About

Hi, my name is Julie (Hi Julie).  And I have a painful addiction to television recaps.  For as long as I can remember, I have spent hours and hours of my free time trolling the internet in search of said recaps.  Entertainment websites, spoiler pages, fan sites, and message boards — you name it, I have indulged in it, like the true glutton that I am.

And then, one day, I had an epiphany:  I too can write pages like these!  By doing this, I have the power to turn what was formerly a rather embarrassing habit into a constructive outlet for my clearly useless, yet overflowing, television knowledge and snarky commentary!

If you are addict too, perhaps this page can provide you with some solace . . . or at least a good way to kill a few minutes of your precious time.

[www.juliekushner.com]

36 responses to “About

  1. Alice

    I think your recaps are great. I agree that since the television people can’t think of any new ideas they keep reproducing copies of old shows with the slightest of changes. Thanks for the laughs and the recap of Big Love, which I found much to complicated to follow without a score card. Keep up the good work.

  2. imaginarymen

    Agh! I don’t know your email but I want to be sure you see this!!:

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/03/23/glee-sneaky-gays-sues-corner/

    • Ooh! Thanks so much for thinking of me, imaginarymen! I LOVE Sue’s Corner! Jane Lynch kicks some major tushy!

      I got so excited when I saw the link, I almost squealed out loud. Unfortunately, my work computer does not have speakers . . . (apparently, my bosses know me well :)). However, I can GUARANTEE that this will be the first thing I watch when I get home! Thanks again! I’ll report back later with my thoughts . . . :)

  3. imaginarymen

    Ok so you’re Julie – I’m Amy. Nice to meet you with actual names!

    I can’t WAIT FOR GLEE!!!!!!

    • Oops! I knew that! Sorry Amy! I just get so used to using “handles” on here, that I sometimes forget my manners. And, apparently, I am very hard to train. (Now I know how truck drivers must feel . . .)

      That clip was AWESOME. The way I SEE IT, “How Sue C’s It,” MUST be made into a half-hour sitcom spinoff. The trick here, is NOT to wait until Glee goes off the air (which, hopefully, will not happen for many, many, MANY years!) This CANNOT be a “Joey!” Or to take Sue off of Glee. This CANNOT be a “Private Practice.”

      Fox should just switch the “Sue Show” in for one of Fox’s failing shows. (They certainly have a few . . .). To “swish it up a bit” (in Sue’s words), Chelsea Handler can play her slutty lesbian alcoholic co-anchor. Now, THAT’s something I’d watch!

      Less than a month to go before Glee! And less than 24 hours until VD! (Vampire Diaries, of course!) See you then!

  4. Hey there,

    I came across your blog and I loved your Gossip Girl posts.

    I was wondering if you’d like to affiliate with us. This is a link to our blog:

    http://chuckandblairtheperfectpair.wordpress.com/

    Let us know if you agree.

    xoxo

    • Thanks so much Je t’adore! I would be honored to affiliate with your blog. I LOVE Chuck and Blair! It’s funny that you found me this week, as this was the first week that I missed doing my Gossip Girl recap, do to some other inevitable obligations. However, I definitely plan to write one either tomorrow or Saturday.

      Please let me know what this affiliation would entail. I’d be happy to help out in any way I can. I am so excited! And look forward to working with you. Thanks again!

  5. Amazing, can’t wait. We’ll put a link to your blog on ours and vice versa. Is that ok? You can also feature our recaps if you don’t have time to do one of your own. We won’t mind.

    • Sounds great! You are already on my blogroll! I can’t wait to further explore your site, read your awesome GG recaps, and gush over your sexy C & B fan posts!

      I can’t believe the season is almost over! I’m definitely going to miss my Upper East Side friends this summer.

      XOXO!

      • I added you to our affiliate list.

        Yes, I can’t believe the 3rd season is almost over either but hey, at least we can expect season 4 together, right?

        xoxo

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  7. Madeleine

    Okay, this is ridiculously long, so you don’t have to actually read it, but I sent this email to my best friend a little while ago, and I though, just because I am bored, I’d send it to you (couldn’t figure out how to email it, so I’ll just stick it here.):

    Some videos that will make you smile . . . if you have time to watch them. Should be just a couple minutes in all. They all made me smile, I’m pretty sure they would make anyone smile (anyone with ovaries, anyway).

