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DVD Review: Rugrats: The Complete Series - 26-Disc Set
Over 67 hours of old-school animation, this set marks the first time ever that all nine seasons of the venerable '90s-era favorite have been collected together. Announcement: Words on Bathroom Walls Due on Home Video November 17
"If you can't trust your mind, trust your heart," as the teen romance story arrives on Digital on November 10 and Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand a week later. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. Blu-ray Review: The Kitchen (2019)
Not sure went wrong here. Oscar-nominated screenwriter making her directorial debut. Cult fave comic miniseries as source material. Three great stars - Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss - headlining. Blu-ray Review: 10 Minutes Gone
A heist thriller with two marquee names but not enough thrills. Bruce Willis is really a supporting player here to Michael Chiklis. Should've been more interesting. Holiday Gift Alert! Now on DVD: Barry: The Complete First Season
Double Emmy winner (for star/writer/director/creator Bill Hader and co-star Henry Winkler) this HBO Original Series is funny and quirky.

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Feature Column by Pat Fish

Facing Reality...(TV)

It's more script than substance. The contenders are often drama queens or in it for the wrong reasons. Given time I come to know them, like them, despise them or shrug my shoulders. The process of knocking off a contender week by week for failure to perform pulls me in till I'm guessing, hoping, booing or cheering as they parade their talents to my intrigue. It's reality TV and it's only slightly real.

