Portlander Juelia Kinney Is on Bachelor in Paradise for All the Right Reasons

In which we interview our most local reality star and determine whether she is or is not deserving of love.


It’s hard not to really, really like Juelia Kinney, the Beaverton native and current center of the drama unfolding on Bachelor in Paradise, the obscenely watchable Bachelor franchise spinoff, airing now on ABC for three hours a week, Sundays and Mondays at 8 pm. Bachelor in Paradise, for the uninitiated, is a show that brings people who failed to find love on the Bachelor and Bachelorette to “paradise” ...   More
Friday, August 28, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

I Heart Television!™

It's almost paradise.


Movies & Television
Today the confoundingly-named Wm.™ Steven Humphrey announced the end of his very, very, very long running column I Love Television™ over at our neighbor paper, The Portland Mercury. It's a sad day for Gen-Xers looking for an irreverent look at popular culture. But because we don't like to leave holes in the hearts of our community, we've decided, once again, to be the plug. We now ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 LZ.™ FREDERICKA ACKER

Pillars of Portlandia

How a proto-Portlandia based on a WW column turned into the biggest debacle in local TV history.

On Dec. 14, 1983, Portland was poised for TV greatness: America’s first regional soap opera. Portland station KOIN pre-empted regular CBS programming for a locally produced original movie, Pillars   More
Friday, January 16, 2015 JAY HORTON

Folk(lore) Buddies: Early Efforts From The Men Who Would Make Grimm

The first five films of Grimm's David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf


Movies & Television
To help loyal Grimm viewers wait out the interminable mid-season delay caused by some network spectacle dubbed the Winter Olympics, fantasy correspondent Jay Horton dug back through the first tales told by Grimm show-runners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf when they were screenwriters struggling through the cursed kingdom of 1980s Hollywood.Twenty years before partnering on NBC's signature ...   More
Friday, February 21, 2014 JAY HORTON

The Grimmoire: That Voodoo We Do So Well

The return Of Grimm and decline of Portland TV's Golden Age


Movies & Television
For all the grumblings about traffic upheavals and street closures caused by the sudden explosion of television projects filming 'round town, the local presumption of Portland as favored toy of the media elite has been rather oversold. We have Grimm, true. The NBC fabulist procedural starts its third season this evening at 9 PM (WW's weekly Grimmoire will offer ...   More
Friday, October 25, 2013 JAY HORTON

What Do Oregon and Marital Rape Have To Do With "The Guiding Light"

[youtube nvEiM5AUIb8] True confession time: When I was a lad long, long ago, I got hooked on The Guiding Light. My fascination with the soap opera started when I'd stay home from school sick or on a vacation day and I'd watch it with my mother. And I continued tracking the doings of Alan, Phillip, Reva and Josh, the Bauers, etc, through college when I (and incredibly a good number of my friends) ...   More
Thursday, April 2, 2009 HANK STERN


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