Test Pilot: File #48, Aquaman

Test Pilot #48: Aquaman Debut date: July 24, 2006 (iTunes) Series legacy: As a series? None to speak of; Yet, one of the more high-profile “non-orders” in recent memory Welcome friends, to the second Test Pilot Special Theme Week. We had such great success with the week devoted to Joss Whedon-produced series back at the first … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #48, Aquaman

TV Surveillance’s Worst of 2011: TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 23 — The Worst TV of 2011

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 Worst of 2011: TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 23 — The Worst TV of 2011

Series Finale — Smallville, “Finale”

Here we are at the end of a long, winding and oftentimes bumpy, 10-year road. Smallville is over. As someone who tries to review television objectively, I'll be the first to acknowledge this series' weaknesses, both those within its control and those not. I want to point out all of those things first as to say … Continue reading Series Finale — Smallville, “Finale”

Series Premiere — The Cape, “Pilot” and “Tarot”

The Cape is not a good television series. In fact, it’s probably one of the worst new series of this current season. The acting is poor, the dialogue is shockingly worse and well, if you’ve seen the promos you know how bad the effects are (in case you haven’t: they’re terrible). These first two episodes … Continue reading Series Premiere — The Cape, “Pilot” and “Tarot”

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

Upfronts: Musings on NBC’s schedule

This week is one of the most exciting and hectic times for the television industry and those of us who like to pontificate about it -- upfronts! All week the broadcast networks will be announcing their fall schedules for advertisers, which means all sorts of stories about pick-ups, cancellations and armchair quarterbacking from people like … Continue reading Upfronts: Musings on NBC’s schedule