Comic Book Men: A More Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy?

Comic Book Men (AMC)

For those who don’t spend the most productive hours of their life watching reality television (but these days, really who doesn’t?), there is a new entry in the category of Men At Work reality shows: Comic Book Men. The hour-long nerdfest follows the staff of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, the Kevin Smith-owned comic book shop in Red Bank, New Jersey. Like the bastard lovechild of Pawn Stars, Mythbusters, A Night With Kevin Smith, and all those times you ended up in a screaming match with … [Read more...]

TLC’s Geek Love TV Show: Wasted Potential?

TLC's Geek Love: geek speed dating

This is what happens when I get rid of cable: I almost completely miss the fact that TLC will be launching a new show in a few weeks called “Geek Love,” about a speed dating event that takes place at conventions.  The show hasn’t aired yet - it premieres December 18th - but already people are up in arms about the trailer. The trailer features your typical geek stereotypes: the guy who makes Wookie calls, awkward pauses, and geek girls who appear far more socially competent than their male … [Read more...]

The Lesbian Never Wins: Bisexuality and Reality TV


It is a truth universally acknowledged that a (straight) man in possession of a libido must be in want of hot chicks making out. MTV quickly filled this void with their series of “bisexual dating shows,” A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, A Second Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, and finally,  A Double Shot at Love with the Ikki Twins. So let’s talk about bisexuality! Specifically, let’s talk about the Ikki Twins, mainly because I just finished watching it and partly because thinking about Dani … [Read more...]