Category: Features

I Miss TGIF

Earlier today I had a thought that I wish there was a station that showed reruns of all the TGIF programming. If you’re not familiar with TGIF, throughout the late 1980s and 1990s there was a block of programming on…
Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show

One of my favorite podcasts over the past few months is one I found almost by accident. One a rainy afternoon I decided to plug in my iPhone to iTunes to find something to listen to when I work out.…
Hiatuses Mean Death for TV Shows

It seems that each season we see more and more television shows put on hiatus if they don’t perform extremely well their first few episodes. Each season I see show after show go on a break in the fall to…
Why Don’t Actors Eat Their Own Dog Food?

Sometimes while watching a really good television series I can’t help but wonder why actors don’t eat their own dog food. If you’re not familiar with this phrase, it basically means whatever it is a company or person is trying…
An Open Letter to NBC Regarding The Event

Dear NBC, We have not been on the best terms lately. You’ve completely ruined your reputation as a network with quality programming. You replaced some great shows with game shows, prime time talk shows, and reality programming that I consider…
Old Media in a New Media World

I’m really getting tired of seeing this whole soap opera played out over and over. Aging industry doesn’t adapt to changing times and consumers. Consumers take it upon themselves to change. Aging industry gets mad at consumers and continues doing…
Review: No Ordinary Family

ABC sent me an invite to view the pilot for their upcoming drama No Ordinary Family. The show centers on the Powells, a typical American family whose members gain special abilities after their plane crash lands into the Amazon River.…
Fall TV Premiere Calendar

Because I love you all, I’ve compiled a Google Calendar listing all the premiere dates for the fall TV season. When viewing the calendar, please note that all times are Central Standard Time. Adjust to your time zone accordingly. Check…
The New Apple TV

Apple announced their new Apple TV yesterday. They’ve not had much success with the set-top box in the past, but that might change with the lowered price tag and ease of use of the new unit. If you’re not familiar…
Reality TV Creates a Reality I Don’t Want to Live In

If the television craze continues with the present level of programs, we are destined to have a nation of morons. ~Daniel Marsh Okay, so that quote was made back in 1950 but it is applicable now more than ever. In…
Where Has Betty Draper Gone? I Don’t Care

If you’ve been watching Mad Men this season you may notice that January Jones’ character, Betty Draper, has been absent quite a bit. She has barely been in the series this season and I don’t really care. Seriously, does anyone…
AT&T’s New U-verse App

AT&T updated their U-verse iPhone app with a fresh new interface and some exciting new features. First, let me start off by going over the updated interface. You can still do all the things you could do with the previous…