And it's Friday which means that I'm back with another edition of Get with the Program. TV Birthdays Many people get excited when their friends and family have birthdays. But here at SideReel, we get excited when TV shows have birthdays, and we had some big ones this past week: Supernatural turned 100 on Thursday (that is, it aired its 100th episode) South Park turned 200 on Wednesday I'm so happy for both shows - I am big fans of both - and it is a rarity that a show maintains its quality when it reaches this old age - and both of these shows have managed to do just this. South Park 's social commentary has remained as razor-sharp as ever (and who would have guessed it would have gone that route when it started with anal probe and poop jokes) and Supernatural has so exceeded my expectations for any WB/CW show. TV To-Watch List Sometimes people are shocked when they mention some great TV show (either current or old) and learn that I - the girl who watches EVERYTHING - has never seen it. My response is that there's only so many hours in every day and so many days in each week. But, that doesn't mean that I don't keep an ever-expanding list of all of the shows that I wish I had the time to start watching. In no particular order, here they are: The Wire The Shield Twin Peaks (to go WAY back in time, hehe, but the soon to premiere Happy Town reminded me that I always wished I had watched this one) The United States of Tara Nurse Jackie Ugly Betty Breaking Bad (sorry, Kendra , I know I said I'd watch this back in December...) Skins White Collar (only a little, but I can't rule it out forever until I've tried it...) Angel (I never watched the final season. Joss Whedon, I'm so sorry!) The L Word And I'm probably missing a lot of others. What shows are on your TV to-watch lists? Backlash Backlash I am a self-identfied cynic/pessimist/backlash-giver. Though I love TV, you'll more frequently find me complaining about what's wrong with a show than what's right about it. But, this week, I read that there's now officially Tina Fey backlash out in the world - and I will just have none of it! The argument presented here is that some of her recent work - like the hilarious Brownie Husband commercial from last weekend's SNL - are anti-feminist. Why? Much of Fey's humor - both on 30 Rock and SNL - stem from a premise of Fey being a needy and unattractive woman (when in reality, she is obviously neither, though that fact is less relevant). Additionally, much of her recent humor has been 'picking on' women themselves, such as Sarah Palin. My response: While some interesting points are raised in this article - wow - they need to lighten up...and lay off Tina Fey! Frankly, I think it's anti-feminist for women to complain about being attacked in the same vein that SNL would attack a man (particularly in the Sarah Palin instance). Follow Me on Twitter sidereelRachel - Do it! Throughtout the week, I share important things like Mary Kate Olsen web series and Hansen Music Videos . Don't miss out on the fun! And that's it for this week!
It's rather remarkable how Jensen Ackles can stay in such high spirits. AS Dean Winchester, he's been in nearly every scene of every episode of Supernatural for five years, but at the 100th episode party, he was still as excited as a little kid. When I talked to him, Jensen fondly reminisced about five seasons and 100 episodes, looking back at the moment he first new the show was special (it happened a lot sooner than you might think), how he's managed to cope with the long hours and his favorite prank on the set that involved the late Kim Manners. To Read More Click here .
Lots of things came to an end this week on TV - for better and for worse. Blair dumped Chuck on Gossip Girl and House's Cameron and Chase signed their divorce papers. Jack got up for a glass of water, and in an instant, his 24 lady-love Renee was killed by a sniper. But not all the endings were bad. Dean finally outsmarted Zachariah on Supernatural, Betty Suarez got her happily-ever-after, and Melrose Place went out - we think - with a slap. Welcome to Top Moments: Hard to Say Goodbye Edition. 13. Second Most Tearful "I Do": Cate spends Life Unexpected's season finale grappling with her feelings for Baze while prepping for her wedding to Ryan. But this isn't The Graduate: Though Baze storms the church, it's immediately after Cate and Ryan exchange vows. Jeez, Baze is late for everything. 12. Best Family Resemblance: Brothers & Sisters' Kevin (Matthew Rhys) comes unhinged when he learns that an awkward teenage fistfight actually led to his pal being paralyzed, a fact his parents neglected to mention for more than 20 years. "What have I done?" he asks, as his face crumples in a very Sally Field-esque mask of worry lines. Like mother, like son. 11. Best Resurrection: In Supernatural's 100th episode, it seems like a beaten-down Dean has agreed to become Michael's vessel. But with a smile and a wink, Dean outsmarts and kills Zachariah, avoiding becoming the archangel's meat suit. And that's how Dean Winchester gets his groove - and his faith - back. 10. Best Motif: The pilot episode of Treme underscores the importance of music to the people of New Orleans with two telling moments. Antoine Batiste opens the hour by playing his trombone in a raucous second-line parade, the first since Hurricane Katrina. It's a stellar setup for the final scene of him blowing his horn in a funeral march. To Read More Click Here .
