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Hi, I'm Kira. I was born in the Midwest in the '80s with a love of pop culture! I'm all grown up now, and I still live in the Midwest and still love pop culture. I'm just fortunate enough to be able to write about it here. In my blog, you'll find some humor, a lot of snark, and a love for all things celebrity, but don't worry, I'm not too serious here. I love mocking them too! Stay tuned! Twitter: @KiraJW

Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2' Review: Album Of The Year?

September 30th, 2013 8:46am EDT
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
Not many musicians would release a second album just six months after a massively successful one and a sold-out stadium tour with the reigning King of Hip Hop, Jay Z.  But most musicians aren't Justin Timberlake.  "The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2" unfathomably tops its predecessor with an operatic exploration of soul, country, funk, R&B swaddled in JT's legendary charisma.  

If “The 20/20 Experience” was about the simple act of falling in love, 2 of 2 encapsulates the complicated work of sustaining it.  The initial seduction is explored in the "Thriller"-esque "True Blood" and the ode to bedr...

'Revenge' Season 3: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 27th, 2013 5:30pm EDT
The season two finale of ABC's vengeance-based sudser "Revenge" worked double-time to note only break our hearts, but to turn over the earth that the convoluted, complicated Initiative arc had scorched.  Declan died after being trapped in a building Conrad rigged to explode, resulting in Jack to plot his murder.  Emily (Emily VanCamp) revealed her true identity to Jack.  Finally, everyone's favorite sidekick Nolan (Gabriel Mann) was arrested as a suspect in Padma's death.  The third season of "Revenge" premieres on Sept. 29 at 9/8c on ABC, so here are five spoilers you need to know...


'Parenthood' Season 5: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 25th, 2013 3:15pm EDT
“Parenthood,” the tear-jerking drama about a Berkley, California family, is one of the bests shows on television.  It's also the one of the most underrated.  Thanks to a spectacular fourth season that featured Joel and Julia’s adoption of a troubled child; Kristina’s wrenching bout with breast cancer; Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) love triangle; and Amber’s first love, the show is finally getting a fraction of the notoriety it deserves.  To celebrate its move to Thursday nights, here are five spoilers you need to know…

Trouble in Paradise.  Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen)’s m...

Fall TV Preview: NBC's 'The Michael J. Fox Show'

September 25th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
The Michael J. Fox Show
To watch or not to watch?  To suffer through a lackluster new show and risk missing a spectacular one?  It's the fall television roulette that can drive lesser TV fanatic insane.  Luckily, I am here to offer preview of the not-for-review pilots I managed snag this summer.  Consider me your DVR Whisperer, advising you on which shows should get your season pass and which you should just skip.  Here are my first impressions on NBC’s “The Michael J. Fox Show,” premiering Sept. 26 on NBC at 10/9c.

The Premise: Beloved and respected news anchor Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox) retired after his Parki...

CBS' 'Hostages': Does It Have Your Vote?

September 24th, 2013 10:45am EDT
CBS's newest thriller starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott is just like a real-life politician: slick, impeccably styled and often displays touches of brilliance.  Unfortunately, it works too hard and too fast to get your vote.

Collette plays Dr. Ellen Sanders, a surgeon who was selected to operate on the President. McDermott is a rogue FBI agent who takes her family hostage in order to force Sanders to kill POTUS during surgery.  Toss in Tate Donovan has her filandering, lying husband, and her darling children--a daughter concealing a pregnancy and a drug dealin' son--and poor Dr. S...

Fall TV Preview: NBC's 'The Blacklist'

September 23rd, 2013 12:15pm EDT
The Blacklist
Every fall, dozens of new television shows waft on to the air hoping to survive the season.  I am here to offer preview of the not-for-review pilots I had to pleasure of previewing.  Consider me your DVR Whisperer, guiding you on which shows should get your season pass.  NBC's "The Blacklist" premieres tonight at 10/9c.  Here are my first impressions.  

The Premise: James Spader stars as uber-terrorist mastermind Raymond “Red” Reddington.  After decades of working as a “facilitator” for international terrorists, the FBI's most wanted peacefully surrenders with the sole purpose of sharing h...

'Castle' Season 6: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 20th, 2013 1:30pm EDT
Last season of ABC's "Castle" was a cliffhanger worthy of a series about an eccentric crime novelist and the fiercely beautiful detective muse he shadows.  Beckett (Stana Katic) secretly pursued a fancy job in Washington D.C. and an unaware Castle proposed in the closing just before credits rolled.  On Sept. 23, "Castle" will begin its sixth season on ABC at 10pm EST, so here are five spoilers you need to know...

Beckett is moving on up.  All signs are pointing to Beckett accepting the job in our nation's capital.  The evidence: reports that the 12th will get a new ambitious...

Is Justin Timberlake's New Single A 'TKO'? Listen Here!

September 20th, 2013 9:34am EDT
Justin Timberlake
While promoting his new movie, "Runner Runner" and preparing for this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival, the overachieving Justin Timberlake walloped fans with a new single, "TKO" on Thursday night after teasing fans throughout the day on social media.

The uptempo song details a twisted relationship with a girl who "hits below the belt."  Snap Judgment: the track is a certified banger in which JT deftly sings his face off.  "TKO" sounds more contemporary than earlier singles like "Suit & Tie"  and "Take Back The Night" which have a retro vibe.  

"TKO" is the second single off Timberlak...

'New Girl' Season 3 - 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 16th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
New Girl
"New Girl," the adorkable, quirky gem of a comedy that gave us The Douchebag Jar, will be returning in a matter of days. When we last saw our favorite loftmates, Nick and Jess (Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel, respectively) had literally driven into their happy ending as a full-fledged couple while Schmit (Max Greenfield)  bolted from the decision between the one that got away, Cece and his old flame, Elizabeth.  Before season 3 kicks off on Sept. 17 at 9pm ESt on Fox, here are five spoilers you need to know...

Schmit Decision.  Our favorite douchebag Schmidt will have to make the the...

Fall TV Preview: 6 Can't-Miss New Shows

September 16th, 2013 10:05am EDT
Sleepy Hollow
Clear out the DVR and stock up on your favorite snacks, the 2013-2014 television season has officially begun!   In addition to our favorite shows returning with new episodes, there’s also a fresh crop of new shows boasting impressive casts and intriguing plots. You can't possibly watch them all, though you might sprain a retina trying, so this Small Screen Girl is offering her choices for the Can't-Miss New Shows Of The Season (that aren't impressively-hyped “Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”).  

Sleepy Hollow, FOX 

Remakes are dangerous gambles.  Just ask "Wonder Woman" whose re-boo...