TV in 2013: Standout Performances

Welcome to the TV in 2013 roundtable. Like last year, I’ve assembled a group of critics, friends, and television lovers to reflect on the year that was. Throughout December, we’ll discuss a variety of TV-related topics, covering the highs, lows, and everything in between. You can find all the entries here. Cory Barker: Let’s move on…… Continue reading TV in 2013: Standout Performances

TV in 2013: Best (Favorite) Episodes

Welcome to the TV in 2013 roundtable. Like last year, I’ve assembled a group of critics, friends, and television lovers to reflect on the year that was. Throughout December, we’ll discuss a variety of TV-related topics, covering the highs, lows, and everything in between. You can find all the entries here. Cory Barker: Next category: Best…… Continue reading TV in 2013: Best (Favorite) Episodes

TV in 2013 Roundtable: Most Memorable Things

Welcome to the TV in 2013 roundtable. Like last year, I’ve assembled a group of critics, friends, and television lovers to reflect on the year that was. Throughout December, we’ll discuss a variety of TV-related topics, covering the highs, lows, and everything in between. You can find all the entries here. Cory Barker: We’ve reconvened…… Continue reading TV in 2013 Roundtable: Most Memorable Things

Breaking Bad Series Finale Roundtable: Endings, Legacies, and More

In case you were concerned that there wasn’t enough Breaking Bad analysis out there on the Internet, I gathered up some of the usual roundtable suspects to talk about the series finale “Felina,” the final run of episodes, and BrBa’s overall legacy. This is a lengthy discussion, full of diverse insights. I ended up not saying a whole…… Continue reading Breaking Bad Series Finale Roundtable: Endings, Legacies, and More

2012-13 Season Wrap-Up Roundtable: Falling Behind and Letting Go

Now that the 2012-13 TV season is “officially” over, I thought I’d get some folks together and talk about a bunch of different things that happened between September and May. This is the 2012-13 season wrap roundtable.  Cory Barker: There has been a lot of discussion this season about the glut of good TV. Alan…… Continue reading 2012-13 Season Wrap-Up Roundtable: Falling Behind and Letting Go

TV in 2012 Roundtable: Best Episodes

Welcome to the TV in 2012 roundtable. I’ve assembled nearly 20 of my fellow critics, scholars and friends to reflect and review the year in television. Between now and the end of the year, the group will discuss various topics covering the highs, the lows and everything in between. See previous entries of the roundtable here. …… Continue reading TV in 2012 Roundtable: Best Episodes

TV in 2012 Roundtable: Favorite Musical Moment

Welcome to the TV in 2012 roundtable. I’ve assembled nearly 20 of my fellow critics, scholars and friends to reflect and review the year in television. Between now and the end of the year, the group will discuss various topics covering the highs, the lows and everything in between. See previous entries of the roundtable here. …… Continue reading TV in 2012 Roundtable: Favorite Musical Moment

TV in 2012: Favorite Shows of the Year

(Be sure to check out the TV in 2012 roundtable posts for more end-of-the-year goodness.) With my busy schedule this year, I’ve been forced to watch a lot less television than I did in 2010 and 2011. At the same time, while my love for lists persists, I’ve grown to realize that there isn’t a…… Continue reading TV in 2012: Favorite Shows of the Year

TV in 2012 Roundtable: Worst and/or Most Disappointing Show

Welcome to the TV in 2012 roundtable. I’ve assembled nearly 20 of my fellow critics, scholars and friends to reflect and review the year in television. Between now and the end of the year, the group will discuss various topics covering the highs, the lows and everything in between. See previous entries of the roundtable here. …… Continue reading TV in 2012 Roundtable: Worst and/or Most Disappointing Show

TV in 2012 Roundtable: Best Performances of the Year

Welcome to the TV in 2012 roundtable. I’ve assembled nearly 20 of my fellow critics, scholars and friends to reflect and review the year in television. Between now and the end of the year, the group will discuss various topics covering the highs, the lows and everything in between. See previous entries of the roundtable…… Continue reading TV in 2012 Roundtable: Best Performances of the Year

2011-2012 season wrap: Top 10 episodes of the season

The 2011-2012 television season has been over for almost a couple of weeks now, which means a sufficient amount of time has passed and we are primed to reflect. Over the next handful of days, I will be producing some pieces and lists looking back on the season that was. I missed out on a…… Continue reading 2011-2012 season wrap: Top 10 episodes of the season

2011-2012 season wrap: Top 10 series of the season

The 2011-2012 television season has been over for almost a couple of weeks now, which means a sufficient amount of time has passed and we are primed to reflect. Over the next handful of days, I will be producing some pieces and lists looking back on the season that was. I missed out on a…… Continue reading 2011-2012 season wrap: Top 10 series of the season

Talking about television is not ruining television

When you run in certain circles online or follow a bunch of people in the same field on Twitter, certain events or pieces become “things.” Over the last 36 hours, the “thing” has been Ryan McGee’s piece about The Sopranos and the HBO model’s impact on television narrative. McGee’s well-reasoned and detailed piece created a…… Continue reading Talking about television is not ruining television

Test Pilot: File #36, Profit

Test Pilot #36: Profit Debut date: April 8, 1996 Series legacy: Known for its dark, complicated story and even darker lead character; thought to be ahead of its time Welcome back to Test Pilot guys and gals! With that extra-special Joss Whedon Theme Week behind us, it’s time to fall back into the typical, but…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #36, Profit

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: Best 30 Series of the Year, 15-1

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’s Best of 2011: Best 30 Series of the Year, 15-1