"What's a four-star hotel doing in a no-star highway?" Sam asks, longing to find the answer. In the next "Supernatural", Sam and Dean are kidnapped by a group of gods, including Kali (guest star Rekha Sharma), Ganesh (guest star Keith Dallas) and Bladur (guest star Adam Croasdell) and held hostage in a small hotel. The gods want to use Sam and Dean as bargaining chips to stop the Apocalypse, but Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight, Jr.) shows up and warns them that if Lucifer finds them he will kill them all. Unfortunately, one of the gods turns on the rest and Lucifer appears. "Hammer of the Gods" airs on April 22. On another news, the webseries spin-off of "Supernatural" has premiered in conjunction with the show's 100th episode this week. Called "Ghosfacers", the webseries follows Ed and Harry as they investigate supernatural events. The first installment is available to watch here. Source & Preview
Supernatural airs its 100th episode tonight - titled "Point of No Return". Reaching 100 episodes is a milestone for any series - many great series do not. Check out which episodes from across the show's 5 seasons Entertainment Weekly thinks were best and see if you agree: Supernatural: 10 Best Episodes Don't forget to tune in and help us celebrate Supernatural by sharing your favorite episode or season in comments!
Once the 100th episode of Supernatural is finished, we still have a few more episodes to go before the season finale in mid-May. The CW has released promo photos for the upcoming April 22 episode, which features the return of the Trickster (aka Archangel Gabriel). LUCIFER (MARK PELLEGRINO, 'LOST') RETURNS. To Read More Click Here .
Tonight's the 100th episode of Supernatural , plus there are all new episodes of Vampire Diaries, Bones , Fringe , and more! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c Bones on Fox FlashForward on ABC Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains on CBS Vampire Diaries on The CW 9/8c Fringe on Fox CSI on CBS Supernatural on The CW - 100th Episode! 10/9c Project Runway on Lifetime Television The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo 10:30/9:30c Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central 11/10c Models of the Runway on Lifetime Television Taking the Stage on MTV The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central 11:35/10:35c The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC What will you be watching?
* Fringe (9/8c Fox) All the recent revelations and soul-searching about Peter's real identity - and keeping it from him - must be driving Olivia and Walter crazy. So if they need a little distraction from this moral dilemma, their investigation into the deaths of passengers on a commuter train should do it. But the case, characterized by a mysterious energy drain from the corpses and their electronic gadgets, also introduces them to a man named Alistair Peck (Peter Weller) who may have had something to do with it. * CSI : Crime Scene Investigation (9/8c CBS) Fans of Hodges (Wallace Langham) and Wendy (Liz Vassey) are in for a treat when the two lab rats take center stage in an episode written by the two stars. Hodges and Wendy take a group of high-school CSI explorer scouts on a field trip. Along the way, the two somewhat embellish their roles in solving cases and take their field assignment a bit too seriously which, of course, leads to case complications. * Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again (9/8c NBC) The ins and outs - and highs and woes - of the live-wire, late-night comedy show in the 2000s are recalled in this ready-for-prime-time documentary. Here's a look at the laugher's memorable sketches, political skewerings, digital shorts, "Weekend Update" bits and talented female players. Framing the special are clips, backstage anecdotes and interviews with a gallery of SNL stars, including creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Bill Hader, Chris Kattan, Seth Meyers, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon and Kristen Wiig. * Supernatural (9/8c The CW ) The series celebrates its 100th episode with surprises that may shock even die-hard fans. The hour centers on the Archangel Michael, who deals with a major crisis when the other angels decide they don't need him anymore. Along the way, someone who was thought to be long dead returns, and a major character makes the ultimate sacrifice. * Project Runway (10/9c Lifetime Television ) A runway landing begins when the clothes-themed reality competition begins sewing up its seventh season with Part 1 of the two-part finale. There was over-the-top drama in last week's big-top episode featuring clothes inspired by the circus - the Greatest Sew on Earth, if you will. Fan favorite Anthony Williams was ousted; Emilio and Seth Aaron cemented their place in the finale; and it was revealed that nemeses Mila and Jay will battle for the third coveted Fashion Week slot tonight. All four will be under the Gunn, as avuncular mentor Tim Gunn visits them at their respective abodes and reports on the progress of their lines. Source Here
Check out the first photos of Jake Abel as Adam Milligan, the third Winchester Brother in the 100th episode of SUPERNATURAL titled "Point of No Return" airing Thursday April 15 on the CW. A little while ago, we reported that Adam Milligan, the long lost Winchester brother who appeared in the season 4 episode "Jump The Shark", would return in Season 5 of Supernatural. Jake Abel had confirmed that during a panel interview for the movie PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF. Episode Synopsis: Dean (Jensen Ackles) begins to think the only way to stop Lucifer is to say yes to Michael, but the angels decide they don't need him anymore. Dean, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Castiel (Misha Collins) are horrified at the angels' new game plan and take on Zachariah (guest star Kurt Fuller) to prevent an all out war on Earth. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns. Phil Sgrricia directed the episode written by Jeremy Carver. Source Here
Check out a first look at The Third Winchester Brother Back on SUPERNATURAL who will appear in Point of No Return" airing Thursday April 15 on the CW