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American Idol Results – The InterTubes Respond Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Simon wanted to crown him, so America was going to crown Adam’s [backside] tonight.  And then the voting results came in.  And then the commentary began…

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American Idol Roundtable and Liveblog – Top Seven Pre-Show Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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We are down to SEVEN. Hardly seems believable right? We’ve suffered so long and yet have so far to go.  But you, gentle reader, can rest assured that we will continue to watch on your behalf. Gluttons for punishment is what we are. And, to better serve you, the pre-show Roundtable hath returned at long last. As well as your link for tonight’s live blog which can be found below:

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Click on that at 8p (or a little earlier) and enjoy the craptasticality of it all. In the meantime, hit the jump for a little ill-informed opinon and speculation… (more…)

DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 – Off the Rails Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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People are going crazy – or as one may say, “off the rails” – so let’s see if anyone gets stabby. Or plays with a gun and accidentally shoots themselves in the belly, setting into motion the ascent of Brian Austen Green. Dear Lord, let’s hope it is not number two.

This week, Silver goes full bore loopy, and Adrianna realizes she may not be terrible at this kid thing. Plus, Brandon is back… just behind the camera. Tease!

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DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 – By Accident Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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With promises of car crashes and broken relationships dancing in our heads, those of us hunkered down in long underwear and extra furry hats descend upon our televisions to revel in 90210 and tawdry goodness.

Join me, after the jump, to get DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 for Episode 14, “By Accident”

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DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 – Hello, Goodbye, Amen Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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After returning to Everyone’s Favorite Zip Code (Copyright, All Rights Reserved by The CW’s Evilly Deceptive Promo Guy) in September, we’ve been away for about a month. A re-return post-holidays should find a new wave of drama, right?

Join me, after the jump, to get DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 for Episode 12, “Hello, Goodbye, Amen” (more…)

Momma’s Boys: Episode 4 – Holidays and Ticket Agents Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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It is a train-wreck of a dating show, complete with stereotypes and oddball challenges. Sounds like it is right up my alley!

Join me after the jump for a review of Momma’s Boys, where three single guys – and their mothers – attempt to find them love, all while embarrassing themselves in front of the cameras. (more…)

One Hoe-down Thursday, May 29, 2008

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What we learned last week:

  • Silly Farmer, kicking off my pick.
  • The Quasi-Alexis got a great date to visit the parents
  • The Religious Girls, who BadNails got pissy with, visited our Farmer in the middle of the night – stealing some poor guy’s truck in the process.
  • We know there is hoe-downing this week, so yes – the title had to be done.

Back on the Big Brown Couch this week is Mrs.JB*, whose pregnancy-ravaged hormones are leading to some very off-color remarks, and the SpazoDog. Join us after the jump…

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Hi Ho The Derry-o, The Farmer Makes a Bad Choice Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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When we last left our intrepid fish out of water –

  • The crazy WomanChild left, but didn’t go without a temper tantrum that should keep her from being picked up in bars for months.
  • The Religious Girls were hitting on everything in the bars
  • Krista with a K sat pretty, encouraging my case of her as a favorite… though saying the country was kind of boring won’t help her in the long run.
  • Stacey wouldn’t shut up.  Maybe she got a concussion when she hit her head… and the fun is underway as the girls start to backstab.

Solo on the Big Brown Couch – where I try to keep from taking up residence – away we go, after the jump.

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The Nurse Takes a Cow (or, The Farmer Kicks One Out) Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Hi-ho the derry-o, here’s what we know:

  • Strapping farmer lad Matt lives small country town life and wants a wife.
  • Said small country town is actually only twenty-nine miles from the St. Louis Arch – so not quite as remote as The CW wants us to believe.
  • Several of the vying females must either be very dull or not last long, because the first week focused on only half the group. The rest were background actors.
  • Josie, who may be a man, should not live anywhere there is not a doorman or where there may be minorities. She also thinks she is an eleven.
  • Christa earned the first personal date, Krista is this reviewers favorite, and Kanisha got to sit pretty by being scrappy and catching the most chickens. Yeah – I used scrappy to describe a non-white person. Sports journalists everywhere just died inside.

Mrs.JB* joins me on the Big Brown Couch again to make snarkastic comments and tell me all the things the commercials make her want to buy after the jump.
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Hi-Ho The Derry-O Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, I am JB* and I will be your guide for the next several weeks as we walk down the path towards what producers surely hope may lead to the CMT Reality Series, “My Big Redneck Wedding”. Joining me on the Big Brown Couch is Mrs.JB*, who will be adding scathing catty commentary along the way.

