reality roundup

Reality Roundup: Lessons Learned

  Most things I know, I’ve learned from watching reality TV.  Well… some things.  The important things.  At a time when many have come to question the value of reality television, it’s critical to acknowledge the contributions that the genre has made to the pool of human knowledge (murky as that pool may be).  In…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former President Selina Meyer on HBO's 'Veep'

HBO’s ‘Veep’ Keeps it Real in Season 6

We are living in a moment where the truth, particularly the truth of American politics, is far stranger — and usually funnier — than fiction. The day’s headlines are routinely so shocking and bizarre that, if you tried to sell them to a Hollywood producer, you’d be laughed out of their office for being too…

#Bingeworthy: ‘Party Down’ on STARZ

In the age of social media and The Voice and our venerable reality-show president, it seems there are more people out there trying to make it in the entertainment world than ever before. And why wouldn’t they? The barriers to expressing creativity keep getting lower and lower, allowing us to make movies with our phones…

REVIEW: Starz’s ‘The White Princess’ Takes The Throne

To soothe the ache of a Game of Thrones-less April, The White Princess is taking the throne this April as Starz’s follow up to their hit period drama The White Queen, both of which are based off Philippa Gregory’s Cousins’ War series of historical novels. While each series stands on its own, The White Princess…

ICYMI: Ricky Martin Cast in ‘American Crime Story’; Kylie Jenner Gets E! Reality Series; ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Gets 10th Season; and More TV News

Ricky Martin joins American Crime Story for the Versace season as the designer’s partner Antonio D’Amico. [Variety] CMT sets return date for season 5 of Nashville and renews it for 16 more episodes for a season 6.  [Variety] MTV reviving Fear Factor with Ludacris serving as both the executive producer and the host. [Hollywood Reporter]…

#EverySimpsonsEver: The best episodes from seasons 1-27

In celebration of Every Simpsons Ever, now available on FXX on demand with Sling Blue, we’ve chosen our favorite Simpsons episode from each of the past 27 (!!!) seasons. Taking an exhaustive look back at the series thus far, it is easy to see why it remains one of the longest-running, beloved and quotable pieces…