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June 14, 2010

Top Five 80s TV Dads

Cosby-sweater  Fathers Day is coming up this weekend, a time of year I find myself thinking a lot about those Coogi-sweatered, sensitive dads from prime time. Thus, consider this a special, Monday edition of Flashback Friday. Here are my top five dads of 80s TV:

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June 11, 2010

FlashForward Fans Stage Global Lying-Down Protest

Flashforward  In a creative attempt to save the cancelled FlashForward, fans around the world are taking part in what's probably the easiest protest gig ever. No picket lines, no heavy signs, no pesky spellchecking of "MORANS." Everybody just...lies down for awhile.

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June 10, 2010

"Top Chef DC" Preview: Chef Fun Facts!

Top Chef DC  I hope nobody was disappointed that I haven't been recapping "Top Chef Masters" but I have trouble tearing people apart who are already successful and doing all of these challenges for charity. That being said, next week "Top Chef DC" begins and I have zero issues making fun of folks who are on reality tv for profit, and I cannot wait.

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The Friends Movie: The One Where Monica's Rent Finally Goes Up

Friends For now, we are safe from the scourge of a Friends movie. But Courteney Cox has tentatively expressed to the Los Angeles Times her desire to see it happen. Now that the idea is out there, floating in the universe, there's really no reason to think that it's impossible.

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Party Down South, Y'all

Party-down-south-promo  Do you enjoy the incisive cultural commentary of Jersey Shore and the antics of its human stereotypes slash cast members? Raise your glass to a little bit of chicken fried? Then country women and men, though art loosed -- Party Down South may be for you. 

That's what she said. 

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June 09, 2010

Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Shush, Shush... Keep It Down Now; Voices Carry Edition

Real-Housewives-New-Jersey-Mom-Jacqueline MamaPop would like to  extend our deepest thanks to the good people at Bravo. Why? For looking beyond the cheap tricks and easy ratings gimmicks of "reality TV" to provide us, instead, with the probing and thoughtful study of the Real Housewives of New Jersey — each episode a near-sonnet to the truth and beauty of life in America's suburbs.

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June 08, 2010

Things Go Boom In The A-Team

The-A-Team I don't know if you've heard, but they've made that old tv show The A-Team into a movie!  I mean, there hasn't been much press on this little film, but after some intense research, I've dug up a thing or two about it.

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Are TV Moms Crazier than Their Real-Life Counterparts?

Donna-reed Like it or not, TV has become ingrained in our culture and both reflects and propels how we view ourselves and our lives. Since parenting and family is such a huge part of life, TV will undoubtedly have something to say about how those aspects of life change over time.

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June 07, 2010

3 Minute Recap: Friday Night Lights

Zach-gilford-fnlZach Gilford shines as Matt Saracen struggles to come to terms with his father's death and funeral.

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$#*! My Dad Says Trailer May Ease Some Fears

Shit-my-dad-says$#*! My Dad Says, which is apparently pronounced "Bleep My Dad Says," the sitcom based on the wildly popular and hilarious Twitter account (typing that sentence still makes my brain hurt) is slated to premier this fall. Fans of the Twitter account are still uneasy about the network TV adaptation, but perhaps the recently released trailer will put their minds at ease a little.

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I Am Probably Dead Because My Kids Refuse To Heed Brady Bunch Wisdom

Brady-bunch-tiki If you are reading this, I'm in Hawaii, perhaps even dead by now from some ancient Hawaiian curse.

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Kate Plus 8 Starts: Does Anyone Care?

Kate-gosselin Kate Gosselin returned to TLC on Sunday night with the start of her new show Kate Plus 8.

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June 04, 2010

Old Looney Tunes: Are They Really For Our Children?

Old-looney-tunesI loved old Looney Tunes, but they aren't necessarily for your kids.



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June 03, 2010

Cartoon Network Reviving Thundercats

Thundercats Thundercats, ho! Thundercats are go! Cartoon Network has announced that it has commissioned a new version of 1980s animated series Thundercats. Mrow! Or something.

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Les Grossman and The MTV Movie Awards

Les-Grossman Remember Les Grossman?  The best part of Tropic Thunder?  He's hawking the MTV Movie Awards.  Brilliantly, I might add.

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