Posts Tagged ‘television’

Supergirl: Two Episodes In

Supergirl: Two Episodes In

A while ago I talked about how pumped up I was about the new Supergirl show. We’re now two episodes into the first season, and so far I’m really happy with the show. I won’t go into details so as to avoid spoilers (though almost the entire first episode was spoiled by the trailer–there are […]


The Most Impressive Thing I’ve Seen on Shark Tank

The Most Impressive Thing I've Seen on Shark Tank

I’ve really enjoyed watching Shark Tank for the last 4-5 seasons. While the show can be a sensationalist, I think it provides some great insights for creators to learn how to pitch their ideas, and I’m sure many entrepreneurs have been inspired by watching the show. While it might sound weird, one of the key […]


Netflix and Chill

Netflix and Chill

A few days ago I read a really interesting post on Slashfilm about how Netflix knows exactly how many episodes of each show it takes to get you hooked on that show. I’m particularly fascinated in this data from the storyteller perspective–what happens in the tipping-point episodes and what does this say about the importance […]


Survivor Is Alive!

Survivor Is Alive!

The 31st season of Survivor started yesterday, and It. Was. Awesome. (No spoilers are in this post in case you haven’t watched it yet.) I’ve been an unabashed Survivor since the first season, and I’ve only missed 2 early seasons due to my time abroad in Japan. I love the show because of the social […]


American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about American Ninja Warrior until now. Have you watched this sport? It’s amazing. It’s based on a show that aired for a while in Japan called Ninja Warrior, and it basically makes an obstacle course into a sport. This is the 6th season of ANW. Up until this season, […]


The Nightly Show and Race

The Nightly Show and Race

I recently lamented the loss of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The show served a key purpose for me: entertain and educate me while I make dinner (rarely are visuals needed to understand the show). When the show went off the air a few weeks ago, I figured I’d wait until the new Daily […]


Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer makes me want to go back to summer camp. I just finished watching the Netflix miniseries today, which is a prequel to the original movie. The setting is a 1980s summer camp in upstate New York. Despite it being a very different experience from the summer camp I intended (particularly the […]


A Tribute to Moderation

A Tribute to Moderation

About 9 years ago, my girlfriend at the time moved in with me, bringing with her approximately one million pairs of shoes, a cat named Catface, and a love of Jon Stewart. The girlfriend, shoes, and that particular cat moved on a long time ago, but the last of those things–a love and admiration for […]


What Is the Oldest Recording on Your DVR?

What Is the Oldest Recording on Your DVR?

I usually listen to The Daily Show or a comedy that doesn’t require visuals while I’m making dinner, but today I discovered that the only unwatched show on my TiVo was Halt and Catch Fire (a show to watch while I’m eating, not while I’m cooking). But then I remembered that I actually do have […]


Would You Record Every Second of Your Life?

Would You Record Every Second of Your Life?

Black Mirror is fantastic. A friend recently turned me on to this short-run BBC drama about some of the dark twists technology can have in our near-future world. There are 6 episodes available on Netflix. The most thought-provoking episode for me is one called “The Entire History of You.” In it, pretty much everyone in the […]


I Heart Supergirl

Last week, CBS and other major networks revealed trailers for their fall television lineups. One of those trailers was so popular (with 10 million views and counting) that it has more views than all of the other trailers from all of the major networks combined: Supergirl. I have to say, I account for several of […]


Louis CK and the Worst Customer Service Ever

Louis CK and the Worst Customer Service Ever

I recently watched an episode of Louis that I can’t stop thinking about. The show is fictional, but I have the feeling it’s grounded in reality. In the opening scene, which you can watch at the bottom of this article, Louis is shopping at a home and garden store. That is, he’s trying to shop there. He’s […]


The Unattainable Kimmy Schmidt

The Unattainable Kimmy Schmidt

Over the last week I watched the first season of Netflix’s new show, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. This is old news for those of you who binge-watched the show a few months ago, but for the rest of you, I’m here to say that the show is awesome. Especially if you like 30 Rock. The premise of […]


