TV Review: THE VOICE – Season 1 – “Live Show, Quarter-Finals 1”

Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine perform on THE VOICE - Season 1 - "Live Show, Quarter-Finals 1" | ©2011 NBC/Lewis Jacobs

Network: NBC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: June 7, 2011 There are two things I’m taking away from THE VOICE as it enters into its first live show of Season 1 and the first part of the Quarter-Finals. 1) All four coaches are afraid to give any kind of constructive criticism to the contestants, just like the current incarnation of AMERICAN IDOL. They’re all about praising the contestants and giving them encouragement, even when they royally screwed up. Granted, it’s not enjoyable to see someone who is being given an opportunity like this to be ripped a new one all […]Read On »


TV Review: THE VOICE – Season 1- “Battles, Part 4”

Xenia and Sara Oromchi perform on THE VOICE - Season 1 - “Battles, Part 4” | ©2011 NBC/Lewis Jacobs

Network: NBC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: May 31, 2011 When THE VOICE premiered last month, it quickly proved to be one of NBC’s surprise breakout hits. It’s a reality music competition in the vein of AMERICAN IDOL, but the twist is, the “coaches” picked their favorites with the backs turned to the contestants. They were judging them on talent, not by how they looked. It was a great idea, and with strong coaches like Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine (of Maroon 5), it lended some fresh voices and some current pop validity to the […]Read On »


Breaking News: Why NBC’s LOVE IN THE WILD reality dating show is different than other dating shows

LOVE IN THE WILD host Darren McMullen | ©2011 NBC/Trae Patton

What happens when you combine SURVIVOR with THE BACHELOR? You end up with the new NBC dating reality show LOVE IN THE WILD which debuts this summer. Set in Costa Rica, is places a bunch of unlucky in love single people and puts them through adventure challenges to potentially bring certain couples together (and hopefully finding lasting love). At today’s NBC Summer Press Day 2011 in Pasadena, CA, executive producer Tom Shelly explained why these contestants were so different than those other dating shows. “We went after people who were unlucky in love and looking for relationships and wanted to […]Read On »

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