My So-Called Life: Ranking the Episodes, 20 Years Later

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of ABC's My So-Called Life, which is important in some ways—its impact on culture, on television, on Tavi Gevinson—but not so important in other ways, namely that every piece of media is available to everybody and therefore time no longer has any meaning. » 8/27/14 9:00am 2 minutes ago

​Tuesday Night TV Is All Awarded Out, Frankly

How were your Emmys? I heard it was very Emmy at the Emmys. As you know, I had a date with literally anything else. Tonight on TV, as we recover, there will be: Sex with toasters, drunk historians, group dates with loose women and Bad Girls, arranged marriages, and the death of at least one pretty little liar. » 8/26/14 5:42pm Yesterday 5:42pm

​Monday Night TV Is Given Over Wholly to Celebrations, Accomplishments

Tonight nobody at any network really cares what is on, because they are all going to be giving each other handjobs for the 66th Annual time in a row, so they haven't really counterprogrammed much, which is smart because it's a self-fulfilling prophecy in a lot of ways: Nobody's watching because there's nothing to… » 8/25/14 6:02pm Monday 6:02pm

Lena Dunham Demonstrates Once Again Why Women Can't Be Funny

Back in October of 2012, Lena Dunham sold a comedy memoir to Random House for $3.7M with an illustrated, 66-page proposal. The first season of Girls ended mid-June of that year—if you want a picture of where we, collectively, stood with Horvath and Co.—and so the news of the book deal was received about as warmly… » 8/25/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

How the DreamSpa™ works

Human cells are activated by fundamental particles of light called photons. At the cellular level, photons transform into life-force energy. The photons produced by the LED light are absorbed through the skin and acupuncture points. The fiber optic properties of connective tissue conduct the…

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Weekend TV Is Just About Done With This Whole Summer Thing

It's been a long week, hasn't it? In some ways. So much work, such laboring. Are you making sure to wear all of your white clothes this week? I myself am wearing all of my white clothes right now. All at once. Layers upon layers of all my white clothing, and accessories, all as a bundled but visible middle-finger to… » 8/22/14 5:02pm Friday 5:02pm

Ranking the New Amazon Prime Exclusives

Amazon Prime's Instant Video is always pretty proud of their exclusive content, and they have every right to be, but maybe it's showing your cards a little bit to explain out loud, "We're talking about Netflix here, people. This is stuff you can't get on Netflix. Please love me." In the interests of following… » 8/21/14 9:00am 8/21/14 9:00am

Pretty Little Liars Open Thread: No One Here Can Love or Understand Me

Melissa finally comes clean with Spencer about her seemingly infinite secrets, presumably solving no actual problems, while drunken boozer and occasional purse-searcher Hanna finally notices that she and the haunted werewolf Caleb are halfway to Requiem for a Dream at this point. Emily goes looking for more evidence… » 8/19/14 8:00pm 8/19/14 8:00pm

Fall's Most Obnoxious-Looking Show Selfie Could Actually End Up Good

The trailer above seems to indicate that incoming ABC sitcom Selfie is every bit as shitty as you'd assume: An awful title reminiscent of embattled shows like Cougar Town, Trophy Wife, The Good Wife, GCB, and so on. Karen Gillan's natural Scottish burr hiding in plain sight, throwing off sparks of cognitive dissonance… » 8/19/14 1:55pm 8/19/14 1:55pm

Nathan For You Ends the Season Lying to Children About Obama

Nathan For You's had a wild ride this year, after reruns, online plays and real-life pranks managed to ramp its quiet first season into a breakout success this summer. From the Ghost Realtor to Dumb Starbucks, I can't think of more than five duds in the whole set. In this video, Nathan involves children in his mayhem… » 8/19/14 1:30pm 8/19/14 1:30pm