Famous Food Episode 2

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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: The Top 20 Give Me Deja Vu

Now this was the performance of the night. I was a little worried it would be gimmicky, what with the painted status effect. But it was a lovely lovely routine, executed so perfectly. And emotional, unique. It deserved the raves it go....more

No one sent home? But two next week? I mean, is it going to get any easier?

I was pretty ...more

Keeping It Real: My Obsession With Reality TV

Reality television took me by surprise. I had no way of knowing that it would have such a hold on me. All it took was one innocent episode or one night of insomnia, and I was hooked. The lure of supposed “reality” appeals to my academic curiosity, my ethnographic voyeurism, and my small town nosiness all at the same time. And while I know that reality television shows are scripted, edited, and manipulated—it is still the promised reality that gets me. I feel invested in characters. I feel like I know them (and their business). And I always, always want to know more! ...more

TV Reality OverKill Or Just Me?

Is it just me, or, am I right in assuming the obvious: The world is being overtaken by REALITY TV! Okay, in a moment of full disclosure, let me affirm that I do have my picks when it comes to watching the antics of Reality Shows. I think my focus and free time has shifted from being a card holding member of at home daytime soaps (most, if not all of my favorites no longer air) to that of nightime diva fish in a sea of diva fish caught up and thrashing fins & flabbing our gills at the end of some reality tv's hook....more

In Sickness and In Rhinoplasty: Bridalplasty Marks a New TV Low, So Sign Me Up!

Do any of my people know any people at E! cable television network?  Because I want an audition, stat, for the most amazing, horrific, Frankenstein mash-up reality show competition to occur in these few precious months before the end of civlization:  Bridalplasty! ...more
No, I'd never watch it. When I remarried I was a 39-year-old widow with three kids. I figured my ...more

New Hair Show in Town

All right, insane reality television fanatics, get ready to add a new show to your DVR list. Oxygen’s newest reality show, “Hair Battle Spectacular” is shedding light on a somewhat underground genre of hairstyling: fantasy hair design....more

How to Get a Reality Show: Interview with Mike Wolfe of American Pickers

This fascinating interview was brought to you by blogs, Twitter and my sister, the fangirl. ...more
Can't believe I'm just seeing this post. My husband is and was a picker before we knew of the ...more

Bloggers on Oprah’s Reality Show: Did You Audition?

You've heard of the great reality TV show hunt? The one with the prize being your own show on Oprah's new network, OWN (for Oprah Winfrey Network)? If not, Melissa Ford has the back story. ...more

Congratulations, Liz and good luck!

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Check Out the Live-Feed of My Failed IVF Cycle

A woman named Lynsee just gave birth online and I didn't watch. Perhaps it is a testament to how greatly I'm affected by the stories of loss I've read, but knowing what can go wrong in birth, I didn't want to witness a live-feed of emotional anguish. Also a testament to how greatly influenced I am by my own story and those of others in the community, knowing what can go right in birth, I didn't want to witness their enormous joy knowing how out-of-reach it is for 7.3 million Americans. ...more

Non-commercial - just her individual experiences and some helpful ...more

From Happy Days to Hoarders: What Do You Think of What Your Teens Watch?

BlogHer's Shannon wrote an insightful post looking into preschool television shows back in January. But what about television that tweens and teens watch? Television that you and I watch (or will watch someday) with our kids? I'm not talking about individual shows, I'm talking about television in general. With a gazillion channels to choose from and DVRs abounding, one can certain insulate against undesirable shows easily. But what about our kids? ...more

I like a couple of the shows my kid watches -- Phineas & Ferb and Wizards of Waverly ...more