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Snowed In? The Best TV Shows on DVD to Marathon From Your Couch

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Dec 28th 2010 9:00AM
'Arrested Development
If you ask me, the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is the best week of the year -- and probably not for the reasons you're thinking. Yes, most of us are still reveling in a post-holiday food/present/unresolved family tension coma in preparation for the new year, and I'm here to recommend embracing it: Turn it into a shrine to lethargy and sloth that would make Homer Simpson blush.

There's no other time during the year when you are expected to do less, so what better way to celebrate this time of lowered expectations than by hunkering down, bunker-style, armed with only Cool Ranch Doritos, a remote control, a helper monkey, and a bunch of complete seasons on DVD?

There is no better way, and there's no better time. People will be disappointed if you don't celebrate this period of unbridled self-indulgence. Here are some picks to get you started with what is soon to become tradition. Pass it on.

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MTV renews more of the same

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 27th 2009 12:06PM
MTVMTV has renewed The City (a spin-off of The Hills) and Daddy's Girls ( a spin-off of Run's House). It also greenlit Teen Cribs, whose January special doubled their ratings.

I could go off on another rant about how MTV has long stopped being about music and has since become more like Media-Whore Television, but it seems redundant at this stage.

As someone who mostly watches scripted television either in the comedy or sci-fi genres, I'm wondering what the appeal of these shows are. I can only guess there is some degree of schadenfreude to watching these rich, attention-seeking fools make jackasses of themselves.

I do blame MTV for the reality show genre since they pioneered it with The Real World. It's become such a subculture that it has even spawned classes. But I can't blame them for the type of reality show they promote nowadays because they're just trying to appeal to their key demographic, the "I-want-it-all-and-I-want-it-now" generation

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What to Watch Wednesday, Sept. 3

by Kim Potts, posted Sep 3rd 2008 5:00AM
'Sons of Anarchy'
(10PM, FX) series premiere
'Sons' has been called the "West Coast 'Sopranos,'" as the show revolves around a Northern California motorcycle gang that runs an illegal weapons ring and rules its small town with mob-like intimidation.

'Undeclared' star Charlie Hunnam is Jax, the thirtysomething poised to run the gang eventually, but only if he can "toughen up" to the standards of current leader Clay (Ron Perlman), the second husband of Jax's mom Gemma (Katey Sagal).

Jax doesn't have the same ruthless streak Clay and Gemma do, and he's got an additional cross to bear: Druggie ex-wife Wendy (Drea de Matteo), whose addictions have led to birth defects for Jax's newborn son.


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MTV's bringing back Run's House and adding Buzzin' to summer line-up

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 1st 2008 6:06PM
Run's House is back!MTV has a new reality series called Buzzin'. The show will follow unlikely pair Shwayze, self-described as the "only black kid in Malibu," and his best friend Cisco Adler, producer / singer / tabloid bad boy. Buzzin' will chronicle the pair (and their crew) as they hit different bumps and twists on the path to stardom. Sounds like The Ashlee Simpson Show meets Rob and Big. I'm unimpressed. But at least now I know why they were on the red carpet at The Hills season finale. Their publicist came up and announced, "I have Shwayze and Cisco." I thought, "Where's Heidi and Spencer?! And who are these guys?"

Let's skip to something I'm actually excited about. The fifth season of Run's House is starting this summer. We'll get to see Rev Run go on tour with Kid Rock while Justine has to hold down the fort back in Jersey. We also get to meet new edition to the Run family, Miley.

The new season of Run's House premieres July 16th at 10 p.m. ET and the new series Buzzin' premieres on July 23rd at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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