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My Top 5 TV Shows of 2016

December 28, 2016

5. Black Mirror I was just introduced to this recently, but I’ve already burned through the entire series.  Netflix released season 3 after a hiatus of a couple years, releasing some very interesting sci-fi stories.  We start  off with an interesting take on social media, where everyone actually gets to rate everyone else (yes, Community […]

The Best and Worst Episodes of The X-Files

October 11, 2016

Earlier this year I rewatched the entire series of The X-Files on Blu-ray.  This was my favourite show in high school(my fandom was embarrassing to look back on) and viewing it again many years later was an interesting experience.  And as we went through the whole X-Files story, my categorical mind wasn’t able to rest […]

My Top 5 TV Shows of 2014

January 14, 2015

5. Orange is the New Black Netflix’s hit comedy has a swatch of interesting supporting characters, and I love shows with a swatch of supporting characters.  Sure most of them are heavy caricatures, but its still a pretty fun show. 4. Brooklyn 99 The freshest new comedy to be seen on the networks since Community.  […]

My Top 5 TV Shows of 2012

January 8, 2013

5. Modern Family I am aware that Modern Family is not the be all and end all of TV Sitcoms.  The set-ups for humorous lines and situations are ridiculously convoluted and contrived.  But despite that, they are still funny.  And lets face it, there’s not really a wealth of comedy gold on the airwaves right […]

My Top 5 TV Shows of 2011

December 10, 2011

Since most shows have wrapped up for the holiday hiatus already, I figured why not get a jump of the top ten lists?  Mind you, I’ll only be doing 5 since my TV viewing has dropped a lot, since I don’t have AMC or Showcase and the Networks have decided to start going with garbage […]

My Best TV Shows of 2010

December 8, 2010

5. The Office The Office is no longer the biting satire it once was, but has settled down into the role of the comfortable comedy. This year the show took a dip for me, mostly by the growing smugness of Jim and Pam, the two characters we’re supposed to relate to most, and the growing […]

My Top 10 Series Finales

September 6, 2010

Spoiler warning: If you have not seen the finale of a particular show you plan on watching, spoilers may be given, so just skip to the next one. 10. The Sopranos – “Made in America” First I must admit that I was not a regular watcher of this highly-acclaimed HBO series.  However, I think that […]

My 50 Favourite TV Characters – Part 5

August 5, 2010

10. Dr. Gregory House Series: House (FOX) Portrayed by: Hugh Laurie What sets House apart from the droves of other medical dramas is one thing and one thing only, which is the character of Dr. House. His sarcastic wit keeps the show humming. He is a bitter man with a prescription drug problem who over […]

My 50 Favourite TV Characters – Part 4

August 1, 2010

20. Chief Clancy Wiggam Series: The Simpsons (FOX) Voiced by: Hank Azaria The Simpsons has a lot of stupid characters, yet somehow they manage to make each character unique in their own stupidity. And one of my favourite stupid characters is Chief Wiggam. He makes me laugh probably 98% of the time he’s onscreen. “Bake […]

My 50 Favourite TV Characters – Part 3

July 30, 2010

30. Oscar Leroy Series: Corner Gas (CTV) Portrayed by: Eric Peterson Oscar Leroy is the cranky, old curmudgeon of Dog River, SK, and along with his cantankerous behaviour comes a lot of laughs. Oscar can be as giddy as a school girl one minute and then as grumbling as an old bear the next. 29. […]

My 50 Favourite TV Characters – Part 2

July 29, 2010

40. Hiro Nakamura Series: Heroes (NBC) Portrayed by: Masi Oka Hiro was both the comic relief of this superhero based drama, as well as the heart at the core of it all. He was pretty much the only one who legitimately wanted to be a super hero and his enthusiasm was always fun to watch. […]

My 50 Favourite TV Characters – Part 1

July 28, 2010

I’m going to be listing my top 50 TV characters.  This isn’t a perfect list, I know.  Its made up mostly of modern shows and I tried not to let any one show dominate the list (which was hard in a couple of cases).   I will list them 10 at a time. 50. Titus Pullo […]

The Top Ten Lost Moments

May 25, 2010

In celebration of the series finale of Lost, one of my all-time favourite TV shows, I will be giving my top ten Lost moments.  These are only a handful of amazing moments this show has given throughout its 6-year run.  There will be spoilers. 10. The wheelchair Reveal Season 1, Episode 4: Walkabout When the […]

The Ten Best Saturday Morning Cartoons

March 30, 2010

10. Schoolhouse Rock! When watchdog groups began to criticize the networks for their “bad message” cartoons, a movement was set in place to make cartoons educational. The most notable of these efforts was ABC’s Schoolhouse Rock which tried to teach kids about all sorts of things through musicals numbers, including math, grammar and of course […]

My Best TV Shows of 2009

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year everyone!  Time for the best of the year lists!! 5. House House continues to stay fresh by changing up the cast periodicaly and always having interesting storylines. The fifth season ended with the storyline where House is actually going crazy and begins the sixth season in a mental hospital. House isn’t really […]