Grumblings from Earth’s Oven

There’s a lot of romance in New York City: walking down Brooklyn Heights Promenade at sunset; getting lost in the crowd, architecture and history of Grand Central Terminal; listening to street musicians in Central Park…for me, just being near 30 Rock makes me fall in love with New York. But all that romance, all that joie de vivre, shrivels up and dies in the summer. Read the rest of this entry »


5 Predictions for the 2013 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes snuck up on me this year. I checked the date on a whim earlier today and – WAH-BAM! – discovered that it’s happening Sunday. This Sunday! In my defense, I just moved into a new apartment, and things have been crazy hectic…but enough about my personal life, onto the least important TV/Film event the awards season offers us. Here are my TV-related predictions for the night. (No movie predictions here, this ain’t a big-screen blog! Though, I will say that I would love to see Argo go home with Best Picture. That movie was enthralling.) Read the rest of this entry »


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.


Harry Potter 7.2

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. Have been since I was 11. I’m counting down to the next film and have plans for multiple viewings in theaters. I also found this infographic on /film:

Honestly, that’s all I really wanted to share. To make it TV related, I’ll say this: tomorrow at 8 pm on CNN Larry King will be hosting a Harry Potter special. There. Something on TV. Watch it!


Shazam!

Maybe I’m an old soul, or maybe it’s my childhood education in southern television, but when I hear the word “Shazam,” I’m more likely to think of Gomer Pyle (see also – this video) than the music-identification app…and I’m starting to think that “music-identification” might not be an accurate description of this application.

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