Chitchat: Reflecting on the end of Fringe

In the aftermath of Fringe's series finale, I exchanged some emails with friend of the site Cameron White.  Cory: Well Cameron, Fringe is over. The 13-episode final season had its ups and downs (which we'll get to), but the finale played it pretty straight. There weren't too many BIG surprises and the emotional beats carried the … Continue reading Chitchat: Reflecting on the end of Fringe

Fall check-in: The CW

Hey all. It’s been too long. I’ve been really busy this fall and writing elsewhere (hopefully you’re following me over at This Was Television and TV.com). But frequent contributor Wesley Ambrecht decided to exchange some emails about the state of the broadcast networks with sweeps upon us (well now over, but still). We have tackled Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC. Finally, it's … Continue reading Fall check-in: The CW

Fall check-in: ABC

Hey all. It’s been too long. I’ve been really busy this fall and writing elsewhere (hopefully you’re following me over at This Was Television and TV.com). But frequent contributor Wesley Ambrecht decided to exchange some emails about the state of the broadcast networks with sweeps upon us (well now over, but still). We have tackled Fox, NBC and CBS. Now it … Continue reading Fall check-in: ABC

Fall check-in: Fox

Hey all. It's been too long. I've been really busy this fall and writing elsewhere (hopefully you're following me over at This Was Television and TV.com). But frequent contributor Wesley Ambrecht decided to exchange some emails about the state of the broadcast networks with sweeps upon us. Up first is Fox. Wesley: Believe it or … Continue reading Fall check-in: Fox

Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “The Angels Take Manhattan”

Every week, my buddies and I will discuss the new episode of Doctor Who. We call this the Doctor Who roundtable. Creative, huh?  Cory: It's been a few days since the Doctor Who fall finale, "The Angels Take Manhattan." And I don't know about you three, but I'm still pretty sad. While we were ready for Amy and Rory to … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “The Angels Take Manhattan”

Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “The Power of Three”

Every week, my buddies and I will discuss the new episode of Doctor Who. We call this the Doctor Who roundtable. Creative, huh? Cory: Last week – and some might say, throughout all these roundtable discussions – we've been critical of Doctor Who's work in series seven. For those who think that we've been too negative, I'm hoping that this … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “The Power of Three”

Test Pilot: File #57, The Unit

Test Pilot #57: The Unit  Debut date: March 7, 2006 Series legacy: Professionally made CBS procedural Hey party people. Welcome back to Test Pilot. Hopefully you've enjoy this theme thus far (if you haven't yet, please check out the files on Sleeper Cell and Over There). There are only four entries (as opposed to the now-fairly standard five) so we are … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #57, The Unit

Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “A Town Called Mercy”

  Every week, my buddies and I will discuss the new episode of Doctor Who. We call this the Doctor Who roundtable. Creative, huh? Cory: Well, there we go.  For the last two weeks, we've been discussing how this season of Doctor Who and its title character have felt "off" in some way. The show has been willing to turn … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “A Town Called Mercy”

Test Pilot: File #56, Over There

Test Pilot #56: Over There Debut date: July 27, 2005 Series legacy: A seemingly forgotten, only barely controversial look at soldiers’ lives in Iraq Welcome back to Test Pilot, friends and foes. We’re rolling through our latest theme on War on Terror television. Hopefully you enjoyed the piece on Sleeper Cell from last time. If … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #56, Over There

Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “Asylum of the Daleks”

Throughout this series/season (whatever your preferred designation is) of Doctor Who, three buddies (Myc Wiatrowski, Tony Nagel and Travis Limbert) and I will chat about each new episode. These conversations are light and fun, but do feature a few Who super-fans, so don't expect criticism-devoid entries either. Here's the first one on last week's "Asylum of the Daleks." Cory: … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “Asylum of the Daleks”

Test Pilot: File #55, Sleeper Cell

Test Pilot #55: Sleeper Cell Debut date: December 4, 2005 Series legacy: A well-received, but mostly forgotten product of a mostly forgotten time in Showtime's history Happy Wednesday ladies and gentlemen. Welcome back to another edition Test Pilot. Today, we begin our 13th theme, one that I am very curious to see play out over the next eight … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #55, Sleeper Cell

Why True Blood’s has experienced a mini-resurgence in season five

If you recall, I was not a fan of True Blood's fourth season. In my review of the S4 finale (which discussed the season as a whole), I hoped aloud that Tara's death would be permanent and that the series would be able to clean the slate a little bit for season five.  Of course, Tara's … Continue reading Why True Blood’s has experienced a mini-resurgence in season five