#TVFail Entry 18: Dexter, “The British Invasion”

The accused: Dexter, “The British Invasion” (Season 2, Episode 12) The crime: Allowing its lead character to avoid major consequences and therefore damaging the narrative forever How much impact, both positive and negative, can one bad episode have on an entire series? How do long-running series continue onward in the aftermath of an episodic failure? … Continue reading #TVFail Entry 18: Dexter, “The British Invasion”

Season Premiere review — Dexter, “Those Kinds of Things”

Dexter is a series that I don’t really care about anymore. I’m not emotionally invested in anything that happens to any of the characters and the writers and Showtime have made it perfectly clear that they have no problem avoiding taking the series into the final stretch (i.e. putting pressure on Dexter and/or having Deb … Continue reading Season Premiere review — Dexter, “Those Kinds of Things”

2011 Primetime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

The 2011 Primetime Emmys are so close! September 18th to be exact. Up until the ceremony airs on FOX, I’ll be working through most of the major categories and discussing who could win, who should win and of course, who will win. I’ll likely be tackling two categories in each post, just so you know. Happy … Continue reading 2011 Primetime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

It’s that time again, folks. The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14, which means I have almost an entire month to flood this space with hopes, dreams and predictions about what could happen come nomination time. To kick things off, I’ll be bringing back the Dream Emmy Ballot. It’s something I did last … Continue reading 2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Aimless Prognosticating: Predicting the Television Golden Globe Awards: Series 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: Series Categories

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

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: Top 60 Episodes, 40-31

2010 has been a fantastic year for television. This year brought us a slew of great new programs and if we include the second halves of all the series that debuted in the fall of 2009 (which I am for these features), we have probably just experienced the best run of newbies since 2004. While … Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: Top 60 Episodes, 40-31