Series Finale review — Entourage, “The End”

“And with that, Entourage exited the television screen in the same way it arrived: With little dramatic stakes or character development.” This is basically what I assumed I’d be writing about Entourage’s series finale today. I never expected the series to randomly turn into something it is not at the end of the run (i.e., … Continue reading Series Finale review — Entourage, “The End”

Series Finale — Friday Night Lights, “Always”

One LAST TIME, this is the review I wrote during FNL's DirecTV run. I will be completely honest with you, I've avoided reviewing the last handful of episodes of Friday Night Lights because it's just been too damn hard to let go. From "Fracture" onward, I've basically been left in a heaping ball of my … Continue reading Series Finale — Friday Night Lights, “Always”

Season/Series Finale — The Chicago Code, “Mike Royko’s Revenge”

I'll be perfectly honest with you dear readers: I stopped watching The Chicago Code three or four weeks ago. With the end of the semester and various other things weighing me down, I had to free up some time and ditch Code was one of the things that helped me do that. I let episodes … Continue reading Season/Series Finale — The Chicago Code, “Mike Royko’s Revenge”

Waiting for Superman, week four: How important is the ending?

With only five more weeks of Smallville, there are mixed emotions in the TVS headquarters. To work out those conflicting feelings, I’ll be writing a pre-episode piece every week from here on out until the final episode on May 13. You can the first three pieces here, here and here if you missed them. You … Continue reading Waiting for Superman, week four: How important is the ending?

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 2 — Reflections on “The End”

In the second episode of the TV Surveillance Podcast, John Barnett and I talk for a good 2.5 hours about "The End," the finale episode of Lost and also reflect on the series as a whole. We've planned another podcast in the near future to do some wrapping up, but if you're still jonesin' for … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 2 — Reflections on “The End”

The List: Ranking every episode of Lost [UPDATED TO INCLUDE “THE END”]

With Lost’s conclusion airing tonight, a slew of lists, editorials and personal reflections have flooded the internet. I have no problem adding to that mass of opinions. The past few days I’ve been wondering how to celebrate the series in a way that seems personal to me and one of the things I love almost … Continue reading The List: Ranking every episode of Lost [UPDATED TO INCLUDE “THE END”]