A tale of two TV boyfriends.
I wanted to know if Jim's confession of love to Pam still held up in 2017, 11 years after it aired. The answer is yes, yes it does. The writing, acting, and everything are all there. But the overall effect is not quite the same, and I blame myself and the passage of time.Read More
There are so many important, interesting, inspiring stories within the LGBTQIA community. If only the producers and television executives telling those stories actually acknowledged where they came from. In the case of the upcoming NBC drama Rise, its protagonist, based on a real person, will be missing a key element of his identity. The person is gay, but the character will be straight.Read More
At the Intersection of Sexism and Racism: Today Hires Hoda Kotb to Replace Matt Lauer but Pays Her Less.
You'd think that this current moment of female empowerment might have taught the Powers that Be at NBC a thing or two about how sexism is a system of interrelated things that all bolster each other to perpetuate a racist, patriarchal...oh hell, if the whole Matt Lauer thing hasn't taught them this, my opening paragraph in a Mary Sue post isn't gonna. Sheesh.Read More
NBC should definitely make sure these rules—espeially ones based on reporting the behavior of friends and colleagues—don't actually lead to less transparency regarding the line between romantic relationships and potential abuse in the workplace.Read More
The real Donald Trump was certainly haunted over the weekend by the most recent developments in the investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 election, including Michael "Lock Her Up" Flynn's guilty plea and his own self-incriminating tweet. On SNL, he was haunted a bit more literally in A Christmas Carol fashion, which is all too fitting as he continues his quest to shift money from the poor to the rich through the tax code like a bizarro-universe Robin Hood.Read More
Specifics include mice in the situation room and Navy mess food service area, cockroach infestations in "at least four parts of the White House", and "a colony of ants living in chief of staff John Kelly's office."Read More
Variety has released a detailed list of allegations that make it clear that 1. Matt Lauer is a goddamn monster, and 2. There's no way NBC didn't know about this. It takes a lot of power to keep this kind of thing quiet.Read More
Let's look at who Lauer is, and who he has always told us he is.Read More
News broke this morning that longtime Today Show host Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC due to a complaint received by a female employee detailing "inappropriate sexual behavior." Above, you can watch as Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie, joined by her colleague Hoda Kotb, gracefully report the news while grappling with having only recently heard about it themselves.Read More
The Good Place has been renewed for a 13-episode third season, and everything is fine.Read More
"There are thousands of people in Hollywood who have this same information. Why is it all on me?"Read More
Warning: spoilers and wild theories ahead!Read More
NBC's The Good Place returns tonight for Season Two. I was already really forking excited for the show to pick back up, but then just last night I did a binge rewatch with a friend who had never seen it and it reminded me all of the reasons why I love it so very much.Read More
In a time of reboots, reshoots, and President Donald Trump, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. But NBC just sent a chakram straight through the heart of our hopes.Read More
NBC's new "Female Forward" initiative seeks to provide women with the pathways to success that are so often closed to them, simply because of their gender.Read More
Amy Poehler has a lot of experience with politics. That may mostly extend to her excellent run on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" and playing the world's most lovable politician as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, but that's exactly the kind of experience required to take up the "Really!?" segment again to mock the protestors of the Trump-themed Julius Caesar production.Read More
DC Entertainment has posted the unaired episode of Powerless on which Adam West, who passed away at the age of 88 earlier this month, had a cameo.Read More
Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on the CW's Arrow, recently competed on American Ninja Warrior for charity - and he was really impressive.Read More
In a twist that's oh-so-fitting for a time travel show, NBC's Timeless has been un-cancelled. The series was originally cancelled earlier this week, but NBC has reversed course after fan outcry.Read More
A Spicey in the streets.
Melissa McCarthy was seen shooting an SNL segment Friday, rolling Sean Spicer's podium through Midtown Manhattan.Read More