Recap: ‘Below Deck,’ How NOT to Treat the Guests Edition

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We all knew that deckhand Andrew was lying about his experience on BravoTV’s “Below Deck,” but we didn’t realize quite how bad it was. Like it was total fiction. Kid doesn’t know anything about anything and it’s actually dangerous for him and the rest of the crew.You have to know what the heck you’re doing […]

Recap: ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Gotti Bombshell Edition

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To borrow a line from Antonique Smith’s song – “Hold Up, Wait a Minute!” Did Victoria Gotti just tell us that Rino slept with his mother-in-law to cause his first divorce from Teresa? I think that’s what was just revealed in the last two minutes of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” on BravoTV tonight. […]

Recap: Bravo’s “Below Deck,” The Gold Digging Replacement Edition

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The ship is sinking for Bravo’s “Below Deck” without last season’s star Adrienne Gang. Numbers don’t lie and neither do all the viewer tweets bitching about her gold-digging replacement.Although she’s got some funny one-liners, the new head steward is a self-proclaimed Sugar Daddy hunter. In fact, the whole reason she went into yachting and left […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New Jersey, The ‘Double Bag’ Edition

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General consensus of the viewers’ live-tweeting tonight is that this season of BravoTV’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” is BOOORRRRRINGG! Gotta agree. We went from a couple of actual families with actual wives to a bunch of really whiny women fighting all the time. Oh wait, the only diff is that the old crew actually […]

Recap: Bravo TV’s ‘Below Deck,’ Left In The Microwave Too Long Edition

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I’m just going to admit that I was definitely #TeamAdrienne for BravoTV’s “Below Deck” last season and I almost didn’t watch when I heard they weren’t bringing her back. But there aren’t a lot of shows filmed in my neighborhood (the Caribbean) so curiosity got the best of me.Let’s start with who IS back and […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Is The Voice of Reason Edition

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And the Best Tweet of the Night Award goes to @CaitlinDistler during tonight’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” on BravoTV.“When @Teresa_Giudice is the voice of reason shit has gotten bad #RHONJ”OMG. That was HILARIOUS. And true. Seriously. Let’s evaluate.Amber is batshit nuts. The twins are like nails on a chalkboard. Melissa is starting trouble and […]

Review: Cinemax ‘The Knick’ Is Early Fall’s Best New Drama

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Bottom Line: Make every effort to see Cinemax’s “The Knick,”  a period piece (1900)  10-part drama series led in the cast by Clive Owen, never better as a brilliant addicted physician at a run down hospital in a marginal neighborhood besieged by the huddled masses of the times… the new Irish, Italian, Polish, Russian and […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New Jersey, The FOMO Edition

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So after he made such a big deal about NOT hanging out around the Guidices because of the ethics of his job, what was Jim Marchese doing at that party at Bobby’s house when he knew good and well that both the Joes would be there?Is Jim a hypocrite? Or was he looking for five […]

Recap: ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Reunion Special – Part 1

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I don’t know where to start. The “Real Housewives of New York” reunion special – Part 1 – was insane. Ramona reveals she thought LuAnn was a Drag Queen when they first met. Aviva has the same asthma doc as Andy Cohen (wonder if he knew that?). And everybody EXCEPT Aviva thinks Sonja is completely […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New York, The Münchausen Syndrome Edition

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I didn’t blog last week’s “Real Housewives of New York” the same night because, like the rest of the viewers, I was laughing too hard at the whole last scene with psycho Aviva throwing her leg on the table and then into the middle of the room to try to prove she’s not fake. Bizarre. […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Telephone Game Edition

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I’m going to have to call this one “The Night They Couldn’t Even Get the Gossip Right in The Great State of New Jersey.” Seriously.This episode of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” on BravoTV was like watching a group of third graders (a really big circle of them) trying to play the old game telephone. […]

Review: WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Beautifully Presented

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World War II was a time of uncertainty and fear, as well as instilling a feeling of a united cause that we Americans were all part – somehow – of helping defeat the enemy. The second world war introduced warfare unlike any seen before. A bloody battle was waged between nations that spanned continents as […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Tiny Little Snob Edition

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Joe Gorga sticking his tongue to a frozen metal pole on tonight’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” on BravoTV was HILARIOUS. We’ve all seen “A Christmas Story” and we all know it’s true and it hurts if you do it, but he was such a little boy that he just had to try it. And […]

Recap: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, Somebody Call The Cops Edition

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Obviously, I have to start my “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” recap talking about Tanisha’s giant anxiety attack at the end of the show after she tried to beat the crap out of her husband Clive. We finally saw the ambulance that WEtv and Thinkfactory Media teased us with from the beginning. Fortunately, Clive wasn’t […]

Review: El Rey’s ‘Matador’ Spy Romp Salsified

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Bottom Line: El Rey’s “Matador” was a happy surprise. I say “surprise” because based on the liner notes and the photos, I thought this was not going to hold my attention. Wrong! The effervescent campy energy injected into this unpredictable dramatic spy thriller kept me pulled in and loving it.Thank the ensemble cast and the […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New Jersey, Tiramisu for Breakfast Edition

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Holy Moly! Caroline Manzo and her clan have left “Real Housewives of New Jersey” to launch their own family show, and her brother and sister-in-law Chris and Jacqueline Laurita also jumped ship. Kathy and Richie Wakile and their kids have disappeared too, along with everybody’s favorite family lesbian. Rosie. OMG.With Teresa headed off to jail […]

Recap: “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” Aggravate-O-Meter Edition

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I would re-watch this episode of “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” on WEtv three times voluntarily (had to do it anyway for this blog) just to see Tanisha and Clive do the shock exercise again. THAT was hilarious. And possibly the first time we’ve seen her give up control. She didn’t like it one bit. […]

Review: ‘Welcome To Sweden’ Best Comedy on NBC

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Bottom line: ‘Welcome to Sweden’ is absolutely NOTHING like any network comedy you have watched. And this is a good thing.Fresh, quirky, truly funny and endearing, the cast and the familiar fish out of water premise is taken to Nordic extremes and dressed with some of Sweden’s best actors – Lena Olin, Josephine Bornebusch, Claes […]

Review: FX’s ‘The Strain’ Quite Possibly Best Summer Horror Series Ever

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**Some very slight spoilersBottom Line: For a kid of the 1970′s like me, summertime meant pure escapism, no schedule, extended visits from cousins and comic book fueled (Marvel’s Chamber of Chills, DC’s Weird War were favorites) stories by the campfire, beach vacations and the lost art of the double dare, the nighttime scare and piling […]

Review: The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? Profound, Emotional July 6- VIDEOS

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TV review:  “The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?”   #natgeo90sBottom Line: Make sure to watch this no miss primer in understanding American politics, the slow death of unbiased news and the worldwide actual repression of boots on the ground real journalism and the rage issues our country is grappling with today.  The ’90s, presented as National […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New York, The Countess in a Porta Potty Edition

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Why is BravoTV punishing us with three entire weeks of “Real Housewives of New York” bitching at each other on a dude ranch in Montana? Seriously. I didn’t rush to blog about Tuesday’s episode because it was just more of the same.Heather being bossy. Kristen being whiny. Ramona complaining. Sonja sexually harassing the staff. Carole […]

Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ Primer, Interviews and Season Two Insight

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Enigmatic is one way to describe Netflix’ supernatural thriller series “Hemlock Grove,” where at every corner it seems there is a question that arises.Netflix brings back the Eli Roth-directed horror series for Season 2, with 10 episodes beginning July 11. Charles H. Eglee also joined the series as an executive producer and showrunner; Eglee’s previous […]