.

Contributor

67 items by Joe Berkowitz

  • 'X Factor' Recap: A Swirling Cauldron of Drama

    'X Factor' Recap: A Swirling Cauldron of Drama | ARTICLE

    "This is like Navy SEAL Hell Week," tow-headed teen Nick Deen says of X Factor boot camp. "There's no sleeping." While some amateur sleuthing (a/k/a just watching the show) reveals that there is some sleeping, Nick is...

    October 7, 2011 1:30 PM ET
  • 'X Factor' Recap: You Sound Like Five Million Bucks, Baby

    'X Factor' Recap: You Sound Like Five Million Bucks, Baby | ARTICLE

    The auditions are over. On the plus side, we no longer have to endure the frog-throated hucksters who just wanted to get on TV. Unfortunately we're also done with the hilarious post-audition interviews, which were shot...

    October 6, 2011 2:35 PM ET
  • 'X Factor' Recap: Auditions Go Out With a Bang and a Whimper

    'X Factor' Recap: Auditions Go Out With a Bang and a Whimper | ARTICLE

    When last we left them, the judges seemed to be in some unspoken groupthink experiment, voting in unison for most of episode three. Will the final round of auditions find them on the same page, or deadlocked...

    September 30, 2011 11:55 AM ET
  • 'The X Factor' Recap: Almost Everyone's a Winner

    'The X Factor' Recap: Almost Everyone's a Winner | ARTICLE

    On the third episode of The X Factor, it's the judges who are singing in four-part harmony. Simon and Co. tend to vote on hopefuls unanimously and in the affirmative — with one serious exception, which we'll...

    September 29, 2011 12:35 PM ET
  • 'X Factor' Recap: Flirting With Disaster

    'X Factor' Recap: Flirting With Disaster | ARTICLE

    The first act sets the tone right away: a tone of failure. Ashley is a free spirit with otherworldly confidence – a character Maggie Gyllenhaal might've considered playing in the mid-2000s. She twice calls herself a "starving...

    September 23, 2011 10:55 AM ET
  • 'X Factor' Recap: Tweens, Hard Luck Stories and a Freak or Two

    'X Factor' Recap: Tweens, Hard Luck Stories and a Freak or Two | ARTICLE

    Let's get the American Idol comparisons out of the way up front. First of all, the age restriction for contestants is vastly expanded on X-Factor: everyone from low-end tweens and Rascal-scooting grandmoms is welcome here, as opposed...

    September 22, 2011 12:05 PM ET
  • The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment

    The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment | ARTICLE

    Ricky Gervais is the voice that launched a thousand comedy podcasts. The Ricky Gervais Show was a Velvet Underground-like lodestar of inspiration that also managed to put up Bieber/Gaga numbers. But when it debuted in 2005, TRGS...

    April 6, 2011 2:55 PM ET
www.expandtheroom.com