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How I Met Your Mother Series Finale Review – Well, It’s Over

The series finale of HIMYM was on tonight. After nine seasons, the longest story ever told finally concluded. I haven’t really enjoyed the show for a few years, and stuck in until the bitter end out of… curiosity? Stubbornness? Masochism? »»

The Amazing Race All-Stars – Episode 6 Review – “Down and Dirty”

Fight Time and Big Easy in Sri Lanka. This week on The Amazing Race, the teams competed in Sri Lanka. It looked hot and crowded – not ideal conditions for running a race, but certainly fun to watch from the comfort of my couch. Road Block ̵ »»

The Amazing Race All-Stars - Episode 5 Review - “Can’t Make Fish Bite”

This week’s episode of The Amazing Race began with a lot of commotion over flights, as the teams all scrambled to get to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Everyone got their first clue at a Sri Lanka temple that opened at 5:45am, but Margie and Luke wer »»

Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty – Episode 5 Review Brawn or baby?

On last week’s episode of Survivor, the new Brawn-Beauty combo tribe blindsided Cliff by voting him out of the game – and thus also blindsiding and alienating his allies, Woo and Lindsey. There are two ways to handle that: 1) Hope you do »»

Girls - Season Three Review

The season three finale of Girls aired last night, concluding what I thought was a very good twelve-episode run for the show. While it had its flaws, I think this was the best season Girls has done so far. Lena Dunham is really coming into her own as »»

Parenthood Season Five Review - Checking In

It’s been a while since I’ve written about Parenthood, mostly due to scheduling. But I’ve been watching it all season, and I still love the show as much as I always have. The episode from two weeks ago, “Limbo”, was one »»

The Amazing Race All-Stars - Episode 4 Review - Bar Fights

I missed blogging about The Amazing Race last week, but I was sorry to see Team YouTube go out. I definitely liked them better than a couple of other teams – like a certain someone who threw a temper tantrum this week. The teams flew to Kuala »»

Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty – Episode 4 Review - Shake It Out

Brawn, Beauty and Brains no more. “Drop your buffs!” I always have mixed feelings about those words on Survivor. On the one hand, I think scrambling the tribes interferes with the hard work everyone has been putting in all season. Relatio »»

The Bachelor 2014 – An Awkward Finale

I’ll admit it. I was wrong. I didn’t think Juan Pablo would introduce Clare to his daughter, because I thought he was so set on Nikki that he’d just make his decision before bothering to confuse his kid. But he’s no Emily Maynard. Remember »»

Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty - Episode 3 Review

Did the Brains tribe make the right decision? Find out here! »»

Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty - Episode 2 Review

And we’re back! This week I found out who I got in the office Survivor pool and, guys, it could have gone better. *drumroll please* I have Spencer. Now, I did get drawn out of the hat pretty late and many good players were taken. But I had him rank »»

American Idol vs. The Voice - Which Show Is Better?

This weekend I finally had a little down time, so I put a dent in the amount of singing competition show recordings on my DVR. First I watched American Idol‘s Top 13 perform. At first, I was so underwhelmed by the performances. It was so heavy »»

Highlights From The 2014 Academy Awards

I watched bits and pieces of the red carpet, and I thought it was pretty blah this year. These were my favorites. Lupita Nyong’o was my favorite, even though I don’t love the plunging neckline. But the color, skirt, belt and hair/mak »»

Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty - Episode 1 Review

“Brains” Hello again, Survivor fans! We’re back for another season, and with another new twist: three tribes of six, divided by the attributes brains, brawn and beauty.  I like the concept. Based on this first episode, the tribe »»

The Amazing Race All-Stars - Episode 2 Review - “I’m Going To Complain About You”

In between making dinner and checking out the Oscars red carpet tonight, I caught The Amazing Race. Did you see it? If so, click through for a review! Beep Beep, Beep Beep, Yeah! The Roadblock called for one team member to build a toy car. Though »»

The Bachelor 2014 – Episode 8 Review - It’s a Suite, Suite Fantasy Baby

Double dose of The Bachelor this week! The hometown dates are over,so Juan Pablo could get the hell out of a bunch of town’s he’ll never live in and head to St. Lucia. I’m sure he just played Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” »»

The Bachelor 2014 – “The Women Tell All” Episode Review

Oh, “The Women Tell All”. By far a more interesting episode of The Bachelor than the finale every season – and I think we all knew this one would be juicy. After fifteen minutes of nonsense, we finally got to the good stuff – »»

The Bachelor 2014 – Episode 7 Review

Juan Pablo meets the parents... »»

The Bachelor 2014 – Episode 5 Review - Fun Dip

Good morning, Vietnam! Or good evening, I guess. Anyway, that’s where Juan Pablo and the ladies went tonight. Date #1 – Renee Renee Juan Pablo’s first date was with Renee, who has been one of my favorites so far. She’s pretty, seems »»

The Bachelor 2014 – Episode 4 Review – A little song, a little dance…

Happy Monday! If you caught The Bachelor last night, then you know how dull it was. If you didn’t, you’re lucky – and I can easily fill you in right now. This week Juan Pablo and his girlfriends traveled to Seoul, South Korea for two group d »»

Comedy Corner: New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parks and Recreation, How I Met Your Mother, Community Reviews

This was such a good week for sitcoms! Even HIMYM was pretty decent, and I haven’t liked that show since 2008. And in particular, I adored New Girl and The Mindy Project this week. How I Met Your Mother – “Unpause” I haven&# »»

Girls – Episode 1 & 2 Review - Females Only & Truth or Dare

HBO’s Girls returned last night with back-to-back episodes, and I couldn’t have been happier. I’ve been looking forward to this show coming back, and all day at work I was excited to go home and tune in via DVR. As always, Girls wa »»

The Bachelor 2014 - Episode 2 Review - The Dog Dates Are Over, The Dog Dates Are Done

Week two! Let’s get our date on, Bachelor fans. Date #1 – Claire Time to hand out the first date curse! This girl never wins, right? The honor went to Claire, a 32 year-old hairstylist from California who likes the game Clue and whose f »»

2014 Golden Globe Awards Review

The Golden Globes were on last night. Did you catch them? I was almost tempted to not watch, because these awards shows can be so boring. And let’s be honest, I’m really only in it for the red carpet. So let’s start with that! These »»

Parenthood 5-11 Review – “Stay a Little Longer”

Last year, a Canadian TV network was airing Parenthood on Wednesday nights, making it easier for me to watch and review the show during the week. Unfortunately they haven’t done that so far in 2014, which means that it takes me a while to find »»

Comedy Corner: New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parks and Recreation Reviews

It’s a new year, and I’ve got a new approach to watching about blogging about TV. No more wasting time on shows I don’t enjoy that much! And when it comes to sitcoms, those shows are How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family and The Bi »»

The Bachelor Season 18 Premiere Review – Hola, Juan Pablo!

Juan Pablo. Let’s all practice saying it. Happy New Year! I’m back! After a lengthy holiday break, I can’t believe the first thing I’m blogging about in 2014 is The Bachelor. But of course. Let’s get our snark on! Our bachelor this seas »»

The Voice – Final Performances

I have to say, going into tonight’s finale performance episode of The Voice, I had no strong feelings on who should win. I like Tessanne, Will and Jacquie a lot. Really, I’ve been rooting for all three of them pretty consistently since th »»

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