vince Vaughn,
Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams have been at work shooting the
next installment. Go here
to read more about the season’s storyline — public transportation + murder + conspiracy
— the characters and directors — various directors will take over for Season
One’s Emmy winner Cary Fukanaga — and see photos from set. (Spoiler Alert only if you
want to go in to the show with zero background info on the story.)
The ladies of Litchfield
will be back for the binging when Orange Is
the New Black Season Three premieres June 12.
American Horror Story’s fifth season will apparently take a look at the
horrid world of hospitality because Lady Gaga revealed the next setting will be
a hotel. Gaga will reportedly star. AHS:
Hotel premieres in October and here’s some totally unconfirmed juice goose (translation:
posted on the AHS Reddit thread. I don’t know about Gaga taking the lead on this
— let alone starring in three seasons amidst her very successful music career —
but the general storyline sounds good to me! And the present-day setting with
flashbacks to different eras is in line with the show’s pattern (so far, odd
seasons have been set in modern day — Murder House, Coven — while even seasons
were period pieces — Asylum, Freak Show). I love the idea of peeking in on
various scandalous guests over the years — so many opportunities for killer
Hannibal returns June 4 and
the first image is out. I’m getting Dr. Lecter-meets-SAMCRO vibes and I'm loving it.
Speaking of new shows,
check out this week’s TV column for a spring television preview. Winter might
finally be gone, Game of Thrones is coming!Zoolander 2 is officially happening, as evidenced by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson
stomping the Valentino runway as Derek and Hansel during Paris Fashion Week.
Nothing says haute couture quite like Ben Stiller’s
old ass on a runway. And if you really want to roll your eyes to the
back of your skull and never to see the light of day again, get this: I looked on
IMDB for evidence that this sequel is really happening (yes, I fact-check the
gossip rags I read; yes, IMDB is a reputable fact-checking source) and found
that Stiller is also attached to Dodgeball
2 (predictable) and Space Jam 2
Ryan Gosling must be
craving some attention since that baby of his stole the spotlight, because
he shared some cute throwback dance videos that have everyone saying, “Hey girl,” again.
Ryan, if you think we
haven’t already seen all your talent show videos and Mickey Mouse Club clips,
you are seriously underestimating the stalkiness of your fans. Speaking of, why
is there no term for Gosling fans, a la Cumberbitches? Can I bring up “juice
goose” twice in one post?
But I digress. Here’s the
little man at work:
Vince Gilligan would like
everyone to stop throwing pizzas on Walter White’s house, please. The Breaking Bad creator says fans flock to
the real house used for exterior shots in the show, and the current owners are
cool with that, except when people creep up at night and recreate the famous pizza
scene.The Dress that captivated
the Internet is dead and buried and I’m not trying to resurrect it anytime
soon, but if you are curious about the science behind why one dress looks
completely different to different people, read here. And see how good you are at
differentiating colors here — you may have a fourth cone, which means you probably saw the blue and black dress for
what is was: a goddamned blue and black dress.
And here’s Earl Sinclair
singing “Hypnotize” because it’s Thursday and we all need this.