#TVFail Entry 9: The West Wing, “Isaac and Ishmael”

The accused: The West Wing, “Isaac and Ishmael” The crime: A rushed didactic response to the September 11, 2001 attacks 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 series we were convinced had it all planned … Continue reading #TVFail Entry 9: The West Wing, “Isaac and Ishmael”

White Collar, “Power Play”

When you have two fantastic leads like White Collar does, that can get you through even the worst of episodes or any sort of gimmick. "Power Play" might use a gimmick device in its storytelling, but it is certainly not one of the series' worst episodes. After last week's middling and disappointing effort, "Power Play" … Continue reading White Collar, “Power Play”