Test Pilot: File #28, The Comeback

Test Pilot #28: The Comeback Debut date: June 5, 2005 Series’ legacy: A flawed, lukewarmly received mockumentary that was perhaps a bit before its time For nearly a decade-and-a-half, HBO has been the biggest power player in the television industry. More than any other individual network or entity, HBO has shaped our perceptions of quality … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #28, The Comeback

Season/Series Premieres — Louie, “Pregnant” and Wilfred, “Happiness”

I'm swamped tonight so this dual review is going to be a bit short. Apologies or you're welcome, depending on how you typically view my reviews! Comedies are supposed to be funny. This is a general rule that like to live by, but the world of television sure does love to muck up the already … Continue reading Season/Series Premieres — Louie, “Pregnant” and Wilfred, “Happiness”

Aimless Prognosticating: Predicting the Television Golden Globe Awards, Lead Categories

I feel like I probably know the answer to the primary question of this post. We all know that the Golden Globe Awards are a crock, especially when in reference to television. I originally wanted to write a post discussing whether or not it was worthwhile to even predict the outcome of the Golden Globe … Continue reading Aimless Prognosticating: Predicting the Television Golden Globe Awards, Lead Categories

The Hard Times of RJ Berger, “Pilot”

File this one under: I watched this so you didn't have to. For some really weird reason, I found myself watching the pilot episode for The Hard Times of RJ Berger last night. Right after Breaking Bad, even! As you can imagine, the transition was not very seamless.The idea of MTV trying to craft their … Continue reading The Hard Times of RJ Berger, “Pilot”