Garcia Has Become Television’s Favorite Computer Geek

August 14th, 2013

The Big Bang Theory is a cultural phenomenon like none other. Before it was cool to be smart we all knew people that were either too smart to be cool or just too smart for their own good, but maybe we didn’t know so much about them. Big Bangs realistically quirky and eccentric cast of characters give the out crowd a huge voice that they’ve never had before, and it gives the in crowd a chance to see that brains are people too. The video game, webpage, comic book, and sci-fi references don’t hurt either, especially coming from a human encyclopedia, and who doesn’t know one of those? Sure, there are shows tailored to a certain crowd, and even though The Big Bang Theory may seem that way it doesn’t come off that way. The Big Bangs content and characters are for anyone who’s ever felt like they have their own place in the world, no matter how different it is from everyone else’s. It helps us to accept our faults and differences and those of others. It’s always good to see a group of true friends that are free to be themselves around each other no matter what the circumstances.

Sexiest BAU Agent Reed, Morgan, Or Hotch

May 20th, 2013

(Note – I corrected Reid’s name as it is spelled Reid and not Reed)

While Criminal Minds is known for dark drama, it also has an alluring male cast, but when it comes down to it, just who is the sexiest BAU agent – Reid, Morgan, Or Hotch?

Dr. Spencer Reid, played aptly by Matthew Gray Gubler, is the resident geek. Most of the time, he’s sported longer hair while speaking as fast as an oncoming locomotive. Read the rest of this entry »

Singing competitions on TV

March 15th, 2013

Television shows that feature singing competitions have been prevalent within popular culture for over ten years now. T.V. shows like American Idol, The X Factor, The Voice, and The Glee Project, have been and continue to be a significant feature on television screens all across the world. Although ratings have fallen in recent years, these shows seem to have a special ability to avoid the axe of cancellation by network executives. With cable-tv.com, singing competitions are still thriving.

Beginning in 2002, American Idol introduced the United States to the singing competition television show. Immediately, the show was a ratings juggernaut for Fox and launched a number of successful singing careers, while reviving the careers of judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. However, before becoming big stars, contestants on Idol had to endure the relentless barrage of criticisms from the show’s most famous judge, Simon Cowell. Until his departure in 2010, Cowell’s unique brand of constructive criticism made some contestants cry and others rage with fury.

Once his stint on American Idol was over, Simon Cowell started the U.S. version of The X Factor. Although in many ways similar to Idol, The X Factor varies in that its grand prize is five million dollars (Idol’s is one million) and that the contestants spend time at the judges homes to be mentored by one of the judges. The X Factor also allows groups to compete against individuals which American Idol does not allow.

Unlike American Idol and The X Factor, The Voice airs on NBC and features a significant difference in format for the contestants. In keeping with its title, The Voice begins with all three judges sitting with their back to the contestants and picking them solely on their ability to sing. However, once the competition begins in earnest other qualities are measured by the judges and the audience. In the same way, The Glee Project judges contestants based on every element of performing. As it is a gateway to appearing on the Fox show Glee, contestants on the show are put through rigorous auditions to prove their ability to handle the demanding nature of working on Glee.

Two And A Half Men Post Charlie Sheen

October 19th, 2012

Many people thought that Two And A Half Men wouldn’t be the same after Charlie Sheen left. It isn’t the same, but in fact better. Ashton Kutcher adds a whole new depth to the show. His natural comedic abilities shine through on camera. The writers have done a wonderful job of phasing out Charlie Sheen’s character and bringing in Ashton’s. A lot of times when a main character leaves a show it ends up being a huge blow and many shows don’t make it. Thanks in part to Kutcher’s acting abilities and the interesting story lines, Two Read the rest of this entry »

Who Is Your Favorite Big Bang Geek

October 17th, 2012

Many of you, no doubt, watch the hit show Big Bang Theory. Whether you have been watching it from the start or have picked up on it from re-runs, you are bound to have at least one character you can call your favorite.

There are many to choose from, of course. The roommates Sheldon and Leonard top most peoples list. But, how could you go wrong with Penny or even Amy? Then there are the college buddies Howard and Raj.

For me, it has to Read the rest of this entry »

What Is The Longest Running Reality Show

October 14th, 2012

The longest running reality TV show in the United States is COPS. It premiered in 1989 on Fox. In case you have never seen one of the 1,000 episodes over the past 23 years, COPS is a documentary style reality TV show that follows police officers and the people they come in contact with while on duty. The concept of COPS has not changed since it first aired. It has three segments each with a new case. The series is taped with handheld cameras, real audio, Read the rest of this entry »

Are There Too Many Talent Shows On Television Today

October 12th, 2012

It seems like with every new reality show that pops up on TV they add a new talent show just to keep up. If someone’s not dancing with someone or singing along to something they’re juggling knives for their shot at 15 minutes of fame and I can’t decide whether I’m tired of it all or I haven’t had enough. With every competition it seems like the level of talent goes up just enough to Read the rest of this entry »

Big Bang Theory In Not Just For Geeks

October 8th, 2012

The Big Bang Theory is a cultural phenomenon like none other. Before it was cool to be smart we all knew people that were either too smart to be cool or just too smart for their own good, but maybe we didn’t know so much about them. Big Bangs realistically quirky and eccentric cast of characters give the out crowd a huge voice that they’ve never had before, and it gives the in crowd a chance to see that brains are people Read the rest of this entry »