2012-2013 Season Wrap-Up Roundtable: Shows We Will Miss The Most

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. Previously on the roundtable: Defining individuals of the season Cory: Every season, a number of shows say goodbye. Some…… Continue reading 2012-2013 Season Wrap-Up Roundtable: Shows We Will Miss The Most

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

2013 TV Predictions Roundtable: The Biggest Story of the Year

After the success of the TV in 2012 roundtable, most everyone wanted to keep chatting about television, so we figured we’d roll it all over and talk about TV’s future in the coming months. This is the predictions roundtable. Cory Barker: Next, I thought we could do a little more prognosticating. What do you folks…… Continue reading 2013 TV Predictions Roundtable: The Biggest Story of the Year

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: 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: Most Surprising 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: Most Surprising Show

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

2011-2012 season wrap: Fringe

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: Fringe

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

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 26 — Upfronts 2012

Happy Monday, y’all! Although Upfronts came to a close last week, we’re not done talking about it. Hopefully you saw my posts on NBC, FOX, ABC and CBS (sorry, I just couldn’t get to the C-Dub), but today we offer you an extended look at all five networks’ big scheduling-related decisions. My buddies Les Chappell…… Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 26 — Upfronts 2012

Upfront Week 2012: FOX’s Schedule and Analysis

This week is basically like Christmas for television nerds like myself. Frankly, it is better. Of course, I am talking about Upfronts, the time of the year where the networks bring new fall schedules (and sometimes winter/spring schedules that do not end up sticking) to advertisers. Thanks to the glorious nature of the internet and…… Continue reading Upfront Week 2012: FOX’s Schedule and Analysis

Test Pilot: File #42, CSI:

Test Pilot #42: CSI: Debut date: October 6, 2000 Series legacy: One of the most popular, but not necessarily well-regarded series of the last decade-plus Hey there, party people. Welcome back to the internet’s most popular discussion of television pilots, Test Pilot. We’re still early into our contemporary police drama theme. Before you groan or…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #42, CSI:

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’s Best of 2011: Best 30 Series of the Year, 30-16

  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.…… Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: Best 30 Series of the Year, 30-16