Broad City Season 1: Junkies, Losers, Friends

Although this decade has already seen a lot of great female character-centered sitcoms – Mindy Lahiri of The Mindy Project, Liz Lemon of 30 Rock, Max Black of Two Broke Girls immediately come to mind – this particular Comedy Central show deserves a special mention. It shows the lives of two best friends living in New York City. One of them is a frustrated cleaner at a gym hoping to become a trainer, and the other is an unapologetic slacker with a great love for marijuana and no wish to be a “worker bee”.

What’s so great about it?

It’s funny. The show is really, really funny. It does comedy like it should be done – shamelessly and completely weirdly. Sometimes the show is so weird it’s downright wacky. And it makes no apologies for it. Be it a scene where Abbi is cycling her way towards her friend’s wedding while accidentally showing her girl-parts to the New York City traffic or Ilana breaking her teeth while biting down on a Jawbreaker, Broad City goes all out to get the laughs.

But women can’t do comedy!

Unless you’re living in the age of Mad Men, you know that’s not true. Ilana Glazer (who plays IlanaWexler, one of the leading characters of the show), co-creator and one of the chief writers of the show, is well-known for her work in stand-up comedy. She and her real life best friend Abbi Abrams (who plays the other lead Abbi Jacobson) came up with the idea of the show. It doesn’t pander to its male viewers with unnecessary female nudity. It’s not trying to rope in viewers with the promise of sex and stereotypical stories about girls being “bitches” to each other. Its honest portrayal of the characters is raw and has managed to impress the critics (Rotten Tomatoes gave it a staggering 95% rating) and sitcom enthusiasts alike.

Why you should watch it

If you’re a woman you’ll want to watch it because it’s the first good sitcom that doesn’t show a girl vying for a man, or getting her dream job or taking off her clothes to impress the guys. It shows us two women who cannot be bothered to be ambitious. They love each other and they want to have a good time as they live their life. If you’re a man, you should watch it for the same reasons. And because it’s hilarious and will help plug the hole that How I Met Your Mother has left in your heart.

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Take Home ‘Nashville: The Complete First Season’

Nashville is back on ABC. To celebrate, we’re giving away (3) copies of Nashville: The Complete First Season on DVD.

Nashville stars Connie Britton as Rayna James, the Queen of Country, and Hayden Panettiere as her up-and-coming rival Juliette Barnes.

ENTER TO WIN a copy Nashville: The Complete First Season on DVD

Nashville: The Complete First Season(3) Winners Will receive a copy Nashville: The Complete First Season on DVD

You can enter twice daily by:

1) Following @buzzfocus on Twitter and Tweeting to us your favorite Fall TV Series.


2) Leaving a comment below, with your favorite TV show of the Fall Season.

*You can stop by every day to enter twice by commenting below and tweeting. Be creative in your responses, we like variety :) !!

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on October 10, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

Take Home the Best of Warner Bros 20 Film Collection Romance DVD Set

This week, Warner Bros Home Entertainment released the Best of Warner Bros 20 Film Collection Romance on DVD.

The collection includes Casablanca (1942), one of our favorite movies of all time as well as Jezebel (1938), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Now, Voyager (1942), Annie Get Your Gun (1950), A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director’s Version (1951), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Doctor Zhivago (1965), A Touch of Class (1973), A Star Is Born (1976), The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Bodyguard (1992), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Lake House (2006) and Nights in Rodanthe (2008).

To mark the release, we’re giving away the Best of Warner Bros 20 Film Collection Romance DVD Set.

ENTER TO WIN a Best of Warner Bros 20 Film Collection Romance on DVD.

Best of Warner Bros 20 Film Collection Romance(1) Winner will receive Best of Warner Bros 20 Film DVD Collection Romance

You can enter twice daily by:

1) Following @buzzfocus on Twitter and Tweeting to us your favorite romance movie with the #ROMANCE hashtag.


2) Leaving a comment below, with one of your favorite romance movies.

*You can stop by every day to enter twice by commenting below and tweeting. Be creative in your responses, we like variety :) !!

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on April 19, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

*Prizing provided by Warner Bros Home Ent

Giveaway: They Want FX – Archer and Justified Season 3 DVD

It’s no secret that we love FX’s Archer and Justified, that’s why we’re planning to give away a copy of each show’s Season 3 on DVD, courtesy of FX.

