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53: Words “Up all Night”

25 Sep

It’s rare to find a sitcom with such unlikable characters but NBC’s “Up All Night” pulls it off. Someone needs to hit Maya Rudolph upside the head and exorcise that faux-hip façade. Will Arnett? The Doofus act seems far too real. Christina Applegate? She cannot act. Difficult to believe Lorne Michaels is producer.


Maya Rudolph can identify with ‘Up All Night’ – CNN (blog)


Maya Rudolph can identify with ‘Up All Night’
CNN (blog)
“Bridesmaids” star Maya Rudolph may play a famous daytime talk show host, who knows next to nothing about kids on NBC’s new comedy “Up All Night,” but in reality, she’s an old pro at raising children. “I definitely recognize what Christina [Applegate]
Up All Night with Maya Rudolph and Emily SpiveyDeadbolt
LimeLife Original Interview: Maya Rudolph On ‘SNL’ And Her New Show, ‘Up All LimeLife (blog)
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53: Words – “New Girl”

14 Sep

It’s déjà vu all over again. Zooey Deschanel is Marlo Thomas in a poorly updated “That Girl.” The show is “New Girl” and all that’s missing is Don Hollinger. Zooey moves in with three guys (Marlo never did that!) and is overcoming a breakup. Nothing funny here. Three and out for Fox.

That Girl TV show theme song

Theme song to the classic TV show

53: Words – “Rescue Me”

12 Sep

There’s a thin line between good and bad TV. “Rescue Me” hopscotches that line like a nervous poodle. Last season, I could barely watch …this year (save for a few random moments) it’s been on key. Water out the nose funny; nightmarish sad; politically incorrect. Best drawn characters in memory. Will be missed.

Rescue ME

When the brothers come to work after partying, Tommy has to step in to keep them from hurting themselves

53: Words- “Restaurant Impossible”

8 Sep

Robert Irvine isn’t someone to mess around with. He’s a hulking sort of dude who doesn’t profile as a serious chef and restaurateur. That said, “Restaurant Impossible” is a kinder, gentler “Kitchen Nightmares” void of F-bombs that often focuses on the human side of restaurant failures. Two days, 10Gs and magic happens

Restaurant: Impossible


53: Words- The Booth at the End

5 Sep

In “The Booth at the End,” Xander Berkeley is a metaphysical commodities broker of sorts who sits at an LA eatery and grants people wishes in exchange for the completion of a “task.” Rob a bank and you become prettier; blow up a diner and your husband regains sanity. Compelling at every turn.

The Booth at the End: Behind the scenes

53 Words: “Come Dine with Me”

30 Aug

“Come Dine with Me” (UK) The TV setup of setups: strangers hold nightly dinner parties for one week and select one to win a pile of cash. The banter– sometimes cheeky often downright pie-in-the-face funny. Comedian David Lamb, drier than July in Arizona, offers riotous narrative. TLC tried a rip off and failed.

Come Dine With Breakfast Part 2 (Breakfast, 24.12.10)

First, Sian Williams and Bill Turnbull are doing the cooking, then in Part 2, it’s Susanna Reid and Charlie Stayt. Who will win the Come Dine With Breakfast Christmas Challenge? Stay tuned to find out! (C) BBC 2010

53 Words: “Bar Rescue”

30 Aug

A dzlubby guy walks into the bar and says, “The bad news is your place sucks. The good news is I can help you.” And so “Bar Rescue” episodes begin. Jon Taffer is a bar turnaround maven and does so with equal measures gruff and glee. Fret not, there’s plenty of ble*p**g.


53: Words: The Marriage Ref

22 Aug

As the fiddle –playing king of the one-liners said, “Take my wife, please.” “Marriage Ref” is a series of pre-baked one-liners delivered by a trio of often offbeat celebs who sometimes fit together like sprouts on supreme nachos. A couple argues over the TV remote. Sometimes makes for great TV. Sometimes not.

The Marriage Ref Season 2 Episode 6 Rachael Ray, Larry Miller, JB Smoove S02E06 02×06