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

Surveillance Summer Watch: Cheers, “Father Knows Last,” “The Boys in the Bar” and “Diane’s Perfect Date”

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheerson Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the SSW pieces, visit this page. It very difficult to manage … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Cheers, “Father Knows Last,” “The Boys in the Bar” and “Diane’s Perfect Date”

Surveillance Summer Watch: Cheers, “The Spy Who Came In for a Cold One,” “Now Pitching, Sam Malone” and “Let Me Count The Ways”

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheerson Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the SSW pieces, visit this page. Hola, everyone. Thanks for not … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Cheers, “The Spy Who Came In for a Cold One,” “Now Pitching, Sam Malone” and “Let Me Count The Ways”

Surveillance Summer Watch: Cheers, “The Tortelli Tort,” “Sam at Eleven” and “Coach’s Daughter”

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheers on Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Cheers, “The Tortelli Tort,” “Sam at Eleven” and “Coach’s Daughter”

Surveillance Summer Watch: Cheers, “Give Me a Ring Sometime” and “Sam’s Women”

This is the first post in 2011's Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I'll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series' first seasons, with Cheers on Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post. Let me tell you … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Cheers, “Give Me a Ring Sometime” and “Sam’s Women”