Recap: Real Housewives of New York, Liar Liar, Pants On Fire Edition

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Ramona is back from Africa and she’s already causing trouble on the “Real Housewives of New York.” Shocker? No. Even so, the episode was kinda boring. Let’s be honest. It opens with a jewelry show that features some jewelry “inspired” by Heather’s son’s medical issues. I’m a little confused – I think she said she […]

Review: ‘Fargo’ on FX, Winter Is Coming


Slight Spoiler FX has scored a 10 with “Fargo,” the new series that stars Billy Bob Thornton, who is part malignant turd, part Loki, part Satan. And 100% mesmerizing in a truly bad haircut not seen since the likes of Javier Bardem’s villainous Anton Chigurh in “No Country for Old Men.”  A film incidentally created […]

Review and Preview: ‘Salem’ on WGN, Beware the Witches Among Us!

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Slight Spoilers Shreveport, Louisiana may not seem like the place to film a show about 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, yet a 35+ acre plot of Louisiana farmland has been transformed into the world of 1600s of the infamous Bay State township. “Salem,” WGN America’s first delve into an original series, is a bloody supernatural take […]

Recap: WEtv’s ‘Marriage Boot Camp,’ The Team Player Edition


Nobody threw anything or hit anybody (hard) on WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp” this week and I was more than a little disappointed. The best part of this whole episode was the teaser for next week when they’re apparently going to mix-and-match the couples with other spouses and that doesn’t go over well with this group […]

Recap: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Everyone Is Lisa’s Friend Edition

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Everybody wants to be Lisa’s friend. That’s the bizarre thing about last night’s final episode of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Regardless of what they’ve said about her this season, the way they ganged up on her in Puerto Rico, and literally hours of nasty behind-the-back gossiping about how horrible Lisa is, the truth […]

Recap: WEtv Marriage Boot Camp, Glass Houses Edition


Did I just watch the newest episode of “Marriage Boot Camp” on WEtv or was that a WWE Championship bout? Holy crap! I hope the production crew from Thinkfactory Media was getting combat pay. What was that? Jeez, Mark, you weren’t even drunk. That’s your sober anger management? But I’m not being fair, let’s back […]

‘Vikings,’ Bjorn Bonds, Athelstan Prays and What Next For Lagertha, Some Thoughts

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SPOILERS First the great news: History’s “Vikings” announced it has ordered a 10-episode third season of creator Michael Hirst’s (The Tudors) historical drama series. This is very good news. If you haven’t started the series, catch up, there are few excellent meaty stories like this on the smallscreen currently. The renewal comes four episodes into […]

Recap: Real Housewives of New York, The Diet Pills and Vodka Edition


Tonight’s “Real Housewives of New York” episode starts with the end of the big fight between Aviva and Carol that we saw start last week at Aviva’s housewarming party. Aviva is “deranged” and Carol is professionally offended. The phrase “character defamation” gets used tonight. Um hmm… that’s what I was thinking too. Reality check for […]

Recap: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Liar And Hypocrite Edition


What the hell was tonight’s reunion all about? I agree with hundreds of Tweets suggesting this “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reunion should have been an hour and a half tops. I was bored before they got through the whole eat-healthy-and-exercise segment they opened with. And what was that anyway? Was it the only way […]

Recap: WEtv’s ‘Marriage Boot Camp,’ The Flat-Out Hater Edition


Sometimes I’m not sure exactly where to start my blogs about show likes WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp.” As both a happily married woman (almost 10 years now) and a reality television survivor (it’s not the first rodeo for any of these couples either, “Bridezillas” got them on here), I find myself both horrified and appalled […]

Recap: Vikings “Eye For An Eye” a Father and Son Reunion

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Ragnar finally gets in the tub with the Wessex King. The Seiðr gets a hand lick from Jarl-y B and Bjorn and Lagertha show up just in time to make Aslaug even more annoyed. Vikings “Eye For An Eye” Season 2, Episode 4  was excellent! Ragnar Lothbrok’s (Travis Fimmel) enigmatic charms may have overshot the […]

BBC America ‘Wild Things’ with Dominic Monaghan Is Riveting and Fun


TV Picks: BBC America’s “Wild Things” is a must-see for the whole family. It was one of the most watchable and compelling screeners in a pile of not-so-great TV series looming on many networks.  The new season of ‘Wild Things’ will begin March 25 on BBC America Season two of the adventure series sees Dominic […]

Recap: ‘The Real Housewives of New York,’ Pick Her Brain Edition


I am fascinated. BravoTV just managed to make an entire episode of Real Housewives of New York about one topic: #BookGate. And it worked. Thousands (maybe millions?) of viewers were tweeting about it. Including me. Excellent social media marketing BravoTV! And even though we had to sit through all sorts of other foreshadowing and soft-core […]

Recap: ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ over-beveraged and divorce court

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There wasn’t very much funny on “Marriage Boot Camp” Friday night. However, Julian taught me a new word. He wasn’t drunk. He’d been “over-beveraged.” Bahahaha… I’ve heard of over-served, but that’s a new one. And that’s where the humor stopped. So every episode of WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp” they do a couple of exercises led […]

‘Vikings’, A Mummified Hand, Snake Eye, And At Least One Englishman Bathes


As we’ve noted previously, we are solidly Team Lagertha in this season of ‘Vikings.” ‘Vikings’ Season 2, sees Jarl Borg’s ‘Treachery’, Ragnar sends King Ecbert a message. This week sees baby Siegert with his snake eye and Lagertha and Bjorn missing Ragnar. Ragnar sends the men further into Wessex, where bathing aficionado King Ecbert stews […]

Recap: ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ The ‘Wanna Be’ Edition

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I was entranced by parts of the Real Housewives of New York tonight, but the promise of Sonja performing a live burlesque was enough to guarantee I won’t “Watch What Happens Next” on a bet. Would she give it up already? Is she trying to find herself? She’s a wanna-be party planner, wanna-be toaster oven […]

Recap: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, ‘Kyle was a mess’


Lisa Vanderpump summed up the recent season of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” best in the finale when she quoted George Bernard Shaw: “Never wrestle with a pig because you get dirty. And what’s more, the pig likes it.” These RHOBH women have been behaving like animals – hyenas come to mind – all season […]

Recap: WE tv’s ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ Ups The Ante


I almost decided not to blog the new season of “Marriage Boot Camp” on WEtv after attempting to sit through the “meet the couples” pre-show episodes. It was all flashback footage of these awful Bridezillas and there was just too much yelling and screaming. First impression: the nut balls from last season’s boot camp weren’t […]