Friday Five: Top Netflix Bingewatches

1. The Office True confession: I have watched The Office at least a dozen times. Probably more. Every time through the series, I am struck by how the writers make me root for even the least likable characters on the show. Michael can be at his most childish at one moment and then do something genuinely […]

Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere

I was not a fan of The Walking Dead’s season 6 cliffhanger that left viewers in suspense about who Negan killed. I wasn’t really looking forward to the season 7 premiere because I felt manipulated. Plus, I’d read the comics. I knew it would bloody. In fact, the episode was so gruesome it had not […]

On Cliffhangers: The Walking Dead

I expect a lot out of The Walking Dead’s writers. They are very good and obviously put a lot of thought and detail into their plots and characterizations. It’s fine if they wanted a cliffhanger, but don’t give me that BS literary excuse.

Top Five Favorite Christmas TV Episodes

Psych: The Polarizing Express. Shawn has his own special version of It’s a Wonderful Life. Kinda. This episode pays homage to Austin Powers, includes a Nick Nolte joke, and has an awesome Grinch Easter egg. Chuck: Chuck versus Santa Claus. Chuck has to save himself and everyone at the Buy More. Casey gets a toe […]

Top Five Favorite Cheesy (and not so cheesy) Holiday TV Movies

At first, I was going to limit this to those cheesy made-for-cable movies, but then I realized I was leaving out some excellent TV specials that never went to theaters. So some of these are classics and some are pure fromage. Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The original narrated by Boris Karloff. The […]