TV on DVD: “Scandal: The Complete First Season”

ABC’s drama series,  Scandal, is like one of those legal thrillers you read on long airplane rides. It has interesting, well thought out characters who pull you into the plot and make you wonder about the skeletons in their closets.  It has ...

Defending Katherine Heigl…at the expense of Jennifer Aniston

During what will hopefully be converted into a roundtable discussion about the posters for the upcoming movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting – which quickly devolved into ‘I’d hit that’ speak, much to Kelly Stitzel’s dismay – someone jokingly ...

TV Review: “Off the Map”

Yes, Shonda Rhimes’s new ABC drama Off the Map, is essentially Grey’s Anatomy in the jungle. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. Sometimes, romantic melodrama set against the life and death stakes of a hospital can be just ...

Popdose 2010: Emilia Rhodes’ Best in Television

The year 2010 wasn’t necessarily the most groundbreaking in television, but it certainly wasn’t one that will soon be forgotten. With hit cable dramas like Mad Men, the farewell to one of the most innovative series in the ...

TV on DVD: “Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season”

Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season (2009, ABC Studios/Buena Vista)
purchase from Amazon: DVD

Instead of lamenting on the things that were wrong with the fifth season of Grey’s Anatomy, such as the sudden dismissal of Brooke Smith and ...

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 8: Correatown

Back in February of 2008, I was covering a show at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco for West Coast Performer Magazine. I had a friend helping out with photos, and second on the bill was another friend, none ...

Letter from the Editor: Sanders Bohlke Feels “The Weight of Us”

As music’s retail presence withers, MTV and VH1 turn ever further from music video programming, and radio continues hacking away at itself, searching for the one vital organ that will finally bring about its own richly deserved death, we’ve been increasing our ...

Basement Songs: Brandi Carlile, “The Story”

My father was admitted into the hospital this week complaining of chest pains; because he’d had bypass surgery in 1992, the doctors were very concerned about the condition of his heart. Let me tell you that as a 71-year-old ...