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Celebrate Earth Day with Danger Bay and The Racoons!

Posted April 22, 2014 by mike

When I think of Canadian shows that are both awesome and help spread the messages of Earth Day, Danger Bay and The Raccoons immediately come to mind.  The latter is hands down my modern day obsession and any chance I …
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Things that sucked this week

Posted April 22, 2014 by MGK

Plague Inc. You ever get frustrated with a game because it’s got a great idea and then simply doesn’t go deep enough with it? Plague Inc. is one of those games. Take the old Pandemic II skeleton, put more options into it, really have fun with it. And in some ways Plague Inc does that […]

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The best bit is when Richard Hammond keeps swerving needlessly

Posted April 21, 2014 by MGK

My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.

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ALIGNMENT CHART! Archer

Posted April 16, 2014 by MGK

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A note: Archer as a show/universe/etc. trends Chaotic Evil to begin with, so as always, all alignments are relative to that.

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BRAY’S GONNA KILL YOU clap clap clapclapclap

Posted April 7, 2014 by MGK

My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.

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Anna Kendrick is the Little Mermaid on SNL

Posted April 6, 2014 by Jes

Ariel The Little Mermaid, Anna Kendrick ~ SNL 4… by HumanSlinkyAnna Kendrick hosted SNL last night and it was not terrible. I mean, it was partially terrible because SNL generally sucks at life, but the terrible was definitely toned down. The best sk…

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HBO’s The Normal Heart (TRAILER)

Posted April 5, 2014 by Jes

I’m not sure if the success of Dallas Buyers Club will help or hinder the success of this film – we’ll see. All I know is Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons are in a movie together and I can die now.XOXOJes…

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What will we do without Dave?

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jes

Yesterday David Letterman announced that he will be retiring in 2015. Can you believe it? I mean, I guess I can, but I really thought Dave was going to be a lifer. As in, he would die in the chair. But I guess once you pass 65, you start to think about…

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Interview: Andrew Gordon leaves the Big Brother Canada house

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jes

This week on Big Brother Canada the twist was – Canada was HoH. Which means, they get to pick the nominees. In the end it was Andrew Gordon from Calgary that felt the wrath of first Canada and then the other houseguests and was sent out the door.I’m no…

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So I didn’t hate the final episode of How I Met Your Mother

Posted April 1, 2014 by MGK

WARNING: there will pretty obviously be spoilers in this here post. Twitter exploded last night at the finale of How I Met Your Mother, as TV critic after TV critic I follow just lost their shit at it (and everybody who didn’t watch it, thanks terribly for the “did you know I didn’t watch this […]

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We Got it! The Big TV Deal is Signed

Posted April 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Dave and I are excited to announce that we will be joining Dancing with the Stars Season 19. It’s a dream come true for us to join one of our favourite shows and to split up ThePlanetD team for a bit and compete against one another! As many of you may know, we are huge fans of the show. Whenever we’re home, we tune in with our laptops open to tweet about our thoughts and weigh in on the judges [...]

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April Fools’ joke or something

Posted March 31, 2014 by MGK

My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.

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Former Big Brother Canada contestant enters Big Brother Mzansi house

Posted March 23, 2014 by Jes

Big Brother Canada fans know Emmett Blois, the farmer love interest of season one winner Jillian MacLaughlin, and now the fans of the South African franchise will get to see him in action as well.It was announced today that Emmett has entered the Big B…

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INTERVIEW: Big Brother Canada’s third evictee Paul Jackson

Posted March 22, 2014 by Jes

This week on Big Brother Canada Ika had control of the house…or so she thought. After winning the HoH she decided, along with her pack of girls, that she is going to get rid of squeaks (aka Heather). The first five alliance (made up of Andrew, Kenny,…

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Nun on The Voice Italy subliminally petitions for a Sister Act 3

Posted March 21, 2014 by Jes

A nun auditioned for The Voice in Italy and the internet is LOVING it. First of all, The Voice is in Italy.Second, I feel like I would like all of those judges better than the ones on the American version – based on facial expression alone.Third, …

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INTERVIEW: Big Brother Canada’s Kyle Shore after the backdoor

Posted March 14, 2014 by Jes

Last night on Big Brother Canada, Kyle Shore became the second houseguest evicted and the first backdoor evictee of the season.After King Paul’s reign as HoH, the crown was passed off to Andrew. Paul didn’t do himself any favours during his week on top…

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Interview: Big Brother Canada positive energy evictee Anick Gervais

Posted March 7, 2014 by Jes

Anick Gervais was the first houseguest evicted from Big Brother Canada season 2. Poor girl, she went in with so much positivity and energy and ended up only lasting a week. ‘Tis the Big Brother game.

In the first HoH competition Anick was the first houseguest to step off the ice. When current HoH, Paul, decided to make his nominations, one could only think that that was one of the reasons she was put on the block.

She was placed next to Andrew and things were not looking good for her. The PoV competition was more of a muscle than energy game and Andrew ended up being the victor – meaning Andrew would inevitably take himself off the block and someone would go up in his place. That person was Ika.

In true Big Brother Canada fashion, the houseguests united against a single person and voted out Anick unanimously 11-0.

The day after her eviction I had a short chat with Anick. You always wonder if optimism/positivity plays a part in the demise of someone so early in the game. Too trusting maybe?

Jes: Playing the Big Brother game often leads players to lie and omit stuff about their lives outside of the house. Did you feel like any of the houseguests were being dishonest about their outside lives?

Anick: I think a lot of people were withholding information. I’m not sure people were actually lying about things in their lives, like go out of their way to lie, but I am not a very good judge of character because I see the good in everybody which is not always a good thing. So, I’m not really sure if they lied.

Jes: As we are all aware, you are very big on energy, feeling people’s energy etc. Based on the time you spent with the other houseguests, who do you think had the best energy and who had the most toxic?

Anick: The best energy would probably be, Kenny’s energy was really good, Jon’s energy was really good. I really enjoyed their energies. And the worst, most toxic, would probably be, obviously Ika’s and Neda’s…and Andrew needs some hugs for sure.

So obviously she had kind of a handle on who the house devils were. She’s not completely blind.

One of the new additions to the show this year is a half hour after show called The Sideshow. Host Arisa Cox, last year’s runner up Gary Levy and the yell-talker Peter Brown sit around and talk about the show and the contestants and then do a little interview with the evictee. I like the set up. Gary was looking all glam (as usual) and Peter was salivating over all of the girls. He noted that he thought Anick was hot – and she was coming on the show…so it leads us to wonder, does Peter have game?

Jes: You were the first ever houseguest on the Sideshow with Arisa, Gary and Peter – so that’s pretty exciting. On the show Peter spoke about how hot he thought you were. I was just wondering if there was any point during or after the show that you felt like Peter was hitting on you.

Anick: I thought Peter was really nice. I loved Peter’s energy. He actually made me feel so much better when I got on there and he gave me more positive energy because I definitely needed more positive energy. So, I’m not really sure if he was hitting on me, but he definitely made me feel great.

Note to Anick – Peter actually doesn’t have great energy. We all know this. Peter is kind of a D. Peter was being nice to you because he wanted to get in your pants. Better luck next time Peter.

That is all she wrote for Anick. Good luck spreading great tidings of good energy girl.

XOXO
Jes…

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A flimsy House of Cards, and the question of quality TV

Posted January 19, 2014 by Jaime Weinman

Distinguishing the signifiers of great TV from actually great TV

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Dan Harmon returns to save Community

Posted January 2, 2014 by Jaime Weinman

If he fails, the show’s creator could lose face rather publicly

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