Controlled madness: On The Vampire Diaries, Nikita and narrative pacing

This summer, I made my way through the first season of Nikita, a series I liked in the early part of last season but one I ultimately lost touch with because I was already watching 71 other things at the same time. Thursday nights are tough, you all know this. Generally speaking, I very much…… Continue reading Controlled madness: On The Vampire Diaries, Nikita and narrative pacing

Test Pilot: File #6, Dawson’s Creek

Test Pilot #6: Dawson’s Creek Debut date: January 20, 1998 on the WB Series legacy: The catalyst for the late ’90s second wave of teen dramas, the beacon of success for the middling WB network and seemingly, one of the most derided series in the teen drama genre. Welcome to the newest regular feature here…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #6, Dawson’s Creek

Test Pilot: File #5, Beverly Hills, 90210

Test Pilot #5: Beverly Hills, 90210 Debut date: October 4, 1990 Series legacy: The first teen drama to really explode on television (and perhaps the remotely successful teen drama, period), the origin for countless series of similar ilk and one of the biggest television-related phenomenons of all-time. Welcome to the newest regular feature here at…… Continue reading Test Pilot: File #5, Beverly Hills, 90210

The List: Favorite penultimate episodes

Though the site is still in its infancy, the plan to is to have some regular features that will hopefully serve as fun, light reads to support the more longer-form stuff I’ll be doing. One of those features is a weekly television-centric list that hopefully applies to something that is happening in the industry at…… Continue reading The List: Favorite penultimate episodes