T5F: Shows You Can’t Miss Now

5. The President Show - Comedy Central, 2017 - Present I don't think I need to explain myself with this one. It will also explain almost every selection on my list. 4. Blackish - ABC, 2014 - 2017 There are two network shows on my list because despite what everyone says about cord-cutting and Netflix,... Continue Reading →

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T5F: Shows that I Just Can’t

  Walking Dead AMC 2010 – present Let me begin by saying, genre-wise this show just isn’t going to attract me. I can appreciate a good [read: bad] horror movie or ten around the Halloween season, but I just can’t get into the zombie fad. I guess I don’t think they are interesting, or that... Continue Reading →

T5F: Shows That I Just Can’t

Look, I tried. I really did. 5. Mad Men - AMC (2007 - 2015) I actually think I did pretty well with this one! I was in it for a while, maybe through season 5... let's just say I didn't last longer than Don's marriage to Megan. But it was tough. I remember the feeling of seeing... Continue Reading →

T5F: Favorite Cult Shows

5. Riverdale - CW, 2017 - Present The newest one in the bunch! What a weird, wonderful show. The thing I think I appreciate about any teen show is when it's genuinely well done. Teenagers are, how do I put this lightly, teenagers are dumb- they're unformed adults and they usually have terrible taste; you... Continue Reading →

T5F: Shows That Surprised Me

5. Burn Notice - USA, 2007 - 2013 Aziz Ansari once did a stand-up bit about his little cousin Harris who was obsessed with C-level cable fare, shows like Las Vegas and Burn Notice. For a while, Burn Notice was a running joke for what I like to call fancy TV watchers. As in, "do you actually know anyone who watches this... 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 →

Top Five Friday: Best Second Acts

Television is home to some serious acting comebacks. Big stars who found their way to the small screen, small screen sensations who faded away only to come roaring back into our lives and one that's just a meta miracle. Let's start there with: 5. Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish (twice) in The Comeback (2005, 2014) We only... Continue Reading →

T5F: Most Obnoxious Characters

If I were stuck in an elevator with any of these characters, I'd be clawing my way through the ceiling vents. 5. Vicki Groener (Kathy Griffin) Suddenly Susan (1996 - 2000) I'll admit to finding Kathy Griffin reasonably charming as a human being. There's an honest, scrappy quality to her that I can respect (recent transgressions notwithstanding)... 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 →

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