Series Premiere Review: Alcatraz

Edit: A few folks reminded me that Abrams' name is also on Person of Interest, which I totally forgot about. My points apply there as well, I think. J.J. Abrams has learned to put his name above television projects that fit a very specific kind of mold. He understands that his name, the mention of … Continue reading Series Premiere Review: Alcatraz

Review: Fringe, “Back To Where You’ve Never Been”

I spent a good deal of time at the end of 2011 being frustrated and disappointed with Fringe. I wrote a review or two and did two podcasts about the first part of the series’ fourth season and if you recall those products, you’ll remember that I felt like Fringe’s approach to this second pair … Continue reading Review: Fringe, “Back To Where You’ve Never Been”

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 16 — Welcome to the Seventh Annual Winchester Brother Angst-Off!

In the latest episode of the TV Surveillance podcast, I am joined by friends and former guests Tim Bavlnka and Chris Ryan for a wide-ranging discussion of all things Fringe season four and Supernatural season seven. As always, I'll remind you that you can subscribe to the TVS podcast through iTunes, if you'd like. Please take a moment to … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 16 — Welcome to the Seventh Annual Winchester Brother Angst-Off!

Season Premiere review — Fringe, “Neither Here Nor There”

I'm short on time this weekend, but I wanted to jot down a few thoughts on the season four premiere of Fringe. This post will be brief. Fringe is in a weird position. Or at least it seems that way to me. Season three discarded all pretensions and presumptions of general popularity and dove quickly and … Continue reading Season Premiere review — Fringe, “Neither Here Nor There”

2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

It’s that time again, folks. The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14, which means I have almost an entire month to flood this space with hopes, dreams and predictions about what could happen come nomination time. To kick things off, I’ll be bringing back the Dream Emmy Ballot. It’s something I did last … Continue reading 2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Season Finale — Fringe, “The Day We Died”

Hey folks, I had a busy weekend full of personal business, so I'll be posting some reviews of Friday television today. They're late and probably a bit shorter than usual, but hopefully they're still worth reading. I said in my review of Fringe's penultimate episode that this season was one of my favorite of recent … Continue reading Season Finale — Fringe, “The Day We Died”

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: The 25 Best Series, 10-1

2010 has been a fantastic year for television. This year brought us a slew of great new programs and if we include the second halves of all the series that debuted in the fall of 2009 (which I am for these features), we have probably just experienced the best run of newbies since 2004. While … Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: The 25 Best Series, 10-1