Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It's that time again, when the season of The Bachelorette is just starting to get good and I'm starting to get jealous and fall for a ridiculous band of reality TV stars and their manufactured romance. So, in keeping with a tradition 3 years running, I present to you this year's Bachelor Scale. Now, the key difference between this year and years past is that at this stage in the game I don't dislike anybody. In fact, other than drunk Tim and evil Bentley (seriously, all villainous interviews aside, I still don't understand the appeal of the overly-coiffed, slow talker), I didn't really dislike any of the guys this season. That's new. Thus, this year's scale only goes from Love to Apathy, not all the way down to Hate. Last year, my scale (which tracks my love for them, not how right they are for the Bachelorette) correctly predicted the final 4 guys and the order in which they'd go (as well as the no-contest winner Roberto), mostly because Ali proved to be awesome and had very good taste in men. Jillian's season I made the scale too early and got a lot of the guys wrong (my beloved Reid wasn't even on my radar yet and fell depressingly low), though the awesomeness that was Michael did rank excellently high very early on. This year, I've waited long enough that I think I have a good idea of who these guys are. Whether they're right for Ashley is a whole different story. So far, though endearing in her own little way, Ashley's proved little more than that she has terrible taste in men (Bentley and Brad Womack? Really?!). But despite some bad decision-making skills, she has a fantastic crop of guys this year. So fantastic that it was a real pain trying to decide who fell where on the top end of the scale (and a thorn in my side that I didn't get to include last night's eliminee- West, one of my early favourites).
So without further ado, HERE's the breakdown of this year's remaining bachelors from Love to Apathy (complete with beautiful full-colour scale):
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
On any scripted TV show the showrunner is king. It's their show and they'll decide where it'll go (while managing their writing staff, overseeing production, coordinating contracts and liaising with the network- for starters). Watch this video for one-of-a-kind insights from 7 of TV's current showrunners- you'll never take your favourite show for granted again. Highlights include how much Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead) loves his show and everyone he works with as well the mere presence of TV titan John Wells (Shameless, The West Wing, millions of other things) and my current favourite showrunner Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood).