#TVFail Entry 17: 30 Rock, “The One With The Cast of Night Court”

The accused: 30 Rock, “The One With The Cast of Night Court” (Season 3, Episode 3) The crime:  Embodying the big dangers with high-profile guest casting Television’s failures are supposed to be obvious. From the overhyped non-starters that flop from the very beginning (hello, FlashForward, Lone Star) to the much-discussed clumsy conclusions of series we were convinced…… Continue reading #TVFail Entry 17: 30 Rock, “The One With The Cast of Night Court”

2011 Primetime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series

The 2011 Primetime Emmys are so close! September 18th to be exact. Up until the ceremony airs on FOX, I’ll be working through most of the major categories and discussing who could win, who should win and of course, who will win. I’ll likely be tackling two categories in each post, just so you know. Happy…… Continue reading 2011 Primetime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series

2011 Emmy Nomination Predictions

I’ve done my wishful thinking, now it’s time to make some last-minute official predictions for this year’s Emmy nominations. As you might notice, this “ballot” is much different than my dream one. This makes me sad, but oh well. I’ll have some reflections on the nominations after they are announced on Monday THURSDAY (thanks to Myles…… Continue reading 2011 Emmy Nomination Predictions

2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

It’s that time again, folks. The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14, which means I have almost an entire month to flood this space with hopes, dreams and predictions about what could happen come nomination time. To kick things off, I’ll be bringing back the Dream Emmy Ballot. It’s something I did last…… Continue reading 2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

It’s that time again, folks. The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14, which means I have almost an entire month to flood this space with hopes, dreams and predictions about what could happen come nomination time. To kick things off, I’ll be bringing back the Dream Emmy Ballot. It’s something I did last…… Continue reading 2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

30 Rock, “It’s Never Too Late For Now”

Inspired by the sprawling, multi-armed conversation about the state of television criticism (see here, here and here, among other places), I’ve decided to take the next week or so to check in with the series that I watch every single week, but never actually write about. There’s been a lot of discussion about writing longer…… Continue reading 30 Rock, “It’s Never Too Late For Now”

Aimless Prognosticating: Predicting the Television Golden Globe Awards, Lead Categories

I feel like I probably know the answer to the primary question of this post. We all know that the Golden Globe Awards are a crock, especially when in reference to television. I originally wanted to write a post discussing whether or not it was worthwhile to even predict the outcome of the Golden Globe…… Continue reading Aimless Prognosticating: Predicting the Television Golden Globe Awards, Lead Categories

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: The 25 Best Series, 25-11

2010 has been a fantastic year for television. This year brought us a slew of great new programs and if we include the second halves of all the series that debuted in the fall of 2009 (which I am for these features), we have probably just experienced the best run of newbies since 2004. While…… Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: The 25 Best Series, 25-11

30 Rock, “Gentleman’s Intermission”

I haven’t written about 30 Rock at all this season (to the chagrin of one commenter who is clearly in L-O-V-E with it because I started out the season thinking it wasn’t going to be worth it and then even though this season has been generally awesome, didn’t really budge from that schedule. As any…… Continue reading 30 Rock, “Gentleman’s Intermission”

Is it time to swap Community and 30 Rock?

Full disclosure: The following post is spurred on by my die-hard love for NBC’s Community. In less than 30 episodes, it is already my favorite comedy of all-time. That might be an irrational statement, but it’s the kind of series that’s tailor-made for my interests and sense of humor. It’s certainly not the best comedy…… Continue reading Is it time to swap Community and 30 Rock?

Huh? Reflections on the 2010 Emmy Awards

The 62 Annual Emmy Awards just wrapped up a few minutes ago, and if there’s one thing I’ll say about this telecast: It was far from boring. Well, at least the first 90 minutes weren’t boring. I did a live blog for the folks over at TV Overmind (you can check out that out here…… Continue reading Huh? Reflections on the 2010 Emmy Awards

2010 Emmy Predictions: Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series

In case you didn’t know (because I sure as heck didn’t until I saw something the latest Entertainment Weekly), the Primetime Emmy Awards air on Sunday, August 29 on NBC. In the glow of some great nominations and not too many ridiculous slights (I’m resigned to the fact that Sons of Anarchy won’t get its due),…… Continue reading 2010 Emmy Predictions: Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series

2010 Emmy Predictions: Writing for Drama and Comedy Series

In case you didn’t know (because I sure as heck didn’t until I saw something the latest Entertainment Weekly), the Primetime Emmy Awards air on Sunday, August 29 on NBC. In the glow of some great nominations and not too many ridiculous slights (I’m resigned to the fact that Sons of Anarchy won’t get its due),…… Continue reading 2010 Emmy Predictions: Writing for Drama and Comedy Series

Hey, it could be worse: Reflections on the 2010 Emmy nominees

Fortunately, I was awake for the announcement of the Emmy nominees this morning. Unfortunately, I was working and had to rely on sneaky Twitter checks on my Blackberry. Nevertheless, my secretive viewing lasted much longer than expected thanks to a number of unexpected nomination announcements, which is a word that I never expect to pair…… Continue reading Hey, it could be worse: Reflections on the 2010 Emmy nominees

TV Surveillance Last Minute Emmy Nomination Picks

The title to this post is somewhat misleading because I’ve actually had my “official” Emmy picks finished for a few days, aside from a few of the minor categories I wrapped up yesterday. However, thanks to my summer excursion into manual labor, this is the first time I’ve had a real good chunk of time…… Continue reading TV Surveillance Last Minute Emmy Nomination Picks