Monthly Archives: March 2011

More American Idol Complaints

American Idol is so bad this year, 11 son remarked that the “Bottom 3” should be the “Bottom 5.”

I agree!

The Bottom Three

Why don’t we call this year’s American Idol judges the permanent “Bottom 3.”

Also, Jacob Lusk reminds me of 70’s disco singer Sylvester.

Curious Choices For Phillies Post Game Live

It’s time for “Really With Seth and Amy.”

So Comcast SportsNet chooses a Phillies catcher for Post Game Live and it’s Chris Coste over Darren Daulton.  Really?

And the other new analyst is somebody named Ben Davis.  Really?

I don’t understand that reasoning.

Oprah, It’s Not Too Late

When Oprah Winfrey learns that life will go on without her in September, she’s going to miss being on TV.

It’s not too late to change your mind Oprah.

Comcast April Highlights

From Comcast:


On Demand:

  • Same Day as DVD Movies SD/HD – This month there are 7 movies over $5M in box office being released the same day as DVD and in HD including: TRON: Legacy (also in 3D), Little Fockers, Country Strong, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Gulliver’s Travels, The King’s Speech and 3 Idiots.
  • The Royal Wedding – Everything you need to get ready for the Royal Wedding on April 29 will be On Demand and Online. Viewers can dive into a vast array of content on everything British and wedding-related: Food & Etiquette, British Music, Popular UK TV Series, About the UK, The Royal Family, Princess Diana, Royal Family Movies and William & Kate. Available 4/1 at Top Picks>The Royal Wedding. A live feed of the wedding will also be featured at the custom microsite:  
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones  – On Demand from Comcast is the ultimate destination to get ready for this new HBO series.  Watch exclusive content including behind the scenes, the making-of and profiles of the families. Available now at Top Picks>Game of Thrones. Also available online at the Game of Thrones microsite located at
  • Our Planet: Earth – Celebrate Earth Day with this Top Picks folder including Films & Documentaries, Earth Day programming for Kids and Green Living tips. Available 4/11 at Top Picks>Our Planet: Earth
  • Tribeca Film Festival – See films on demand the same day they premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Plus additional films premiering on demand. Available beginning 4/20 at Movies>Movie Collections>Tribeca Film



  • Dr. Who – Prepare for the Season 6 premiere by catching up on the entire 5th season available online starting 4/1
  • Showtime Series – All Showtime subscribers can catch episodes from the new season of Nurse Jackie, The Borgias and United States of Tara, available the day after they air.
  • The Killing – Episodes 1 and 2 of AMC’s The Killing will be available to everyone beginning 4/4. All episodes beginning with Episode 3 will be authenticated to Comcast Digital Cable Subscribers


Additional Highlights (available On Demand only):

  • Top Picks Highlights (all available under the Top Picks category):
    • All On The Line – Check out episodes from this new series from Sundance Channel that follows Joe Zee – fashion powerhouse, celebrity stylist, and Creative Director of ELLE. Joe Zee helps struggling designers save their lines from ruin. Available beginning 4/21
    • Harry Potter – See the first 5 Harry Potter films (#6 is on HBO On Demand) plus tons of extras and the newest VOD release, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Available beginning 4/15
  • Music Picks Highlights  (all available under Music>Music Picks)
    • British Music – Get ready for the Royal Wedding with music from these favorite British Bands including Coldplay. Oasis and Mumford & Sons available 4/1
    • Foo Fighters – celebrate their new album with videos including Everlong, Times Like These and Best Of Your available 4/1
  • Movie Collectionsavailable at Movies>Movie Collections
    • April Foolishness (4/1) – including Due Date, Dinner For Schmucks and There’s Something About Mary
    • Black Cinema (Stand Up Comedians) (4/1) – including I Think I Love My Wife, Bill Cosby, Himself and The Original Kings of Comedy
    • Focker Family Fun (4/5) – Including new release Little Fockers, Meet The Parents and lots of fun extras. Also available in HD.
    • Oliver Stone Flicks (4/5) – including Alexander: Revisited [The Final Cut], Born on the Fourth of July and JFK
    • Oliver Stone Picks (4/5) – Check out Oliver Stone’s top movie picks including Gran Torino, The Departed and Unforgiven

Yet Another Reason To Be Psyched For The TV Land Awards

Philly’s Hall and Oates will be given the music icon award.  The show will also feature reunions for Family Ties, The Facts of Life, Welcome Back Kotter, and The Cosby Show.  Regis Philbin will be given the Living Legend award.

The TV Land Awards airs April 17.

Michael Klein Moves On

Is there anyone out there (besides me) who still gets the print version of the paper?

Michael Klein’s Last Column

Here’s what he wrote in Sunday’s Inquirer:

Au revoir

And just like that, my time at “INQlings” draws to a close, after more than 1,400 columns since its debut in 2001. My next stop is at, for an exciting challenge. Meanwhile, I will continue writing for The Inquirer – including the “Table Talk” restaurant column – and feeding foodstuff into my “Insider” blog at Thanks for your tips, your feedback, and, most of all, your attention.

Tonight Taylor Made For King

The death of Elizabeth Taylor would’ve been a perfect show for Larry King.

George Gadhafi?

Am I the only one that sees a resemblance?