Maybe you remember a certain sitcom from the late 90's called Malcolm in the Middle. It got attention for a few respects: First, it had a reasonably realistic portrayal of a genius kid in its title character. Malcolm didn't run around being a computer math nerd - he never asked for his mental gifts, resented being in the special class, played pranks, fought with his parents, and cared about his image … more
teeisbritish posted a Quick Tip about Supernatural.
June 03, 2013
I put off watching this show for an embarrassing amount of time just because of the number of episodes I'd have to catch up on and the HUGE fan base on Tumblr. I cant even begin to explain how EVERYONE needs to watch at least one episode of this. I've stopped calling it a "show"; it's become a way of life.
It took time for me to get into The Office. Years, in fact. I had heard all the hype about how great it was ever since it first began airing in 2005, and I had tried to take in the occasional episode. But the show's approach wasn't something I was accustomed to seeing, and it took a long time for me to understand just what creators Ricky Gervais (creator of the original British version) and Stephen … more
wilsontd posted a Quick Tip about Eureka.
August 21, 2012
Eureka is not the big flash sci-fi show that traditional viewers expect with even a modest special effects budget. It does have deep story lines and as such, some of the episodes may seem a little slow in their development, but finding the perfect balance between science experiments gone haywire and a strong and lasting background story isn't always easy to come by. I was late getting into this show, … more
wilsontd posted a Quick Tip about Supernatural.
August 21, 2012
Supernatural has been one of my all time favorite TV shows. The writers have been able to mix dark occult fantasy with humor and stories that can puts you in the mind that if monsters, demons, and vengeful spirits were really on the prowl, I would be looking these guys up. Periiod! The show continues to progress and always reaches the point where it might just jump the shark, but manages to keep in … more
It was in the mid-90's when a little cable channel called Comedy Central first appeared on my radar. I can tell people with complete honesty that I knew and watched the station before it was even close to cool. Unfortunately, my earliest experiences with Comedy Central were letdowns, because the station wasn't exactly rolling in the dough. All they could really do were present people with those really … more
devora posted a Quick Tip about Breaking Bad.
March 03, 2012
This isn't a show I'd typically watch, and the pilot didn't exactly reel me in, but I stuck through it by suggestion of a friend and by episode 4-5, I was hooked. I don't think I've ever seen a show filmed in such a way, and with such a storyline, and the characters -- you either hate them or you love them. Unexpectedly, my two favorite characters so far are Hank, the hard, but … more
BaronSamedi3 posted a Quick Tip about Mad Men.
January 08, 2012
I've watched several episodes of Mad Men, and I totally understand why its so appealing. It's well-written and very stark and blunt in its portrayal of social attitudes and norms from the 1950's and 60's. And Alison Brie is in it. But I just can't really get into it myself. Maybe I was in the wrong mood or something, but it just hasn't grown on me the way it has other people.
Out of the two versions of Kitchen Nightmares out there (the UK and US versions), Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (UK version) is the best by a pretty wide margin. The UK version focus much more on the food and other problems with the restaurant that Gordon is trying to help, while the US version seems to be edited so that it's like a TV drama. Notable episodes from … more
RabidChihuahua posted a Quick Tip about Jersey Shore.
November 12, 2011
It's TV shows like this that sometimes make me loathe humanity if shit like this is popular. All this show consists of is a bunch of entitled 20 somethings of Italian descent with forcibly-tanned skin that only care abouit partying and getting laid. If I were of Italian heritage, I'd smack somebody if they associated me with these piles of garbage. Also, the fact that they associate each other as … more
The great first season was six episodes long with each paced very well and surprisingly kept in tact what the comic was about. That of course is the humans and not the zombies; it really is a character driven story. I knew with Frank Darabont on board this would be made right. He did a great job here has I really enjoyed this show, from TV all the way to DVD/Blu-Ray.
THE WALKING DEAD I have been reading the comic since it was released and that is no lie. I am a big fan of zombies in any format mainly because my brother is literally scared of them. I can't help it but I love it. So when I first that the comic was being turned into a series I was super excited. I had always believed that this would be the right … more
You know, I've got to say that I'm fairly impressed with this TV series so far. The show, which airs on basic cable channel AMC is pretty edgy and at times extremely gruesome. However, what makes this particular take on the zombie and post-apocalyptic sub-genres so entertaining and so engaging is that it's very much a character-driven series. Drama, horror, and science fiction collide … more
One of the stranger trends in modern TV programming is the requirement to have a British person yell insults at people who think they have talent. American Idol, Restaurant: Impossible and Kitchen Nightmares are built are the premise that you can only get better if a British person takes a steamroller to your ego. Personally, I approve of this trend, since firstly, I'm British, and - secondly … more
Scotman posted a question about Eureka
February 22, 2011