Mark your calendars. Not August 3, not August 5. If you say you're going to be there on August 4, how about just be there on August 4?
5. True Blood, Seasons 1-7 – Amazon Prime Here's my list for a summer binge: at least one show needs to really feel like summer. On this list, it's True Blood. It's set in Louisiana so it always feels steamy, unseemly and just a little bit sticky (must be all the dried blood). It's campy and dramatic and visually... Continue Reading →
The theme this Friday is ultimate episodes... basically, the episode of a show that is both exceptional on its own and completely embodies what the show is all about. There are fantastic episodes of television that I've enjoyed that work in part because the show took a huge risk and stepped outside of itself for... Continue Reading →
5. “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” The X-Files Season 3, Episode 4 – October 13, 1995 This episode was written by Darin Morgan’s magic pen. Fans of the show will recognize him as the writer of several of the greatest, and most critically acclaimed episodes of the show including “Humbug,” “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space,” and... Continue Reading →
Some people are on a TV show because they clearly have presence- you can tell within seconds of watching ER that George Clooney should be a movie star. Others are on the show because they had previously broken through in some big way, Zooey Deschanel on New Girl. It felt like a challenge to think of actors who were... Continue Reading →
I'm a little late so this is really a Top 5 Saturday Morning. You'll be happy to know that I got out of work early yesterday and literally watched television for 7 hours so while I don't have an excuse for not writing this, at least I was watching TV so I'm staying on-brand. That's... Continue Reading →
Honorable mentions: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Atlanta, Fargo, Justified, Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife, Transparent, House of Cards, Silicon Valley, True Detective, Mr. Robot, This is Us (aka all shows that are buzzy and/or amazing since 2010 that I've seen at least one episode or one season or occasionally read a recap, just... Continue Reading →
5. Zack and Kelly from Saved by the Bell No other couple exemplifies the early 90's quite like Zack and Kelly. Whaaaaat was going on here? Sometimes they were dating, sometimes she was dancing with older men at The Attic, and sometimes Zack was secretly making out with Lisa in her bedroom (what a bitch!).... Continue Reading →