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.
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)
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”
The fall television season is just about to begin! To celebrate, I’ll be doing a series of fun features and previews for both returning and brand-new series. I have not seen any of the new pilots or premieres from veteran series, and thus the quotes around preview. No matter, that won’t stop me from doing … Continue reading Fall TV “Preview”: Gauging my excitement for all of fall’s new series
Test Pilot #1: The Sopranos Debut date: January 10, 1999 on HBO Series legacy: The dawn of a new era for television, a cultural phenomenon in its early years, one of the 2-3 best drama series in the medium's history. Welcome to the newest regular feature here at TV Surveillance, the fantastically titled, Test Pilot. … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #1, The Sopranos