Archive for Jill Mader

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Finale Review

Going into this season, I never would have guessed I’d be rooting for one of the “Twinnies” from The Amazing Race to win. Yet for the past several weeks, I’ve been rooting for Natalie to win. In fact, by the time we got to t »»

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Episode 13 Review - Time To Make Some Moves…

Last week, all conversations were about Jon and Jaclyn’s huge fight. It was silly, immature, and poor strategy. »»

‘Happy Endings' Alumni: Where are they now?

When The Mindy Project added former Happy Endings cast member Adam Pally to their show, I was thrilled. I want to see each and every person from that show working. (Except for maybe the guy who played Dave, because… he was such a Dave.) »»

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Episode 10 Review - You've Gotta Risk It To Get The… Wings?

Finally, real game-play! I think this might have been the best episode of Survivor so far this season, and I really hope the excitement continues through to the finale. »»

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Episode 8 Review - Full Of Hot Air

Wow. The players on this season of Survivor are full of sh–, literally. »»

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Episode 6 Review - Off Her Rocker

Usually, the merging of tribes makes for a lively episode of Survivor. Not this week. »»

The Voice Is Better Than Ever

The Voice just wrapped up the Battle Rounds of its seventh season (the show airs twice per year, so yes, we’re in season seven). The talent is strong and diverse, and the coaching panel is the best it’s ever been. »»

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Episode 5 Review - Swingers

Well, that was an unpredictable episode. »»

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Episode 4 Review - Cool Story, Bruh

Well, well, well – that episode of Survivor worked out better than I expected. »»

The Good Wife - Episode 6-4 Review - That's A Lot Of Skeletons

The last time I wrote about The Good Wife, I said I didn’t want Alicia to run for State’s Attorney. And I’m still not so sure that I do. But I can’t deny that this week’s episode, “Oppo Research”, was fantastic. »»

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Episode 3 Review - Third Time's The Charm Episode

I’m all caught up after returning from Italy! »»

Survivor San Juan Del Sur - Episodes 1 & 2 Review

I’m back from vacation! And my DVR is packed with TV to catch up on. I began with Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, a.k.a. Survivor: Blood vs. Water Again. »»

The Good Wife: Season Six

Over the summer, I caught up on all five past seasons of The Good Wife. It’s a show that I’ve been meaning to watch for a long time, and once it came to Netflix it was easy to get into it... »»

Orphan Black Episode 4 Review - “Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things

Wow! Big episode of Orphan Black this weekend. Orphan Black is one of the most exciting shows on TV right now. It kills me that I have to wait full weeks between episodes. »»

The Bachelorette - Episode 3 & 4 Review

I watch them so you don’t have to, right? The Bachelorette was on for two hours on Sunday night AND two hours on Monday night this week. I’ve been catching up on DVR because, well, we don’t get that many sunny days in June here in N »»

The Bachelorette – Episode 2 Review - Horsing Around

OK guys, I missed recapping last week’s episode of The Bachelorette for family reasons, but I am all caught up and back this week. The first episode always tends to be a bit boring, so I didn’t have much to say anyway. Andy picked 19 guy »»

Mad Men – “Waterloo

And I thought last week’s episode of Mad Men was good. I’ll be watching “Waterloo”, Mad Men‘s mid-season finale that aired on Sunday, again. In fact, I think I’ll be watching it again soon. It was one of those per »»

Mad Men Review – “The Strategy

I must have miscounted, because I was expecting this week’s episode of Mad Men to be the last of 2014. I was wrong – that’s Sunday, May 25. I wrote last week that I found “The Runaways” to be a strange episode. This we »»

Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty – Season Finale Review - Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Well, THAT was an interesting Survivor finale. From bad luck to bad moves, and one of the most bizarre Final Tribal Councils ever – there's lots to talk about! Click through for my recap of the Survivor: Cagayan finale.   “I'd be th »»

Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty – Episode 11 Review – “Khaos

Chaos! Starts with a C and that rhymes with D and that stands for dimwit! OK, maybe not. This time, we’re spelling it “khaos” and that starts with a K and that stands for Kass. This week’s episode of Survivor was all over the »»

Mad Men Episode 3 Review - “The Monolith

Computers and communes: the late 1960s were a crazy time. Mad Men‘s most recent episode got its title from the computer that SC&P got for the office, but it was Roger and Mona’s road trip to rescue their daughter from a commune that I »»

Game of Thrones Episode 3 Review – “First of His Name

This episode of Game of Thrones wasn’t my favorite. Did anyone else find that it moved a little slow? I often lose patience with this show though, so maybe it’s just me. I’ll keep my thoughts to bullet points this week. I’d »»

Orphan Black Episode 3 Review – “Mingling Its Own Nature With It

Every week, I’m shocked at how fast an hour can pass while I watch Orphan Black. I don’t know that any other show keeps me on the edge of my seat the way this one does. And once again, I finished an episode and couldn’t believe I »»

Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty – Episode 10 Review – “Going once, going twice…

Happy Wednesday! I’ll be keeping this week’s Survivor recap short as I began the episode late at night, but feel free to fill in the blanks with your thoughts in the comments! Click on through… Another CRAZY episode thanks to Tony »»

Mad Men Episode 2 Review - Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away…

Three episodes in, and this season of Mad Men has been so good that it’s killing me. I don’t want to watch it once a week, I want it all now. I loved last week’s episode, with Peggy and the flowers and Don and Sally finally having a »»

Game of Thrones – Episode 2 Review – “Oath Keeper

Thanks for the comments on last week’s Game of Thrones recap! It was interesting to read about the difference in events between the book and the TV show. If you’ve seen Sunday night’s episode, “Oath Keeper”, click throug »»

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