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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 […]

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Game Night with Celebrities

Because there’s always room on my TV schedule for a fun summer show, last week I decided to tune into NBC’s new Hollywood Game Night, hosted by the always entertaining Jane Lynch. 

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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 […]

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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. 

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“Whodunnit?” is No “Clue”

I wasn’t expecting Mrs. White in the kitchen with the revolver, but I did think ABC’s new murder mystery show, Whodunnit?, would be a lot more entertaining. 

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“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 Twisted. 

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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 […]

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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. 

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My Night With “Celebrities”

I’ve never been ashamed to admit that I watch a ton of Bravo shows, but I am reluctant to admit that one of the worst shows of all became a guilty pleasure. 

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“The Office” Finale – A Great End to a (Once) Great Show

It had been a long time since I was happy with The Office, so it was so nice to see the series finale bring everything together and leave me with a smile on my face. 

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The Return of Jack Bauer

For fans of a show that has been cancelled, there is no better news than to hear it’s coming back. 

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Saluting TV Teachers

This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and to celebrate, I am going to celebrate some of the best teachers to ever grace our television screens – at least as far as I’m concerned.

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When TV Shows Get a Little Too Real

One of my favorite shows, Southland, aired its finale a few weeks ago. Following various LAPD officers and detectives as they do their jobs, it was dropped by NBC after its first season because it was “too gritty” for a network. It really has blossomed over on TNT, where the cops can swear and not […]

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Vanilla Ice Stars in “The Most Random Show Ever”

I don’t know about you, but when I heard that Vanilla Ice was going to learn tips and tricks from the Amish on how to build a house and then share it via his television show, I thought, “That makes sense.”

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TV’s Greatest Graduations

I work at a university in the communications department, which means this week I will be spending several hours covering different graduation ceremonies. This is the first year the school is holding commencement exercises in April – which is super, super early – but it’s exciting for the seniors, who are ready to get out into the […]