Category Archives: TV

Random Emmy Morning Thoughts and Questions

Quick Emmy thoughts: I gotta catch up on Homeland. Nothing else was more obvious last night. If Kat Dennings wasn’t in my Top 5 before last night, she is now. Sofia Vergara already was, but she’s now solidified a spot in the top 3 for at least the next 2-3 years. Tom Hanks will kill in the […]

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Your Quick Guide to the Biggest Categories at the Emmys

(This is an extended version of the PopRox Sunday column in the Pocono Record.) The Emmys will never have the anticipation or pageantry of the Oscars, but seeing as some of the best acting is being done on television, these awards can sometimes mean just as much as an Oscar. So as Hollywood starts taking […]

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Let Oscar Season Begin. Wait, Not You, Resident Evil

Programming note: Gonna be doing some live Tweeting tonight from the @poconorecord account. We are starting a panel of local people who will help us comment on the presidential election for the next seven weeks, and tonight we’re hosting a round table discussion of some of the people who are on that panel. I’ll be […]

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New TV Show Reviews (Before They’re on TV)

(This is an extended preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. I have nothing else quippy to say.) Thank you OnDemand! Thank you Internet! Thank you networks who see the power of those mediums to push your new TV shows! Now simple viewers like us can sit back, relax and check out select […]

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Fall TV Preview, Part 2

If you missed part 1 of the PopRox Fall Tv Preview, check it out here. It also includes the guidelines of how this preview works, so go ahead and stop by if you need a quick primer.  THURSDAY Watching live: Vampire Diaries (8 p.m., the CW, starting 10/11), The Office (9 p.m., NBC, starting 9/20), […]

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Fall TV Preview, Part 1

It’s time for one of my favorite column gimmicks of the year — the official PopRox fall TV preview. Good timing since the fall TV schedule gets going tonight. It’s the place where you can hear things like How to Be a Gentleman “might be the greatest sitcom cast assembled in at least the last 10 […]

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What to Watch for in Fall TV: Veteran Edition

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column appearing in Sunday’s Pocono Record. It’s bigger. It’s longer. It’s cooler. You’re welcome.) Some people think September means the start of school, others think football. I think TV. This month starts another fall season of TV that (hopefully) will keep us interested all the way through […]

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SNL, Avengers and Stern

Programming note: I think next week I’ll start some fall TV previews, night-by-night. That means for the next month, or maybe longer because there are a ton of premieres in October this year, we’re going to be really TV heavy. I try to watch and review as much as I can of the new shows, […]

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Adios, Office

The worst part about being on vacation is hearing news and saying, “I need to get that up on my blog, prontissimo!” but then realizing that it’s much more important to take a nap. I pretty much unplugged last week, so let’s try and catch up as best we can: The departure of The Office […]

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The Era of the Coreys

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column that will appear in Sunday’s Pocono Record.) To grow up in the 80s, perhaps more than any other era, was to fall under the spell of some very questionable phenomena. Wearing clothes with soda brand names on them. Mr. T. Hair bands. But perhaps no other […]

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