Now that the 2012-13 TV season is “officially” over, I thought I’d get some folks together and talk about a bunch of different things that happened between September and May. This is the 2012-13 season wrap roundtable. Previously on the roundtable: Shows changing over the season Cory: When you think back on this season, who … Continue reading 2012-2013 Season Wrap-Up Roundtable: Defining Individuals of the Season
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
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 Best of 2011: TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 22 — The Top TV Stories of the Year (The Year of the PR Nightmare)
In the latest edition of the podcast, I'm joined by regular guest Les Chappell for a timely, emotional reaction to the news that NBC has "benched" Community for the first portion of 2012. You can subscribe to the TVS Podcast on iTunes, if that's your kind of thing.
Well, that was awesome. "The French Mistake" was the most anticipated episode of Supernatural in a long time and going into it, I assumed that it would either be unbelievably fantastic or pretty terrible. That's not the most advanced analysis in the world and in the end, I probably had no reason to be concerned. … Continue reading Supernatural, “The French Mistake”
Note: This is the "final draft" of an essay for my Television Comedy class at Bowling Green State University. It's posted here for the purposes of a makeshift, internet-powered peer review. I'll field any comments or emailed questions as they come in. If you read the whole thing, I really appreciate it. I intend to … Continue reading “Hey, did you guys see Toy Story 3?” — Exploring pop culture as a catalyst for 21st century interpersonal relationships in NBC’s Community
Terriers airs its season finale tonight at 10 p.m. on FX. You should, without question, watch it. It is the best new series of the fall and probably my favorite new drama series of the post-WGA strike era. With this being the afternoon before said finale unspools, I could spend a thousand words imploring current … Continue reading Value in departure: Why a Terriers cancellation isn’t the worst thing in the world (but it’s probably close)
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
Image courtesy of The New York Times Ed note: This was originally written for the Indiana Daily Student's WEEKEND. Conan O’Brien has defined the odds time and time again. I mean look at his ridiculous haircut and pale skin: How does someone like that succeed in Hollywood? In Conan’s case, a boat-load of talent, that … Continue reading 22 years of Coco: Conan’s Best Moments
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?
If you follow me on Twitter or caught up with a few of my delayed posts on last week’s television, you know that I spent the first few days of October at my first academic conference. The 2010 Flow Conference took place in Austin, Texasand it was generally awesome, particularly for a super-young television scholar (I … Continue reading Over-Flow — Responses to Flow Conference 2010 panels: I can’t quit you, terrible TV
If you follow me on Twitter or caught up with a few of my delayed posts on last week's television, you know that I spent last weekend at my first academic conference. The 2010 Flow Conference took place in Austin, Texas and it was generally awesome, particularly for a super-young television scholar (I believe that … Continue reading Over-Flow — Responses to Flow Conference 2010 Panels: The sitcom and happy endings
Today is kind of a big day for me, as my first official piece as an academic has been published. If you click on over to In Media Res you'll find my 400-word curator's note on the use of social media (specifically Twitter) in the world of pro wrestling. My post is the second … Continue reading PLUG: Making the scripted more real? Pro wrestling and Twitter
In the last week, a couple of stories have been written about the growing use of Twitter during live television events and the interactive culture created by it. So obviously, people have taken to Twitter to talking about, which allowed me to find the articles. The NY Times' Brian Stelter wrote on Tuesday about the … Continue reading Twitter and TV viewing: Pay attention to me!