Category Archives: tv

Discussions about TV series, reviews and rants about network decay.

Nerd Portrayal on TV

I wrote a lengthy post explaining why I do not find shows like The Big Bang Theory very appealing back in September 2010. Since then, not much has changed in the way geek culture is portrayed on TV. I find … Continue reading

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Arrested Development: Season 4

I typically don’t review sitcoms (even very good ones), but Arrested Development is a little bit of a special case. Not because of it’s popularity amongst the digital denizens or it’s uncanny ability to generate memes and quotable catch-phrases. It … Continue reading

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Like Lizard on Ice: Dexter Retrospective

Last weekend the penultimate season of Dexter wrapped up with an explosive cliffhanger finale. I discovered the show back in 2008 when I watched Season 1 and Season 2 in their entirety in about a week of time. I have … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones

If you are not watching Game of Thrones right now, you are missing out! I know what you think: it’s a fantasy series, and you know how I feel about fantasy. But you know what? This is a good one! … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead (TV Series)

I often complain about Network Decay (warning, tv tropes). It seems to be a natural process in which niche TV networks abandon their roots, and change their programming in order to pander to the lowest common denominator. This is the … Continue reading

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Geek Culture Portrayal as seen on TV

People constantly tell me that I should watch sitcoms such as Big Bang Theory or the IT Crowd. They assume I will love these shows because they have geeky protagonists that I should be able to relate to. The truth … Continue reading

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True Blood

I have been a bit reluctant to review this series because it tends to have a bad reputation. Most people who are not already watching it, tend to think it is Twilight for rednecks. While this is not entirely true, … Continue reading

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Please stop destroying my TV

I don’t actually watch TV much. That is, I don’t veg out on the couch and stare at the tube for hours on end. When I come back home from work, I relax by typing a lot of badly spelled … Continue reading

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Carnivale

I really have a knack for falling in love with excellent TV shows years after they have been canceled. But perhaps it’s better this way. This way I don’t get all wrapped up in the fandom thing again, and I … Continue reading

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Dead Like Me

I don’t watch TV the way “normal” people do it. It’s mainly because I abhor reality TV. It’s unwatchable. There is not a single reality show out there that I’d consider worth while. You can try to convince me otherwise, … Continue reading

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Flash Forward

I’m writing this review because apparently everyone in the world asked me whether I checked it out yet. Yes, every single person in the fucking world came up to me and was like: “Luke, you totally need to check out … Continue reading

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No more niche TV stations

I was always a big fan of specialized niche TV networks. I always thought that having a network with a clearly defined profile and focus was a win for us TV viewers. If I was in the mood for some … Continue reading

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SciFi Chanell Aims to Suck More

I have no love for SciFi channel. I’ve been sort of mad at them ever since they they canceled Farscape. They sort of redeemed themselves when they produced the miniseries that wrapped up that show, and then created Battlestar Galactica … Continue reading

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Firefly: First Impression

A while back, I watched Serenity and really enjoyed it. This was a surprise for me, and the very same day I vowed to get the whole series on DVD. I wanted to see if it was as good as … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the History Channel

Dear History Channel, I wanted to start this letter by politely saying: WHAT THE FUCK? As you may or may not know the name of your network (“The History Channel” in case you forgot) sort of implies that your programming … Continue reading

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Dexter: Season 2

When I blogged about Season 1 of Dexter I expressed my concern about quality of the second season. Really good shows which deliver a satisfying conclusion in it’s first season’s finale can often suffer from a sudden drop in quality. … Continue reading

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Dexter: Season 1

Recently I realized that I really don’t watch much TV. Or rather I do watch fair share of it, but I don’t do it the way normal people do it. When I come back from work, I tune my TV … Continue reading

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Cylons don’t know about SPOF

Back to my BSG complaints. Once again, I wanted to preface this post by saying that I’m bashing this show ONLY because I love it to death. I am a big BSG fan and as such I am allowed to … Continue reading

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Cylons don’t use Backups

There are two storytelling crutches that often come into play to “hand wave” over some plot inconsistencies or explain something odd and unusual. One of them is called magic, and the other one is called technology. They are both used … Continue reading

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Smart Business Move: Letting Viewers watch TV Shows Online

In the past if you missed an episode of your favorite show you had very limited choices. If you had Tivo or a similar service you could just pray and hope it was smart enough to record it. You could … Continue reading

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Mechanical Dog Toys

Yesterday, as I often do I fell asleep with the TV on. I usually tune to Adult Swim in the evenings so I woke up to the morning block of Cartoon Network today. Since I usually stumble out of the … Continue reading

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Heroes: Thoughts on Season 1

I finished watching Season 1 of Heroes and I loved it. I’m pleasantly surprised that it did not end on a major cliffhanger. The end-season cliffhanger seems to be the industry standard these days, and everyone from the shitty sitcoms … Continue reading

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Anti-Intellectualism on TV

I keep noticing a recurring trope in mainstream TV and movies which really bothers me. Maybe you noticed it too. Next time you watch a random sitcom, or some crappy a movie on some cable channel look for the way … Continue reading

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Heroes

Holy fucking shit! I found a new one! As far as I was concerned there were currently only two shows on TV worth my attention. They were Lost and Battlestar Galactica. Sadly, both of them are currently in between seasons. … Continue reading

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River is a Terminator

Jesus, I’m really out of the loop. You guys probably knew about this for at least a 100 years now, but it’s new to me. Apparently the lovely River from Firefly is the new Terminator girl in the upcoming Fox … Continue reading

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