Here Are The Next Five Celebrity-Inspired Video Games You'll Love

It's a strange age we live in when Kim Kardashian can make so much money off of a mobile gaming experience and we write endlessly about its production, its profits, and its deeper cultural meaning instead of the obvious question: What will be the next smash-hit celebrity gaming experience? » 7/30/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Psychics, Indictments Not Getting Real Housewives of New Jersey Down

It's episode three and the blush is off the rose. Everyone continues to get more comfortable with everyone and what that actually means is that everyone now feels comfortable enough to figure out who they don't like. The twins go shopping with Melissa to talk shit about Amber. Amber and Melissa go to Teresa's and… » 7/28/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am

Checking In With 15 Former Stars of Undressed, 15 Years Later

Undressed rightfully earned its smut because it was not smutty. It had no shame, only the complications produced by its characters' misplaced sense of the same. It had the lowest possible stakes (there's a joke among fans that the show was lit by a string of Christmas lights), so it invited the largest swath of… » 7/24/14 2:00pm 7/24/14 2:00pm

VH1's Dating Naked Would Be So Much Better If There Were Wolves

VH1's Dating Naked pairs two young, attractive, almost always opposite-sex couples (only judging from the pre-premiere clips and promos!) on an island. They are naked while riding horses, etc., again on an island. This is neither the sexiest nor most psychologically audacious way to accomplish what is the obvious goal… » 7/17/14 10:00am 7/17/14 10:00am

Summer TV's Surprising Success Stories

Summer is the cruelest season: Though the amount of #content keeps increasing, the kinds of success stories do not. Roughly, the most successful TV shows this summer have always been successful. Your Big Brothers, America's Got Talents and Bacheloretteses. Except. Dig past the upper strata of summer TV and you find a… » 7/11/14 9:00am 7/11/14 9:00am

TV Shows That Really Make You Feel Like an American

Some of us celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and some of us celebrate it with flags and some of us—hi there!—celebrate it by watching TV. This list is for you. And these shows are those shows that riff/expand on Core American Values of scrappy, underdog, little-c conservative exceptionalism; as in, every one… » 7/03/14 4:15pm 7/03/14 4:15pm

Here Are Five Shows Yahoo Should Have Saved Instead of Community

None of us will ever be living in a universe where Community doesn't exist and it will continue to go on and on forever producing half-hours of TV that are, equally, awesome and awful and all of us on the Internet will continue to dance along the impossible x/y-axis of Dan Harmon is a genius and Dan Harmon is a dick.… » 7/01/14 6:39pm 7/01/14 6:39pm

Tyrant Tells Us Everything We Already Know About Arab Culture

After a good battering of bad press and controversy, FX's drama about the dictatorial family running a fictitious Arabic country has premiered. The best/worst news is that for a show that seeks to humanize the people behind the power, Tyrant actually makes it easier just not to give a fuck. That's not quite right: The… » 6/25/14 2:10pm 6/25/14 2:10pm

Human Superfund Site Dr. Karen Kim Now a Hooker on Mistresses

Dr. Karen Kim is the best thing about Mistresses—itself the best thing about Alyssa Milano—and she is also a complete, person-killing disaster. These two facts compliment each other, which you wouldn't expect. As of this week's episode, Karen is an escort. At least a bad one. She has previously been: an accomplice to… » 6/24/14 4:30pm 6/24/14 4:30pm

Rectify and the Indulgent Rise of Slow TV

Rectify is about a man who is freed from death row after 19 years because his conviction has been vacated. Rectify is about sin, the South, and families who, like groups of stone, weather and drift with time. Rectify, returning for its second season last night, is also the worst recent example of "slow TV," a subgenre… » 6/20/14 1:20pm 6/20/14 1:20pm

The Real Housewives of New York Go to Montana and Off Their Meds

As a matter of national epistemology, yes, Montana is a state. But it isn't, really. No one lives there, almost, and there are too many opportunities to look at horse shit. My cousin lived there for more than a year, managing a movie theater. After he moved back to the South, he never spoke of Montana again. » 6/18/14 9:00am 6/18/14 9:00am

Shannon Got Broken Up With Over Email, and Other Tragedies on RHOC

Shannon Beador is otherwise completely unnecessary to this season of RHOC, but my God was this episode rough for her. I did not cry! But some of you did, I'm sure. Everyone hates Shannon in amounts varying from "some" to "a lot." Even liking her, like Tamra does, involves hatred: Tamra tells Heather that Shannon is a… » 6/17/14 9:15am 6/17/14 9:15am

The Meaning of Life, Death and Undeath On The In The Flesh Finale

In The Flesh—finishing its fabulous, ridiculous, heartsick second season—is the only TV show you ever need to watch again. It is a weird, deep, dark show about the metaphysics of existentialism written across the milk-white flesh of British countrymen and -women. It is about gay British zombies. » 6/16/14 9:10am 6/16/14 9:10am

Do you think Amy is dead? I do not know! Technically, I suppose it is impossible to say for sure, which is why those scientists are digging up her body in the finale's final seconds. They must know. Is the neurotriptyline making the risen human again—warming them up? What kind of clusterfuck will that be for… » 6/15/14 2:55pm 6/15/14 2:55pm