How the Game Design on MTV’s The Challenge Fuels Drama

MTV's The Challenge

Like any other reality show, every aspect of MTV’s The Challenge is designed to foster drama. Contestants are dropped in a remote location, they’re not allowed access to technology, they stay in shared rooms with bunk beds, money is on the line, alcohol is aplenty, and alliances and rivalries span seasons.  

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5 Creative Gift Ideas for TV Fans

5 Creative Gift Ideas for TV Fans

Gift Ideas for TV Fans

Shopping for the TV fan in your life? If you’re looking to go beyond the typical TV on DVD set or Netflix subscription, here’s a few gift ideas to consider.   

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Jessica Jones Reminds Me of Buffy in the Best Way Possible

Jessica Jones Reminds Me of Buffy in the Best Way Possible

Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix

Last weekend I marathoned Jessica Jones and ever since the final credits rolled late Sunday night I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out why exactly I so thoroughly enjoyed Marvel’s newest Netflix series. It’s true that I’m probably predisposed to like anything with a strong female lead, but liking and loving are two different things. And there’s a lot of things to like about this show, including how well Jessica Jones depicts addition and control, the acting, it’s noir style, and even how this show and Supergirl can both exist and both be good.

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TV Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

TV Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Gossip Girl Thanksgiving

The Food Network isn’t the only place to get dinner ideas. Here’s some recipes inspired by your favorite fictional shows to help you make the most of Thanksgiving Day. From appetizers and the turkey to drinks and dessert, you’ll be all set to get your grub on.

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A Timeline of Period TV Dramas & Comedies [Infographic]

Period Dramas & Comedis 2010-2015

In the last five years networks and streaming platforms alike have frequently turned to the past for present day entertainment. Here’s a look at the various versions of history we’ve been telling since 2010.

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5 TV & Pop Culture Podcasts To Supplement Your Viewing

5 TV & Pop Culture Podcasts To Supplement Your Viewing

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Back in 2012 I recommended some of my favorite TV podcasts, well it’s been a few years and I’ve found some new ones. Whether you’re looking for some show-specific podcasts or more broad entertainment and pop culture ones, here’s a few you should listen to.

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When is it a Good Idea to Save, Reboot, or Revive a TV Show?

When is it a Good Idea to Save, Reboot, or Revive a TV Show?

Michael Ausiello’s Gilmore Girls revival announcement earlier this week filled my heart with glee. The final season of the series left a lot to be desired and I think we can all agree that we want to know what those last four words are. Besides relishing in the thought of revisiting Stars Hollow, this news got me thinking about the general trend of rebooting, reviving, and saving TV shows.

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5 Tips for Making the Most of NYCC

5 Tips for Making the Most of NYCC

NYCC 2015 Main Stage

Going to New York Comic Con? Hoping to see some panels and screenings? If so, here’s some advice to help you navigate everything from the schedule and the lines to the crowds.

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