"While my message is supportive, I also very much emphasize on training and safety because it is a dangerous weapon. Its a lifestyle and it can save your life." Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/XmQJNPga-uk/story01.htm
It’s almost February sweeps, and you know what that means, Castle fans! That’s right, it’s almost time for this season’s two-part episode. Though this year’s two-parter is rumored to be about Rick Castle’s father, show creator Andrew Marlowe has yet to confirm that potential plotline. But thanks to a new spoiler from TVLine, we now know that Nip/Tuck’s Dylan Walsh will be appearing in these highly-anticipated episodes. Dylan will play,... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/b30HeB4XJ8g/castle-season-5-niptuck-actor-cast-in-two-part-episode
Although we’re not sure if Grey's Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes has found herself an EMT just yet, we do know of at least one new face coming to Seattle Grace-Mercy West in Season 9. TV Guide reports that Nip/Tuck alum Roma Maffia will be joining the plane-crash lawsuit craziness as Roberta, a member of the hospital board. Things always get very serious and official when the board gets involved, which means we’ll more than likely see Roma dressed in a suit and wearing her best... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/QrCLh9FMBiQ/niptuck-alum-roma-maffia-joins-greys-anatomy-as-a-spoiler
Need more ideas on what to watch next? Last week, I introduced my new weekly recommendations column with the 10 shows that are on my Watch Wishlist -- the ones I've been meaning to start watching but haven't had the chance (I know, tsk tsk). This week, I'm back with a new set of suggestions for you to consider looking into, and this time I'm in the reminiscing mood! I'm throwin' it back to some shows that are no longer with us (*tear*), but are still totally marathon-worthy (thanks to SideReel!), and have treated me well as some of my all-time favorite shows to watch over and over again. Yes, my list of old favorites definitely makes for an "eclectic" bunch, but that just means that there's bound to be at least one for every kind of TV addict out there! Here's what I think you should start watching this week: 1. Lois and Clark - The New Adventures of Superman Before there was Smallville, there was Lois and Clark. And before there was Alcide Herveaux, I was crushin' on Dean Cain's version of Clark Kent. 2. Boy Meets World What can I say? As a TGIF staple, this show made me feel like I grew up with Cory Matthews. 3. The Sopranos Definitely more character-driven than what some might expect from a show about organized crime, but it's certainly a must-try for any TV maven. 4. Friends No matter how many times I've seen each episode, the punch lines still get me every time, even if I already have them memorized! 5. Seinfeld Who knew that a show about nothing could be so entertaining? 6. Sex and the City Carrie bugs the crap out of me most of the time, and it has some questionable stances on femininity, but you can't help but love watching... even if it's just for the shoes. 7. The O.C. I'm pretty sure I stopped watching after they killed off one of the main characters (er, spoiler alert?), but back in high school, you had to live under a rock if you didn't watch this show! 8. Nip/Tuck It got a little ridiculous towards the end (it's always disheartening to watch a favorite show jump the shark), but the first few seasons were gripping! 9. The X-Files I used to have to beg my mom to let me stay up on Sunday nights to watch this show. If she knew how many nightmares this show gave me (and still does), she definitely wouldn't have let me watch it! 10. Extras Ricky Gervais definitely had the right idea by keeping this series short and sweet to avoid "overstaying his TV welcome" (the American version of The Office probably should have followed this advice like 2 seasons ago, no offense), but sometimes I wish there was more of this kind of comedic genius to come! Got any other off-the-air old favorites worth recommending to fellow SideReelers? Share below in comments!
Ready for editorial column #3 of the week? ( Say what?! If you're out of the loop, each member of SideReel's editorial team will now be bringing you a weekly column. ) Hope you checked out Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week on Monday and Alex's Reality Rant on Wednesday. Friday's column will be courtesy of yours truly, RachelL , where I'll dwell on my earth-shattering TV experiences and revelations of the last week (more or less - I might just ramble on about whatever I am so inclined to do so at the moment...) Get the program? TV Confessional In this section, I will admit to some TV viewing habit/opinion that I find embarrassing in the hopes that if you share said habit/opinion, you will know that you are not alone. Or, you can laugh at me. But, since seeing a priest is not a part of my religion, I figured where better than here to confess my sins, so here goes: I have watched every episode of every season of America's Next Top Model . Some of them twice (damn you, MTV rerun marathons...). 'Have a TV confession that you want to get off your chest? Comment! Rachel Subscribes I know that everyone on SideReel (or mostly everyone) is tuning into shows like The Big Bang Theory and Gossip Girl . I thought it would be fun to share with you guys some of the shows to which I subscribe on SideReel that I think you might enjoy too, if you gave them a chance! Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution - If you like food/cooking shows and/or are at all into nutrition - or if you're looking for something that's a little different from your normal TV fare that is both entertaining and informative, then definitely give this show a shot! British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver visits West Virginia - recently identified as the least healthy state in the US - and shows us the horrifying state of its current school meal system. To give you an idea: the children often eat pizza for breakfast and chicken nuggets for lunch! In a classroom of young students, most are unable to identify even the most basic fruits and vegetables, yet every student can scream with delight upon seeing a plate of french fries. Yes, the show is undoubtedly a bit sensationalized. In 8 episodes, I highly doubt Oliver will accomplish the revolution he promises, but even if he incites small changes for just a few children and families that are willing to learn about nutrition and make changes in their eating habits and lifestyles, it gives the show the feel-good element of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - and it makes for quite entertaining TV. How to Make It in America - I've also called it out as a "Show You're Not Watching" in a recent episode of This Week in TV , but I figured I may as well give this still-improving HBO comedy a shout-out here too. It's first season finale is already this coming Sunday, but that makes for only an 8 episode first season, so it's