Welcome to the Family: Thanks, But We’ll Stick With Our Own

by Ethan Alter October 4, 2013 6:00 am
<i>Welcome to the Family</i>: Thanks, But We’ll Stick With Our Own

You know, I may not have been 100 percent on board with NBC's last attempt at creating its own Modern Family-style comedy hit, Ryan Murphy's The New Normal, but I did appreciate that show's full-throated endorsement of blended families and the way it filtered the relationships between parents and their children (both of the grown-up and still-youthful variety) through a sweetly sarcastic lens. I found myself particularly missing Normal while watching its replacement: Welcome to the Family, a more straightforward Modern Family knock-off that's twice as annoying even the worst episode of The New Normal… and possibly even Glee. (Though that's a harder case to make, what with last season's school-shooting episode, among other things.)

Hellcats: Did Zombies Make This Show Better?

by Angel Cohn April 20, 2011 6:00 am
<I>Hellcats</I>: Did Zombies Make This Show Better?

The short answer to that question is yes. Zombies make everything better. But unfortunately this week's episode of Hellcats was only good during the course of the zombie movie, and the rest of it was an awkward disaster. It's a secret shame of mine that I've been watching this show since the beginning, but n my defense, it's an awful trainwreck that I just can't take my eyes off of. The show's about a cheerleading law student who gets people out of jail and gets laws overturned, but who loves wearing half-shirts and appears to spend the majority of her time in a bar obsessing over boys instead of studying. In other words, it's mesmerizingly absurd and I was hoping that the addition of zombies would push the preposterousness into full-on guilty pleasure mode. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

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Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

by Rachel Stein March 5, 2013 3:46 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Today's news is dedicated to Les Moonves's loose lips.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

by Ethan Alter January 23, 2013 4:19 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Another one bites the dust.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

by Ethan Alter December 12, 2012 4:11 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Great -- another awards show for Modern Family to undeservedly sweep.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 07, 2012

by Samantha Rullo December 7, 2012 4:21 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 07, 2012

Lifetime is really into the whole life-imitating-art thing -- if their movies count as art now.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, November 30, 2012

by Samantha Rullo November 30, 2012 4:53 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, November 30, 2012

Well, this is just a bit of a slap in the face to anyone who wants to work in television.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

by Samantha Rullo November 28, 2012 3:53 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The man in the hat is coming back.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

by Ethan Alter November 27, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

HBO's Luck wasn't so lucky.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, November 26, 2012

by Samantha Rullo November 26, 2012 4:28 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, November 26, 2012

The set of Community is getting pretty tense for a sitcom that has a monkey named after a character's breasts.

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