T5F: Best Animated Shows for Adults*

*exclusing The Simpsons 5. The Drinky Crow Show, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network 2007-2009 I don’t really even know how to describe this show. Created by Tony Millionaire (Andy Richter’s brother in law through marriage), based on his Maakies comic strip, this 13 minute show is one of a kind. A borderline suicidal crow navigates the sea... Continue Reading →

T5F: Guest Stars

5. Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin The X-Files S6:E6 “How the Ghosts Stole Christmas,” December 13, 1998 I feel like this episode went way under the radar, possibly because it is holiday themed, and in prime time science fiction fare, that is not always celebrated. However, as both a fan of The X-Files and of... Continue Reading →

T5F: Best Second Acts

5. Rob Lowe in Brothers & Sisters/Parks & Recreation Rob Lowe. What a treasure. He’s beautiful and ageless and somehow keeps landing really great television roles. When I first thought of him for this list, I was thinking he was amazing in West Wing and later on Parks and was so excited when I remembered... Continue Reading →

T5F: Most Obnoxious Characters

Not every character on every show can be likable. Some shows actually benefit from having characters that you just can't stand. How else do you know who to root for? This week's top five list features five obnoxious characters, who while annoying, obnoxious and/or insufferable, still add some value to the show. In other words,... Continue Reading →

T5F: Spin-Offs

5. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spun from Law & Order While I have at times enjoyed every incarnation of the L&O franchise included but not limited to Trial by Jury, Criminal Intent, and Conviction (2006), none has wasted as much of my time as SVU. These crimes are especially heinous—which also happens to... Continue Reading →

T5F: Reasons to Watch Crossing Jordan

This one’s for you, Judi. 5. Developed Characters Part of the intrigue of a police procedural is that you don’t have to know much about the main characters to understand the program. There is a body or a crime and generic law enforcement/legal types spend 48 minutes figuring out whodunit. It is not that complicated.... Continue Reading →

Binge Report: The Leftovers S2

Oof. I think that was as hard as I've binged anything since Big Little Lies. Like, I'm not sure if I showered this week kind of binging. On with it. . . A list of thoughts for season two: Is this just some Fight Club shit? There's the Pixies song--which I LOVE the use of an instrumental version... Continue Reading →

2017 Viewing Goals

The year is half over and I feel like I've accomplished so little in the realm television viewership. Highlights include completing Big Little Lies in less than a week, two seasons of Love, three seasons of The X-files, and two seasons of Shameless. Okay, so maybe I've wasted more time staring at the glow box than I realized. Still, now feels... Continue Reading →

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