super easy to catch up if you're interested! I'm generally finding the main characters of Ben and Cam - the aspiring fashion designer and entrepreneur in NYC - though more frequently, they are co-conspiring screw-ups - to be engaging and humorous. Definitely some parallels can be drawn between this series and fellow HBO comedy Entourage , but this show is slightly less buddy-comedy-ish than Entourage - a lot of it actually is about the process of trying to make it in the fashion business. Have a show that you subscribe to that you think I - or anyone else for that matter - should check out? Tell us in comments! Time For a Break-Up I took a really big step this week. I have decided - pause to emphasize the magnitude of this decision - to break up with not one, but two TV shows. To FlashForward and V (Reimagined Series) , it has been nice knowing you, but I've decided to say goodbye. (And I've even removed the shows from my subscriptions - you can verify on my profile - so you know I'm serious) In some ways, I demonstrate addictive tendencies. Once I commit to watching a show, no matter how bad it becomes, I have difficulties stopping mid-season, or even midseries, even when I'm well aware that the show has morphed into a shell of its former self. I've had this problem since high school. That's why I watched all 6 seasons of Dawson's Creek (the show stopped being both good and cool to be watching sometime around season 3), all 8 seasons of The Practice , all 12 seasons of ER and most recently, all 7 seasons of Nip/Tuck . I'm also still holding on to both Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy . Once I commit to a show, I have extreme difficulties ever letting go. I'm a show-lifer (with rare exceptions). That's why this event is such a big deal. I've realized that if I don't stop watching FlashForward and V now, I probably never will. Then again, it's looking more and more like neither show will survive past a first season anyway, so I couuuuld just stick it out. But NO! I have made my decision. While both shows had strong premises and promising pilots, I have been enjoying both shows less and less with each successive episode, so much so, that watching has become a chore for me. Seriously, when choosing what next to watch from my backlogged playlist, I chose Cougar Town and The Real Housewives of New York City first. That should give you a hint how excited I am about these 2 series. So...here's to recovering 90ish minutes of my life each week (since I watch via DVR with no commercials). Any shows that you guys have recently decided to break up with because you realized you just were no longer enjoying them? Come back next Friday for another dose of "Get with the Picture". Have a great weekend, all!
The controversial and critically acclaimed television show Nip/Tuck ran its final episode on FX Wednesday night, leaving fans feeling bittersweet about the show's demise. Although most Nip/Tuck viewers will truly miss the series, even the die-hard fan can sense that the storylines had nowhere else to go and now was as good a time as any to send these plastic surgeons off into retirement. As Nip/Tuck ended with its final chapter of love, lust, and vanity on Wednesday night, there weren't any earth shattering announcements, over the top surgeries, or that typical Nip/Tuck shock value in this episode. But the one thing that was in this finale, and a crucial part of any ending, was closure. To Read More Click Here .
[SPOILER ALERT: This story reveals plot details of the series finale of Nip/Tuck. Read at your own risk!] Nip/Tuck's tame finale at least left fans with a sense of closure after the show's seven-season run: Sean is off to do pro bono work in Bucharest, Matt is starting a family with his manipulative transgendered partner Ava (returning guest star Famke Janssen) and Christian is still a manwhore. Now that McNamara/Troy has officially disbanded, TVGuide.com caught up with star Dylan Walsh to find out what he thought of the finale, why he thinks fans weren't necessarily rooting for Sean by the end and what he'll miss most about working on the FX drama. To Read More Click Here .
The ABC Wednesday comedies are back, Oprah brings us an Oscars special, Nip/Tuck has its big series finale, and more! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c American Idol on Fox Mercy on NBC The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS 8:30/7:30c The Middle on ABC Gary Unmarried on CBS 9/8c Modern Family on ABC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC - 2 hour special! Criminal Minds on CBS 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town on ABC 10/9c The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special on ABC CSI: NY on CBS Nip/Tuck on FX - Series Finale! Psych on USA Network Real World: D.C. on MTV Shear Genius on Bravo 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?
With a show like Nip/Tuck, it's hard to imagine what kind of outrageous storyline will take place as the series officially comes to a close. After all, we've witnessed Sean, Christian and most especially Matt get involve in some of the weirdest scenarios season after season, just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier. And so tonight's series finale entitled "Hiro Yoshimura" should be no different. Without giving away too much, Nip/Tuck's season ender sheds light on the aftermath of the events in the previous episode. If you recall, Matt left his fiance Ramona at the altar to be with Ava, his season 2 girlfriend who used to be a man. Sean and Christian, on the other hand, tried to hook up with Julia after learning she's getting remarried and moving to England. Going further into the episode, Matt is still blinded by his feelings for Ava as he decides to help her seek a doctor in Brazil to perform Raphael's surgery. But Christian is no fool and I think he says it best when he says, "I give up. It's amazing how you find new and creative ways to screw up your life." Source & Preview
After seven seasons of sex scenes, surgeries and more sex scenes, Nip/Tuck fans may be surprised at how writer/creator Ryan Murphy opted to end the FX drama. At least that's what Dylan Walsh, who plays Sean McNamara, hinted as he praised Murphy "for coming up with something that is a little different than what people are going to expect." In the 100th and final episode, titled "Hiro Yoshimura," Sean and colleague Christian (Julian McMahon) reflect on their tumultuous relationship, which Walsh describes as comparable to a marriage. "Underneath all that squabbling is a love story," he said. Besides seeing things wrapped up with the main characters, fans will also get to hear Sean and Christian say, "Tell me what you don't like about yourself," one last time to our final patient of the week: an elderly Asian porn actor. And be sure to pay attention to the final scene of the episode (Wednesday at 10/9c) to see if you can identify a very specific call back to the 2003 Nip/Tuck pilot. What do you think will become of Sean and Christian? Source Here