T5F: Best Animated Shows for Adults

5. Bojack Horseman - Netflix Bojack is the show of my neurotic dreams, or maybe nightmares. Human/Horse Bojack is a washed up actor from a hit 90s sitcom (think John Stamos if he was sunk into a deep depression and alcoholism... so John Stamos as of 2 years ago) lives in a world that includes... 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 →

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: Top 5 Reasons to Watch The Nanny

Yeeeeeah, that's right! I'm going in hard on THE NANNY. BUCKLE UP. First up, a disclaimer: no, it's not The Wire. This low-rent sitcom from the '90s is clearly not revolutionary television. I'm not suggesting you binge watch it over a weekend and let the glories of the show, the majesty of its artistry, sink into your... 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 →

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