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More From Facing Reality...(TV)
November 7, 2011 6:40 PM ET
In a turn of events that many would allege to be of great significance, the first round of audience voting for X Factor contenders had two groups landing in the bottom two.
September 28, 2011 2:55 PM ET
We now begin to take a closer look at the contenders on DWTS and note personality quirks and other gossipy items beyond the art of their dance.
September 27, 2011 1:30 PM ET
If the singing and the host haven't put you to sleep, the judges will have you snoring in no time.
September 26, 2011 12:45 PM ET
Desperate Housewives is a drama show with some of the best writing on television today.
September 24, 2011 11:20 AM ET
As far as I'm concerned, those designers didn't have a clue about how to dress a heterosexual male.
September 23, 2011 1:45 PM ET
The drama of the sinning Brandon and the tease Mikayla is interesting.
September 22, 2011 7:55 PM ET
It was the stupidest, dumbest, most asinine piece of reality TV that I’m convinced had audiences across the fruited plains rolling their eyes. Is this the best the X Factor can do?
September 21, 2011 2:20 PM ET
Some of the contenders on Dancing With the Stars (DWS) are cats, some are dogs. From the very beginning it’s easy to ascertain just who is who. Let’s take a look see .
September 19, 2011 12:30 PM ET
The fashion was, for the most part, subdued and in good taste. Some fashion choices deserve some comment with just a touch of snark.
September 17, 2011 1:15 PM ET
Once, many moons ago, I watched a Survivor show. There was a person eating bugs. That sight byte ended it for me.
September 15, 2011 9:30 PM ET
There's just not enough attention to the actual food on Hell's Kitchen.
September 14, 2011 8:20 PM ET
Simon answered this and other interesting questions during a conference call that included conferees from Style Weekly, Yahoo and the NY Daily News. The swanky of the world were represented by yours truly for The Morton Report as I stand up and take my bow.
September 14, 2011 8:00 AM ET
I rarely do a post on a competitive reality TV show after the finale because, well, why? But for this series I really must do a follow-up due to my great surprise... though I was not necessarily disappointed.
September 12, 2011 7:55 PM ET
How on earth, I pondered, did these contenders make it into this competition?
September 9, 2011 8:00 AM ET
Since the talent on AGT can be anything and of any size, you might have a zany fellow diving from on high into a shallow pool of water, motorcyclists who drive around in circles while enclosed in a mini-dome, and sometimes even a singer or two.
September 8, 2011 10:45 AM ET
We have a prediction!
September 7, 2011 1:45 PM ET
I begin to wonder just when it became perfectly okay to tell all our sex secrets to the world.
September 6, 2011 7:00 AM ET
Big Brother is morphing into an ongoing series right before our lying eyes. There will be professional contenders who will take on all challengers, or "newbies."
August 31, 2011 8:20 AM ET
Allow me to nominate The Bachelor Pad as one of the most provocative prime-time shows on television.
August 30, 2011 6:30 PM ET
So that’s how it is across the fruited plains as I still ripple with glee that the roster for this upcoming season 13 has been announced, one either loves or despises Dancing With the Stars.
August 29, 2011 7:55 PM ET
Big Brother is a show about human nature and I understand that sadness and tears are part of human nature. But Big Brother is also a show about winning.
August 27, 2011 11:40 AM ET
I reserve the right to change these predictions as time, challenges and hideousness require.
August 25, 2011 9:35 PM ET
I could not, even with a gun held to my head, describe rhyme nor reason about how all of this is done, what exactly comprises a semi-finalist and frankly I'm not even sure there is a top ten of so-called finalists as it's all way over my head.
August 25, 2011 9:30 AM ET
One might smile in bemusement that a Sussex County resident who writes a reality TV column for a large and happening Internet site proudly advertised as the purview for the swanky would have her life suddenly stopped, stalled, thwarted, debated, and otherwise set to turmoil over an event involving ... duh, a REALITY SHOW!
August 24, 2011 10:50 AM ET
Frankly I've never seen more fishwife behavior than that presented by Vienna. Even when she's not interacting with a man, Vienna comes off as a spoiled brat.
August 21, 2011 8:30 AM ET
I reserve, as always, the right to change my prediction as sudden rule changes and events warrant.
August 20, 2011 10:30 AM ET
The designers, many of them spoiled drama queens, immediately began to gripe when told of their challenge for this episode. Nina didn't help with her long list of fashion designs that would not do. By the time she got done expounding on her list there did seem to be little left save perhaps muslin or raw cotton.
August 18, 2011 8:45 PM ET
What Not to Wear effectively, but with kindness, forces the subject of the week to stop and look in that mirror and see themselves as the rest of us see them.
August 17, 2011 9:05 PM ET
And through all this angst, by coincidence or script, Vienna and Jake keep ending up in proximity to each other as the gods of serendipity shine down upon them.
August 16, 2011 7:45 AM ET
Brendon had once been evicted but with a new quirk in the rules he was allowed to be voted back on by the American public. Well, of course we would vote to bring Brendon back. He's handsome, good at the house contests, and with Rachel the Big Brother house comes to life.
August 14, 2011 11:20 AM ET
Who can argue with a sandwich king as The Next Food Network Star?
August 13, 2011 1:25 PM ET
We've had outfits made from materials that could only be purchased in a pet store and fine designs for models on stilts. All to test creativity, but we've also come to see into the psyche of the fashion design contenders. Sometimes, it's really ugly in there.
August 12, 2011 1:20 PM ET
It's not for any lack of publicity or tease that Love in the Wild hasn't managed to grab an audience. Goodness knows there's enough reference to sex, not to mention females running about in tiny bikinis for no reason whatsoever...
August 11, 2011 8:00 AM ET
August has been given a breath of fresh air with the premiere of The Bachelor Pad, that bastardization of Big Brother and The Bachelor that has it all: love, gossip, politics, laughs, snark, betrayal, and lots of tears.
August 10, 2011 8:45 AM ET
This past week's Design Star challenge required the remaining contenders to form four teams of two each. Using, of all things, tea kettles as their guide, the contenders were to create a stellar kitchen from its inspiration.
August 9, 2011 8:30 AM ET
Just as soon as a Head of Household wins the title there begins a political game to rival any congressional cloak room as the contenders bombard the HOH with pleas to join their coalition, deals to protect against eviction, whispers of evil about other contenders.
August 8, 2011 8:40 AM ET
America's Got Talent goes from city to city seeking talent with an edge that will entertain, amuse, beguile, frighten or astound us. This effort and the subsequent "talent" presented in the early stages becomes living proof that Americans have entirely too much time on their hands.
August 5, 2011 9:55 PM ET
My suggestion to all would-be chefs desirous of obtaining their own cooking show (The Next Food Network Star), becoming head chef of a swanky restaurant (Hell's Kitchen) or just taking home a quarter of a million bucks (MasterChef), for goodness sake, learn your risotto!
August 2, 2011 9:50 PM ET
Ashley did make her choice this past Monday night and, God bless, I was right on my prediction. Speaking of rivers of tears for the most innocuous of things, goodness, Ashley surpassed even herself on this Final Rose drama.

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