Hoeski! Hoeski!: On WWE’s treatment of women, CM Punk and Chris Brown and social media

If you follow me on Twitter, you likely know that I love professional wrestling. I get crap for it all the time, but I am not here to discuss why wrestling is unfairly disregarded as a cultural artifact or get into those obvious taste arguments. Instead, I am going to pretend that wrestling is as … Continue reading Hoeski! Hoeski!: On WWE’s treatment of women, CM Punk and Chris Brown and social media

Friday List: Television’s most undervalued series

If you’re a regular reader of TV Surveillance, you know I love a good list. Or a mediocre list. Or even a horrible list. The point is I have a lust for lists. This fall, I’d like to provide you folks with more lists than ever and hopefully that will result in a weekly or … Continue reading Friday List: Television’s most undervalued series

Season Finale review — Warehouse 13, “Emily Lake”/”Stand”

This season of Warehouse 13 has been pretty tepid. The first half of season three was especially bad, as the early episodes quickly moved away from the emotional weight and damage of season two’s conclusion and chose to re-focus on the quirky – and often dumb – standalone episodes that didn’t have much last impact. … Continue reading Season Finale review — Warehouse 13, “Emily Lake”/”Stand”

Test Pilot: File #24, Quantum Leap

Test Pilot #24: Quantum Leap Debut date: March 26, 1989 Series legacy: Well-respected science fiction series with a (surprising to me) rabid fan base It’s time for a new theme in the site’s most popular ongoing feature, Test Pilot. The primary reason I started this feature almost a year ago was so that I could … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #24, Quantum Leap

Post-hiatus musings: Syfy Edition (Warehouse 13 and Alphas)

After nearly a month, my fairly substantial hiatus here at TVS is over. I am happy to be back providing content for you folks on a regular basis. In my time off, I’ve missed all sorts of television, both viewing- and writing-wise. To combat that, I’ll be whipping up a number of random posts with … Continue reading Post-hiatus musings: Syfy Edition (Warehouse 13 and Alphas)

Season Premiere — Warehouse 13, “The New Guy”

Syfy's Warehouse 13 is not a great program, but it one of television's most purely enjoyable hours and certainly one of the more underrated programs out there. The Fringe-meets-USA Network premise is not wholly original, but the low-budget production makes it work, leading to some fun procedural stories on a fairly consistent basis. But what … Continue reading Season Premiere — Warehouse 13, “The New Guy”

Being Human, “There Goes The Neighborhood” Part 2

In my review of the first half of this two-part episode, I was generally charmed by Being Human. I haven't seen the UK version this series is apparently so closely based on here in the early episodes, but the actors and the premise seemed good enough to keep the series steady enough in its own … Continue reading Being Human, “There Goes The Neighborhood” Part 2

Series Premiere — Being Human, “There Goes The Neighborhood” Part 1

Syfy's Being Human is yet another one of 2011's UK remakes coming to America. Based on the subject matter and the cast, it is also the one I've been the most excited about, even though I haven't seen the original BBC series. I've heard a lot of good things about the British version of this … Continue reading Series Premiere — Being Human, “There Goes The Neighborhood” Part 1

Christmas Special — Warehouse 13, “Secret Santa”

I have a surprisingly strong affinity for Syfy's Warehouse 13. I quickly caught up on season one before the second aired this past summer, and by the time things came to an end in late September, I was really impressed with how the series expanded its universe nicely by continuing to rely on the dramatic … Continue reading Christmas Special — Warehouse 13, “Secret Santa”

Season Finale (Part Two) — Warehouse 13, “Reset”

A busy premiere week means lots of series to post about, so unfortunately, I did not get to Warehouse 13's season finale until earlier today. It seems I always forget about the series, but no matter what, it's always an enjoyable hour of television and actually fairly potent as the second half of the finale. … Continue reading Season Finale (Part Two) — Warehouse 13, “Reset”

Season Finale (Part One) — Warehouse 13, “Buried”

I hesitated in writing about the first half of Warehouse 13's finale because it just seemed easier to write about the events as a whole unit. However, while that is probably going to end up being true, there are a few things that are worth discussing. Most importantly, H.G. Wells has now made her obvious heel … Continue reading Season Finale (Part One) — Warehouse 13, “Buried”

Keepin’ it local — Musings on the last few weeks of Warehouse 13

I haven't updated with my thoughts on the last few weeks of Warehouse 13, so this is going to be a more general post about the last three, I believe -- all of which were very, very good. For the most part, this series likes to send Myka and Pete off to seemingly exotic locales … Continue reading Keepin’ it local — Musings on the last few weeks of Warehouse 13