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The Best and Worst Episodes of Game of Thrones

March 23, 2017

A while back I ranked every episode of The X-Files and posted by top ten and bottom ten.  After giving the Game of Thrones series a full rewatch, I thought I would do the same.  Now this is only up to and including season 6, as this post is being written before the release of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]