Love, Labor and Lost: Our Five Fave Moments from Episode 3

by Zach Oat January 29, 2009 10:35 am
Love, Labor and <i>Lost</i>: Our Five Fave Moments from Episode 3

So far, it seems like Lost is firing on all cylinders, as we're already on the third episode, and the surprises just keep on coming. No more castaways sitting on the beach discussing their feelings, crap is getting D-U-N done, and in, like, seven different decades to boot. We watched Episode 3 last night (after watching Episode 2: The Cliff's Notes Version), and we just had to gush over the five moments in "Jughead" that blew us away like a hydrogen bomb.

<i>Modern Family</i>: Building One Great Episode Out of Last Night’s Two

There are so many unique things Modern Family has in its arsenal: a handful of great child actors (one of whom is a genius!), free range and first dibs on material about what it means to be in a gay relationship in 2012, Ty Burrell and a team of writers who are actually able to make jokes around fairly obvious product placement. I think that's why when an episode repeats the same gags we've seen before or doesn't do a storyline justice, it's so frustrating.

Bachelor Pad: The Seven Most Cringe-Worthy Moments of Week 3

by Rachel Stein August 23, 2011 1:33 pm
<i>Bachelor Pad</i>: The Seven Most Cringe-Worthy Moments of Week 3

If I had only two hours left to live, I would spend it watching last night's episode because it just would. not. end. Thanks to all of the unbearable moments below, I'm wondering if it's possible to have permanent douche chills.

Girls: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

by Rachel Stein January 27, 2013 9:35 pm
<i>Girls</i>: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

Girls haters have another loss to groan about this week: Lena and the gang have been picked up for a third season. And if virgin viewers took that news to heart and decided to check out the show starting with this week's "Bad Friend," I'm pretty sure they will never ever be back.

2 Broke Girls: The Groans of the Week

by Rachel Stein October 9, 2012 10:10 am
<i>2 Broke Girls</i>: The Groans of the Week

Last night's "And the Hold-Up" was quite clearly a filler episode -- and pretty early on in the season, too. It's strange, 2 Broke Girls can be one of every three shows every week: 1) Two waitresses struggling to afford living in New York City; 2) A daughter of a Bernie Madoff-type character trying to rebuild her life with the help of a new friend; 3) Two young women trying to market their start-up cupcake business. I much prefer Number 3's type of episodes, while Number 2 is usually kind of weird but potentially sweet and Number 1 just tries way too hard... but maybe that's just because I don't like jokes about piss.

Parks and Recreation: Who Made the Comedy Grade Last Night?

by Rachel Stein October 5, 2012 10:54 am
<i>Parks and Recreation</i>: Who Made the Comedy Grade Last Night?

"How a Bill Becomes a Law" did not feel like a standard Parks and Recreation episode -- and I mean that in a good way. The jokes were a little more advanced, and instead of relying on what we already know the characters do so well, the writing centered on the new roles and relationships we've been seeing in Season 5. Turns out, the episode was written by Dan Goor, who also penned such Parks & Rec greats like "Hunting Trip," "Freddy Spaghetti," "Harvest Festival," "Li'l Sebastian," and "The Trial of Leslie Knope," (to name a few), so they guy clearly knows what he's doing. The episode felt tight, the subplots hit their marks and we're actually starting to see some real character development play out on-screen. Let's get to grading. Please and thank you.

Girls: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

by Rachel Stein April 30, 2012 6:00 am
<I>Girls</i>: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

I don't know about y'all, but I'm sick of reading about why Girls is completely unrealistic, why it's unfair that it's the only show for getting flack about being white-washed and why it's time to stop using "white" as a pejorative. I don't necessarily completely disagree with what anyone is here saying (in most cases), but given that I've already written about the politics surrounding the show twice now, I want to write about them again as much (i.e. as little) as you want to read about them. Instead, let's dive right into "All Adventurous Women Do," one of the sexiest episodes of TV I've ever seen.

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