Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 3)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “It’s a very simple game called ‘You’ve Got No Choice’… I would ask you if you want to play, but it’s not really in the spirit of the game.” Penn & Teller: Fool Us season 3, aired in 2016 Alyson Hannigan is now the host — she does a fine job. A couple of […]

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “The first rule of magic is: you never do you same trick twice… So we’re gonna.” Penn & Teller: Fool Us season 2, aired in 2015 Even though it’s been 4 years since season 1, this show is back — with more magic and more fun. Penn and Teller, even with their encyclopedic knowledge […]

The problems with America’s Got Talent

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

I have enjoyed watching America’s Got Talent in the past but I’m not sure I will watch it in the future. Although I realized that other reality shows aren’t very close to reality, I assumed that on this show what they were showing us resembled reality fairly closely. But it seems large parts of the […]

America’s Got Talent (season 9)

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{4.5/5} “Somebody is out there — maybe they’ve been trying to get discovered but they’re starting to doubt themselves. And then they hit our stage and suddenly life changes. Isn’t that a great thing to see happen? This is the amazing part of the show that I never get tired of.” — Howard Stern America’s […]

America’s Got Talent (season 8)

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{4.5/5} “America is going to be so surprised at what they see” — Howie Mandel America’s Got Talent season 8 is currently on TV. As with previous seasons I watched the audition shows. Two new judges have joined Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. Mel B, best known for being one of the Spice Girls, has […]

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “We have to figure out how they did the trick seeing it once — and seeing it once from just the angle we have in the audience. We’re not watching monitors, we don’t have sneaky camera shots. We don’t have any information in advance. It’s just us sitting there. You come on and you […]

The Glee Project (seasons 1 & 2)

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{4.5/5} “Never seen a contestant flirt with the band before, so good on you for that.” The Glee Project is a reality show — the winner gets a role on Glee. Last summer the first season ran for 10 episodes — they started off with 12 contestants and 4 of them ended up on Glee. […]

America’s Got Talent (seasons 1 – 7)

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{4.5/5} “One thing about our show is that we get to see these gems because there’s no other stage for them than ours.” — Sharon Osbourne America’s Got Talent seasons 1 – 7, aired in 2006-12 This show is, of course, extremely similar to Canada’s Got Talent. It’s the same format: Contestants get 90 seconds […]

Canada’s Got Talent (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “What’s challenging is to not come across as arrogant… You have to continue to be supportive, to not crush dreams and certainly remember this is just silly old showbiz, not something that could affect the climate. It’s not to be taken that seriously. It’s a game with gongs.” Canada’s Got Talent season 1, aired […]