0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There is this joke among black people —
remember first that humor about cultural diminishment ain’t funny and
not all blacks know one another — that says Black History Month is in
February because it’s the shortest month of the year.
by Kelsey Kennedy
Posted In: TV/Celebrity
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Bringing the latest in uppity British television
is busy with rigidity and drama this week, and it’s about what it’s always
about: bribery and corruption.
pig debacle is teaching all of the upstairs cast about life and hard work. Mr.
Blake and Mr. Gillingham are in the same room with Mary, and things get heated.
Mr. Blake finally exits, but not without leaving a trail of sexual tension
knows how Robert is “getting on” in America because he is slowly becoming an
insignificant character on the show and in the family.
Blake handles Mary’s child (what’s his name/he’s never around) and Mary is
obviously super turned on by that, as told by the widening of her eyes.
and Mary have been rather nice to each other lately, but oh how I miss the rotten
Crawley is encouraging Branson to find socialism again, but he finds Sarah
Bunting instead. Bunting, the political teacher with a pretty smile, seems to
be a fitting replacement for Sybil. Maybe. As always, I am still grieving over
Sybil and Matthew, and it might still be too soon for me. Too. Soon.
Rosamund, who is usually an ice cold bitch, is keeping Edith’s secret baby a
secret. Which is really, really hard
for her. Still no word from Michael Gregson, and the Dowager Countess finds out
about the secret baby because that woman doesn’t miss a beat. Rosamund reassures Edith with, “You are not happy, but at least free”.
Rose is caught with Jack Ross in public again, and Branson’s feathers seem
ruffled. Remember when Matthew used to swoop in and rescue Rose (and the entire
family) from insufferable embarrassment? This time, however, Rose is not just
partying and making a fool of herself. She seems to truly enjoy Ross’s company
(or at least the thrill of it). When Ross seems weary of the situation, she
comforts him by saying, “Isn’t it time people knew there are bigger and better
values than the mean spirited ones they live by?” Later, when she finally
reveals she is ENGAGED, it seems she only wants to get married to a black guy
to piss her mother off.
anyone else getting sick of how bitter Daisy has been over Alfred? Now Alfred
wants to marry Ivy, and Mrs. Patmore is tweakin’ about handling this much
drama. Ivy is in the exact same situation as Daisy was with William in seasons
one & two. Minus World War I and awkward family guilt trips. Mrs. Patmore has
become somewhat of a guidance counselor and authority figure for the younger
staff, and it’s an enjoyable dynamic. She may pretend to hate it, but on the
inside she loves being that maternal figure in Daisy and Ivy’s life. After
Daisy says goodbye to Alfred, Mrs. Patmore expresses her pride: “If you were my
own daughter, I couldn’t be prouder than I am now.”
finally confesses to Mary that Lord Gillingham’s valet Mr. Green, was her
rapist. Lord Mary’s realization gave me chills, mainly because I’m not used to
seeing that much of a reaction from her. After some sleuthing, Mr. Bates
totally knows Mr. Green was the one who raped his wife, and he plans to do
something about it. Mary Convinced Mr. Gillingham to relieve Mr. Green from his
duties, but HE’S DEAD AND BATES PROBABLY KILLED HIM.
Molesley and Miss Baxter share a tender moment about feeling “fragile” and
their loyalties to Thomas, the mischievous under butler.
“Life kicks the stuffing outta ya
sometimes, doesn’t it?" – Molesley
by Jac Kern
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Episode to air on CET June 3
premiere behind-the-scenes footage from Antiques
Roadshow’s Cincinnati episode (taped at Duke Energy Convention Center on July 21, 2012 and aired April 1-15,
2013) at 8 p.m. Monday, June 3.
When it was
announced in February 2012 that Antiques
Roadshow would return to Cincinnati to tape another episode of the PBS show
locally, the response was resounding. More than 37,000 people across the
country registered for free tickets to the live taping July 21, 2012. Attendees
are chosen at random.
appraisal show, a favorite among old people and stoners who refuse to pay for
cable, travels to different cities with a team of staffers, appraisers and volunteers
to meet with the thousands of locals and visitors who believe their junk, inheritances, yard sale finds and other antiques are worth a pretty penny — and some who just want to be on TV.
Cincinnati episodes featured Rookwood pottery, Colonel Sanders’ suit, an 1846
map of the western United States and much more. This behind-the-scenes episode
will show more of how an event of this magnitude is run so smoothly, but maybe
you’ll also get a peek of your neighbor getting his creepy doll collection
CET at 8 p.m. Monday to watch.
by Jac Kern
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PBS Series shooting around town this week; appraisal event Saturday
Popular PBS series and appraisal show pioneer Antiques Roadshow has come to Cincinnati to film an episode locally. Film crews can be seen at various area landmarks such as Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the American Sign Museum and the appraisal site, Duke Energy Convention Center.Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Lark Manson were scheduled to visit the zoo today to discuss the rhino population crisis and its relation to antique trading. The crew will stop by the American Sign Museum Friday with Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar to cover 20th century vintage signage and get some vibrant shots of the local attraction.Saturday is the big day for the lucky 6,000 expected guests in attendance. From 8 a.m.-5 p.m., more than 70 appraisers will be on-site at the Duke Energy Center to assess the value of more than 12,000 vintage toys, antique furniture, knick-knacks and plenty of other items. Of all stops on Antiques Roadshow's six-city tour, Cincinnati's show received that highest number of ticket requests (more than 37,000). Antiques Roadshow attendees are selected at random prior to the event.The episode is set to air on PBS in 2013. The show previously filmed an episode in Cincinnati in 1998. Watch July 21st, 2012 -- ROADSHOW Comes to Cincinnati, OH! on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It’s hard to be an aging Hip Hop artist.
You can retain your dignity and status only so long before some young
whippersnapper MC conjures up the most destructive dis of all: “You’re
old.” So kudos to Ad-Rock of The Beastie Boys for somehow managing to
not completely embarrass himself or his bandmates during a recent
appearance on Quilting Arts TV … er, rather Top Chef: Just Desserts.
Icarus Films, 1982, Not Rated
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Middletown, a 1982 PBS documentary series about everyday life in Middle America has had a troubled history. Produced by Peter Davis, it was meant as a return to the searing, revelatory, verite-style reality television that PBS pioneered with 1973’s An American Family.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The best music show on TV, PBS's "Austin City Limits," has announced the lineup of artists for its 35th anniversary season, which starts Oct. 3. The roster is another great mix of established artists and relative newcomers and includes Cincinnati's own Heartless Bastards, who have relocated to Austin.
PBS series looks at the region's history and mystery
1 Comment · Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Appalachia is a mystery in the heart of America. But a new four-hour PBS series tries to provide some answers, showing Appalachians as having been badly exploited, even dehumanized, by our capitalist economy. The rich industrialists who bought up the resources saw the "workers, like the land, (as) simply tools for profit." Grade: C.