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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide and the Best of 2012 TV

Ho hum, I guess we’re all partied out heading into the weekend, huh? I’ve been looking for a place to squeeze in my top 10 TV shows of the year, and this seems like a good place to do it before we get swallowed into Oscar nominations next week (they’re on Thursday). A couple things [...]

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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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Picking the Emmy Wishlist

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column coming in Sunday’s Pocono Record. And don’t forget, I’ve got two tickets to give away to the Dark Knight Rises premiere party July 19 at the Pocono Community Theater. Enter the contest now, the deadline is Tuesday!) It may not be as glitzy as the Oscar [...]

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#RenaissanceoftheSitcom

(This is an extended preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. It’s like finding a Blu-ray Easter egg right here. Also, I’m gonna start a hashtag with this, feel free to use it yourself and get to trending. #RenaissanceoftheSitcom, yo.) There was the reality era. The game show period. The vampire trend. Television networks [...]

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Modern Family Swearing, LL Rising, Cougar Town Returning and More

Normally, I’d take any opportunity to stick it to the Hollywood studio machine. So under normal circumstances, this Internet blackout thing would be right up my alley. But a couple of things intervened: 1. Because of my schedule (took a four-day weekend for my nephew’s first birthday in Virginia Beach, I’m not apologizing for that), I haven’t put [...]

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The Best of 2011 TV

The title says it all, the 10 best shows of 2011. I didn’t rank them, for no other reason than I didn’t want to. Let’s hit it, with the knowledge that I don’t have any premium channels, so there won’t be any mentions of Dexter, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, etc.: JUSTIFIED: No show [...]

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Oh, Those Golden Globes, Oh, Those Golden Globes …

Happy Golden Globes Nominations Day everyone! What, I’m the only one that celebrates it? Anyway, Golden Globe nominees are out now, signaling the official beginning of Awards Season. Everything up until this point has been Memorial Day. It’s hot, we have it off, but it’s not really summer. Golden Globes Nominations Day is like June 21 — [...]

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Emmy 2011 Preview

See that little ginger girl whose mom remarried some guy named Oscar a couple years ago? She’s the Emmys. The red-headed stepchild of the Oscars. That’s what makes it so weird that I enjoy the Emmys more than the Oscars. It’s more fast-paced, there always seems to be a major award being handed out and people seem to [...]

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Previewing the Fall TV Season, Part 2 — Wednesday-Saturday

If you missed part 1, here’s how it works. This is a quick scroll through the new nightly primetime TV schedule for the start of the 2011-12 season (no midseason replacements yet) to see what I’ll be watching, ranking the shows in four tiers: Watch it live: The shows I can’t live without seeing, or [...]

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Hollywood’s Recipe for the Perfect Dad

Sick of hearing about this KISS ticket contest we’re staging. Tough noogies. We’ve got about five days to let people know about the contest, and you’ll definitely be hearing about it if you keep reading. I’ll try to keep it short though. Like this. In that spirit — PopRox live chat July 1! Happy Father’s [...]

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