Category - Series

Goodbye, Professor

I didn’t watch Gilligan’s Island for Gilligan. I watched it for The Professor. Actor Russell Johnson, in character as The Professor, was my first television crush. I liked his haircut. I liked his simple, button-down shirt, open at the...

The People Behind LOST Really Were Lost

This excerpt from “The Revolution Will Be Televised” proves what I suspected all along: not only did the writers and producers of LOST have no idea what the island was when they made it up … they also had no idea why the series...

Watch the League of Extraordinary Dancers

Here's an episode of an online dance show unlike anything you've probably ever seen: While never a fan of "Dancing with the Stars," we've enjoyed several seasons of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." By virtue of their format, though, both shows...

How to Make Weather More Exciting

I admit it. I'm a weather whore. Storm clouds turn me on. I could watch thunder and lightning for hours. When weather sirens go off, I run toward them. I have an innocent but embarrassing crush on those guys on Storm Chasers. (That would...

New DirecTV HD TiVo

Friends with one of those persnickety DirecTV DVRs will soon be able to replace them with a shiny new Tivo that records and plays back television in the way that God intended. Read the announcement on Engadget: ... a new HD DirecTV TiVo will be...

The (Soy)Joy of Product Placement

Just as soon as Tivo can suck down enough of the program to give us a commercial buffer zone, Clyde and I pile onto the couch for our weekly visit with Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson. About fifteen minutes into the show, Brenda Lee, struck hard by...

Double Standards on So You Think You Can Dance

On So You Think You Can Dance, young female dancers frequently audition in tight, form-fitting, or revealing outfits. It's not uncommon for the girls to display bare midriffs or perform in little more than a bikini top. The judges take this in...

Bidding Big Brother Goodbye

That's it. No more Big Brother for me. When Big Brother premiered years ago, Clyde and I missed out completely on the entire phenomenon. Friends W & D raved about the show, but after watching one episode, we felt no real attachment to it. As...