TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 24 — The Best Television (and Voice Impressions) of 2011

It is that time again folks! The end of the year is upon us and that means it is time to look back on the highs, lows and WTFs in television from the past 12 months. There is a lot to reflect on in regard to television 2011. Charlie Sheen went crazy. Well, crazier. Comedy … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 24 — The Best Television (and Voice Impressions) of 2011

Review: Sons of Anarchy, “Hands”

Sons of Anarchy is having one heck of a season, no? Whether or not Kurt Sutter agrees with most of the criticisms of the mediocre third season, it is apparent that he decided to push the series back towards the things it does best in season four. Now that we’re coming to the final stretch … Continue reading Review: Sons of Anarchy, “Hands”

Season Premiere review — Sons of Anarchy, “Out”

“We’re not a gang, we’re a motorcycle club.” Like many of you, I come into this season of Sons of Anarchy with complicated feelings. As I’ve discussed a few times, I found the third season to be pretty tepid, but I don’t think I was as disappointed as most – if only because I didn’t … Continue reading Season Premiere review — Sons of Anarchy, “Out”

Fall Television “Preview”: Four series with problems to solve

With September upon us, the fall television season is just around the corner. At random times over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting some preview-like pieces about what is to come over the next few months. Just like last year, I haven’t seen any of the season’s new series – no pilots or anything. … Continue reading Fall Television “Preview”: Four series with problems to solve

How much can a great ending save a mediocre (or worse) season?

Tonight, the finale to Sons of Anarchy's third season airs on FX. It's a 90 minute episode that, as you can see, showrunner Kurt Sutter has been hyping on Twitter. The last two Sons finales have been pretty damn great, as have the other extended episodes of the series so I should be filled with … Continue reading How much can a great ending save a mediocre (or worse) season?

Sons of Anarchy, “Widening Gyre”

If you've been following along with my thoughts on season three of Sons of Anarchy, you probably recognize that I"m a little cold on this season -- and I think, for good reason. Things have been really slow-moving and honestly, at some times, boring. I've said previously that I totally understand where Kurt Sutter and … Continue reading Sons of Anarchy, “Widening Gyre”

Sons of Anarchy, “Oiled”

After a gripping premiere full of characters taking action, "Oiled" is much more subdued and exposition-heavy, as Sons of Anarchy settles in with its multitude of plot lines for season three. And while the ending result is not as enjoyable as "So" last week, the more subdued approach here is necessary to move forward.Early in … Continue reading Sons of Anarchy, “Oiled”