Feb 18, 2014
What TV Series and Episodes Do You Re-watch?
For lots of recent posts I had to think back about series and episodes I have watched and re-watched over the years. In a short discussion with @edshrinker we seem to have re-watched a few series in our times. I've either re-watched series on television (like the original Star Trek), alongside my kids when they discovered a series (like Deep Space Nine), parallel to them being discussed at (like Farscape) or just because the DVD’s were on sale (like Thunderbirds).

As I have a pretty good memory, so these series had to bring something extra to the table to have me enjoy them for a second, third or even fourth time. The series that have done that best for me are, in no particular order:

Married With Children, the comedy show that follows the lives of Al Bundy, a once glorious high school football player turned ...Read more
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Mar 16, 2014
How Star Trek Brings the Reboot to Television
Let's set aside debate on whether JJ Abrams' Star Trek is really Trek (what ever that means). As a kid, I grew up with the 70's repeats of the Original Series (TOS) and I am also an unabashed fan of the vision Bad Robot has brought to the series. I have enjoyed that a "little Star Wars" was injected into the concepts and characters of Star Trek. There aren't many who could argue that, after Enterprise, the Star Trek Universe was essentially dead in the water. Choosing to reboot the series via a Feature Film instead of through television, something had to be done to make Star Trek attractive to the general movie-goer as well as to Trekkies (Trekkers. Whatever. I just go with "Trek Fan").

And regardless of how you feel about how the two movies' stories unfolded, even most critics recognize that the cast is ...Read more
Mar 25, 2015 READERS TOP 30 shows of the PAST five years - A Prelude

Fellow readers and contributors

By now I guess most of you have read 's Top 30 shows of the past five years (the writers version) by Cory. If you have not, you can read it here.

Here is your chance to make your own list and have a say to decide the BEST shows of the past five years. Whether you disagree or agree with the writers, you can still make your own list.

I will be compiling our own list - readers top 30 shows for the past five years and see how our views differ from those of the writers.

If you would like to participate please read the rules below on how it works. It is important you read the rules.

1) Each of us list our TOP 20 shows and points are allocated to the show. 20 points for your ...
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Mar 21, 2014
Those Moments in Television That Made You Cry
An emotional response is the gold ring television reaches for. They seldom succeed, but the times that they do are ingrained in our memories. Nothing stimulates the remembrance of a television scene like something that has bonded to us emotionally. Well, maybe smell…but since scratch and sniff television is not within current technology, we will have to go with a more abstract angle.

Happiness? We have all let out a little cheer when the good guys win. Or the bad guys. I guess it depends on how we view the characters. Laughter? We already covered some of the funniest moments with Funniest Moment in Sci-Fi/Genre Televison. Most frightening? Right here (The Scariest Moment in Television History) . And if you missed it – here you will find the discussion on The Most Romantic Moment in SciFi TV with the click of a mouse. But IMHO, what cements a scene in ...Read more
Aug 18, 2014
When "Endgame" couples fall short; Dawson Syndrome VS The Pacey Solution
Is there hope when a show's "One True Pair" falls flat??
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May 10, 2014
Summer Marathons: Experience Lost
In the 4th of my Summer Marathon series, my friends and I are going to try to convince you to watch or rewatch L O S T.
Feb 19, 2014
Which of the New Midseason Shows Will You Continue to Watch?
In the spirit of the 4 Episode Test, here are my reviews of all the mid-season new shows. Which ones do you like or dislike? Which ones surprised or disappointed you?


Pilot 3/5, E2 3/5, E3 3/5, E4 3/5, Overall 3/5 – Pass.
I've enjoyed watching Enlisted. It has that wonderful balance between comedy and emotion, a nice mix of characters, a unique setting and the situations have some originality. I think it's quite well written, the cast do a good job – particularly Parker Young – and it all just seems to be well thought out (unlike some of the shows that I'm currently testing). It might not be the best comedy on TV but it certainly isn't the worst, which makes the shows ratings a real shame, because it will probably be cancelled (although I'm having an outside ...Read more
Feb 13, 2014
The Scariest Moment in Television History
I have done a couple of discussion topics this month. The first was the The Most Romantic Moment in Sci-Fi and the other was Funniest Moment in Sci-Fi/Genre Televison.

For this one, I decided to leave the "Sci-Fi or "Genre" off the discussion topic to open it up to all sorts of TV. Some shows that aren't typically scary can just freak you the hell out and I am looking forward to those of you who can come up with the unexpected.

Personally, I peed my pants as a little boy (well - I still do today but its like Walter would say, "it's just a squirt") from reruns of The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. Even Star Trek TOS had some moments I had to look between the cracks in my fingers as I held my hand over my eyes.

I decided my examples will come from ...Read more
Mar 13, 2014
Biggest "Game-Changer" in Television History
What is YOUR choice for the biggest game-changer in television?
Jun 06, 2014
Another 20 TV questions (part 2)
Processing, processing, so much data coming in. Time to give my brain a bit of rest as it keeps on processing what is going on. Not only have I been watching the shows and writing down questions that pop up every time something strange happens, but I have also been processing all the answers you gave in the post on my on my first twenty questions. I did get the kind of answers I expected, but to my surprise not all the serious questions got serious answers and not all the less serious questions got less serious answers. It you haven't read and answered it yet, check it out, answer them and see what others think.

I even got asked by @Mey if I could adopt her and I gladly accepted, who would not want to have female family in France?

We’re two weeks further into the season ...Read more
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