Sitcoms to Help You Get Over the Loss of Parks and Rec

Sitcoms to Help You Get Over the Loss of Parks and Rec

Recently I was lamenting the loss of one of my favorite sitcoms, Parks and Rec, with one of my readers who knows a lot about television. There are still some great sitcoms on TV–I love New Girl, Broad City, Workaholics, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia–and even the new Better Call Saul has some great […]


Television, Social Media, and Survivor

Television, Social Media, and Survivor

Eight or nine years ago I was really into a show called The Wire. My girlfriend at the time discovered the series through her sister, and we got the DVDs from Netflix, often sending them back to Netflix the next day for more episodes. While my girlfriend and I would simply watch and discuss the […]


Community Is Back…and It’s Spectacular

Community Is Back...and It's Spectacular

One of my favorite shows of the past few years, Community, has had an interesting journey that has resulted in it moving from NBC to Yahoo, of all places. I’ve had March 17 on my calendar for quite a while now in anticipation for the Yahoo premiere, though I was a little worried it would […]


Nightly News…with Kittens

Nightly News...with Kittens

I have a confession to make: I don’t watch the news. It’s a little odd that I feel guilty about that, as if watching the news is the only way to stay on top of current events in this age of online media. But I think it’s ingrained into every American that watching the news […]


Top Lines from This Week’s Episodes of New Girl and The Mindy Project

Top Lines from This Week's Episodes of New Girl and The Mindy Project

Okay, let’s try this again. Last week’s lines might have been too out of context and too character-specific. Let me know if these are funny to you regardless of if you watch these shows. If not, I’ll stop posting them. 🙂 NEW GIRL *** Jess (on the phone with her boss, the school principal): Did […]


The Top 10 Lines from Tonight’s Episode of The Mindy Project

The Top 10 Lines from Tonight's Episode of The Mindy Project

I love the Tuesday night comedy block of New Girl/The Mindy Project. Tonight’s episode of New Girl was really funny–there was a great “modeling” scene and some solid lines. At the time, I would have been happy if The Mindy Project was equally as funny. Little did I know the hilariousness that was about to […]


The Postcard Nipple: 20 Years Later

The Postcard Nipple: 20 Years Later

Today I watched a classic Seinfeld episode called “The Pick.” In the episode, Elaine decides to let Kramer photograph her for a Christmas card. After the card is printed and mailed to hundreds of people, Elaine realizes that her bare nipple is clearly apparent on the photograph. For years this episode has fascinated and puzzled […]


Dating Naked

A few weeks ago I heard about a new dating show on VH1 called Dating Naked. I don’t watch dating shows, but I like nudity, so I dug deeper into the premise. Basically, the show features a man and a woman who go on a three dates with three different people on a tropical island. […]


Orphan Black Is the New Black

Orphan Black Is the New Black

Last night I woke up in a cold sweat. I had been dreaming that Netflix sent me a documentary film I keep pushing down on my DVD queue instead of Orphan Black Season 1 Disc 3. The horror. Oh, the horror. In the morning I checked the unopened DVD packs on my coffee table. Disc […]


The Watchers on the Wall: I Couldn’t Stop Watching

The Watchers on the Wall: I Couldn't Stop Watching

Note: This blog entry is pretty much one big spoiler for yesterday’s episode of Game of Thrones. I need to rave a little bit about Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Watchers on the Wall,” because it was one of the most entertaining 50 minutes of television I’ve ever seen. Heck, it was better […]


Great Music at the End of TV Shows and Mad Men Question

Great Music at the End of TV Shows and Mad Men Question

I was talking with a friend and former coworker today about Mad Men (if you’ve seen this week’s episode, you can read the spoiler-filled question at the end of this entry). She noted that each episode of Mad Men always ends with a great song, but wished the song was identified on the screen so […]