    Oh, the hilarity.
    This video just by it’s self would be funny, but when you recognize the really, really, really ridiculously good looking one in the green shirt, then, it becomes insanely hilarious. I actually laughed out loud, which I rarely do.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xXaYj33F0A

    Northman Vids
    A couple good Northman (fan) videos. Remember like a million years ago (aka six or seven weeks) you suggested (in passing) that I make an Eric/Sookie video (like I did w/ Kyle XY)? Well, I do (even though I’ll bet good money you don’t), and I think I’ll do it. When I have time . . . which could quite possibly be never. Although I did find the time to write this email, so. . . . In the meantime, some Northman videos I liked:
    Show Me Your Teeth
    Very well timed. I especially liked 1:05-1:10 (“love you with my hands tied” lol, perfect w/ clip), 1:16-1:20, timing w/ music was perfect (not to mention how can you not like seeing Eric beat up Bill), but really the whole thing was good. I loved how every time the lyrics “show me your teeth” came up, someone extended fang.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehflcE0St6s

    The awesomeness that is Sookie&Eric. I don’t know what’s with me and Lady Gaga tonight, (I really hate her) but this song really fits. “I want your loving, I want your disease”. This just seemed to fit w/ Sookie & Eric best, to me. LOVED the very end (maybe I didn’t need to put ‘loved’ in all caps, but it was good.)
    Ode to Eric & Sookie . . . A La Lady Gaga
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGljtVQ3ltI

    Okay, don’t blame me, I had to add this. I am pretty sure I’ve sent it to you before, but this is an email of videos that make me smile, and I couldn’t not include this video. I especially love 0:48-:53 w/ the fang comparison (what are Bill’s . . . candy corn?), 1:03-1:08, as well as 1:08-1:18 (“It’s time that we let the world know, dude, you gotta let your girl go” so fitting [Bill, leave Sookie ALONE] plus the look Eric gives Bill at 1:18 so great) and 1:27-1:29 (clip perfect) also 1:41-1:46, and the ending. Yeah, I like a lot about this one.
    Eric (aka So Hot It’s Stolen) v.s. Bill (aka Two Fries) . . . (One guess who wins.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5BFu5A__rY

    Lastly, in celebration of the Sookie/Bill breakup (yay!!). I hate Eminem, and I’d never heard this song before (it’s pretty awful and misogynistic) but if you think about it (especially with the new information we have about how Bill is, like, the pinnacle of douchey-ness [I know you hate that word, but Bill is worse than a vaginal cleaning instrument, you have to admit if anyone deserves that label, it's Bill (if you're me)]) this is really fitting. Plus, we get some Eric (nothing could be complete without everybody’s favorite viking) so that’s a plus. This song is bad, but I try to think of it as funny. It makes me want to kill Bill.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGEHE6tBmnw

    Hope I cheered you up. :) Sure cheered me up.
    Love you, miss you (always).

    ,

    Madeleine M. Campbell

    P.S. Tell me what you thought of each of the vids.

    • Hey Madeleine! It’s so great to see you on the blogosphere! Thanks so much for all the sexy, hilarious (and one VERY disturbing- I think you know which one) videos! Man, you’ve reminded me just how much I miss my TB, and ESPECIALLY my Eric Northman!

      It’s funny. The first video you sent me was actually banned by Paramount, so I couldn’t watch it on YouTube. However, based on your “ridiculously good looking” comment alone, I just KNEW you were talking about Meekus in Zoolander. I actually found another video that mixes the Meekus scene with scenes of Eric Northman from TB. It’s pretty cool, actually. Check it out:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl_hjQr7c6E

      I think the Bad Teeth video had to be my favorite of all of them! It had ALL the best Sookie / Eric scenes from Season 3! It featured: lots of personal space invasion, a multitude of longing looks exchanged, and, of course, the Blue Panty Dropper sweater was in FULL EFFECT, which is always a good thing. ;)

      And the second video – with all the S/E make out sessions (biting and sucking included)! Major win!

      I cracked up at the “My Dick” video (especially the part with Bill and the French Fries – genius). The lyrics of that song are just so golden! I kept trying to remember where I heard it before. Did they ever play this song on True Blood? Or was it maybe Hung or Entourage? I distinctly remember hearing this song in the closing credits of an HBO show. This is going to drive me crazy, I just know it!

      Uyyyy, that fourth video. Kill Bill indeed!

      I can’t wait for Season 4, when, hopefully, it will be all Sookie / Eric, all the time (with a short stopover at Alcide, perhaps?). Once that happens, all that Sookie / Bill stuff from seasons prior will be just a painful, but fast fading, memory. :)

      Thanks again so much for thinking of me, and for making me smile. Is it summer time yet? :)

  8. Hi Julie! I run a page on facebook that is dedicated to Vampires. I have been sharing links to your page for your awesome “True Blood” recaps, and since I’ve made a habit of it, I thought I’d let you know.

    http://www.facebook.com/liveloveVampire

    • Thanks so much, Angela! I’m so honored to be part of your awesome page! Thank so much for all the positive press. ;) Believe it or not, I’m actually not on Facebook, otherwise I would definitely “like” your page. However, I will definitely add “LIve Love Vampire” to my list of links on the side of my blog. Hopefully, I can send some fellow vampire fans your way, and return the favor! YOU ROCK! :)

