Tag Archives: modern family

Finale Recaps, Green Lantern and TV Changes

As per the usual, if you came around looking for thoughts on the American Idol, Dancing with the Stars or Oprah finales, you’re in the wrong place. Sorry, but it would take some kind of martial law situation to get me to watch any of those. Some spoiler-filled finale recaps are down yonder on the […]

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The Short Road to Obscurity

You can’t watch an episode of Dukes of Hazzard anymore. It’s impossible to enjoy an old Love Boat episode. It looks like NBC made Miami Vice in some kind of Miami-based time warp. At the time, we watched those TV shows like the networks were crack dealers and we needed our fix. They gave us whatever we […]

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It’s Not About Politics, It’s About Bad TV

Some quick news today: Let’s not bring tout, his down to politics or Tea Parties. Let’s bring this down to TV — Sarah Palin’s reality show sucked, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s likely not coming back for a second season. If they infused it with Ted McGinley reading the Wall Street Journal for […]

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More Boats N Hoes!

A whole week without links, sorry about that: As funny as Step Brothers is — and it’s probably one of my 10 favorite comedies of the 2000s — I’m the one fan that isn’t too excited about the possibility of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly cutting a rap album. I’m not that much of […]

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More Sitcoms at 10!

Straight links today, let’s hit it: The news here isn’t that The Whole Truth is once again disappearing from the ABC schedule. We all knew that was happening, Wade Phillips was a better bet to make it to 2011. What is interesting is that ABC announced Monday it will be filling the 10 p.m. slot with […]

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State of the TV, Part 1

We’re about to get into November Sweeps hardcore in the next couple of days, so you know what that means … Guest stars! Deaths! Births! Hook-ups! Crazy plot twists that seem so unbelievable you’d think Stephen King had been hired as showrunner! That’s what sweeps are all about — doing something so outlandishly loud you can’t […]

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Rescue Me from Boredom

Two reminders, the same two reminders we’ll have all week: Reminder 1: The season finale of Rescue Me is tonight. Just kidding. The actual reminder is that we’re doing another PopRox live chat Friday at noon. We’ve had fun with these so far, so we’re going to keep doing them as long as it stays […]

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Emmy Predictions

When the Emmy nominations came out in July, it was glorious. For the first time in … ever? … the Emmy people seemed to get things right honoring the best TV has to offer. There was no Boston Legal to laugh at, no Mentalist to scratch our heads over, no Entourage to make us think […]

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Your Fall Viewing Guide

We’ll be in TV overload for a couple weeks here. There isn’t a good movie coming out for more than a month and with the Emmys coming Sunday (picking the winners in Friday’s blog) and a new TV season on the way, there’s gonna be plenty of TV to cover. For now, it’s the fall […]

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Pinch Me — the Emmys Got It (Close to) Right

Every year I loathe Emmy Nomination Day. Every year, I get my hopes up that the best work in this golden age of TV will be recognized. I wake up hopeful, charged-up and with my fingers crossed. Every year, those hopes are dashed when the likes of Boston Legal and Two and a Half Men get nominated […]

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