Tag Archive: television

Valar Morghulis

Rich kicked off a discussion of Games of Thrones when last year’s season ended. Given the huge ratings, I suspect we have even more people watching it now. This season wrapped up last night with an absolute barn-burner of an episode for a barn-burner of a season.

[Spoilers ahead]

I must say this was my favorite season so far and not just because it was the first I was keeping up with in real time. … Read more

Al Makes Out

As you may have heard, Current TV — you remember Current TV, right? — was just bought out by Al-Jazeera. That’s of moderate interest. Al-Jazeera is better than their reputation: they are one of the few keeping up with the scary developments in the Middle East. And, really, even in their early days, they were probably less anti-American than damned Current TV.

What I found interesting was this little tidbit:

Al Jazeera did not

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Friday Five: TV Ain’t So Bad

I mentioned this in the TLC post this week, so thought I’d bring it out. I don’t watch a lot of current TV as what little I see is of low quality (and I don’t have HBO). But that probably means I’m missing more than a few good shows out there. With 187,324 channels, something’s gotta be good, right?

So what are your five favorite current TV shows. It can be a sit-com, a drama, … Read more

Friday Five: TV Is Funny

The Friday Fun thread went well last week, so let’s try it again!

This week, we’ll go with something a little narrower: the five best TV comedies you’ve seen. Anything is fair game: network, overseas, subscription. As long it as it appeared on the glowing idiot box, it’s good.

Black Adder: The first series is good. The last three series are 18 episodes of awesome. Rowan Atkinson can be hilarious — his live stand-up … Read more

Gore v. Olby

Current TV has apparently sacked Keith Olberman after less than a year. This has caused thousand of people to cry, “Wait a minute? Current TV still exists?! Really?!” Really.

Editorially, Countdown had never been better. But for more than a year I have been imploring Al Gore and Joel Hyatt to resolve our issues internally, while I’ve been not publicizing my complaints, and keeping the show alive for the sake of its loyal viewers and

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What Should I Be Watching?

From the Nation Of Criminals post some of us got a bit sidetracked and started talking about TV shows. An illustration of how scattered I am at times, I am always complaining that there is never anything on (I got Dish Network Gold, so I get like a gazillion stations) but since I don’t watch that much TV (ESPN and Foxnews mainly, Tennis Channel, TCM, sporting events, but that’s pretty much it) I don’t have … Read more