Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – ‘Did You Say Wine?’

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We knew going into tonight that it was never going to be as good as last week. Nothing could beat last week. And thank you Survivor producers for showing us ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Top 11 Perform + Results

The Voice, Season 10 – Top 11 Perform ...

We start the show with a dedication to Prince. Adam Levine says he is one of the most profound influences on him and notes he did things his way until ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 –  Classic Dances Redone

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – C...

It's been a tough week for Jodie Sweetin and Kim Field, both with dealing with injuries. We'll see if they'll able to perform tonight. They're in costume, though, so by ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Faith in Tai Has Been Restored

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Fait...

This definitely has to go down as one of the best blindsides ever. Have there been other cocksure players before? Sure. Have there been others before who have switched alliances? ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Top 12 Live + ResultsThe Voice, Season 10 – Top 12 Live + Results

The Voice, Season 10 – Top 12 Live + R...

It's a big moment for the contestants this week on The Voice. They've made it to the live top 12, but they can't stop yet. They still have to hand ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 –  America’s Switch-Up

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – A...

This is always an interesting week on Dancing with the Stars when the celebrities and their professional partners do a switch-up so that everyone dances with someone they are much ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – A Little Disappointed in Tai

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – A Li...

So far this season I've been so impressed by Tai. Her's just such a likable guy. But this episode he walked over to the bad side, and it just isn't ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Live Playoffs, Night 2 and Wednesday’s Results

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It's night two of the Live Playoffs on The Voice. Tonight we'll hear from Team Pharrell and Team Adam. Once again each coach will be allowed to bring back one ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Live Playoffs, Night 1

The Voice, Season 10 – Live Playoffs, ...

For the first night of the live playoffs on this season of The Voice, it will be Team Blake and Team Christina facing off. All contestants on their teams will ...

Dancing  with the Stars, Season 22 – It’s Disney Night

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Who doesn't like Disney? Dancing with the Stars, which airs on ABC, a Disney company, is honoring Disney tonight with all couples dancing to a Disney theme and Disney ...

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This episode goes to show you that even the best of the best have really bad days sometimes. You know those days in your job when nothing goes right and disaster seems to follow disaster? Well, our merry band of chefs had one of those days right there in Pike’s Place Market. It was so bad that Tom had to disgustedly march into the Stew Room and take the $10,000 prize off the table – no one made a dish worthy of victory. And in [...]

Top Chef: Seattle – Episode 4 – So Much Salt In My Mouth

Nothing against this episode – but it was pretty dull. I mean, that Elimination Challenge was creative. I liked the concept of putting the chefs in the position of cooking meals they served at Arnold’s. No Fonz though. But in execution…well, not so much. I can say that the Tesar Show is going to get very tiring. We pick up this episode with the Stew Room argument between Tesar, CJ and OTV. It is nasty. Tesar uses a heinous insult against OTV – he compares [...]

Top Chef: Seattle – Episode 3 – I’m Looking Forward to Having Your Kroppkaka

I complained about this during my Survivor column – why is Bravo putting a brand new episode on the day before Thanksgiving? I had to watch this episode after spending three bucks on Itunes – and view it on my laptop in the bathroom of my hotel room so as to not disturb my sleeping family. Thanks Bravo. Now I associate turkey dinner with hotel shampoo. Because this was their Thanksgiving episode – thus the reason they chose not to skip it despite the holiday. [...]

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Welcome to Seattle. Officially. Here we go – Feature. Showcase. Cash. Title. On the line. We have 15 chefs who survived the cut and they are filing in to the Top Chef Kitchen for the first Quickfire. I am sure nothing unexpected will happen… Guess what! It does. How did I not know that Top Chef was going to pull a Survivor and bring back past contestants to compete with new ones? Was this public? Am I THAT clueless? All of these are possibilities. And [...]

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That’s right. The age-old mystery of whether food needs to be “hard” or “delicious” has been solved. I know that longtime viewers of Top Chef – and those who have eaten for all or most of their lives – have wondered this. Gee, this sandwich before me…it is rather soft and spongy. But it tastes rather good. I wish it was hard, but it is so delicious. I am just torn. It’s like Sophie’s Choice. But lo! Worry no more, fellow eaters. Kerry has solved [...]

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Top Chef Masters 4 – Episode 7 – Sugar Ray is Sweet Enough

Look, it’s just never going to be on time this season, is it? Let’s just level with each other, loyal readers, I can’t get Top Chef posted promptly. If it were a Quickfire, I would have failed to plate several times in a row. So, let’s just face facts – I won’t be winning any Quickfire competitions, but I hope the finished product is worth it, and so I avoid elimination each week. This week presents an odd twist on the usual format. The chefs [...]

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