Tara Ariano

Writer, editor, and snack enthusiast Tara Ariano co-founded TelevisionWithoutPity.com and Fametracker.com before co-founding the site you're reading right now. She's also contributed to New York, The New York Times Magazine, The Awl, Slate, and Grantland, among many others. She lives in Los Angeles.

Should You Honour The Honourable Woman With Your Viewership?

You're never going to believe it but someone thought tensions between Israel and Palestine might make for interesting TV, who knows why. 2014.07.31S01.E01

The Bridge's Ray Of Sunshine

Finally, someone who got in bed with the cartel and still managed to keep his joie de vivre! 2014.07.30S02.E04

Celebrity Wife Swap Pits An NFL Star Against An Oscar-Winning Hip-Hop Artist, With Meh Results

The season closes with a dull outing starring two checked-out dads. Yes, again. 2014.07.30

'I Don't Want To Marry A Schmuck. So Are You A Schmuck?'

More of the beautiful love story between Jamie Otis and Doug Something, in their own words. 2014.07.30S01.E04

Chester's Mill Promises The Trial Of The Fortnight

If you conspired to infect a significant number of Dome residents, you'd have to expect SOME kind of reprisal, right? RIGHT?! 2014.07.29S02.E05

Should You Sign Up For Manhattan?

We've run the numbers, and you should check out the explosive results! 2014.07.28S01.E01

Masters Of Sex Alternates Fighting And Fu-- 'Making Love'

Bill tries to take his mind off an upsetting delivery by nailing Virginia in front of a championship prize fight. It kind of works? 2014.07.27S02.E03

Who Put The 'Boot' In The Marriage Boot Camp Finale?

An amateur drinker goes on Hall Pass and gets real drunk, and then everyone goes to the ring ceremony, with predictable results. 2014.07.25S03.E08

Battle Of The Shower Enviers

Which premium cable sitcom did a better job with protagonists falling in love with their frenemy's shower: Married or Playing House? 2014.07.24S01.E02

Scandal's Hiring A Netflix Star? Why Stop With Portia de Rossi?

A piece of Season 4 casting news inspires our list of suggestions for other Netflix stars who could be useful in and around Olivia Pope & Associates. 2014.07.24

The Bridge Is Proving You Can Be Too Psychopathic To Work Effectively In Organized Crime

Tara's not a crackpot. She just thinks Eleanor Nacht is a cautionary example of 'too crazy to be in a cartel's enforcement wing.' 2014.07.23S02.E03

Married At First Sight Newlywed Jamie Still Isn't Into Her Husband

And apparently she's afraid he's going to forget, because she keeps reminding him. (He knows.) 2014.07.23S01.E03

When Soap Stars Do Celebrity Wife Swap, Does Ronn Moss Think It's...Like A Real Wife Swap?

Because it kind of seems like he and his skinny scarves are practising The Art Of Seduction on Mrs. Tyler Christopher. 2014.07.23S09.E12

Abraham Lincoln Evaded Assassination Threats While Rocking A Moustache?!

Tara's not a crackpot. She just thinks if Martin Starr was going to play Lincoln, he should have shaved accordingly! 2014.07.22S02.E04

Virginia Learns That It's Hard To Be Taken Seriously As A Scientist After Everyone's Seen Your Boobs

While Virginia gets a harsh introduction the real Dr. Ditmer, Bill learns that his new job has some unforeseen drawbacks. 2014.07.20S02.E02

Tanisha's Heart Just Must Be Too Full Of Feelings!

Or, she's full of crap. Sarah, Tara, and Stephanie Green discuss the latest heart-wrenching Marriage Boot Camp. 2014.07.18S03.E07

A New FX Hairpiece Strains Wig Cop's Patience

What did Corey Stoll do to The Strain's stylist to get trapped under...that?! 2014.07.18S01.E01

You're The Worst Might Be The Most Sexually Explicit Show On Basic Cable

Summer in the TV city! Something something dirty and gritty! Especially dirty. 2014.07.17S01.E01

Should You Let Married Seduce You?

Everything you need to know about FX's new Greercom! 2014.07.17S01.E01

Just Because A Lady's Showering In A Car Wash Doesn't Mean She's Helpless

And that's just one of the lessons Kyle learned from his run-in with Eleanor Nacht. 2014.07.16S02.E02