T5F: Greatest Episodes of All Time cont.

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 →

Required Reading: DTMTBD Oral History

Big news day! I'm talking about Buzzfeed's investigative journalism. Their piece, an oral history on the cult classic Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead is required reading this week. The film that confused legions of children raised in the 90s into thinking a referee uniform constituted high fashion. Here's a taste: “I remember fighting for David Duchovny,” she... Continue Reading →

Pilot Test: Divorce, HBO

Guys, I have finally gotten to a point where I feel like I can watch hard things. Now, some adults (other white people, mostly) like to applaud themselves for doing hard things like... I don't know, learning to love their bodies with ten extra pounds or teaching their kids not to be racist. Me? I... Continue Reading →

Q&A: How do you watch TV in 2017?

Judi lives in Maine. Beal lives in Illinois. It's been a few years since we wrote about TV on this blog and not in sporadic texts. That means we occasionally need to ask each other questions. Today, Judi is asking Beal: It's 2017. There are "cord-cutters", "cord-nevers" (oh, youth) and "traditional cable box people who aren't... Continue Reading →

T5F: Shows that Deserve a Reboot

First of all, let me say, that because the TV Gods have heard my prayers four of my favorite shows have already been rebooted. This list would most certainly include Roseanne, Dallas, Twin Peaks and The X-Files had they not already returned, or slated to return. Also, while the reboot of Dallas was disappointing on... Continue Reading →

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