by pat howard

Archive for 2010|Yearly archive page

IDOL VIRGIN | One elimination, extra Connick

In Idol Virgin on May 6, 2010 at 9:41 am

There’s a way to look at this week as a quiet audition for Harry Connick, Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

WEEDS | Wither Elizabeth Perkins?

In Weeds on May 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

Reports are swirling that Elizabeth Perkins, who plays Nancy’s foil Celia, is departing the series for the world of feature films. Read the rest of this entry »

IDOL VIRGIN | Five for Frank

In Idol Virgin on May 5, 2010 at 9:03 am

Harry Connick, Jr. seemed to be a great mentor, giving actual technical advice. But most of the Idols just didn’t know what to do with Frank Sinatra Week. Read the rest of this entry »

THE AMAZING RACE | 16×11: “They Don’t Even Understand Their Own Language”

In The Amazing Race on May 3, 2010 at 10:56 am

With one episode to go, we have a final three. Read the rest of this entry »

’30 Rock’ regains its footing in final stretch of episodes

In 30 Rock on April 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

Beyond a ‘connecting with Real America’ plot thread, much of the first half of this 30 Rock season seemed slapshod and half-baked (see: “The Problem Solvers” and “DealBreakers Talk Show #0001”). I guess when one of your two leads is the creator/producer/writer while also nurturing a film career, it’s a lot of plates in the air, and in its worst stretches 30 is never as uneven as its inspiration, Saturday Night Live. Read the rest of this entry »

IDOL VIRGIN | Sayanora, Siobhan!

In Idol Virgin on April 29, 2010 at 9:46 am

After a semi-surprising bottom three, it was time for another inevitable elimination. Read the rest of this entry »

IDOL VIRGIN | Shania’s six

In Idol Virgin on April 28, 2010 at 7:27 am

Another night of mediocre performances levels the playing field and raises serious question about who this week’s bottom three might be. Read the rest of this entry »

Making the rounds with ‘Jackie’ before therapy with ‘Tara’

In Nurse Jackie on April 27, 2010 at 10:53 am

I feel like Showtime’s “strong, flawed women” trope is what ten-years-ago Lifetime could never articulate that it wished it could be. Read the rest of this entry »

THE AMAZING RACE | 16×10: “I Feel Like I’m In, Like, Sicily”

In The Amazing Race on April 26, 2010 at 11:52 am

This has got to be a single-season record for most non-elimination legs. Read the rest of this entry »

Two reminders before your weekend

In Meta on April 23, 2010 at 9:41 am

Don’t forget there are still a few days left to win a set of Gilmore girls mugs. It’s really easy…you just have to leave a comment about your favorite storyline on the show.

Then, why not check out my article at Examiner about tonight’s season finale of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution?