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Fall TV Smorgasbord

Hi, folks!  I’ve been on the road for a while, visiting family and drinking lots of sweet tea in the South.  What with all the Fall TV premieres, I figured I’d write short blurbs on all the stuff I’ve watched … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: But I don’t want David Tennant to go!

I watched the season 4 finale “The End of Time” last weekend, and I’m still mourning David Tennant’s departure.  It’s been difficult to enjoy the few Matt Smith episodes I’ve watched since then because there’s so much to process in … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: season 3 status report

Even though my husband Chris and I are watching as many episodes a day as his schedule will allow, almost to the exclusion of all other shows and movies, I would say I’m hooked, entertained, impressed, but still short of … Continue reading

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Yes, Ashley, I’m finally watching Doctor Who!

Much to my friend Ashley’s delight, I finally started watching Doctor Who. I should say re-started:  I’d watched the first two Christopher Eccleston episodes when they first aired, but, since I wasn’t already a fan of the original show, I … Continue reading

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Parks and Recreation: Leslie Knope for President!

I just finished a Parks and Recreation marathon, and I adore this show!  I watched season 4 as it aired on TV and enjoyed it a lot, but now that I’ve watched all the earlier seasons, I think it’s kind … Continue reading

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Teen Wolf: A Werewolf and his Scooby Gang

Yes, Teen Wolf is on MTV, but you should still give it a chance.  Give it a chance because the show, now in its second season, shares the winning combination of humor, horror, and high school with other great shows … Continue reading

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The Fades: Paul the Soul Saver

General Spoiler Alert: This whole post is kind of spoiler-y, so if you want to go into the BBC TV show The Fades knowing as little as possible, I’ll just say that the show blends horror, teen angst, and humor … Continue reading

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Why Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the best dramas of the last 25 years

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a finalist in New York Magazine’s reader poll of the best drama of the last 25 years.  Breaking Bad edged out Buffy for the win, but I’m still excited that Buffy made the list. You … Continue reading

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Grimm: Welcome to the Portland Hellmouth

In the fairy-tale face-off between Grimm and Once Upon a Time, I initially chose the latter. Since Grimm’s lead character is a cop, I figured it was going to be another show that wasted an intriguing premise on a predictable … Continue reading

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Awake: Jason Isaac’s Waking Dream

Update: Canceled. Sadly, this show did exactly what I hoped it wouldn’t – squander its intriguing premise on less-than-intriguing procedural storylines. Awake is a promising new show with an intriguing premise: after a terrible car accident, Detective Michael Britten finds … Continue reading

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