Starting “Breaking Bad” at the End

I’ve never been able to watch an entire season of a show over the span of a few days, because my eyes start to cross and I get antsy (I think my limit is three or four hour-long episodes in a row). However, I am finally jumping on the Breaking Bad bandwagon after years of everyone telling me how wonderful it is. I want to catch up before the final episodes start to air this Sunday, which means I need to basically give up on sleep and life to get through it in time.  Continue reading Starting “Breaking Bad” at the End

Do We Still Need the VMAs?

For years now, MTV hasn’t aired music videos the way they used to in the early days, or even in the 1990s. Even when the channel aired just a few reality shows (The Real World and Road Rules), I remember videos airing in the morning, and of course during TRL and some countdown show with Simon Rex. Although the same videos would get played for weeks at a time (I distinctly remember 2Pac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love” being on heavy rotation), at least they saw the light of day.  Continue reading Do We Still Need the VMAs?

Celebrity Slot Machines

Two weeks ago, I took a three-day trip to Las Vegas. I like playing slot machines while I am there (table games terrify me), and on this trip, I noticed that more and more celebrities are getting in on the gambling action.  Continue reading Celebrity Slot Machines

“Twisted” = Perfect Summer TV

The other day, I received the answer to my prayers (well, I at least received the answer to the question I asked last week). My co-worker was lamenting the lack of decent shows on television this summer, except for this one new program that just started on ABC Family called TwistedContinue reading “Twisted” = Perfect Summer TV

We Need More Suspenseful Television

Last week, I wrote about the Writers Guild of America’s list of the 101 best-written television shows. I agreed with much of the list, especially the inclusion of The Twilight Zone. Realizing that I hadn’t watched an episode in a very long time, I fell into the rabbit hole that is Wikipedia and YouTube the other day while I was home sick from work, looking up my favorite episodes on Wikipedia to get more info, and then turning to YouTube for clips.  Continue reading We Need More Suspenseful Television

Saluting the Best TV Writing in History

Good television writing should be a given, but let’s face it; a lot of the programs on TV right now are not filled with wonderful dialogue. However, great writing does exist, and over the weekend, the Writers Guild of America unleashed upon the world its list of the 101 best-written series in history.  Continue reading Saluting the Best TV Writing in History