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Buzz chatted with 90210‘s Shenae Grimes about the responsibilities of being “The new Brenda.” (BuzzSugar)

Marcia returned from the Edinburgh TV Festival with tales of Heroes and Doctor Who, straight from the showrunners’ mouths. Also, new site design! (Pop Vultures)

Rae’s spent the summer with her nose buried in a book and it’s finally paying off for us with her review of the Burn Notice novel “The Fix.” (RTVW Online)

A reason to check out the new season of Greek: chicks in socks. (Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green)

Vance loves Gavin & Stacey and insists that you all watch it too so that you too can fall in love. (Tapeworthy)

This week, Jace took an early look at the first three episodes of the new season of Gossip Girl and offered up which new and returning series he’ll be watching this fall. (Televisionary)

Before the conventions started and we got all partisan, Sara got all “thinky” and discussed the optimistic nationalism of the Olympics. Never fear, we’ll soon return to our guttural reactions on Project Runway. (TiFaux)

The TV Addict had the time of his life at Fox’s Fantastic FRINGE series premiere party in New York City (The TV Addict)

Raoul got excited about the possibility of a (re)animated Buffy Summers. (TV Filter)

August 31st, 2008


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Giveaway: Dog the Bounty Hunter

Okay, kids — the giveaway party is over.  One last freebie on this crazy spree.

You know Dog The Bounty Hunter? Well, he’s this guy in Hawaii who tracks down and kills apprehends bandits. This season, in addition to his regular gang of vigilantes, he’s recruited his daughter “Baby Lyssa” to help bring about justice.

Makes my family seem lame.  All we do is gather at my mom’s house, where she makes some sort of fish dish she saw Giada make and then we all watch John and Kate Plus Eight.

Here’s a look-see at what Dog has to offer.

If you’re interested in the Best of Season Four of Dog the Bounty Hunter, e-mail tifaux -at- gmail -dot- com with the subject line “Vigilante Justice.”

August 29th, 2008

The More You Know: Chef that drives me to drink busted for drunk driving

August 29th, 2008

Kristin Chenowith gays it up

I can’t wait for Pushing Daisies to come back. Really.

It’s been so long since I’ve seen an episode, I’ve almost forgotten how wonderful and surreal the show is. While I love its fun mystery plotlines and the charming characters, the little maraschino cherry on top of it all is spunky, lovable Kristin Chenowith.

To whet your appetite next season, here’s a Funny or Die clip with Kristin telling gay folks to say no to crystal meth.

See more Kristin Chenoweth videos at Funny or Die

August 28th, 2008

Giveaway: Shockwave Season One

Wait, didn’t we just have a giveaway? The answer is yes — but we’ve got even more swag to fling at you.

Spoiler alert: there’s one tomorrow too.

Yesterday, we announced a giveaway for Battle 360’s entire first season on DVD. Now, we’d like to share the entire first season of SHOCKWAVE — which The History Channel spells in all caps. It’s still all under the genre of “disaster porn,” but whatev. It’s free!

Shockwave is described as a “groundbreaking series taking the best raw footage of catastrophic, headline-making events from all over the world” and uses computer graphics to dissect the video in 3-D. There are airplane collisions and erupting volcanoes and, as you’ll see below, footage of a guy getting hit in the face with a house.

A house.

If you’re interested in winning the first season, send an e-mail to tifaux -at- gmail -dot- com with the subject line “I was just hit in the face with a house.”

August 28th, 2008

The More You Know: Now with 27% Gilmore Girls related content

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Giveaway: Battle 360 Season One

Looks like today is Dad Day on TiFaux. First we talk about greying baby boomers, now let’s talk about another thing dads like. No, not explaining now cars work. Not micro-managing your finances. We’re talking about military history.

Dads love old planes, Civil War battlefields and dusty journals of dead generals. In that spirit, the History Channel has created Battle 360 — the story of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.

Here’s what the History Channel folks have to say about the show:

The Enterprise held a pivotal place on the turbulent seas of World War II, engaging in some of modern combat’s fiercest multi-front battles. Using the latest technology and cutting-edge computer graphic animation, Battle 360 brings viewers deep into the action, from high in the sky to deep underwater as the Enterprise fights its way to victory. Relive 10 of the deadliest World War II battles on 4 DVDs, encased in an attractive metal box.

First, I love that they really drive it home by showcasing the “attractive metal box.” God bless, publicity copywriters. Second, we’re giving away the entire first season of Battle 360. To enter, just e-mail tifaux -at- gmail -dot- com with the subject line “War is fun.” I’ll choose a winner when I get around to it.

Meanwhile, here’s a teaser.

August 27th, 2008

Adverts: That Just For Men ad with the grey-haired surfers

Sometimes I form random infatuations. Like making parfaits, listening to music with banjos and staring at Michelle Obama’s eyebrows. The newest one is this commercial Just For Men hair coloring. It’s an old spot, but I can watch it over and over again.

Part of it, I think, is an obsessive compulsive fascination tracing back to my fear of aging. Perhaps another chunk of it goes back to the fact that I tend to like older guys.

Whatever the cause, I think the whole spot is a bit depressing if you take a step back. Basically, they’ve hired some JC Penney models to put on wet suits and pretend to play the guitar, validating the mid-life crises of hundreds of baby boomers.

The product itself is a bit odd too — a hair dye for men specifically designed to retain a bit of grey. It makes sense for the somewhat self-aware greying man, but I’m skeptical of how many 50 or 60-something men will use it properly.

This whole trend of faux vintage films and generational pandering will likely get nothing worse (remember those awful Ameriprise ads of yesteryear?).

2 comments August 27th, 2008

The More You Know: Where will I get my Kelly Osbourne fix?

August 27th, 2008

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