Fall TV: ‘Happyland’ (MTV)
Sep30

Fall TV: ‘Happyland’ (MTV)

Tuesday, 11 p.m., MTV Summary At a fairytale theme park, Lucy (Bianca Santos) falls for Ian (Shane Harper), the son of the new president of the park. Metacritic (56) It’s sassy and smart, but there’s a dark acuity to the humor that fits in with MTV’s recent edgy efforts like Awkward. — Marc Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly A comedy with a fair amount of melodrama mixed in. The comic parts–fistfights between...

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Fall TV: ‘Manhattan Love Story’ (ABC)
Sep30

Fall TV: ‘Manhattan Love Story’ (ABC)

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., ABC Summary The differences between men and women are seen through the thoughts of Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) as they begin dating each other. Metacritic (45) The comedy is sharp enough, but also gentle. We like the characters. We probably even know them. And it never hurts to put the rom back into com. — David Hinckley, New York Daily News The performances are relatively charming....

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Fall TV: ‘Selfie’ (ABC)
Sep30

Fall TV: ‘Selfie’ (ABC)

Tuesday, 8 p.m., ABC Summary Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), who has 263,000 social media followers, realizes she has no real friends and hires marketing man Henry Higenbottam (John Cho) to help her learn how to interact with people face-to-face. Metacritic (59) Eliza is such a broad caricature of everything [creator Emily] Kapnek finds annoying about social media that she’s unbearable–and not just to the other characters on...

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WSJ’s Baseball Playoffs Hateability Index — Cardinals Are No. 1
Sep30

WSJ’s Baseball Playoffs Hateability Index — Cardinals Are No. 1

With the baseball playoffs beginning Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal has assembled its second-annual Major League Baseball Hateability Index, ranking this year’s 10 playoff teams in order of general loathsomeness. The rankings are based on how many points teams racked up in 10 contempt-worthy categories, such as drug suspensions, ridiculous beards and winning too much. The top team to hate this fall — the St. Louis...

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Daily Bacon: ‘Equalizer’ Rules Box Office; Final Black Sabbath Album
Sep30

Daily Bacon: ‘Equalizer’ Rules Box Office; Final Black Sabbath Album

The Equalizer. Denzel Washington‘s action-thriller tops weekend box office with $34.1 million. Netflix. Video streaming site will release its first feature-length film next year — a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Nicole Scherzinger. Pussycat Doll will make her West End debut in Cats. She will play Grizabella. Black Sabbath. Ozzy Osbourne says heavy metal band will return to the studio for a new album that could...

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