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Top Gear Series 14 Premieres in November

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That’s right, our favorite motoring program has been announced for a November 15th premiere. Better still, producers have confirmed this series will be in glorious HD! I don’t know much about what we’re in for this series, but apparently at least one Renault will be destroyed, and if I were a betting man I’d guess a caravan or two will probably get the axe as well.

October 18, 2009 Posted by | HD, Premiere, Reality, Renewed, Television | , , , , , | Comments Off on Top Gear Series 14 Premieres in November

Banished: Hank

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Successful man experiences a big career change, moves from the city to the suburbs, and spends more time with his family. This is the¬†premise of Hank, and yes it is also eerily similar to the premise of Back to You, Kelsey Grammer’s last crappy attempt at making another hit. I don’t have much to say other than Grammer will fail every time he tries to re-create the magic of Frasier with a much less talented cast.¬†One episode normally isn’t enough for me to pass judgement on a new show, but Hank is abnormally boring. I’m not surprised it’s the only one of ABC’s Wednesday comedies that hasn’t been picked up for the full season. Worse yet, they’re even bumping it off the schedule next week to air the Charlie Brown Halloween special.

October 18, 2009 Posted by | Banished, Comedy, New Series, Premiere, Television | , , , , | 1 Comment

Tosh.0 Brings the Funny with New Video Breakdowns

Tosh.0 returned last week with new episodes, and that means more of my favorite segment, the Video Breakdown. Just think, if not for YouTube and people like Tosh, we would have to settle for laughing at the misfortunes of our family and friends instead of strangers from all over the world.

Horse Ride Breakdown

Basketball Breakdown

October 18, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Internet, Reality, Television | , , , | Comments Off on Tosh.0 Brings the Funny with New Video Breakdowns

Saturday Night Live: Gerard Butler

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What a weak episode. I enjoyed a total of two sketches, and I’m pretty sure that’s just because my standards are getting lower. The saddest part is it looks like Lorne Michaels has given up too. Instead of improving the writing or the talent, they are reducing the amount of time for new sketches by airing clips of people breaking during dress rehearsal. On the bright side for struggling NBC, the clips are sponsored by Bud Light Golden Wheat*, so at least they’re getting some cash.

*Public Service Announcement: I tried this new beer yesterday, and I guess I forgot just how bad macrobrews are. If you want a quality wheat beer, do yourself a favor and spend the extra two bucks on Boulevard Wheat instead. If you want to try Bud Light Golden Wheat for free and you live near Northwest Arkansas, drop me an email–I’ve got 10 bottles that I will not be drinking.

October 18, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Television | , , , , , | Comments Off on Saturday Night Live: Gerard Butler