“Mainstream” TV

You know, Tina Fey and stuff…

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #27 Melissa and Joey

Guys, I just love Melissa & Joey.  There is almost nothing else to say about it.  I love it and that’s that. What we have here is a show designed for my particular demographic: people who remember and maybe even watched Blossom, Clarissa Explains It All, and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.  The hitch, however, is […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #25 Sports Night

Over the past two weekends, we rewatched both seasons of the short-lived Sports Night.  I watched this show—Aaron Sorkin’s first—when it originally aired from 1998 to 2000.  I was in high school, and Sports Night served as my introduction to the idea that TV shows needn’t be either comedies or drama.  They could be both.  […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks #24: Out of Practice

On Friday night, I started watching Out of Practice—a sitcom that lasted just the 2005-06 TV season—on Netflix.  I was infatuated instantly, and Sunday night, I finished the entire 22 episode series. On the surface, there is nothing out of the ordinary about this show.  Maybe that’s why it didn’t last long.  I’ve given up […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #23 The West Wing

People like me, who loved The West Wing when it was on and remember it now with what can only be described as “sloppy nostalgia,” feel about it the way I imagine people who went to a really neat college must feel about that experience.  Sometimes I daydream that I went to the University of […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #22 Happy Endings

This show was, for me, the biggest surprise of the 2010-2011 TV season. Andy and I watched it accidentally the night it premiered because we had just canceled our cable/DVR service and therefore didn’t have any idea when our shows were on.  We thought we were going to watch Modern Family but ended up watching two […]