Fall TV Fun

My annual TV roundup is a little late this year – I’d intended to do this as a Preview, but Premiere week has come and gone and I got slammed with work, so it’s here now. The good news is, that allowed me to see a good number of the shows that I didn’t have ...

Too Much TV, Fall ’10 Edition 5

My annual post-premiere week roundup of all the new shows I’ve tried out, so that a) I can advise those of you who want to know what shows are worth your time and b) convince myself that watching all this shit has been worth my time. I’ll try to disclose anywhere I’ve got friends working ...

“FlashForward is a show where things happen because the writers want them to happen, but they can’t figure out organic ways to make them happen.” 2

Over the last few years, I’ve invested a lot of time in shows that, for one reason or another, just don’t work out. They get cancelled, they get so unimaginably stupid that even I stop watching, whatever. But I haven’t read quite as good a takedown on both the mechanics of a bad show playing ...

More Entertaining Than The Girl From Ipanema

I’ve come down with a truly delightful stomach bug, so my ability to do pretty much anything beyond what I absolutely have to do is somewhat restrained. Normally I’d have something much longer about the whole Jaypocalypse/Conandrum fiasco playing out in slow motion on NBC, but to be frank, I really don’t have the energy ...

Because The Bachelor Isn’t Stupid Enough 6

I’m a little behind the times on this one, but while I was actually working for a couple of days last week (helping my union set up and tear down their holiday party), one of the oddest reality show concepts to actually make it to air got thrown at the screen last week. I speak, ...

And Now For Something Completely Different 1

I’m up to my eyeballs in studying for the GRE – I take it Wednesday and I think I’m close to running through every goddamn GRE math prep question on the internet. So, in lieu of an actual post, please enjoy this TV/Movies mashup Casey found that kind of melted my brain: I’ll probably have ...

Life, v3.0 1

Until I was about 21, I thought I was going to be a rock star. Until I was 28, I thought I was going to make movies and TV for a living. Until I was ____, I thought I was going to be a professional computer nerd. — Life has taken a lot of twists ...

Noted and Quoted 2

The rather brilliant Hank Steuver, kicking off his hilarious review of new daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show: What should be on television in the middle of the day? What should fill the space between all those commercials for personal-injury attorneys, cures for urinary-tract infections and the promises of vo-tech schooling? Should anything be ...

28 And Other Recent Developments

Recently, I have: Turned 28, to relatively little fanfare. Which is probably appropriate, because it’s not a terribly significant birthday. Drinks at the friendly local “We have a ton of awesome beer” establishment were fun, though.  Found a surprisingly viable backup employment plan if I can’t get on anything for the fall season (which I’ll ...

24 Plays With D.C.’s Time-Traffic Continuum

There’s an amusing article up at the Washington Post, wherein the author points out all the hilariously inaccurate and wholly fabricated locations that 24 has used during its first season set in my ridiculous hometown of Washington D.C. The traditional, “In what universe can you get from the White House to Foxhall Road in five ...