Do you carry on cooking despite the fact that last time you made a meal for your friends they all just up and died? Well, first lawyer up. But make sure that lawyer has some entertainment industry experience, because you could be the perfect cast member for the Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America, which is currently casting for their fifth season. (more…)
Are you sitting in your sad office cubicle counting down the minutes until you can leave work? And are you only interrupting the monotony with the fantasy that you could change everything by going a game show like The Price is Right and winning big? It’s a common fantasy, but the AV Club just burst your balloon with an interview with a big winner on the show. The truth? All you really win are taxes out the whazzoo and the headache of selling prizes you don’t need for less than they’re worth. (more…)
It was Wilford something, right? Via Tutu’s Instagram.
You’ve seen the ads at L Train stations. You have watched the moral ambiguity again and again on Netflix. You are ready to start the final episodes of Breaking Bad on Sunday … and you don’t have cable. But even if you have AMC, it’s more fun to watch your favorite TV shows with an audience and themed drinks. Luckily for you, lots of bars are giving you the chance to watch Walter White’s swan song, for free. Here is your official Brokelyn Breaking Bad Breakdown viewing (and drinking) guide. Remember no matter where you are the show premiers at 9pm. (more…)
Young Jessica Walter could totally get it. It = Afternoon delight.
Before you go into a two-day long Arrested Development binge-watching cocoon super late tomorrow night, let’s take a moment to appreciate one of the show’s finest actors, a total pro in the business and one of the sexiest creatures we have ever laid eyes on: Lucille Bluth (her?). Jessica Walter, the actress who plays the wicked matron Lucille, is actually a Brooklyn native, born here on Jan. 31, 1941.
So we all know her as the witholding, curly fry hating, former Motherboy champ from Arrested, which makes its glorious return to Netflix at 3 a.m. Sunday east coast time. But Walter has given us so many more roles, and we love her for her crackling wit, her stellar timing and that kind of aged actorial wisdom you only get from slugging it out in the trenches of the industry for decades, making her one of the best on-screen mothers of all time. If you still ask whether she is truly a modern treasure after reading this, we don’t understand the question, and we won’t respond to it. (more…)
Despite the fact that it doesn’t get great numbers in traditional TV metrics like ratings, Girls still cleans up in categories like “buzzworthiness,” think pieces, awards and themed Craigslist apartment ads. Which means that in addition to the normal cash-ins like bus tours and bad parodies, the show is now joining the likes of Seinfeld and The Office with that touchstone of cultural acceptance, the porn parody. (more…)
Andy Samberg shows off the NYPD’s new fashion guidelines
TV shows set in Brooklyn have had a common thread running through them lately. They’re all about young broke girls who just want their pants back. And while that’s certainly a slice of in-the-moment Brooklyn, we have more to offer than that, so much more. Wacky cops for instance, who make robot noises and wear Speedos to the office. And now Andy Samberg is capturing that slice of life in his new Brooklyn-based docudrama workplace comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (more…)
Confession time: I, like so many of you, am a Netflix moocher. I have used, loved, binge-watched and abused a Netflix account for nearly three years now, but I’ve been leeching off an old roommate’s account, which she was fine with, even if my viewing habits mix in a lot of Justice League Unlimited to throw off her heavily mumblecore-centric viewing recommendations.
These heady days of unlimited Netflix sharing, however, may be coming to an end. Bloomberg reports today the service that is changing the way we watch TV wants to actually charge you for the way you watch TV. It may soon start cracking down on the number of devices you can stream the service on, which means no more mooching off of mom and dad’s account and no more one Netflix for the whole apartment [UPDATE: Netflix has just released its "moocher plan" price: $12 for four streams!]. It’s cool, I was going to get my own account soon anyway. In fact, this is actually a pretty great sign of things to come. Here’s why: (more…)
Chef Ramsay, patiently explaining why he’s about to headbutt a restaurant owner
There’s something really sad about walking past an empty restaurant, more sad than walking past an empty bar or deli. Maybe it’s the bored waiters, standing around with no orders to take and no tips to receive. Or if it’s a place with an open kitchen, the chefs standing around not making any food. Whatever it is, there’s an urge to somehow help. Except you don’t have a bottomless wallet to try all these places. But a tip landed in our inbox that you can march in to that sad, empty restaurant with: Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay is once again on the hunt for restaurants in distress. (more…)
Remember Paul Ryan? He was that child actor the Republicans hired to try to run in between Barack Obama’s legs while he was carrying pork to the socialist BBQ, only to watch him suplexed by Joe Biden and fade away. Until this week, when Obama’s inaugural speech reminded us of Ryan’s oft-repeated “takers vs. makers” catch phrase. Jon Stewart on Wednesday used that as a chance to take a swipe at the most notorious “makers” in the world: Brooklyn-based Etsy. See the clip below: (more…)
Artist’s rendition of “Girls” showing at Videology. Janky mashup by Tim Donnelly
So before the season premiere, we hunted around for a bar, any bar, that was going to be showing Girls on a weekly basis. And no one answered the call. But now you can stop looking up torrents and skeevy streaming websites (not that you’d do something so illegal anyway) because someone has finally stepped up to provide you with the cable access you don’t want to pay for. (more…)