Tag: lost

Joss vs JJ
Posted November 16, 2011 : Commentary

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

the pitfall of vanity projects
Posted June 14, 2011 : Commentary

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

the best tv of 2009
Posted January 7, 2010 : Annual Best TV List

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

The best tv of 2008
Posted January 4, 2009 : Annual Best TV List

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

the complicated reality of our frayed psyches
Posted May 7, 2008 : Commentary

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

the best tv of 2007
Posted January 6, 2008 : Annual Best TV List

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.

Best tv of 2006
Posted January 9, 2007 : Annual Best TV List

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 coming up with 10 good shows. Season 1 (we all know) was brilliant. Season 3 I’m watching by default. They’re not covering all of the characters as much or as well and I don’t care that much about the characters that are getting all the […]