The Walking Dead is weird.

I’ll just go ahead and apologize up front, folks. Thanks to a dozen professional and personal obligations, I haven’t written anything for TVS in what seems like forever. I’m pretty sure I remember how to do this, however, what I’m trying to convey in this piece is also sort of confounding, so who really knows … Continue reading The Walking Dead is weird.

Review: The Walking Dead, “Save the Last One”

That’s more like it. “Save the Last One” is definitely the best episode of The Walking Dead since the pilot and it might be one that I actually like more than that stirring initial offering. This is the kind of series that I hoped The Walking Dead would be and this is the kind of … Continue reading Review: The Walking Dead, “Save the Last One”

Season Premiere review — The Walking Dead, “What Lies Ahead”

The Walking Dead was not a good series in its short, six episode season. The pilot is one of the best single episodes of television in the past few years, but after that, things devolved into a rudderless, repetitive and un-subtle mess. Dead was always going to have an uphill battle with its plot due … Continue reading Season Premiere review — The Walking Dead, “What Lies Ahead”

TV Surveillance’s Best of 2010: Top 60 Episodes, 20-11

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: Top 60 Episodes, 20-11

Season Finale — The Walking Dead, “TS-19”

For series with a fairly high concept and only six episodes to fill out the first season, the season finale of The Walking Dead was bound to be at least partially unsatisfying. There's just not enough time to introduce the concept, the characters and really make the audience feel (especially those who aren't familiar with … Continue reading Season Finale — The Walking Dead, “TS-19”

The Walking Dead, “Tell It To The Frogs”

After a generally miserable second episode that felt like the boring middle part of a mediocre zombie movie, The Walking Dead had something to prove to me. Could it tell stories are entrenched in any sort of character focus? Could it take its countless stereotypes and make them into characters? Basically, I'm concerned there's nothing … Continue reading The Walking Dead, “Tell It To The Frogs”

Series Premiere — The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye”

Even as someone who has never read The Walking Dead in its comic book form (well, aside from the first issue in preparation for this series) or really been that much of a fan of the zombie genre in general, I still found myself excited for AMC's newest series. These feelings of excitement stemmed not … Continue reading Series Premiere — The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye”

Community, “Epidemiology”

Apologies for the delay in this write-up, it's been a busy couple of days. That's unfortunate, however, because "Epidemiology" is most certainly the highlight of Community's young second season and one of the best episodes the series has ever done. A few weeks ago, I wasn't too high on "Basic Rocket Science," the NASA-related episode … Continue reading Community, “Epidemiology”

Fall TV “Preview”: Gauging my excitement for all of fall’s new series

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