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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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Getting More Worried about Spider-Man …

Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley. Ziggy. Marley. We’ve got Ziggy Marley tickets at The Mount to give away for the June 15 show, step up and get ‘em while you can! If you don’t know yet, you can go here for all of the entry information and rules. Links: I’ve never seen the Critics [...]

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The NBC Smart Comedy Farewell Tour

Apparently NBC is trying to make us all mental heading in to Upfronts next week. Well, at least those of us who remain under the delusion that anyone with a brain in their head or an appreciation for good comedy should be watching its Thursday night comedy lineup. The network has already said it’s picking [...]

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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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Annie’s Boobs May Really Be Gone Forever

NBC is baffling. It’s half-heartedly been trying to hold on to its identity as the place for Thursday night comedy for then last six years, never fully committing to it. The network finally had the chance to get its four best comedies on, in a row, starting in January, but it instead made the decision to bump [...]

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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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Comic-Con, Captain America, Glee and the Emmys

Tons to get to playing catch-up from my vacation last week, let’s hit it: It’s a waste of time to get in to how geeks became the rulers of the Hollywood world, but this weekend is our Christmas — Comic-Con. I’ve never been and never will, not because I’ve got two kids and it’s 4,000 [...]

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Give ‘Em Some Emmy Love

Back with links tomorrow, but this is your weekly, extended look at the PopRox Sunday column: The Emmys had a hard job narrowing down the nominees back in the 80s when there were only three networks and scant original programming on any of the 10 or so other channels. Now? There are two new over-the-air networks, [...]

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Later, Lights

 Some links to get you to the weekend … The deck was stacked against Lights Out from the get-go. Boxing show. Starless. Slow-moving. TV shows like that just don’t have much success — and Lights Out never did. It’s a good show, better than most on TV now, but ultimately, just not good enough to [...]

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