ENTER TO WIN a copy of Archer or Justified Season 3 on DVD

(1) Grand Prize Winner will receive his/her choice of either Archer or Justified on DVD. The runner up will receive whichever DVD the grand prize winner does not select.

You can enter twice daily by:

1) Following @buzzfocus on Twitter and Tweeting to us your favorite Archer/Justified moment.


2) Leaving a comment below, with your favorite Archer or Justifed moment.

*You can stop by every day to enter twice by commenting below and tweeting.

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on March 14, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

*Prizing provided by FX Networks

2013 Celebration Continues: Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection Giveaway

Dragon Ball Z Budokai

Happy New Year BuzzFocus Readers! We’re continuing our 2013 gaming celebration with a new giveaway, courtesy of Namco Bandai.

To keep the 2013 party going, we’re giving away (4) copies of Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection – (2) copies on PS3 and (2) copies on Xbox 360. This game is sure to get you warmed up for an exciting year of gaming, and possibly some next-gen announcements (wink, wink).

EDITOR’S PICK: Best of Video Games of 2012

ENTER TO WIN a Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection on the Playstation 3

Dragon Ball Z Budokai(4) Winners Will receive Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection on PS3 or Xbox 360

The Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection includes the original Dragon Ball Z Budokai and Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3, remastered in high-definition with full trophy/achievement support.

You can enter twice daily by:

1) Following @buzzfocus on Twitter and Tweeting to us your favorite Dragon Ball moment OR a 2013 gaming resolution and include the #dragonball hashtag, along with either #X360 or #PS3 depending on your console preference.


2) Leaving a comment below, with your favorite Dragon Ball moment or a New Year’s 2013 gaming resolution.

*You can stop by every day to enter twice by commenting below and tweeting. Be creative in your responses, we like variety :) !!
** Be sure to list your console preference!!

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on January 14, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

*Prizing provided by Namco Bandai

**Contest Closed

WINNERS (Claimed):
R. Mendez, WI (PS3)
S. Bradley, OK (PS3)
X. Gao, MO (Xbox 360)
C. Lau, NY (Xbox 360)

Happy 2013! Dead or Alive 5 PS3 Giveaway

Dead or Alive 5

Happy New Year BuzzFocus Readers! BuzzFocus is celebrating 2013 with giveaways throughout January to ring in another great year in gaming (and possibly some next gen gaming – wink, wink).

To get 2013 started. We’re giving away (5) copies of one of 2012’s Best GamesDead or Alive 5. This game is sure to get your heart pumping for a New Year of gaming excitement.

EDITOR’S PICK: Best of Video Games of 2012

ENTER TO WIN a Dead or Alive 5 on the Playstation 3

Dead or Alive 5 PS3(5) Winners Will receive Dead or Alive 5 on PS3

Dead or Alive 5 is a Team Ninja Victory and one of the best releases in franchise history. Now, it’s our gift to you to get 2013 started off right.

You can enter twice daily by:

1) Following @buzzfocus on Twitter and Tweeting to us your favorite character to fight with OR a 2013 gaming resolution and include the #DOA5 hashtag.


2) Leaving a comment below, with your favorite character(s) to fight with or a New Year’s 2013 gaming resolution.

*You can stop by every day to enter twice by commenting below and tweeting. Be creative in your responses, we like variety :) !!

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on January 11, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

*Prizing provided by Tecmo

**CONTEST CLOSED

WINNERS (Claimed):
J. Murray, ND
K. Arbiz, CA
L. MacMahon, VA

New Years 2013 Giveaway: Need for Speed Most Wanted (PS3)

Need for Speed Most Wanted

Happy 2013 BuzzFocus Readers! BuzzFocus is celebrating the New Year with giveaways throughout January to ring in 2013.

To get 2013 started. We’re giving away (3) copies of one of 2012’s Best GamesNeed for Speed Most Wanted (Limited Edition). This game is sure to get your adrenaline pumping for a New Year of gaming excitement.

