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TV Spotlight: Roommates

Review by | Howard Canard

It is important to state that this was written originally in early March, a full 2 weeks before the show actually premiered.  It was absolutely dreadful, my hopes were dashed, though not particularly surprisingly.  C’est la vie.

Once in a while a show comes along that makes you rethink the boundaries between fantasy and reality.  Between idealism and realism.  Between morality and impropriety.  Between what exults and what man hides.  This review is over a show that won’t touch any of these things.  Today I will review the as yet unpremiered “Roommates” on ABC Family.  May you live forever, M. Dalton. Continue reading

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TV Spotlight: Life On Mars

Life On MarsReview by | Howard Canard

You mean Howard decided to review a show that is less than a year old? How novel.

Life on Mars is, in fact, not a new show. Devotees will recall this show was originally made in England in 2004ish. The premise is kind of a good one: detective Sam Tyler gets hit by a car and is somehow transported back into 1973. He must figure out how he got there and how to get back, all while helping the local police department solve crimes. The title is taken from the David Bowie track if that is any indication that the main modus operandi of the series is to emulate the feelings and environments of the 1970s. Not to mention the 80s spin-off Ashes to Ashes. I only wish I were joking. Continue reading

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Movie Spotlight: Twilight Video Review

Noted media critic Howard Canard (from the Monitor’s TV spotlight with Howard Canard) reviews the new vampire romance flick with guests Harry and Ryan. Plus a sneak peek of what we have in store for the Monitor next semester.

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TV Spotlight: Election Night coverage

Review by | Howard L. Canard

I watched the presidential election with baited breath, hoping to savor every morsel of such an auspicious event.  Were the American people going to alienate every man, woman, and other country in the world by selecting a spectre of the past eight years, or will they hobble themselves by going in with a man whose resume is slightly larger than my own?  Anderson Cooper decided to mark this landmark election by introducing a hologram of will.i.am, and I decided that national politics had become a sporting event and that there was probably something better on.  Fortunately, TLC has new episodes of one of its finest shows, What Not to Wear. Continue reading

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