Sweet/Vicious‘s Finale Caps an Uneasy Vigilante Origin Story

The first season finale of Sweet/Vicious aired a couple of weeks ago with a double episode (“An Innocent Man,” written by Amanda Lasher, and “Pure Heroine,” written by series creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson). Halfway through its run, I praised the show as one of the best Read More …

Sweet/Vicious is a Potential Gamechanger For MTV

I was done with MTV. MTV has developed a reputation of putting together interesting shows from fresh voices, only to have no idea what to do with them. Teen Wolf (ending this year) has been a big hit for them, but that seems to be the exception; Read More …

A Lesson in Sex Positivity and Hookup Culture from MTV’s Are You The One?

The scene is familiar to anyone who’s watched a reality dating show in the past decade: the host stands with his arms at his back, addressing the twenty beautiful men and women in front of him at the end-of-week “matching ceremony.” Tonight, our host is actor Ryan Devlin, Read More …

Talk Show Graveyard: The Jon Stewart Show

Twenty-one years ago this week, on October 25th, 1993, MTV launched a little something called The Jon Stewart Show. Yes, that very same Jon Stewart. He’s been the host of The Daily Show so long it’s hard to picture the mediascape without it at this point, but Read More …