What I Learned Watching the Last Episode Ever of Two and a Half Men

Until last night, I had never watched an entire episode of Two and a Half Men. Its absence in my life wasn't an accident, but a carefully planned situation. I had purposefully changed the channel every time it had come on, a move I've only made for one other show (Everybody Loves Raymond). Just those brief glances… »2/20/15 11:45am2/20/15 11:45am

Everyone on Parenthood Is Tweeting Very Sadly About the Finale

When Parenthood first started, it was an excellent show about complicated family relationships that rang true for many people. But now, many seasons later, (and with the addition of Ray Romano) it has become a sad sack of emotional garbage that not even Christina Braverman could love. I'm not sad it's ending, but the… »1/29/15 4:30pm1/29/15 4:30pm

The Horror of Settling: The Bachelorette's Emotional Pornography

Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise host Chris Harrison loves superlatives. Every season is "the most dramatic" or "best" the show has ever had and, let's be honest, who cares enough to question him whether it's true or not? But I'd wager that the superlatives were actually justified last night during the Bachelorette's… »8/06/13 11:35am8/06/13 11:35am

Madonna Tastelessly Waves Guns Around Onstage Post-Aurora Shooting

In her continued (and, if you ask me, unnecessary) bid for relevancy, Madonna most recently pissed off Mothers Against Guns during her MDNA tour. They objected when Madge waved around some (fake) firearms onstage during a concert in Murrayfield, Scotland not 48 hours after the Colorado Dark Knight Rises shooting, also… »7/23/12 9:00am7/23/12 9:00am