Aunt Becky Sherrick Harks

A former nurse with a penchant for tomfoolery and mischief, Becky Sherrick Harks rocks the suburbs and raises her three children, Alex, Ben and Amelia. Or maybe they raise her, no one knows for sure. She uses her medical knowledge to feel smugly superior to television hospital dramas and lives an elaborate fantasy life married to her televison husbands. It's not perhaps the life she envisioned for herself, but she's happy. Also: if she had a camel, she'd name it Stampy. Wouldn't you?

Movies I Plan To Scare The Crap Out Of Myself With This Halloween

This year, I've decided that it's time to do something I've never done -- something I've always wanted to do. Something that will either leave me terrified to leave my apartment, or make me glad that I'm not them:I'm doing a Halloween movie marathon....more
I love movies that scare me, but lately most of them have been pretty cheesy. "Motel Hell" is ...more

What's Coming Up On Fall TV? A Break From My Life, That's What.

So I've become one of those boring old people that used to baffle me - back in the days when I didn't own a so-called "DVR," I relied on old Sex and the City DVD's to keep be entertained on a cold winter's night. Now? I realized that I spent half the day staring at the fall television lineup for 2012-13 and getting all kinds of excited....more
I wish I was looking forward to one new show. I think the most recent show I like is Big Bang ...more

Ten Great Break-Up Songs: I'm Getting Divorced, That Makes Me An Expert

If you've read my personal blog, Mommy Wants Vodka, you probably know that I'm going through the Big D (or The D Word, as I like to call it). If you don't read my personal blog, let me fill you in: I'm getting divorced. It's been a challenging time - with three kids, a house, and moving out on my own for the first time (ever), this has been a particularly HARD time. Probably one of the worst so far....more
I always think of the Jeff Buckley version of Hallelujah, such a beautiful song.  I would also ...more

Mad Men: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Like everything else in my life, I got into Mad Men about three seasons after the whole world declared it "the best show on television" (a title I firmly give to Dexter, by the by). It's not that I hadn't had the opportunity to watch it, it wasn't as though I hadn't been stunned by the sheer amount of people with the cartoon gravitars a la Mad Men on The Twitter and The Facebook, I just didn't understand what was so awesome about Mad Men....more
January Jones, who plays Betty Draper, was wildly pregnant - that's how she looked so bloated. ...more

Dear Television: I Love You

In my early twenties, I remember being at some sort of a party - a BBQ perhaps? A dinner party? I can't be sure. While the details of the party are a hazy mystery, I do recall the conversation, which stunned me."I can't wait," my friend Janet said, "for the fall television lineup. I have it all planned out." She then went on to list which shows she was watching, the times and channels. As it was ten years ago, I cannot quite recall what they were. But I do remember both her excitement and conviction. It just seemed so...odd....more
Yeah, Netflix got me started, too. But,if you like scary and kinky, you need to watch American ...more

Close To Home: Why I'm Still Thinking About "Homeland"

Upon learning that Showtime (which is home to two of my favorite shows - Dexter and Weeds) had developed a dramatic series about domestic terrorism, I was intrigued. Showtime usually manages to captivate their audience well, and Homeland -- a thriller adapted for American television from the Israeli show Hatufim (translation: Abducted) -- was no exception with its too-short season....more
@the818 NEW season starts September 30th. love that show. #homelandmore

"House, M.D." Is Cancelled. Somehow Life Will Go On. Somehow.

Today is a sad, sad day.Not only did I wake up and break a nail while getting dressed, but I learned that one of my favorite television antiheroes will no longer be, well, my favorite television antihero.That's right - after 8 blissfully long seasons, House, M.D., will end its run this May. I am heartbroken....more
Depressed. Damn it all. My TV husband, Robert Wilson, will now no longer be hanging out with me ...more

Oh Lindsey Lohan. What's Become of You, Girl?

Oh Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay. No, I'm not trying to channel my inner Jan Brady here, I just wanted to take a moment to sound maternal. I mean, if anyone could use a mother, it's you. Your own mother is, bless her heart, not exactly the sort of woman that you should be looking up to.Lindsay Can You Hear Me?  (Image Courtesy of Zuma Press)...more
I'm rooting for her too. I hope she can pull it back together before it's too late.more

JLo and Marc Anthony Split. Is Anyone Surprised?

So Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are splitting up.I'm going to be honest when I say that I never understood why they got married in the first place. Then again, I'm still not over the Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston split. They were the perfect couple! I'm hoping against hope for a comeback marriage for those two....more

His appeal is lost on me. He always looks creepy/sleazy and half drugged in his photos. It never ...more

House, MD, Relapses. Turns Out Addiction Isn't That Funny.

Anyone who has watched House, MD for very long knows that Dr. House, the anti-hero and my television husband, has struggled with a raging Vicodin addition. He uses, becomes addicted to, then abuses Vicodin to manage chronic pain of an old leg injury....more

I am so glad I came across this article and got an update. I've been away from House for some ...more