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‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ Returns for Season 2

What do five guys dressed like a cowboy, an Australian bushman, a Scotsman, an Army guy, and a Ren Faire Viking all have in common? (Other than uncommon commitment to their look?) If you guessed that they sing disco classics like “In the Navy” and “Y.M.C.A.” under the stage name The Village People, guess again. …

The Contender Season 5 Episode 501; The Return of The Contender

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: ‘The Contender’ Is Back on EPIX

For a little while there it seemed like the sport of boxing was on life support, supplanted in the public imagination by the UFC. But with a few particularly interesting fights over the past year or so — Andre Ward dethroning Sergey Kovalev, the action-packed Canelo/GGG fight that went to a draw, and of course…

The Post-Wife Lives of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’

If you’re new to The Real Housewives of Orange County, my immediate thought is that you and I lead extremely different lives.  Also, I feel I should point out that the show’s name is monumentally misleading.  Much like the other Housewives franchise (with the marked exception of Dallas), the majority of the ladies are neither…

The Perfect Formula for ‘Bachelorette Weekend’

There’s no good way to squeeze all the action of Bachelorette Weekend into one measly blogpost.  It’s a deceptively simple concept: a small company in Nashville plans and executes a bachelorette weekends for a rotating cast of guests. But it generates a series of stories that’s anything but.  With last week’s premiere barreling the gate,…

A (Not So) Deep Dive with ‘Floribama Shore’

Based on my Southern Charm obsession alone, it’s fair to say I’m a sucker for anything with an accent. Luckily for me, there’s plenty of that washing up on Floribama Shore‘s belligerently drunken beaches. Now in its second season, with SallyAnn Salsano (of Jersey Shore and – lest we forget – Hunter Mountain fame) still at its helm, the…

‘Married at First Sight’ Keeps Up the Crazy in Dallas

After six seasons of perfect strangers strolling down the aisle to commitments carrying heavy personal, religious, and even legal implications at the altar, you would have thought that Married at First Sight has seen it all.  But with its new Dallas location comes new opportunity, and the show is ready to run with those for…

The ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Performances We’re Playing on Loop

There’s a special corner of the televised universe that’s quickly becoming one of my favorite places to lurk.   Doing exactly as it says on the tin, each Lip Sync Battle episode pits two celebrities (of, admittedly, varying levels of fame) against each other.  For their first act, each lip syncs a song by themselves on stage. …