Joss vs JJ

I should have written this blog a year ago. Back then it was easy to delineate the merits of Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams as producers. Their body of work (and the behind the scenes stories of them) clearly showed characteristics of their . . . → more

the pitfall of vanity projects

Super 8

I used to really like J.J. Abrams. I still mostly do. Not so much for Felicity, but Alias was pretty cool (granted, the pilot was completely a network version of Buffy . . . → more

the best tv of 2009

Dollhouse - Man on the Street | Eliza Dushku | Tahmoh Penikett

I’ve acquiesced to the fact that this is more “tv I loved in 2009” than actually “the best tv of 2009”. But what critic’s list isn’t? You never read, “I hated this show, but damn was it well . . . → more

The best tv of 2008

I’ve been waiting to write this list for months. It’s one of my favorite blogs all year because I love the excuse opportunity to talk about tv. Before I begin . . . → more

the complicated reality of our frayed psyches

I can’t tell you when it first occurred to me. I think maybe someone pointed it out. But growing up I recognized that women in action films weren’t really genuine. Now, having grown up and learned a thing or two, I can explain why. To the best of my . . . → more

the best tv of 2007

I had a hard time coming up with 10 really good shows this year. Chuck almost made it because it’s funny and charming. It just isn’t quite on it’s feet yet, though it continues to improve. . . . → more

Best tv of 2006

Ok, here’s my top tv shows 2006. I based this not just on whether or not I like the show in general, but specifically on how good it was in 2006. Here we go, the shows you’re probably not watching…

10. Lost. Sadly, this is on the list because I was having a hard time . . . → more