TV in 2014 Roundtable: Best Individual Performances

Greetings! Welcome to the TV in 2014 roundtable. I’ve once again convened some of my friends to work our way through the year that was in television. I’ll be posting a few of these conversations the rest of the month, and you can find all of them here. Cory: Alright folks, let's move onto our second category—best … Continue reading TV in 2014 Roundtable: Best Individual Performances

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

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”

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”

Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”

  Every week, my buddies and I will discuss the new episode of Doctor Who. We call this the Doctor Who roundtable. Creative, huh? Cory: Another week, another standalone adventure for Doctor Who. From the time that the season's early episode titles and first trailer were released, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" has been an anticipated installment … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 7 Roundtable: “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”

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”

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: The Top Episodes of 2011, 50-1

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: The Top Episodes of 2011, 50-1

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: The Top Episodes of 2011, 100-51

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: The Top Episodes of 2011, 100-51

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 11 — Steven Moffat, You Ignorant Slut

  In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by fellow BGSU Pop Culture MA student Myc Wiatrowski for a much delayed, but still very worthy discussion of all things Doctor Who, including the convoluted sixth season, the finale and why I prefer standalone episodes to whatever the hell Steven Moffat is trying to pull off … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 11 — Steven Moffat, You Ignorant Slut

Investigating Community’s alternate timeline possibilites

Last night's episode of Community, "Remedial Chaos Theory" was an all-timer. The reviews for the complex, complicated alternate timeline-centric episode are all super positive (including my own) and most of those folks who were worried about the series' quality have reaffirmed their commitment. The episode was awesome, I'm glad that the fans are calming down … Continue reading Investigating Community’s alternate timeline possibilites

Season Premiere review — Community, “Biology 101”

If you've read any of the articles, spoiler dumps and interviews with the Community cast and crew published since season two ended, you've probably gathered that season three is going to be more character-based and less "big event"-based. In the most simplistic terms, you could say that Community season three is going to be more … Continue reading Season Premiere review — Community, “Biology 101”

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: The Best (and Worst) of the Rest

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 Best (and Worst) of the Rest