‘Project Runway’ jumps the shark?

Posted on 24 Jun 2013 at 10:36am

Do you hear that slight ringing sound? That’s the death knell for Project Runway.
Well, maybe not dead, but if this isn’t its last season, it’s in earshot.

Fresh ‘Blood’

Posted on 14 Jun 2013 at 9:45am

  The seasons of True Blood have been as unpredictable as Star Trek movies: They seem to alternate good and bad.  Season 1? Spectacular. Season 2? Eh. Season 3? Much better. Season 4? Disaster. Last season? A bloody mix, with no interesting new villain (save a smoke monster — and Lost beat them to that […]

REVIEW: ‘Behind the Candelabra’

Posted on 24 May 2013 at 12:35pm

The conceit of the plot — ingenue is lured into the ravishing world of an older Hollywood celeb, only to be corrupted and tossed aside — is a direct send up of classics like Sunset Boulevard, but despite the familiar tropes, it’s forever fresh. This Candelabra shines a light on gay culture in a fascinating way.

Back from the dead

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 at 10:00am

Eden Riegel, who played lesbian icon Bianca on ‘All My Children’ for a decade, chats about the resurrection of the citizens of Pine Valley … online STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com It’s common knowledge that nobody on a soap opera is ever truly dead — even if the actor portraying a role dies, the […]

Of dwarfs and dragons

Posted on 29 Mar 2013 at 9:30am

‘Game of Thrones’ returns, and not a moment too soon Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones don’t just love the show — they loooove the show. I should know; I’m one of them. (It was one of my Top 10 of 2012.) It’s the third-highest-rated series in HBO history, made even more significant considering […]

Trans athlete Gumbled on ‘Real Sports’; Mike Tyson smarter than he seems

Posted on 19 Mar 2013 at 10:16am

Gumble talks to a 51-year-old point guard for Mission College’s women’s basketball team, a 6-foot-6 powerhouse named Gabrielle Ludwig. But it’s not her age that’s the focus of the piece — it’s that she was born Robert Ludwig.

Built Ford Model Tough

Posted on 25 Jan 2013 at 10:30am

  It seems now that the only criterion for a reality cable TV show is how punny and suggestive the title can be. A show about big-breasted women working in a bra shop would be a non-starter …until you call it Double Divas, then you have a tentpole. Would anyone watch Honey Boo Boo if […]

Cooking Channel’s Beekman Boys on their amazing ‘Race’

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 at 9:45am

People might know Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell through their television show The Fabulous Beekman Boys on the Cooking Channel, but with their come-from-way-behind victory on last season’s The Amazing Race, the couple is now twofers when it comes to TV fame, winning a race around the world. “They actually recruited us,” Ridge says. “We […]

Screaming queen

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 at 8:30am

Hoon Lee gives Cinemax’s new crime drama ‘Banshee’ an unexpected dose of drag ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor As an Asian-American actor, Hoon Lee is accustomed to looking at, as he says, “a smaller spectrum of roles.” So when a good one comes by, why turn it down? That experience informed Lee’s decision to […]

The year in entertainment: Tube

Posted on 04 Jan 2013 at 8:15am

10. The New Normal (NBC). Ryan Murphy is so over-taxed — in addition to this, he has three other shows on the air (Glee, The Glee Project and American Horror Story: Asylum), all of which took a turn for the worse (however slightly) this year. While New Normal wasn’t perfect, its sassy discussion of gay […]