CMI on TV

by: Dylan Gwinn | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 10:11pm

I feel bad for myself for having to watch the ESPYs. However, I feel far worse for Danielle Green, who has to share the same stage as Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner. Especially in a year in which Jenner will be the one getting an award for "courage."

Danielle Green was honored with the Pat Tillman Service Award. She joined the Army after her stellar college basketball career, spurred by a strong desire to serve. She lost her right arm in Iraq, had to have her wedding ring retrieved from her detached hand by her comrades at the ambush site, returned home to get an education in counseling for vets, and basically went on to be one of the greatest human beings in the world.

In what warped universe does someone who came from meager beginnings, became a star college athlete, a war hero, and now helps to save vets through counseling, while raising a child of her own, end up losing out in a race for a courage award to a man who decided to self-identify as a woman?

The warped...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 8:49pm

Joel McHale made perhaps the reachiest of all reaches when trying to turn a bit about the removal of the Confederate flag into a Redskins joke. No, seriously this happened.

McHale began the ill-fated stab at humor thusly:

McHale: NASCAR had a transformative year. The confederate flag is no longer being flown at NASCAR events. Yes. It's great. It also came down in South Carolina. Folks in Washington, D.C. Said, it's about time. Washington, D.C., home of the Redskins. Redskins. Redskins.

The link between the Confederate flag and the Redskins is lost on me. Apparently, it’s lost on Peyton Manning as well, since he wore the expression of 98% of America after hearing McHale tell his “joke.”

by: Dylan Gwinn | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 4:01pm

On last night’s episode of Zoo, the writers decided to explore that most overplayed of liberal story lines: the environment/fauna is destroyed by corporate greed and reckless endangerment and mutates! Our protagonists for this overdone, lazy monotony are activist/journalist Jamie Campbell (Kristen Connolly) and “I’m too moody and deep for you to possibly comprehend the depths of me," animal anthropologist Mitch Morgan (Billy Burke).

Since episode 1, Campbell has actively pursued the theory that chemicals produced by Reiden Global, the evil corporate entity of choice for this particular series, cause lions to communicate with each other and attack humans. But tonight, we found out the deeper, underlying reason for Campbell’s quest to destroy Reid Global. Hint: it’s a reason you could never have possibly seen coming:

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by: Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | Friday, July 10, 2015 - 4:15am

Gay marriage is sooooo last week! This week, polygamy is in!

Apparently graphic gay sex and threesomes are way too cliche and passe these days, Hollywood had to find a new way to push the envelope. So ABC's "Mistresses" introduced polygamy to prime time network TV in a big way in the episode titled "Threesomes."

The previous episode saw Karen (Yunjin Kim) in a threesome with her own doctor, Alec, and his wife, Vivian, whose life Karen had just saved by donating her rare blood type... don't ask.

But just in case you thought that was just your typical Hollywood threesome, they made it very clear in this episode that the encounter was far more than sex, it was about love and even marriage, in this scene where Karen talks to her friend Joss:

-Joss: What about your feelings? Why are...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:40pm

LGBT activism has become the Peace Corps of the 21st Century. There was a time, in the not too distant past, when prospective college students seeking to soften the hearts and pique the interest of the gate-keepers of higher education would make themselves more attractive candidates by building straw huts in Africa or feeding the starving children of the Pacific Rim.

Nowadays? Not so...

by: Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | Friday, July 10, 2015 - 4:18am

Good news for Ken Karn (Brían F. O'Byrne)! On last night's episode of the 60's crime drama Aquarius, "Sick City," his character becomes the California Campaign Finance Chair for Richard Nixon. The bad news is, this means that Nixon's people are going to look into him. If they do their job, they will find out what the rest of us know from watching the show: that his 16 year-old daughter ran away from home to live in a hippie enclave with Charles Manson, he had/has a gay love affair with Manson, he used Manson to hook himself and his powerful RNC friends up with prostitutes, and he helped cover it up when one of the girls went missing.

Meanwhile, his partner Hal Banyin was revealed in an earlier episode to have some sort of sick fetish where he had Manson send him prostitutes to beat up. These are two dark and evil characters. So, of course, they're Republicans!

The clip below begins with Hal...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 2:14am

Wow. This week’s episode of “Mr. Robot” opened with a white, wealthy businessman named Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallstrom) paying to beat up a homeless person. When the homeless person asked for “$300 this time?” and the businessman laughed and said, “Spoken like a true Capitalist,” I thought I knew for sure what I would be writing about this week. Boy, was I wrong.

The show’s main character, techie-genius Elliot (Rami Malek) and, what I am believing more than ever to be his Tyler Durden-esque alter ego, Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) sit in a typical pub-style bar early in the episode. Mr. Robot orders an appletini, and Elliot says to him, “I should kick your ass.” It was an atypical, lighthearted moment for this show. I should have known not to get too comfortable.

When Elliot then orders his own appletini, I knew something was up. The episode quickly took a hard left turn.

Show creator Sam Esmail could not have planned a more fitting episode in such close...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 11:18am

The performing of “unnatural acts” is a very important topic to liberals. Especially, considering so much of what they do runs contrary to human, or animal nature.  So I suppose it was only a matter of time before the lefty writers at “Zoo” found a way to work the “unnatural” contrary to “instinct” argument into this show - and now they have done it in the episode "Fight or Flight."

Enter a young British couple trying to adopt a little boy from Slovenia... but the wife isn't exactly on board. As a part of their in-country trial period where they have to spend time with the little guy before adopting, they take him to the circus. A “natural,” normal, even fun thing to do for a little kid, right? Wrong! At least according to the wife, who quickly pounces on the opportunity to take a fun family gathering and turn it into a PETA spot:

by: Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | Friday, July 3, 2015 - 4:23pm

In this week’s episode of 'Aquarius,' “Cease to Resist,” Detectives Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) and Brian Shafe (Grey Damon) are investigating the murder of a closeted gay actor. Hodiak convinces Shafe to go undercover at a gay bar to try to get some leads.

What’s interesting here is that the older Hodiak is the more traditional character, a World War II vet who is ashamed that his son is a Vietnam War deserter, while the younger Shafe is more socially progressive with a black wife and child. But they have the opposite reactions to homosexuality than what you might expect:


-Hodiak: You're somewhat exercised for a guy who thought he'd catch a limp wrist just by drinking their beer.
-Shafe: I like catching killers. Don't need to think too much on the details.
-Mighty big of you.
-Why the hell...

by: Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | Friday, July 3, 2015 - 3:34pm

Last night, the ‘Wayward Pines’ episode ‘Betrayal’ brought us a creepy look inside the town’s school again. The attitude towards parents’ relationships with their children is a Leftist indoctrination dream: “Your job is to feed them and keep them safe. Let us do the rest.” School is a secretive place where parents aren’t even allowed inside the building:

-Megan: Good morning, guys. Nice to see you, Theresa. 

-Hi. 

-Hey, Ben. Mrs. Burke. 

-Megan: Amy, will you help Ben find a biology textbook? There's a big stack of them behind my desk. 

-Yeah, sure. Come on. 

-Theresa: You know, I have not set foot inside that school or your classroom...