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Kickin’ It

by Ronald A. Rowe May 16th, 2015 | Character Spotlight
Disney’s Kickin’ It is a comedy that doles out heaping doses of the tried and true formulas for appealing to a teen audience. Kids call the shots. Adults know nothing. None of the parents are seen or heard from.

Like many other Disney original programs, Kickin’ It serves as a vehicle for someone the House of the Mouse has identified as an up and coming star. In this case it is Leo Howard, a karate prodigy who has been training since the age of four. Leo’s skills are less easily adaptable to a Disney career than his musical counterparts but
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Character Spotlight

Mel Burke Has Flashes of Likeability

by James Maynard May 15th, 2015
Mel Burke of Melissa and Joey is not a character with a lot of depth, and her biography has several contradictions. Yet, she remains fun and charming.

The female lead of the ABC situation comedy Melissa and Joey, Mel (Melissa Joan Hart) is a city councilwoman, living in Toledo, Ohio. In the fallout after a political scandal, Mel's sister, Meredith, is sentenced to prison for money laundering and her brother-in-law skips the area to avoid charges of running a Ponzi scheme. Mel then finds herself taking care of her niece, Lennox (Taylor Spreitler) and nephew Ryder (Nick Robinson).

Melissa Joan Hart,
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TV Highlights

Much Ado about Katherine Heigl

by Erin Steiner April 2nd, 2015

I would be lying if I tried to say that Isaiah Washington's real world actions didn't affect the way I felt about his Grey's Anatomy character, Preston Burke. After reading about Isaiah Washington running around bad mouthing the Grey's Anatomy producers, it made it very hard for me to feel any sort of warm feelings for Preston Burke at all.

The same is not holding true for Katherine Heigl. Everybody is up in arms about her saying that the material she was given this last season wasn't Emmy worthy.

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Top 10 Shows

Thursday Night Football (Den vs. SD) 60 Minutes
Sunday Night Football (NO vs. GB) World Series Game 2
NCIS World Series Game 5
NCIS New Orleans Dancing With the Stars
The Big Bang Theory World Series Game 1

Add It: The Walking Dead

by Ronald A. Rowe April 1st, 2015 | Add It
Add It
Is there a better show on TV right now than The Walking Dead?  After a painful six-month hiatus, Robert Kirkman’s masterpiece is back on AMC and it shows no signs of slowing up.  Quite the opposite, there was so much action in last week’s Season 5 premier that it was hard to keep up.   The premise of The Walking Dead (two words: zombie apocalypse) is so straightforward that the show is always accessible to new viewers but the show continues to build an encompassing world that is increasingly self-referential.

The inclusion of Sam – however briefly – in the
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Delete It – Nail’d It

by T Akery April 2nd, 2015 | Delete It
Delete It
Nail'd It is a new competition show featuring the world of nails and the artwork showcased on them, but the show is really more about the drama between the contestants rather than making nail art. A majority of the show is on their little spats rather than on the nails. It is also a difficult thing to show off properly especially on television.

The show features three contestants vying for the opportunity to move on in the competition. Like many shows similar to this, there is a quick challenge which allows the winning contestant to have some kind of advantage.
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Toss Up – Peaky Blinders

by Elizabeth Gunto April 3rd, 2015 | Toss Up
Toss Up
A gangster wheels and deals in post-World War I Birmingham, England in Peaky Blinders. Cillian Murphy plays Tommy Shelby, is the unofficial leader of the Peaky Blinders, a brutal Irish gang in England that gets its name from the blades its members keep in the brim of their wool caps. Meanwhile Sam Neill (Jurassic Park!) plays Northern Irish Chief Inspector Campbell. Parliament member Winston Churchill brought him from the Royal Irish Constabulary to set on Shelby's tail for a crate of weapons Peaky Blinders discovered by mistake and stole. The British show, brought to America via Netflix, is a polished take on
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