Posts Tagged ‘television’

What Are Your Thoughts on Locke & Key?

What Are Your Thoughts on Locke & Key?

It may seem from these blog posts that all Megan and I do is watch Netflix shows, but I promise we do other things too! That said, when we finished Dark last week, we were curious about the Locke & Key, so we jumped right in. The premise is that a family movies into a […]


Have You Watched the Show “Dark”?

Have You Watched the Show "Dark"?

Our “heavy” show for the last month has been a German show called Dark that made it’s debut on Netlix a year or so ago (there are now 2 seasons available). I saved it when I originally heard about it, but it seemed too, well, dark for my tastes, so I had forgotten about it. I’m glad […]


How Excited Are You About the All-Winners Season of Survivor?

How Excited Are You About the All-Winners Season of Survivor?

One of my favorite television competitions, Survivor, is entering its 40th season this Wednesday. For the first time, every contestant will be a returning player, and not just any returning player: They’re all past winners. I’m beyond myself with excitement. The best of the best are competing to be crowned the #1 survivor of all […]


What Did You Think of the Good Place Finale?

What Did You Think of the Good Place Finale?

As Megan and I sat down to watch the finale of The Good Place, I positioned a box of tissues where we could both reach it. Given the tone of this season, our attachment to the characters, and the wholesome nature of the show, I just had a feeling we might be needing them. I […]


My Top 3 Saturday Night Live Sketches of the Week (Adam Driver)

When Adam Driver last appeared on Saturday Night Live, he crushed it to the point that I started a new series on this blog about my favorite SNL sketches of the week. He returned this past week, and the result was no different: It was one of the best episodes of SNL I’ve seen in […]


Have You Watched Pen15 on Hulu?

Have You Watched Pen15 on Hulu?

We all went through the awkward, stressful, hormonal years of middle school, right? While I have no desire to ever relive my early teenage years, I’ve been watching a hilarious show on Hulu called Pen15 that makes me cringe and laugh at the same time. Pen15 stars two actresses in their 30s who play 13-year-olds […]


What Did You Think About “The Mandalorian”?

What Did You Think About "The Mandalorian"?

I never thought there would be a day when we would get a live-action Star Wars TV show that felt like a seamless part of the SW universe. Does The Mandalorian meet that goal? In my opinion, it’s pretty darn close. Close enough. FIRST EPISODE SPOILERS FOLLOW Overall, I love the look of the show. […]


Have You Watched Firefly?

Have You Watched Firefly?

Joining the list of “shows I should have watched at least 10 years ago” is Firefly, and I’m here to talk about it as if it’s brand new! Megan is a huge fan of Firefly. After learning that I’d never seen it (aside from the movie, Serenity, which I somehow have seen), she shared the […]


What Did You Think About Stranger Things Season 3?

What Did You Think About Stranger Things Season 3?

A few days ago If finished watching the eighth and final episode of Stranger Things season 3, and I thought I’d share my thoughts here. Some spoilers will likely follow. Overall, I thought season 3 was a return to form after some missteps in season 2. It returned to many of the familiar beats of […]


Have You Seen the HBO Show “Euphoria”?

Have You Seen the HBO Show "Euphoria"?

Euphoria has some of the best cinematography I’ve ever seen in a television show. I’ll back up a bit. I’d heard about this new HBO show, but from what little I knew, I just wasn’t interested in watching teenagers get high for hour-long episodes. Also, I make a game called Euphoria (which is entirely irrelevant, […]


What’s Your Favorite Unique Talk Show Interview Format?

Recently I was telling someone about some odd-yet-wonderful talk show formats, one of which is very new. So I thought I’d create a short list of 3 formats I very much enjoy. Now, I’m not talking about fictional talk shows like Troy & Abed in the Morning or Between Two Ferns. These are real. I’m […]


What Did You Think of the 3 New Episodes of Black Mirror?

What Did You Think of the 3 New Episodes of Black Mirror?

That’s right, there are only 3 episodes of Black Mirror in the new season. But I’d rather have 3 than 0. My thoughts on each (with spoilers) are below. Striking Vipers: While this episode made me the most uncomfortable, I also thought it was the most interesting and thought provoking. It takes place in the […]


What Did You Think of the American Ninja Warrior Freestyle Event?