The premise of the show is your basic romantic comedy fare –
1. Allegedly hunky farmer (who looks like Christopher Titus with bigger ears) lives in small town (Portage Des Sioux, Missouri)
2. Titus wants to marry, but darn, there’s just no good catches here in this small town
3. Enter the fish out of water in the form of ten city girls on the farm
4. Oh, the hilarity ensues. Look at the princess get dirty! Hear her whine! See them kiss!
5. Profit!

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American Idol Roundtable – Top 7 Week Pre-Show Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Posted by Matt_T in Bloggers Gone Wild, jerkwheat, matt_T, maybe you should read a book instead, reality TV, singing?.
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After last week’s exhausting 3 nights of Idol gives back and the (somewhat) surprising exit (That JB* totally called)  of Michael Johns we are left with 7 hopefuls.  Join me after the jump as we give our  pre-show thoughts on Mariah Carey week

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My Bad Too-Was A Pretty Average Episode Friday, April 11, 2008

Posted by Shakarean Hutchinson in just some poor attempts at humor, maybe you should read a book instead, SA, Scrubs, Things too long to read, TV.
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But I don’t think I care too much because Scrubs is back on!! I don’t think people realize that the last new episode we saw was in the middle of December. Almost three and a half months since we saw what was happening with the staff of Sacred Heart and I gotta say that as an episode, it wasn’t the greatest we’ve ever seen. And considering, if the articles were right, that Scrubs had about five new episodes ready to show that just didn’t make the air then this episode was a pre-strike one. I don’t know how to feel about that. Shouldn’t it have been better?

Like I said, I don’t think I care. The show was back on. And it surrounded two storylines with a little Cox/Kelso thrown in. (more…)

American Idol Roundtable – Top 8 Week Pre-Show Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Posted by Jerkwheat in American Idol, jerkwheat, maybe you should read a book instead, reality TV, singing?.
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In case you’ve been living in a cave (or not watching Idol) then you realize that it’s time for Idol Gives Back. It’s an opportunity for celebrities and semi-celebrities to appear on your television and tell you about the things they care passionately about when not diving into their Scrooge McDuck-esqe swimming pools of cash. We’ve also reached the not-so Elite Eight in the Idol National Championship Pool – follow the jump for our pre-show thoughts on tonight’s performances…
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My Scrubs Top 10 Friday, March 28, 2008

Posted by Shakarean Hutchinson in I don't get out much, maybe you should read a book instead, Posts that should have more humor, Reasons why I am single, SA, Scrubs, Things too long to read, Top 10 lists, TV.
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So Scrubs is coming back next week. Woo hoo! As you can tell, I’m very excited about that.

But the better (or worst, depending on your perspective) news coming this week is that it looks like the show has been renewed for an eighth season and will probably leave NBC and be shown on ABC. All I can say is about damn time. NBC hasn’t given a damn about the show in a long time. They were happily going to let this season finish out and let that be that. Scrubs might not bring in the big viewer numbers like The Office, but its fans are very loyal. We had to be with all the switching around nights and time slots and whatnot. ABC seems to have a real interest in having it in its lineup and all I have to say is that it’s nice to see a network that actually cares about the show. But the most important news that comes out of this is that we’ll finally get an ending to the show. While I think having an eighth season is good news, I completely understand why some want it to end now. But I would freak out if we didn’t get a proper ending. I’ve spent seven seasons with the staff of Sacred Heart, a rush ending wouldn’t do the show any justice.

Now, with that out of the way let’s get back to the point of this post. I said in my last post that I wanted to do a Top 10 of the best songs Scrubs played during it’s tenure after the series finale. Well, now that it looks like that series finale is going to be May 2009, I didn’t want to wait that long. So I’ma do the Top 10 now. I’m sure there’s going to be songs during the rest of this season and next that I’m going to love and will personally make me want to change this list. But we’ll get there then. Hell, we can do this again next year. Why not?

So, here is my Top 10. Maybe we can make this a feature the rest of this season and next. If there is enough interest, everyone can do their own top 10 and send it to me. I can post it on Thursday and we’ll get to the recap on Friday. I am 100% sure we’re not all going to have the same 10 on our lists. So give me your opinions on the idea in the comments and let me think about this a bit and I’ll get back to y’all next week*. Now, on to the Top 10. (more…)

My Rabbit and My Point of No Return-Came At An Unfortunate Time For Me Saturday, May 19, 2007

Posted by Shakarean Hutchinson in maybe you should read a book instead, SA, Scrubs, Things too long to read, TV.
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So right off the bat let me apologize for this being a day late. I was very sick yesterday. Between Wednesday and Friday my neck pain became full body pain, chills despite a fever over 100, and nausea. Although I don’t know if the nausea came from the virus that I had or the vomit-inducing season finale Scrubs gave us. Somehow I managed to watch the show. The last couple of episodes were good (despite me not liking a few) and I had hoped that it would continue. Too bad that didn’t happen. To break this off Dan Shanoff style: Worst. Season Finale. Ever. (more…)

