Category Archives: Television Shows

Back in (TV) School

  Last month while students headed back to school in real life, two fictional schools began their third seasons on the air. And gave us one more reason why no one wants to relive high school.   Yes, I’m talking … Continue reading

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Space: The Final Frontier of the Reckless Driver

  …to boldly go…   I recently watched a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, Liaisons (Season 7, Episode 2). During a cultural exchange with the lyaarans, two lyaaran ambassadors remain aboard the Enterprise, while Captain Picard’s heads for the … Continue reading

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Journeys

   I recently caught up with the 89 year old Betty White in Hot in Cleveland:   And this started me thinking about the professional journeys film and television actors make that is encapsulated in their body of work. The successes and … Continue reading

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Reality TV Canadian Style, eh

  Let’s make one thing clear—Canadians are competitive. They’re just darn nice about it. Take Battle of the Blades, the current reality TV show now in its second season that pairs ex-hockey players and champion ice skaters together. Each Sunday … Continue reading

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Good Cop, Bad Alpha or What Gibbs Does

  The Gibbs I’m referring to is, of course, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) of television’s NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigation Services) fame.     By the way—look at the configuration of where people are in this picture!   … Continue reading

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Defining Suspense

  With the post-holiday start up of my line-up of favorite television shows already in gear, I’ve been thinking about suspense.   According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of suspense is “mental uncertainty”—in other words, anxiety or “pleasant excitement as to … Continue reading

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If Turkeys Could

    Due to the marvels of a Personal Video Recorder (PVR), I only recently caught up with the final Fall episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Entitled Holidaze, it follows the lives of those at Seattle Grace from Thanksgiving to New … Continue reading

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Charming Men of…Words

  September signals the start of a new school year—and a new television season.   The last couple of weeks my personal video recorder (PVR) has been hard at work. As a result, I’ve logged in more TV hours than … Continue reading

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