Mad Men: 'It's Not Women's Lib, It's Just a Bitch Session'

We can all agree that Mad Men has had its share of intense episodes, as it’s explored every hellish crevice of the virulently unscrupulous and morally bankrupt. But last night’s episode, with its escalating depiction of women at the cusp of feminism yet not close enough to save them, was in my mind the most… » 5/04/15 1:15pm Monday 1:15pm

Starz's New Ballet Drama Is Sex, Drugs, and Cabriole

Here’s your first look at Flesh and Bone, Starz’s upcoming ballet school drama from Breaking Bad writer/executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett. The trailer includes a flash of Sascha Redetsky (of Center Stage fame), chair throwing, and hyper-charged (and entirely cheesy) lines like, “I can’t do anything with some… » 4/28/15 9:55pm 4/28/15 9:55pm

Game of Boners: Jaime Lannister Shops at Abercrombie & Fitch

We’ve seen Jaime Lannister do his share of terrible things: He shoved Bran Stark out a tower window, has had a decades-long sexual relationship with his sister and is broadly (if not wrongly) known as the most famous oath-breaker in the Seven Kingdoms. Still, nothing—NOTHING—could prepare me for yesterday afternoon… » 4/27/15 4:50pm 4/27/15 4:50pm

Applauding a Convicted Rapist for Lip Syncing 'Push It' Seems Weird

I’m as indifferent to Spike’s new reality show Lip Sync Battle as I’m ambivalent about think pieces (which is to say very indifferent and very ambivalent), which is why I’m going to (disingenuously) phrase this as a question instead of a statement: Does Spike truly think it’s a good idea to have Mike Tyson, a… » 4/24/15 4:50pm 4/24/15 4:50pm

So, Let's Discuss McDreamy

Grey’s Anatomy is a show that really likes to take it there, again and again. No storyline is too absurd. A cliffhanger about performing delicate surgery on a deer? Sure. Fave character happens to get a rare form of cancer? Why not. Everyone boning everyone boning everyone else boning your best friend in a closet or… » 4/24/15 10:05am 4/24/15 10:05am

What About Jake? Here Is Your Scandal Open Thread

Olivia and (most of) the gang are back for this week’s Scandal episode entitled “Lady Sings The Blues” where they’re still angling to take down B613. Meanwhile Mellie is on the defensive against Sally as she climbs the grizzly ladder toward the presidency and Jake is lying down for a long, long, long time. » 4/23/15 8:55pm 4/23/15 8:55pm

Outlander's Ron Moore & Terry Dresbach on Tartans, Redcoats and KNITS

Mounting a period piece like Outlander means producing costumes. Lots and lots and lots of costumes. PILES of costumes. Costumes from not just the eighteenth century, but the 1940s, too. And don’t forget all the ensemble scenes like the clan gathering, which involve a whole shitload of extras, who cannot be naked.
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Outlander: Are You Kidding Me Right Now With This Witchcraft Shit?

I found this week’s episode of Outlander draining and emotionally exhausting and personally I am ready to time-surf the centuries and turn the tables on some witch-hunting creeps. Queue to my left to join the misandrist time-traveling witch-hunter-busting vigilante squad. But at least we got a firelight fingering… » 4/20/15 7:20pm 4/20/15 7:20pm

Watch RuPaul's Queens Impersonate Big Ang, Little Richard and Adele

For RuPaul's Drag Race fans, the "Snatch Game" episode is basically our birthdays. Based on the old game show The Match Game—a choice which hearkens back to Ru's obsession with television of the '70s and '80s—each queen is tasked with impersonating a personality of their choice and competing in a fashion… » 4/14/15 6:15pm 4/14/15 6:15pm

A Chat with the Botched Doctors On the Alluring Sideshow of Hack Jobs

The first time I watched Botched, it was with equal levels of shock and shameful fascination. The premiere episode featured a woman with a lumpy uni-boob. Subsequent episodes: a woman whose ass implant flipped, a Justin Bieber wannabe, Janice Dickinson and a woman whose tragic tummy tuck had repositioned… » 4/14/15 4:00pm 4/14/15 4:00pm