Category Archives: Television

A Slice of Comedic Genius

Over the last few days, the folks at the Ringer have been running a “greatest TV character of the century” poll.  While I didn’t take part, I was glad to see that Michael Scott from The Office took the top … Continue reading

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Figuring It Out

These last few days have been interesting in their normalcy for me.  Wednesday was the last day that I’ll get out to do more than go to the grocery store, I imagine.  I had a dermatology appointment: annual check-up (many … Continue reading

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The Day before the Doctor

It wasn’t until today that I realized that the US version of The Office and the rebooted version of Doctor Who came into the world at the same time (15 years ago this week).  The Office gets a lot more … Continue reading

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For the Longest Time . . . Travelers

Tonight I finally got back around to watching the “Time Travelers” episode of How I Met Your Mother.  On some level, it’s the season eight version of “Symphony of Illumination,” but this one is for Ted.  The through-line conceit is … Continue reading

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Happy Leap Day!

30 Rock is the only show that I can recall doing much of anything with Leap Day.  And I only recall that because I’d been watching older episodes during the down-time between fall and winter season on television.  Here’s one … Continue reading

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The Dangers of the Mega-Narrative

There’s been something strange creeping into my approach to serial storytelling over the last few years that has finally (and fully?) nested in my viewing habits of Doctor Who. Anyone growing up reading comics in the 1970s and 1980s knows … Continue reading

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The War of Winners Begins

Wednesday night brought the two-hour premiere of Survivor‘s fortieth “season.”  This time around they’ve brought together twenty winners to battle it out for twice the normal prize.  And those first two hours didn’t disappoint.  A few interesting things:  It’s always … Continue reading

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