Hollywood’s U.K. remake problem: dark & witty + gloss = fail

Shameless premiered the other week on Showtime. Being Human and Skins debuted on Syfy and MTV this week, respectively. It’s the new British invasion, and it brings up the time old argument: why does Hollywood keep screwing with amazing British TV series? Why won’t they just air the originals? Can a U.S. remake actually work? … Continue reading

Where are they now?: after Over the Rainbow

We spend so much time investing in reality TV, but rarely hear about what happens to the “losers” after the show. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s talent competitions are particularly addictive, with the amount of time spent making you care about people who are genuinely talented — there are some gimmicks, but the shows are generally stacked … Continue reading

Over the Rainbow: FINALE

OMG guys! Finale time!But first, a plea to Internet commenters: if you don’t see a post for the most recent episode on this blog, particularly the final, I HAVE NOT WATCHED IT. Please don’t make a comment on a post that CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR WHO WON. You kind of ruined the surprise, and when a … Continue reading

Over the Rainbow 1×15/16 — professionals vs. popular

Semi finals time! We’re down to just four girls — Steph, Danielle, Sophie and Lauren. This is the last show where Andrew will have the opportunity to save a girl. Then next week the top two, then winner will be determined solely by viewer votes. As I said last week, the big question this week … Continue reading

Over the Rainbow 1×14 – the week’s second elimination + tons of Toto filler

Sunday results show time, and we’re down to the final five, having bid goodbye to Jenny last night. Another girl is going tonight, leaving us with the big final four — so just one more week (and elimination) before the big final! (and mystery solved: they had to send two girls home tonight in order … Continue reading

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