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Archive for the ‘My Shows’ Category

The Office (NBC)

May 1, 2016

The Office is an interesting study in the evolution of a television show.  It began its existence as a remake from the popular British comedy that had been popular a few years earlier.  Because of this, most people thought it was doomed, that it was going to try too hard to capture the brilliance of […]

Community

July 28, 2014

I gave Community a pass when it first aired, and I can’t really remember why.  I think I just wrote it off as another lame comedy trying to be the new The Office.  But on the urging of friends I decided to check it out and realized that it is awesome.  Why is it so […]

Flight of the Conchords

June 19, 2013

I admit that I am not much of a musical guy.  I don’t like musical numbers in my movies or TV shows at all.  Its too contrived and just not enjoyable for me.  And yet, I love Flight of the Conchords. Perhaps its the humour infused into the music that wins me over.  In fact, […]

Extras

December 16, 2012

Ricky Gervais’ series Extras came along in the wake of his massively popular hit The Office (and yes, I do plan on doing an Office post later on), and as such it was hard to tell whether we were still under The Office’s spell, or if Extras was a great show in its own right.  […]

Corner Gas

September 16, 2012

When a television show deals with themes and settings that you are familiar with, you tend to have a stronger connection to it.  Perhaps that’s why myself and those around me took to Corner Gas so easily.  Not only is it a Canadian comedy, but its set in my hometown province of Saskatchewan.  Corner Gas […]

Entourage

July 19, 2012

With the succes of The Sopranos in the early 2000’s HBO was hitting its stride with quality television, with other shows like The Wire, Sex in the City, and Six Feet Under.  And amongst this group was a seemingly out of place comedy called Entourage, following the career and lifestyle of a rising Hollywood movie […]

Game of Thrones

June 9, 2012

HBO’s latest hit series is currently my favourite show on television.  A big reason for this is because I am a huge fan of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series which this is based on.  A Game of Thrones and its following novels are some of the best fantasy books I […]

The West Wing

March 17, 2012

This will be the first of the My Shows series of blog posts, where I talk about some of my  all-time favorite television shows.  I start with what could very possibly be my favourite television series, The West Wing. The West Wing is the brain child of acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin whose recent credits include […]