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Toss Up – Ice Road Truckers

by T Akery September 19th, 2014 | Toss Up
Ice Road Truckers is a History Channel show that features different truckers taking loads across the frozen roads of the Northern United and States and parts of Canada. The trips are dangerous and this is about the trips the truckers have to make to get goods to these isolated towns.

What puts this show firmly in the toss up category is that the show is now focusing more on the rivalries than on the truckers themselves. The companies are competing for the different loads. While this is a normal part of the business, there is almost too much focus on
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Character Spotlight

Character Spotlight: Penn & Teller

by Ronald A. Rowe September 17th, 2014
The stars of Penn & Teller: Fool Us are Penn Jillette and his mute partner Ray Teller.  The pair of magicians / comedians display their mastery of both the art and science of performing magic each week – through their ability to grasp the inner workings of other magicians’ tricks on a single viewing of the act and through a performance at the end of each episode that underscores the fact that Penn & Teller are among the preeminent magic performers in the world today.

The pair have been performing together for almost thirty years.  They began their partnership as part of
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TV Highlights

TV Highlights for 9.15.14

by Jennifer S. Rowe September 15th, 2014
This Monday, September 15th, 8pm on ABC begins a new season of Dancing With the Stars. As in years past, this season promises to be very exciting and full of surprises! There is already much speculation about who will take home the coveted mirror ball trophy, and the competition will quickly heat up. In case you were hiking Mount Everest or perhaps you were in some Incan cave and don't know the cast of dancers, here is the line-up: Alfonso Ribeiro Partnered with Witney Carson, Jonathan Bennett Partnered
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Top 10 Shows

NFL Overrun NFL Kickoff 2014
NFL Sunday Night Football (GB @ SEA) NCIS (9:00 pm)
NFL Sunday Night Football (IND @ DEN) America’s Got Talent (Wed)
Football Night in America NCIS (8:00 pm)
The OT America’s Got Talent (Tue)

Add It – Penn & Teller: Fool Us

by Ronald A. Rowe September 16th, 2014 | Add It
Add It
Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a “new” summer television competition on the CW.  The series was actually filmed and released three years ago in Great Britain, where is enjoyed a large following.  The show was curiously and unceremoniously dumped after just nine episodes despite solid ratings.  The single-season program was relegated to the vast repository of cancelled shows until the CW  - perhaps persuaded by the success of another Penn & Teller program called Penn & Teller: BS! – decided to pick up the show for American audiences.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a competition for aspiring magicians.  Each week a number
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Delete It – Witches of East End

by Elizabeth Gunto September 18th, 2014 | Delete It
Delete It
Lifetime Television continues its assault on actual entertainment with a dull supernatural thriller, Witches of East End. Julia Ormond plays Joanna Beauchamp, a witch with two grown daughters and a British accent that turns off at random. When her daughters discover they're witches, bland drama unfolds.

Freya (Jenna Dewan) is a brunette heart-breaking bartender with lots of cleavage, and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) is a topbuttoned, pragmatic blonde librarian. Witches of East End's writers were worried you wouldn't pick up on this characterization, so they made Ingrid say  "I'm a reasonable skeptic. I'm a wallflower." Because the writers of this show think you're an
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Toss Up – The Knick

by Elizabeth Gunto September 12th, 2014 | Toss Up
Toss Up
Cinemax's new period drama will make you grateful you didn't live before modern medical advancement. The Knick is named after The Knickerbocker, the hospital in turn-of-the-century New York City that looks after the poor and newly immigrated. The Knick takes place in a time of great medical development, which should lend itself to good storytelling. But The Knick treads the same water as so much of recent television and manages to somehow make a series full of blood and sex boring.

Clive Owen stars as Dr. John Thackery, a genius surgeon who spends his free time in brothels and injecting new-fangled cocaine  between
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