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 →

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T5F: Spin-Offs

5. The Facts of Life If you grew up in the '80s, you either fell right into the Diff'rent Strokes sweet spot or Facts of Life. I was definitely in the Facts of Life camp. And let's be honest, the premise for Facts of Life seems a bit safer than its predecessor- a rich, old white... Continue Reading →

T5F: Underrated Performances

Regina King and Carrie Coons' performances on The Leftovers got us thinking about other criminally underrated performances. 5. Michael Cera as George Michael (Arrested Development) Sometimes, I like to imagine what it was like casting Michael Cera for this show. It had to be a no-brainer, right? "Oh. This is the kid. This is the kid."  He's so... Continue Reading →

Top Five Fridays: Halloween-isodes

by Beal There are very few (if any) holidays that are as inherently zany as Halloween. From the boatloads of candy to the low rent pranks to the costumes (oohh the costumes!), not to mention all the scary stuff, this spooky pagan holiday is ready made screwball entertainment and I for one LOVE IT. Seriously,... Continue Reading →

Must See TV 2.0

Why NBC, you've done it again! I had lost all hope in you when your Thursday night lineup slummed to Joey, Will & Grace, The Apprentice and ER. It was like, just because Friends and Seinfeld had played out, you didn't have to give up completely, but you did. I believe it was your shit Thursday that singlehandedly took your... Continue Reading →

Crisis Averted

Perhaps I've mentioned it before, perhaps everyday, but I like to watch The Golden Girls each night from 1 am to 2:30 am on the Lifetime network. It's the perfect wind down from an otherwise turbulent day of searching for something great to watch on television. I've also gotten myself into the habit of watching... Continue Reading →

In Defense of Lilith

I'll admit it. It's been years but the decision to split up Cheers' Frasier and Lilith still makes me scratch my head. I guess some people would say it's a no brainer that eventually warm, caring, perpetually misguided Frasier Crane would eventually come to his senses, ditch the icicle at his side and move to... Continue Reading →

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