What Did You Think of the American Ninja Warrior Freestyle Event?

One of my favorite shows/sports/competitions, American Ninja Warrior, is returning to television tomorrow. As per tradition, the new season begins with a 3-hour skills competition featuring some of the top competitors. The vast majority of the skills competition involves variations on normal challenges: Two ninjas may race against each other in a head-to-head challenge or […]


My Thoughts on the Game of Thrones Finale (spoilers)

My Thoughts on the Game of Thrones Finale (spoilers)

I thought about writing this last night, immediately after the finale ended, but I wanted to process the episode a bit before sharing my perspective. I should preface this with a disclaimer that may or may not matter to you: I tend to give shows I love the benefit of the doubt. It’s exceptionally rare […]


What Did You Think of Season 2 of The OA?

What Did You Think of Season 2 of The OA?

A few years ago, I was transfixed by the first season of a Netflix show called The OA. It was weird, a little trippy, and it told two interesting stories: One about a group of people who were being studied against their will based on their near-death experiences and another about a group of high […]


A Survivor Loved-Ones Episode Idea

A Survivor Loved-Ones Episode Idea

Fair warning: This will probably be boring if you don’t watch Survivor. And if you do watch Survivor, there might be very minor spoilers regarding last week’s episode. One of the milestones in each season of Survivor is the “loved-ones episode.” Usually it happens when there are between 6 and 8 contestants remaining. There’s a […]


My Top 3 Saturday Night Live Sketches from Adam Sandler’s Return

This Saturday, Adam Sandler appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time in something like 24 years. I’m more of a fan of Sandler’s movies (Happy Gilmore in particular) than of his SNL sketches, so I was curious how I’d enjoy him as a host. Overall, I thought it was a solid episode. There’s […]


How Would You Design a Cooking Show?

How Would You Design a Cooking Show?

I enjoy cooking, and I also enjoy cooking shows like Top Chef, Final Table, and–most recently–The Great British Baking Show. As entertaining as all of those shows are, they all have a few common elements that bug me. So I thought I’d try to improve upon the cooking show formula with a few tweaks. Issue […]


Who Is Your Doppleganger?

Who Is Your Doppleganger?

I walked into an Easter brunch gathering today, and the first thing my best friend’s dad–a man who’s known me since I was 4 years old–said was, “You’re on The Code!” It took a few minutes to figure out what he was talking about. Apparently there is a TV show called The Code (a show […]


Why Do I Like This Genre of Movie/TV So Much?

Why Do I Like This Genre of Movie/TV So Much?

Have you watched the TV show Schitts Creek? A number of episodes are available on Netflix, so I watched through them a month or so ago. I really enjoyed it. The premise of the show is that a very rich family gets scammed out of their money and is forced to move to a small […]


The Bachelor Finale: Creepy, Sweet, or Both?

The Bachelor Finale: Creepy, Sweet, or Both?

My month-long journey of watching The Bachelor ended this week with a series of entertaining twists. The show paints its conclusion as a modern fairy tale: Two people fall in love in a short period of time and walk off into the sunset, engaged and happy. To maximize the drama, the show wants the bachelor […]


What’s Your Favorite “Time Loop” Fiction?

What's Your Favorite "Time Loop" Fiction?

Last week, a friend recommended the new Netflix series, Russian Doll. I had heard of it but didn’t know much about it–all I knew is that it looked a bit dark and grim. But he mentioned two things that convinced me to give it a try: One, each episode is less than a half hour […]


Have You Watched Survivor: Edge of Extinction

Have You Watched Survivor: Edge of Extinction

I finally watched the first two episodes of Survivor tonight, and I’m already riveted. I think it’s going to be a great season. The dynamic of having a few returning contestants mixed with mostly new folks (lots of interesting personalities and stories among them) will be fun to watch. But the big twist–not a spoiler […]


My Top 3 Saturday Night Live Sketches of the Week

Last night, SNL was hosted by Don Cheadle, and there were a number of sketches that I really enjoyed. Here are my 3 favorites: 3. Pound Puppy I won’t spoil the twist, but the concept is quite relatable: You’re having an intimate moment with someone, and you look up to see your dog or cat […]