#TVFail Entry 1: Lost, “Stranger in a Strange Land”

The accused: Lost, "Stranger in a Strange Land" (Season 3, Episode 9) The crime: Proving that the Lost creative team had no "real plan" to tell their story. Television’s failures are supposed to be obvious. From the overhyped non-starters that flop from the very beginning (hello, FlashForward, Lone Star) to the much-discussed clumsy conclusions of … Continue reading #TVFail Entry 1: Lost, “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Huh? Reflections on the 2010 Emmy Awards

The 62 Annual Emmy Awards just wrapped up a few minutes ago, and if there's one thing I'll say about this telecast: It was far from boring. Well, at least the first 90 minutes weren't boring. I did a live blog for the folks over at TV Overmind (you can check out that out here … Continue reading Huh? Reflections on the 2010 Emmy Awards

2010 Emmy Predictions: Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

In case you didn’t know (because I sure as heck didn’t until I saw something the latest Entertainment Weekly), the Primetime Emmy Awards air on Sunday, August 29 on NBC. In the glow of some great nominations and not too many ridiculous slights (I’m resigned to the fact that Sons of Anarchy won’t get its due), … Continue reading 2010 Emmy Predictions: Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

Hey, it could be worse: Reflections on the 2010 Emmy nominees

Fortunately, I was awake for the announcement of the Emmy nominees this morning. Unfortunately, I was working and had to rely on sneaky Twitter checks on my Blackberry. Nevertheless, my secretive viewing lasted much longer than expected thanks to a number of unexpected nomination announcements, which is a word that I never expect to pair … Continue reading Hey, it could be worse: Reflections on the 2010 Emmy nominees

TV Surveillance Dream Emmy Ballot: Lead Actor in a Drama Series

This week I’ll be pretending that I have an Emmy vote and discussing my picks for all the major categories. Once it gets closer to the time that nominees are actually announced, I’ll do an official “picks” column. Today: Lead Actor in a Drama Series! Two things before we get going: First, I’m only choosing … Continue reading TV Surveillance Dream Emmy Ballot: Lead Actor in a Drama Series

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 3 — Gleeful about the Emmys

In the third episode of the TV Surveillance Podcast, Austin Morris and I discuss our issues with the second half of Glee before moving on to a lot of Emmy talk where we pretend that some of our favorites like Friday Night Lights, Fringe and Matthew Fox have a chance to be nominated. This one … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 3 — Gleeful about the Emmys

2009-10 season wrap: Lost

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be summarizing my thoughts on many of the series that ended just as the “official” television season came to a close recently. Overview: The final season of Lost had otherworldly expectations placed upon it -- and that was before the writers decided to introduce a controversial storytelling device in the flash-sideways. … Continue reading 2009-10 season wrap: Lost