“Since the start of Lost, we were presented with a diverse group of individuals that had something in common besides surviving a plane crash: They were stuck in ruts of self-destructive behavior that needed to be dismantled. They needed forgiveness and correction and healing; they needed transformation and new meaning. The story encouraged us to believe that The Island offered the means to attain this change. Neat… except The Island’s redemption scheme was a sick, self-serving game designed by an immature intelligence. In the end, the castaways found liberation and renewal and fulfillment, but they got it in a most ironic fashion: By purging Jacob’s defective system and rebooting it. They changed the rules.”—Okay, this is actually Doc Jensen’s final Lost column. Probably. We think.
Yes, it makes sense for these films to be called An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again. But don’t you agree that both of those titles would also work for made-for-TV movies about mistreated women gaining confidence and finding love?
“Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer play a couple of bad-boy lawyers in a buttoned-up firm. Who are the judges? Jessie Spano and Cher Horowitz?”—There’s a pretty sweet burn in next week’s What to Watch section. (The show’s called Franklin & Bash; it premieres on TNT next Wednesday.)
“No, of course she’s going to try!”—Brad Falchuck, after being asked whether Sue Sylvester was done trying to destroy Glee's glee club. Phew—for a minute there, I was worried there might be some character development on this show!
be my friend.
1-one body part that turns you on?
2-two things you’re happy about?
3-three important people in your life?
4-four things on your agenda?
5-five reasons for you to be alive?
6-six things you want?
7-seven shows you like?
8-eight people to copy and paste this on their ask boxes
Oh, cool—is this the next generation of the Livejournal surveys we passed around in my day? Also, Bernedownthehouse, I would love to be your friend.
“When we’re on stage sometimes, I’ll see people in the audience and they’ll be like, [sings] “Some day somebody’s gonna make you wanna turn around and say goodbye/Until then, baby,” and then they go, “Na na na na na.” They go in and out. It just makes me laugh.”—We talked to the ladies of Wilson Phillips about life post-Bridesmaids and what you’ll have to pay to get them to sing at your wedding. (“We don’t have a fee yet, but it’s going to be up there, honey.”)
first of all,nice job running this Tumblr.
my question is: why did the Cougar Town and 90210 recaps stop in the middle of the season? They were so good:(
Thanks for the answer in advance!
Thanks for the compliment! As for your question:
1. We didn’t stop recapping Cougar Town—the write-ups just migrated from the TV Recaps area of the site to PopWatch (confusing, I know). Check ‘em out here.
2. EW writers are all crazily overcommitted, so every now and then, we have to take stock of what we’re recapping and decide whether the number of people reading and responding to those recaps justifies the time and energy we spend writing them. Our 90210 write-ups, unfortunately, didn’t make the cut.
“Listen. Say yes. Live in the moment. Make sure you play with people who have your back. Make big choices early and often. Don’t start a scene where two people are talking about jumping out of a plane — start the scene having already jumped.”—In her Harvard Class Day speech, Amy Poehler urges us to follow the rules of improv in our everyday lives.
“It was all in her hair, man. It really was. All the bad juju was in her hair and she cut it all off and everything got better. It wasn’t that she got over it all but I think she’s just grown up. Every culture has a ritual like that where you make some sort of physical change and it transforms you inside too.”—Glee co-creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk dishes about—SPOILER ALERT!—Quinn’s haircut, why the New Directions lost, what got cut from the finale (attention, Will and Emma fans), and what we should expect next season.
Couch potatoes, rejoice! It’s the end of May, which means it’s time for EW.com’s 2nd Annual Season Finale Awards. Copy and paste the following list of 20 categories into a comment on this PopWatch post in order to make your nominations. Then, come back to PopWatch on Friday to see which picks make it onto our official ballot. Our final poll will stay open until Monday, May 30. Here’s what we’re looking for:
Best Death: Most Welcome Exit for an Unloved Character: Best Overall Ending to an Otherwise Crappy Season: Worst Overall Ending to an Otherwise Solid Season: Best Romantic Cliffhanger: Best Non-Romantic Cliffhanger: Best Kiss: Best Fight (Verbal or Physical): Top Tissue Moment (Single tear or sobfest): Single Most Clever Twist: Single Weakest Twist: Funniest Half Hour (or hour, if supersized): Single Funniest Moment: Most Disturbing Image: Most Rewound Moment: Most Likely to Earn Someone an Emmy (list show and actor): Most Likely to Stay on My DVR the Longest: SPECIAL AWARD: Biggest Regret That I Didn’t See It, I Just Heard or Read About It: SPECIAL AWARD: Your Penultimate Episode Was Better Than Your Finale. Weird.: SPECIAL AWARD: Next Year’s Season Pass is Now in Jeopardy:
“I WILL HATE AND RE-LIKE PEOPLE FOR YOU: But don’t get mad if I can’t keep track. Robby? Don’t we hate him? No, we love him. Okay, okay. Sorry.”—
Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? contains a list of “Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities;” this entry’s our favorite. You can read more from the book in the 27-page excerpt that was just put online.
In other news: whyyyyy do we have to wait until November for this book to come out?!
Adam Markovitz and Tim Stack—or, as Oprah would call them, “Adam MAAAARKovitz and tiiiiiiiiim staaaaAAAAAAAACK!!”—will be your guides this afternoon. The fun starts at 4PM Eastern Time, a.k.a. Real Time. (Just kidding, everyone not on the East Coast!)