TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: Nice Words about Series That Didn’t Make My Top 30 of the Year

It is that time again folks! The end of the year is upon us and that means it is time to look back on the highs, lows and WTFs in television from the past 12 months. There is a lot to reflect on in regard to television 2011. Charlie Sheen went crazy. Well, crazier. Comedy … Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: Nice Words about Series That Didn’t Make My Top 30 of the Year

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: The Top Episodes of 2011, 100-51

It is that time again folks! The end of the year is upon us and that means it is time to look back on the highs, lows and WTFs in television from the past 12 months. There is a lot to reflect on in regard to television 2011. Charlie Sheen went crazy. Well, crazier. Comedy … Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: The Top Episodes of 2011, 100-51

2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy 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 Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Series Premiere — Happy Endings, “Pilot” and “Quicksand Girlfriend”

Yay, another comedy about late-twentysomethings trying to find their way in the game of love! There's been much discussion about the stupidity of this year's Friends-riffing trend and at this point, it's pretty hard to muster up much enthusiasm for Happy Endings when we've already had to deal with the likes of Better With You, … Continue reading Series Premiere — Happy Endings, “Pilot” and “Quicksand Girlfriend”

The waiting game: Watching and writing about today’s television comedy

The following paragraphs might not be full of original criticism or analysis or analysis of criticism. It's just something I've been personally experiencing throughout this television season and I felt like it was time to write it down and hope for the best in terms of clarity and thoughtfulness. This seems moderately timely as well, … Continue reading The waiting game: Watching and writing about today’s television comedy

Series Premiere — Perfect Couples, “Pilot”

NBC's newest comedy Perfect Couples is in a great position. Despite the mishandled "preview" screening after the end of The Sing Off before the end of 2010, the series is still getting the cozy post-Community, pre-Office slot in the three-hour super-block of comedy. This presumably means that a good number of people will be watching … Continue reading Series Premiere — Perfect Couples, “Pilot”

Why not: Three reasons why NBC’s midseason schedule isn’t so bad

NBC released its midseason schedule today while I was in class, which in the age of Twitter is a major disappointment. Missing a big event like this means not getting able to revel in the jokes, jabs and gags on Twitter, and when the event involves NBC, the material is so much better to work … Continue reading Why not: Three reasons why NBC’s midseason schedule isn’t so bad