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

Test Pilot: File #33, Dollhouse

Test Pilot #33: Dollhouse Debut date: February 13, 2009 Series legacy: Bursting with potential, much of it untapped Welcome to 2012, friends, readers and fellow humans. Test Pilot grew into a popular (relatively speaking, of course) and personal favorite feature in 2011 and I think we have a bunch of really intriguing stuff coming up…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #33, Dollhouse

Test Pilot: File #32, Firefly

Test Pilot #32: Firefly Debut date: September 20, 2002 Series legacy: The defining cult series in contemporary television Welcome to 2012, friends, readers and fellow humans. Test Pilot grew into a popular (relatively speaking, of course) and personal favorite feature in 2011 and I think we have a bunch of really intriguing stuff coming up…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #32, Firefly

Test Pilot: File #31, Angel

Test Pilot #31: Angel Debut date: October 5, 1999 Series legacy: A mostly worthy spin-off of one of television’s most well-regarded series Welcome to 2012, friends, readers and fellow humans. Test Pilot grew into a popular (relatively speaking, of course) and personal favorite feature in 2011 and I think we have a bunch of really…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #31, Angel

Test Pilot: File #30, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Test Pilot #30: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Debut date: March 10, 1997 Series legacy: One of the most respected and beloved series of all-time; the beginning of a great career for Joss Whedon Welcome to 2012, friends, readers and fellow humans. Test Pilot grew into a popular (relatively speaking, of course) and personal favorite feature…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #30, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Test Pilot: Announcing the Test Pilot schedule through May 2012

Tuesday update: I’ve now filled each of these entries with a co-writer. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and shared this.  Hiya folks! Just as I did with #TVFail on Friday, I’ve decided to take this short burst of free time I have currently to plan the schedule for the Test Pilot feature. Constructing the schedule…… Continue reading Test Pilot: Announcing the Test Pilot schedule through May 2012

Post-hiatus musings: I don’t want your stupid movies, cult television

After nearly a month, my fairly substantial hiatus here at TVS is over. I am happy to be back providing content for you folks on a regular basis. In my time off, I’ve missed all sorts of television, both viewing- and writing-wise. To combat that, I’ll be whipping up a number of random posts with…… Continue reading Post-hiatus musings: I don’t want your stupid movies, cult television

Value in departure: Why a Terriers cancellation isn’t the worst thing in the world (but it’s probably close)

Terriers airs its season finale tonight at 10 p.m. on FX. You should, without question, watch it. It is the best new series of the fall and probably my favorite new drama series of the post-WGA strike era. With this being the afternoon before said finale unspools, I could spend a thousand words imploring current…… Continue reading Value in departure: Why a Terriers cancellation isn’t the worst thing in the world (but it’s probably close)