The beloved sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” sparked outrage this week with an episode that featured three white stars (Colbie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, and Josh Radnor) dressed as masters of the “Slap of a Million Exploding Suns,” the episode’s central comic conceit. Oh, and the actors donned what many are calling "yellowface," dressing up as stereotypical Asian individuals for laughs.
With the recent outrage over ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in Boob Tube on Feb 04, 2013 |
It's that time of year again. No, not when your new shows are coming back for the second half of their season—it's pilot season! Where networks start working on new shows to replace the ones that have left us, the ones that were torn from us, the ones we didn't even know existed, and the ones that were finally put to rest.Of the five major networks, there are about 88 new shows in the running to become America's next top show. It's pretty much split down the ... Read More
BY Intern Scarlet in Boob Tube on Sep 05, 2012 |
I know, I know. You’ve already watched and read a million incarnations of Sherlock Holmes. But I’m encouraging you to make room for just one more. I was lucky enough to see the pilot of CBS’s new show, Elementary, and I’m very happy to report it’s worth watching.
Elementary is a modern-day adaption of the tale of Sherlock Holmes, starring Johnny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) and Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill Volumes 1&2, every action ... Read More
BY Intern Ginny in Boob Tube on May 11, 2012 |
For many of you, summer means lazy days at the park, beach, or rooftop. (Or, as Dr. Spaceman once prescribed for Liz, "a little R&R. Rum and Ritalin.") For me, it means another three months of summer reruns. It also means that the major TV networks are finalizing and announcing fall lineups and dragging me down a hole of anxiety, relief, and disappointment. (It’s possible I’m far too emotionally invested in TV.)We told you yesterday about Mindy ... Read More
BY debbie in Boob Tube on Dec 03, 2009 |
I'm sure it was created with the best intentions. I'm willing to give CBS the benefit of the doubt on that. But honestly, their new public service announcements suggesting that husbands give their wives the gift of a pap smear this holiday season are really.....ridiculous.
Never mind the fact that if this is really what I were to receive from the man in my life as my Hanukkah gift I would be sorely disappointed, and how is my guy supposed to ... Read More