EDITOR’S PICK: Best of Video Games of 2012

ENTER TO WIN a Need for Speed Most Wanted (Limited Edition) on the Playstation 3

Need for Speed Most Wanted PS3(3) Winners Will receive Need for Speed Most Wanted (Limited Edition) on PS3

This open world racing fest marks the 19th release of of Need for Speed franchise. Start off 2013 by racing against the police and friends online in true outlaw fashion on the PlayStation 3.

You can enter daily by:

1) Following us on Twitter @buzzfocus and Tweeting to @buzzfocus your favorite car to race with using the #needforspeed hashtag.


2) Leaving a comment below, with your favorite racing car or a New Year 2013 gaming resolution.

*You can stop by every day to enter twice by commenting below and tweeting. Be creative in your responses, we like variety :) !!

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on January 9, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

*Prizing provided by EA

**CONTEST CLOSED

Winners (Claimed):
J. Hardy, NJ
L. Mitchell, KY
O. Robledo, TX

Holiday Gift Giveaway: Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita)

street fighter x tekken ps vita

Calling all Street Fighter, Tekken and PS Vita fans. BuzzFocus is celebrating the holiday season with a Street Fighter X Tekken Giveaway.

ENTER TO WIN a Street Fighter X Tekken on the PS Vita

Street Fighter X Tekken PS Vita(5) Winners Will receive Street Fighter X Tekken Vita

This action-packed, fighter mashup features two of the biggest fighting games in the world and allows for Cross-Play against those playing on the PlayStation 3.

You can enter daily by:

1) Following us on Twitter @buzzfocus and Tweeting your favorite two Street Fighter and/or Tekken characters to @buzzfocus using the #SFxT hashtag


2) Leaving a comment below, with your favorite two Street Fighter and/or Tekken characters.

*You can stop by every day to enter by commenting below and tweeting.

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on December 12, 2012 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

*Prizing provided by Capcom

**CONTEST IS CLOSED Winners are being contacted. Unclaimed prizes will go to the next runner up.

Burn Notice Mid-Season Premiere Giveaway

burn notice

Calling all Michael Westen fans. BuzzFocus has a new prize package to mark the Burn Notice Mid-Season Premiere.

On Thursday, November 8th, Burn Notice – starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar and Bruce Campbell – returns to USA Network. To celebrate, we’ve got a prize package that would make Chuck Finley green with envy.

ENTER TO WIN a Burn Notice Chuck Finley Prize Pack

Burn Notice(1) Winner Will Receive a Prize Pack ($240 value) Containing:

– Custom Tote Bag
– Season 4 DVD
– Season 5 DVD
– Bar Set
– Mojitos 101 Book
– Branded T-Shirt
– Branded Hat

You can enter daily by:

1) Following us on Twitter @buzzfocus and Tweeting @buzzfocus and #EscapeFromPanama


2) Leaving a comment below, discussing one of your favorite seasons/scenes from Burn Notice.

*You can stop by every day to enter by commenting below and tweeting.

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on November 15, 2012 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

*Prizing provided by USA Network

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Autographed PS Vita Prize Pack

Calling all gamers and horror fans. BuzzFocus has a new prize package for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opens in theaters on Oct 26. The film stars Sean Bean (HBO’s Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings), Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire, The Crazies), Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Kit Harington (HBO’s Game Of Thrones), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Disturbia), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, The Artist) and is directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane).

ENTER TO WIN a Silent Hill Prize Package

(1) Winner Will Receive:

– (2) Silent Hill t-shirts: (1) with Robbie the Rabbit and (1) of the Nurse ($30 value)

– (1) Movie poster signed by these cast members ($20 value):
* Adelaide Clemens
* Kit Harington
* Michael J. Bassett
* Samuel Hadida

– (1) Silent Hill: Book of Memories PS Vita video game ($40 value)

You can enter daily by:

1) Following us on Twitter @buzzfocus and Tweeting @buzzfocus and #WelcomeToSilentHill


2) Leaving a comment below telling us one of your favorite Horror Movies or Horror Video Games.

*You can stop by every day to enter by commenting below and tweeting.

Contest Rules:
By entering, you certify that you are 18 years of age and that you reside in the United States (no PO Boxes please). The winner will be contacted via email or Twitter direct message and will have 48 hours from the point of contact to claim their prize. The contest ends on November 2, 2012 at 11:59PM PST. No Purchase necessary. The number of entries will determine the odds of winning.

*Prizing provided by Konami