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Let the Fall Season Begin

Let the Fall Season Begin

As summer comes to a close, we bid farewell to our favorite summer shows. They kept us company over the past few months. There are even a few that I wish would get the full 22 week season treatment (who doesn’t need more True Blood?). Soon our regular season shows will be [Read More]

RIP Reading Rainbow

RIP Reading Rainbow

“Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high” ok now many of know those words. We grew up hearing them everyday after Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, it is the opening words to Reading Rainbow’s theme song. That song has now been silenced. The last episode of the [Read More]

Syfy? Really?

Syfy? Really?

Okay Sci-fi/Syfy, I get that you are trying to reinvent yourself as not being geeky, but other than they name change and some spiffy new promos you aren’t cutting it. I can’t see where this is getting any better. A visit from my father exposed me to pretty non stop [Read More]

Why Do Shows Recycle Guest Stars?

Why Do Shows Recycle Guest Stars?

One of my pet peeves is when television series reuse guest actors. It is one thing to bring a character back for another story line. It is another to bring back an actor to play a different role. I know soap operas do it all the time, but prime time shows should really know [Read More]

Summer TV in 2009: Not Just Reruns Anymore

Summer TV in 2009: Not Just Reruns Anymore

Welcome to the summer television season. In the past summer has been home to reruns and reality programming. I didn’t watch the first season of SCRUBS, but I fell in love with it when NBC featured it in blocks over the summer. Now things are changing. Cable networks and [Read More]

The Freshman Class of 2009

The Freshman Class of 2009

Every season the networks crank out a new batch of new shows. The 2009 season has some interesting prospects as well as a few that just don’t sit right with me. Of course only time will tell if these shows have what it takes to make it to their sophomore year. Highlights: [Read More]

Fall 2009 TV Season: Who Made the Cut and Where Your Faves Moved

Fall 2009 TV Season: Who Made the Cut and Where Your Faves Moved

The dust is finally starting to settle on the network television series Fall 2009 schedule. It is time to take a look at the ones we’ve lost, the ones given a new life, and where some of our favorite shows were moved. [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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