My Conventional Wisdom-Umm…What? Friday, May 11, 2007

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What the fuck was that? Seriously, what the fuck was that episode? I’m left with a big “Huh?” after Thursday’s show. And if it wasn’t for my notes, I would have forgotten about this episode completely. Could Bill Lawrence and the rest of the writers fit in any more filler than they already did? Good God, Scrubs. I know it’s the show right before the season finale, but there could have been something there. Right? And thanks for the double dose of future drama for JD. Drama that I would guess a good bit of people didn’t really want to see. Lovely. (more…)

The Next Pussycat Doll Finale: Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Posted by The Fan's Attic in I know the suspense is killing you, maybe you should read a book instead, reality TV, The Fan's Attic, Things That May Suspend Your Man License.
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kitty_bidet.jpgThe end is nigh…for the first Search for the Next Pussycat Doll.  Although, I reckon, the existence of this show might be a sign The End for us is close at hand.  Anyway, I couldn’t bring myself to write about this show every week, but I was informed that we had some activity in the comments section of my first post, so I thought I might provide a recap to the season and the season finale after the jump … (more…)

Their Story-Made Me Realize Why I like Them In Supporting Roles Friday, April 20, 2007

Posted by Shakarean Hutchinson in Filler material, maybe you should read a book instead, Posts that should have more humor, reading this post will only waste valuable seconds, SA, Scrubs, TV shows.
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Before I get started on the show, if you may let me take a moment to air out a grievance. To the producers of Scrubs/NBC higher-ups may I please make a request: No more of these “Get to Know the Cast of Scrubs! or Let’s Ask Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke a Bunch of Questions!” bullshit filler pieces. I don’t care. And I would guess a lot of viewers don’t care. This is the third week now that you’ve shown these things. If I really wanted to know what their nicknames were I would Google them. And then go start a blog called “Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke Are the Greatest Two Actors Ever and JD and Elliot Will End Up Together!!!1!!1!” But I’m not gonna go do that shit cause I don’t care. So please, stop it. Just stop. Here’s an idea for you-write more minutes into the episode. I know I know-it’s a risky and crazy thing to do, but it just might work.

Whew. Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s get into the episode shall we? (more…)

My Words of Wisdom-Was Forgettable Friday, April 13, 2007

Posted by Shakarean Hutchinson in I know the suspense is killing you, maybe you should read a book instead, more indepth than probably need-be, SA, Scrubs, the balls, TV shows.
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Ok, so I didn’t really see the episode of Scrubs last night. I had…stuff to do. But I did have a good friend take notes (CDNMoose is the greatest person ever!), and let me just say if what he wrote was accurate*, then last night’s show was a big boring snooze fest. Which is too bad after last week’s episode, even though it seems like I was the only one who enjoyed it. Either way, this is one of the many things that is pissing me off about Scrubs. Would it kill them to have two good episodes back to back? Anyway, in case you missed it in Parts One and Two, Nurse Laverne Roberts was in a car accident on the way home and fell into a coma. She eventually died. The start of this week’s show was her funeral. Warning: go get a Red Bull or a candy bar or something. You’re gonna need it.

* – Yeah, whatever. Thank God for PVRs…I watched this on TV with the Sabres/Islanders game on in Picture-in-Picture while the Wings/Flames game played on the computer over streaming audio. “Accurate”? Yeah, your mileage may vary… (more…)

Watching Movies So You Don’t Have To – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Monday, March 26, 2007

Posted by athleticsupporter in athleticsupporter, bad hair, CDNMoose, Clare, Holly/Magnolia, jerkwheat, liveblog, maybe you should read a book instead, singing?, Sound advice for the young'ems, suss, Things too long to read, Yostal.
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We here at DeadOn can appreciate and empathize with laziness. Sitting down to watch a whole 90-120 minute movie can be a draining and time consuming experience.

So, in an effort to work off some of our community service hours from that ugly incident a couple months ago involving a flock sheep and whipped cream, some of our contributors are, once again, gathered at a renovated strip club now operating as a movie theatre (with very sticky floors) in Cary, North Carolina.

We are capturing their observations through a liveblog while they watch and annoy the patrons around them by talking incessantly throughout the movie and by kicking the chairs of the old people sitting in front of them.

Today’s movie is Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, as viewed by CDNMoose, Suss, Yostal, Clare, Holly, Jerkwheat and Steve. However, we have it on good word that a few of the participants didn’t actually watch the movie while they were commenting.

Warning: This article contains spoilers. But frankly, if you haven’t seen this movie that’s been out for 30 years, it’s your own fault.
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