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Good Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV structure, or What Would Buffy Do?

A friend recently had a writing assignment to turn in an outline for a “genre” show.  (I hate that term, but more on that another time.)  He’s not much of a sci-fi and fantasy person, and so felt he wouldn’t … Continue reading

14. September 2014 by DigitalDeron
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Don’t call them skits

On last night’s The Daily Show, guest Al Gore started by telling Jon Stewart how much he liked the opening skit.  Stewart quickly corrected him, that it had been a sketch. Yes.  A million times yes. So why the fuss?  Why … Continue reading

31. January 2013 by DigitalDeron
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Not very Muppetational of him…

As much as I’ve been a lifelong fan of the muppets, I’ve never been crazy about their merchandising and guest appearances (aka whoring.) But this one’s the weirdest, by far. In case any of you labor under the misapprehension that … Continue reading

02. November 2011 by DigitalDeron
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Help me decide. Do I like American Horror Story?

I caught up last night with the first two episodes of American Horror Story.  So strong were my simultaneous positive and negative reactions, I stand at a loss as to how to evaluate it.  I will say this: It has … Continue reading

13. October 2011 by DigitalDeron
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Top 10 Problems with Television

Revised version of a posting originally from May 8, 2007. — Sometimes the title of a post speaks for itself. Here are my thoughts about some of the worst changes to Television over the last 25 years or so. #10. … Continue reading

06. August 2011 by DigitalDeron
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updating my watchlist

Sorry, Flash Forward. Best pilot of the year, but I’m done with you. That formula of keeping tossing a breadcrumb at the end of the episode works for LOST, but not for you. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is coming … Continue reading

15. November 2009 by DigitalDeron
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Maybe NBC secretly hates writers.

Ignore the fact that Jay Leno is terribly unfunny, pandering to the lowest common denominator, mocking the less intelligent, going unendingly for the Viagra punchline.  Maybe that’s some people’s taste. Giving the guy 5 nights of PRIME TIME a week? … Continue reading

09. October 2009 by DigitalDeron
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Bye, Scrubs.

It started as one of my favorite shows, and dipped to being a guilty non-pleasure. However, I am now super glad season 8 happened. For those of us who stuck with it though (I kid you not) every episode, the … Continue reading

08. May 2009 by DigitalDeron
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SWG’s long-story-short take on TV stuff from last week

Big Love remains one of the best shows on TV.  The big stink from the Mormons over the accurate (so HBO says) depiction of one of their sacred ceremonies was pointless.  They did it with respect.  (How many Mormons really … Continue reading

22. March 2009 by DigitalDeron
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Embiggened Simpsons opening

I guess after you’re on the air for TWENTY YEARS or so, it’s time to revamp the opening theme. I’m impressed by how they managed to respect the original, and yet expand it in ways that acknowledge the show’s history … Continue reading

14. February 2009 by DigitalDeron
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