Wrestling with Death: The Next Big Thing in Reality TV


If you aren’t watching Wrestling with Death, you 100% should be. Wrestling with Death chronicles the life of LaFonce Latham and his family as they run a funeral home while also running a professional wrestling promotion in Osceola, AR. You see what they did there with the name of the Read more

The Bachelor 2015: Episode 4 (Shameless Plug Week!)


My sincerest apologies for the delay on this post – my real job that actually pays me money got in the way. Don’t worry, I have found a way to prevent this from happening in the future. I set up a Kickstarter page that opens every Monday, so you Read more

"Birdman" takes lead in Best Picture Battle


This weekend produced two guild stunners that shook up the Oscar race in a big way. We all thought after Best Picture wins from many critics groups and the Golden Globes, “Boyhood” would easily stroll its way to victory. Or so we thought. The Producers and Actors guilds had different plans, Read more

The Bachelor 2015: Episode 3 (Costco is for Lovers)


Alternate Titles: Chris kissed me and all I got was this lousy t-shirt; or, Jillian's little black box; or, Big time players make big time plays, and in this case the big time player is Jade. Dear Friends Who Watched Farmer Chris Kiss Everyone on Television Last Night, I must confess Read more

Fatherhood, Faith, and Film


My son, John (Jack) Joseph Williams III, was born on October 10, 2014. If you visit my social media page or run into me, it's clear how much I love Jack. And most times, you'll find me quickly veering away from my usual favorite topics of discussion (politics, film, Read more

My Problem with Maroon 5’s New Video for “Sugar”


Earlier this week, Maroon 5 released their video for Sugar, a catchy, hook-filled, bubble-gum pop of a song. Just to clarify, no shame here, I think it’s pretty good. Whatever. The video shows Adam Levine and the boys crashing weddings and playing the song at the receptions. They have their Read more

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Roundtable: Entertainment Suggestions for Dog Days of Summer

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With the All-Star Game and NBA season over, the dog days of summer are upon us. It’s hot, there is a bit over a month until football, and there’s not a lot of great new TV on. So this week’s Roundtable will provide some suggestions for how you can entertain yourself while sipping on your sweet tea and trying to stay cool.

Feel free to answer any or all of these three questions for the roundtable.

- Which TV show would you recommend people should “binge-watch”? Whether it’s on Netflix or not, which show should people spend a week or few catching up on in a short period of time?

- What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Which show are you kind of ashamed of watching, but you know if more people actually gave it a try, they’d be hooked too?

- What’s your favorite movie that no one has ever heard of? Which movie is that you love so much, but you’re shocked that most people have probably never heard of it?

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The Bachelorette 2013 Recap: HOMETOWNS

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“I’m hoping for a proposal, and from Brooks!” (DID I HEAR THAT RIGHT?)

Des looking freaked out, because DUH.

Des looking freaked out, because DUH.

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The Bachelorette 2013: Week 5 Recap

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It’s another week of The Bachelorette and another week where all of our brain cells shrink into themselves and then explode onto the floor. The show could have been truncated into 30 minutes of nail-biting television, and instead, it dragged out for what felt like an eternity. But imagine! If the show were condensed into 30 minutes, and they turned it into a sitcom about a group of suitors and a boring lady. Or, they just made it like Friends. OR, they made it INTO Friends. Then we could all just watch and talk about Friends every week!

This week included a trip to Germany, a two on one date, and a great set of previews. Highlights below!

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Roundtable: Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

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With World War Z coming out this next week, this week’s topic is a creative and fun one. It’s time to create a Survival Guide for When (Not If) the Zombie Apocalypse occurs.

So we posed two questions to the panelists for this week’s roundtable:
 
1) Where would you hole up during a zombie apocalypse?
 
2) If you could only have 5 items for your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit, what would you choose and why?

You won’t want to miss their answers below! This is our most hilarious and creative roundtable yet. Enjoy!

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Roundtable: What’s the Best Superhero Movie… not called The Dark Knight?

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With Man of Steel bringing Superman back to the silver screen when it premieres this weekend, we thought The Wise Guise and friends should each answer the question: “What is the best/your favorite superhero movie?” Because several of the guise feared every answer would be The Dark Knight, we decided to not make people choose between Heath Ledger and anyone else (DARN YOU, OLSEN TWINS!). So we made the weekly topic best superhero movie… not called The Dark Knight. We asked people to be creative. The result: THREE Keanu Reeves movies were mentioned. Check out what The Wise Guise and friends discussed, including traditional superhero movies and… others. Enjoy! 

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Roundtable: Which TV Show Would You Bring Back?

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There was a time in our site’s history where we would have e-mail threads with our friends about various topics, and then Clayton or I would format those into a lengthy blog post. Eventually, they became too inconsistent and too time-consuming to put together, so they faded away. Recently, Wise Guise contributor Sutter Vaught reached out to me with the idea of doing a weekly series where we posed one direct question to a panel of writers/contributors/friends to answer. With a more consistent format, this new Weekly Roundtable series was born. Each week, we’ll be posing a question to a panel (which will have consistent characters and some occasional guests) to give their thoughts.

For the first one, the topic was an easy one. With Arrested Development’s return to Netflix for a fourth season, 24’s return for a special season next May, and Veronica Mars returning with a KickStarter-funded movie, everyone is thinking about what other TV shows they wish could come back from the abyss of cancellation. Our panel answers the simple question: Which TV show would YOU bring back for more episodes?

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