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  • Homeland: Everyone Is Losing It

    published Oct 07, 2013

    Last week Showtime's award-winning drama about a CIA agent and her intermingling with terrorists, Homeland, premiered; however, unfortunately it aired smack up against the finale of Breaking Bad. My d... More >>

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    You Are Not From Houston, 10 Surefire Ways To Know

    published Oct 07, 2013

    Houstonians are a distinct breed of Texan. There are many unique characteristics that make the people of this great city, well... great. We're a little bit liberal and a little bit conservative, a lit... More >>

  • TV Club: Crystal Maze

    published Oct 04, 2013

    This week we defy all logic in television space and time, and, based on Jef's recommendation, the TV Club watched the hit British game show The Crystal Maze. Rather than suffer through with his comr... More >>

  • Fall TV Pilot: Super Fun Night

    published Oct 03, 2013

    Title: Super Fun Night Network - Day - Time: ABC - Wednesday - 8:30 PM Brief Plot Synopsis: Kimmy (Rebel Wilson) is somehow a budding lawyer with a recent promotion, despite a lack of social and pub... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: Emma Watson/Benedict Cumberbatch Voted Sexiest People. Them?

    published Oct 03, 2013

    I am a woman (spoiler alert), and given that information I know that my female definition of "sexy" and the male definition of "sexy" is quite different. Women think shoes are sexy; men think of footw... More >>

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    10 Houston Drivers You Know Or Are One Of

    published Oct 01, 2013

    I will fully admit that I am an awful driver. My car is a series of scratches and dings, few of which I can tell you where they even came from. The thing about my driving is that the only person I eve... More >>

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    Breaking Bad: #thankyoubreakingbad

    published Sep 30, 2013

    Obviously, don't read this if you haven't watched the series finale. Well, it's been a long five years, but Breaking Bad has finally come to a close. I have to say that I am actually relieved that i... More >>

  • TV Club: Mad Men "The Wheel"

    published Sep 27, 2013

    It is somewhat surprising that it's taken us this long to watch and write about what is considered one of the best dramas currently on television, but we have finally gotten around to examining one Mr... More >>

  • Fall TV Pilots: The Michael J. Fox Show

    published Sep 27, 2013

    Title: The Michael J. Fox Show Network - Day - Time: NBC - Thursday - 8 PM Brief Plot Synopsis: Michael J. Fox is Michael Henry, an award-winning news anchor who left is job due to his struggle with... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: Madonna's Secret Revolution, Neither a Secret Nor a Revolution, Discuss

    published Sep 26, 2013

    Tuesday night, Madonna finally unveiled her new "secretprojectrevolution," you know, the one that we've all been waiting with baited breath for her to uncover? Oh, you hadn't heard about it? Or you di... More >>

  • Fall TV Pilot Review: The Goldbergs

    published Sep 25, 2013

    Title: The Goldbergs Network - Day - Time: ABC - Tuesday - 8 PMCT Brief Plot Synopsis: The Goldbergs are a dysfunctional Jewish family living and dropping pop-culture references in the 1980s. The f... More >>

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    Fall TV Pilot Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    published Sep 25, 2013

    Title: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Network - Day - Time: ABC - Tuesday - 7 PMCT Brief Plot Synopsis: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes place sometime after The Avenger's movie that ABC is assuming everyone on... More >>

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    Breaking Bad Trivia Night Coming to the Heights + Test Your Knowledge Win a Prize

    published Sep 24, 2013

    Are you a serious Breaking Bad fan? Do you say "bitch" after every statement just because? Do you walk around with a black hat calling yourself Heisenberg? Is most of your vocabulary based on quotes f... More >>

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    Prison Break Tattoos Has An Electric Chair in the Lobby

    published Sep 24, 2013

    When you step inside the new Prison Break Tattoos on Washington Avenue, you may become overcome with intense intimidation. That feeling will be even more severe if you've ever spent a night in the sla... More >>

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    Breaking Bad It's All Come Full Circle

    published Sep 23, 2013

    Oh Breaking Bad, where will you take us this week? Last week you left us off in quite a terror. Walt, having completely lost all clarity and control over his id, threatened his wife's life, stole hi... More >>

  • TV Club: The League: "Mr. McGibblets"

    published Sep 20, 2013

    This week Pete introduces Jef and I to FX's long-running comedy, The League, just in time for the Fantasy Football explosion that is taking place around the country. If you are unfamiliar with the sho... More >>

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    UPDATED: TUTS Underground Takes Over "Food Truck Friday"

    published Sep 20, 2013

    UPDATE: Due to inclement weather this event will be postponed until Friday, October 4. To kick off their all-new TUTS Underground, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is infiltrating H-E-B's Food Truck Fri... More >>

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    Top 5 Breaking Bad Deaths and a Bonus One

    published Sep 20, 2013

    (SPOILER bitches) This past Sunday, Breaking Bad proved (yet again) its grit with one of the most monumentally upsetting, appalling, and any other hyperbolic description you can come up with, deaths o... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: Zac Efron in Rehab and 5 Other Shocking Rehabbers

    published Sep 19, 2013

    Yesterday's Internet rags were all abuzz with the news that young Zac Efron, the Disney darling turn semi-serious actor, had spent a few quiet months taking care of himself in a rehab clinic. At first... More >>

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    How Does Speed Dating in a Porsche Sound to You?

    published Sep 18, 2013

    Think about the best first date you ever had. Did he/she take you to a great restaurant? Was there endless amounts of good conversation about topics that were important to both of you? Did he/she blow... More >>

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    Breaking Bad: Everything Is Broken

    published Sep 16, 2013

    I don't know about you, but I spent this entire week postulating exactly how last week's episode of Breaking Bad really ended. I have e-mailed, Facebooked and Tweeted everyone I know who watches the s... More >>

  • TV Club: Beakman's World: "Vaccinations, Beakmania & Friction"

    published Sep 13, 2013

    We hope you weren't looking for any sort of legitimate critical analysis during this week's TV Club because that just ain't happening. This week we have gone rogue on even ourselves and haven chosen t... More >>

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    Pop Rocks: It's Not Porn, It's HBO, Which Is Basically Porn (NSFW)

    published Sep 12, 2013

    Sometime during last season's Game of Thrones, I came across an interesting interview with series creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who were chatting about the often-mocked, overly graphic sex sce... More >>

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    Have We Failed J.D. Salinger Again?

    published Sep 10, 2013

    When I first saw the trailer for the new documentary Salinger, about the reclusive and mysterious author, my initial response was one of enthusiasm. I love J.D. Salinger; no, I lerve him. I love him ... More >>

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    Breaking Bad: There Are No Words

    published Sep 09, 2013

    Note to self: If you are going to take over a multinational meth operation that is known specifically for its ice crystal blue-colored drug, be sure that you can make it blue! Now that Todd has taken... More >>

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