Archive for January 2017

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 8: A show everyone should watch

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 8: A show everyone should watch
Didn’t I just answer this one? But I supposed that was referring to a show that everyone should watch that is currently on the air. The show everyone should watch to gain a broader perspective on our country, government, crime, the press, schools, etc. is The Wire. It’s also just really, really good TV. ***... Read more »

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 7: Least Favorite Episode of Your Favorite TV Show

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 7: Least Favorite Episode of Your Favorite TV Show
Wow, so many questions about my favorite TV show, which, again, I’m saying is Seinfeld. As far as my least favorite episode goes, I’m going to say it’s the pilot. Seinfeld needed some time to grow into itself. *** I wrote a book! It’s YA novel, THE SOUND OF US. You can find the details... Read more »

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 6: Favorite episode of your favorite TV show

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 6: Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Okay, since I picked Seinfeld as my favorite show, I suppose I have to choose my favorite Seinfeld episode. I have one! “The Butter Shave,” which was the first episode of the last season. It’s the one where Kramer is using butter as a tanning agent and Newman wants to eat him. It’s also the... Read more »
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M. Night's Back, Baby! And You Need to See SPLIT Immediately

M. Night's Back, Baby! And You Need to See SPLIT Immediately
SPLIT Genre: Thriller Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: Three high school girls are kidnapped by a mysterious man with multiple personalities (James McAvoy). He has 23 different personalities, but the 24th is about to be unleashed. Behind-the-Scenes: After a string of hits (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs), M. Night released one bad movie after another resulting... Read more »

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 5: A show you hate

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 5: A show you hate
I used to hate-watch things more frequently–like when I was reviewing True Blood (very love-hate on that one). I stuck with The Walking Dead for a while just to complain about it. But when I think about shows I truly hate–excepting reality TV, which I don’t watch–one show comes to mind. It’s on after the... Read more »

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 4: Your favorite show EVER

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 4: Your favorite show EVER
I definitely think there is a difference between “favorite” and “best.” I have a lot of favorites. “Favorite” to me means the show you can quote verbatim because you’ve seen it so many times. It’s the show you planned your day around when it was in syndication. It’s comfort food. It’s your desert island show. And... Read more »
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30 Day TV Challenge, Day 3: Your favorite new show

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 3: Your favorite new show
My favorite new show… *checks DVR to remember what she watches* I am loving This is Us, mostly because I adore the weight-loss storyline and how its handled. As someone who has struggled weight FOREVER, it feels very real and is handled mostly sensitively. But everyone is talking about This is Us, so I want... Read more »

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 2: A show you wish more people were watching

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 2: A show you wish more people were watching
I don’t even know. I feel like I only watch shows that are popular, or, really, I have no idea whether or not they’re popular. Unlike some people we know, I don’t care about ratings…I think we all know who I’m talking about. But there is one show that gets crickets every time I mention it... Read more »

Movie Review - xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Movie Review - xXx: Return of Xander Cage
xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: When his handler is killed, the extreme sports, fur-jacket wearing Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is brought back into the xXx program to recover a stolen device called “Pandora’s Box” and, you know, save the world and shit. Behind-the-Scenes: Hot off the... Read more »
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30 Day TV Challenge, Day 1: Show that never should've been cancelled

30 Day TV Challenge, Day 1: Show that never should've been cancelled
(I saw someone post about this challenge on Twitter; and, since I purport to be a TV blogger, I thought I’d jump in.) This is a tough one. Obviously, Freaks & Geeks and My So-Called Life come to mind, since they each ran only one season. But I think the reason they’re so beloved is that they... Read more »