Are You Hurting Your Brain By "Hate-Watching" Bad Television?

Everybody does it. We obsessively watch TV shows that we kind of despise, and then we mock them, and complain about them on the internet afterwards. "Hate-watching" is a thing now. What's going on — are we just masochists? Are we doing serious damage to our bodies? What's the worst thing that could happen to us? » 11/03/14 12:18pm 11/03/14 12:18pm

Which TV Show Did You Go From Hate-Watching To Just Plain Watching?

Sometimes it's more fun to watch a TV show that you kind of hate, so you can feel like those two old guys on The Muppets. If it wasn't for hate-watching, television would have a lot fewer options. But sometimes, hate can turn to love. Or appreciation. Which show did you start hate-watching and then grow to enjoy? » 10/14/14 2:22pm 10/14/14 2:22pm

You Wouldn't Want To Be Left Behind With These Idiots

The genius of the Left Behind series is the way it combines Roland Emmerich-style disasters with its Biblical lectures. And the new movie version even stars Nicolas Cage. So it's too bad this new movie fails on the "disaster epic" front, because it's too busy torturing its incredibly clueless characters. » 10/03/14 9:00am 10/03/14 9:00am

12 Great Science Fiction Actors Who Don't Get Enough Props

Science fiction is an actor's dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it's also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don't get the appreciation they… » 5/17/13 10:31am 5/17/13 10:31am

How will Arrow escape the curse of superhero TV shows?

Television is littered with failed superhero TV shows. If you don't count Person of Interest, then only the only successful superhero shows of the past decade are Smallville and (for a while) Heroes. So how will Arrow, the new DC Comics adaptation launching on the CW this fall, avoid the curse of the superhero show?… » 7/20/12 3:51pm 7/20/12 3:51pm

Turns out Batman's cape is lethal. To himself.

Bruce Wayne's batsuit is hardly a batsuit without a cape, but physicists at the University of Leicester have determined that the Dark Knight's memory cloth cape — which snaps into a rigid form when exposed to an electric current — is pretty much a one-time-use accessory. Not because it would break or anything, but… » 7/09/12 5:00pm 7/09/12 5:00pm