TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 13 — Boardwalking Dead? More like Bored, Walking Dead

In the latest episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Les Chappell and Andy Daglas for TVS' first three-man pod. We discuss the second seasons of Boardwalk Empire (yay!) and The Walking Dead (ugh.). Remember, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, if you like that kind of thing.

Compelled, not connected: On my lack of emotional connection to Boardwalk Empire (and why it doesn’t matter)

I don’t know about you folks, but to like a television program, I have to feel some connection to the characters in that program. I don’t necessarily have to adore every lead or cry when a character gets murdered, but I almost always have to care, in some way. Clearly everyone is different and what … Continue reading Compelled, not connected: On my lack of emotional connection to Boardwalk Empire (and why it doesn’t matter)

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: Top 60 Episodes, 30-21

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, 30-21

Series Premiere — Boardwalk Empire, “Pilot”

Thanks to a busy Sunday for me personally and an extremely busy Monday for television in general, it took me a bit to get around to Boardwalk Empire's debut episode. That is a damn, dirty shame. Like many of the great HBO dramas, the slew of characters and discussion of multiple agendas and events makes … Continue reading Series Premiere — Boardwalk Empire, “Pilot”