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V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014

Idiot Box

Cheesy Like Mozzarella

“The Capones” on Reelz

By Devin D. O’Leary
What happened exactly to turn us into a nation of lazy peeping toms, content to passively ogle people we’d never want to interact with in real life? Why would we tune in, week after week, to watch the Kardashians do nothing entertaining, exciting or even vaguely interesting?

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V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013

Idiot Box

Beware the Internets

Delete on Reelz

By Devin D. O’Leary

Reelz is doing its damnedest to one-up Syfy in the cheap sci-fi disaster movie field. Recent stuff like Ring of Fire and CAT. 8 have proven Reelz is committed to the genre. Now comes Delete, which further hammers home the “we’re all going to die” point.

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V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013

Idiot Box

“Aaaand Cut!”

“Race to the Scene” on Reelz and “The Hero” on TNT

By Devin D. O’Leary
Reelz’ “Race to the Scene” and TNT’ “The Hero” compete to be movie stunt competitions

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V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013

Idiot Box

Mini Disaster

Ring of Fire on Reelz

By Devin D. O’Leary

Reelz Channel, still testing the boundaries of its slogan “TV About Movies,” decides maybe it should try invading Syfy Channel territory with its new mini-series, the disasterrific Ring of Fire. Like every Syfy movie that doesn’t involve an oversized monster mashup (Sharktopus or Boa vs. Python), Ring of Fire features an environmental disaster, a bunch of vaguely familiar TV stars and lots of CGI. Reelz takes it to the next level, though, offering us full-fledged C-list stars (sorry Debbie Gibson and Dean Cain), some more expensive CGI and a couch-busting four-hour runtime.

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V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012

Idiot Box

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tidbits from around the dial, including the latest on “Money From Strangers,” “XIII,” and “New Girl.”

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