  9. Dear Julie,
    BOARDWALK EMPIRE IS BAAACKK!!!! Looking forward to your hilarious recaps! <3<3<3

  10. ana

    Hi. Just wondering, do you do recaps for Merlin? It’s a UK show and we generally get it 12mth+ after that airs :( Though it’s on sidereel ^^

    • Hi ana! I’ve actually never watched Merlin before, although I have heard great things about the show. I’d love to check it out though. I’ll have to check my local listing to see if we get it in the U.S. Thanks so much for the suggestion. I’m always looking for new fun shows to view and “review.” ;)

  11. Sarah

    Hi, just wondering when your recap for PLL’s, ‘A Kiss Before Lying’ will be coming out. :) Love the recaps

  12. Serenity_dmn

    Hello, I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your recaps. I somehow came across your Teen Wolf ones and was hooked. Now that season 2 is getting close to starting I’m very eager for more of your hilarious reviews. Since the season 2 trailer was just released will we get your thoughts on it or do we need to wait for the season to star? Thanks =)

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Serenity_dmn! I’m so glad you enjoyed my Teen Wolf recaps from this past season! I also want to thank you for alerting me to the existence of the Season 2 trailer. I honestly had no clue that had come out this weekend. What an awesome surprise!

      While, I’m currently a bit tied up with Season Finales to recap, and such, I definitely plan on continuing to recap Teen Wolf, when it returns in June.

      I also would love to do a blog post on that awesome trailer I just viewed, perhaps sometime in the next two weeks. (By then, the first ten minutes of the episode will probably have been released. And we can discuss those as well! :))

  13. BOARDWALK EMPIRE TONIGHT!!!

    Lol just reminding you, cuz you are my #1 recapper for my fav shows <333

    Sigh, even though they killed off my one true love in that show :weeps:
    But there's always that Irish hunk, ay? Yay Jewls!!!!

    • Hey Insidious Miss! I have been working on something for the Boardwalk Season Premiere. :) Better late than never, right?

      By the way, what did you think of the episode? Boardwalk Premieres have never exactly been known for their “action-packed” natures. However, I thought “Resolution,” did a nice job of revisiting the characters, and setting the scene for what’s to come.

      And that scene with Harrow toward the end of the hour (you know the one ;)) . . . caught me completely by surprise.

      I’d love to hear your thoughts . . .

  14. Ashley

    I love your television recaps and I read them every time a new episode of my shows come on I love that we watch the same shows I just wanted to know if you were going to do a recap on the pretty little liars Halloween special

    • Hey Ashley! Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your super kind words and support. You totally made my day.

      I’ve been super behind on recapping lately, due to “life stuff.” However, I did watch PLL’s Halloween Special, and hope to do some sort of PLL-related write-up possibly this weekend.

      Thanks again for reading, and for being so sweet. You rock!

  15. Justine

    Hey Julie! I really miss your pretty little liars recaps… I’ve been coming back every couple days to double check even!
    Think you’ll get around to finishing the season anytime soon?
    The time and effort you put into your recaps is definitely appreciated ^_^ <33 I don't normally enjoy recaps but yours always entertain~
    Keep on keeping on!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Justine. I really appreciate your support. I would like to start recapping PLL again, when the series returns in June. That’s my plan. (Hopefully my life schedule will allow me to get it done.) And while it may be too late for me to go back and recap all the episodes I’ve missed, I would definitely consider doing a past season retrospective prior to the new season premiere. That could work, right?

  16. Devawn

    Hi Julie,
    It’s that time of year again. Teen Wolf! I first came across your site at the beginning of season 1 and I’ve been reading your all episode recaps for Teen Wolf since . I always look forward to Mondays for new episodes and than again on Tuesday/Wednesday for your new recap. So, here’s hoping that you plan to continue with season 3.
    Thank you, Devawn =)

  17. Isabella

    Hi Julie!!
    I absolutely adored your Teen Wolf recaps from last year and really enjoyed reading them after every episode for your theories (that I mostly agreed with ) and I was wondering if you were planning on doing them again for this season????
    thanks you’re the best xxx

  18. sara

    Hey, I’ve always liked your blog and I saw this opportunity and I immediately thought of you. I don’t know if you watch Sleepy Hollow but EW is having this opportunity where you can write about the show and make money while doing it. I don’t know if this would be enough for you to want to pick up watching the show :) I’ll post the link below for you. Basically you fill in your info and submit links to your social media- blog, twitter, etc. But your blogs have always been hilarious and you have a good voice so I thought of you!

    http://unbouncepages.com/sleepyhollow-v1/

    • Thanks so much for thinking of me, sara. I’m honored. That sounds like a pretty cool contest and an awesome idea. Definitely something to think about.

  19. Madie Hodges

    Hey! I have a question about your blog. Could you please email me when you get a chance? Thanks!

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