Happy Holidays from Teleponder

As the Dean, Chang, Starburns, Magnitude and Leonard sing the Carol of the Bells, I wish you a great holiday season: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Joyous Festivus. Teleponder will be on a brief break while I celebrate the season.


TV Book Review: The Revolution Was Televised

In the hierarchy of the television-obsessed, TV critics are esteemed, valued like the clever, precious gems they are. That is, unless they hate the show you love, totally diss your fave character, interpret symbolism differently from you, accidentally type the wrong word…the list goes on. TV nerds have tumultuous relationships with critics. Even in the oasis of nerdery that is the AV Club’s TV Club, there are still plenty of reader/critic disagreements and tiffs, some of them even understandable. Read the rest of this entry »


Doing the Advertising Shuffle

I’m currently living in an apartment with internet, but without cable. It puts me in that delicate situation of seeing the same 6 ads over and over again on Hulu. As a blogger who loves dissecting TV advertisements, I miss my primetime TV ads. I’m not seeing what the “big” commercials are anymore; you know, the stuff that airs during Glee, football and Revolution.
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Dan Harmon Follows His Bliss

This post is going to be simple and to the point. Dan Harmon gave a talk in September at the XOXO Festival, “an arts and technology festival in Portland, Oregon celebrating independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love.”

It’s no secret that I’m a Dan Harmon fan, and this lecture is one of the reasons why. He’s so smart, and he talks about two things I love: TV and Internet. It’s about 30 minutes long, and it’s worth it.


Chevy Chases Away Christmas Cheer

I’m gonna drop some common knowledge on ya’ll:
1) Chevy Chase left Community with two episodes left to film.
2) I really like my pun-filled title to this post. I hope you enjoyed it as well.
3) He was kind of a jerk about Community; repeatedly insulting the creator, his cast mates and the fans.
4) He’s notorious in Hollywood for being kind of a jerk about most things. He once referred to sitcoms as “the lowest form of television.”
5) He did this Old Navy Commercial: Read the rest of this entry »