“Mainstream” TV

You know, Tina Fey and stuff…

52 Weeks, 52 Shows: #9 Glee

I started watching Glee this season.  I was late to the party, as usual.  I don’t know what went on last season because I only watched one episode, the Lady Gaga-themed one called “Theatricality.”  I don’t suppose I have to tell you that this part made me cry. (Forgive the quality of the video.  It […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #8 Friends

“Editor’s” Note: Hey, Monday is an improvement over Wednesday, right? I guess I’m still not ready for controversy.  I mean, I know some people don’t like Friends, but it ended almost seven years ago so I feel less urgency to defend it these days. Friends is the first show I watched regularly, like appointment TV […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #7 Family Ties

“Editor’s” Note: Delayed again. Trust that your fearless blogger at least has a really good excuse. I was originally intending to write about Glee for #7 since there were two new episodes last week, but that moment has already passed. Plus, life has been such that I needed to crawl inside something comfortable and non-controversial. […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #6 The Good Wife

Editor’s Note: Forgive the delay. Your fearless blogger was side-lined by the flu. (See what I did there with the sports metaphor?) The thing I like most about The Good Wife—and there are plenty of things I like—is that it rewards loyalty.  A TV viewer like myself, who routinely sticks around long after the fair-weather […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #5 Bones

When I first decided to check out Bones, I didn’t expect much.  I had become slightly enamored with Emily Deschanel when she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and it was then that I knew I had to watch Bones at least once.  But all crime procedurals are the same, right? Wrong. There is something […]