Before beginning Stranger Things I was keenly aware that show creators the Duffer brothers had meant the series to be a tribute to 80’s TV and film classics like Twin Peaks, E.T., The Goonies and Stand By Me (to name a few). It’s the reason I was so excited to watch in first place. Stranger Things is so much more than a tribute though. It’s a time machine.
Here are my shout outs from TV this week:
How to Get Away with Murder is a lot of fun to watch. It’s this crazily addictive, sudsy melodrama staring Viola Davis and some other people. Continue reading
Paul: Please forgive me. I’m new to the television blogging scene and I’m not certain I’m qualified! I love TV as much as the next dude and I’ve been a subscriber to the posts on “The Golden Age…” for quite some time now.
I don’t always love travel on TV. But when TV gets it right, TV gets it really right. See: Continue reading
In honour of a great week of TV watching, I thought it best to share some of my favourite moments show ‘n tell style. Continue reading
WARNING SPOILERS in the last paragraph
Like most Judd Apatow offerings, Love is a mixed bag. Created by Apatow, Paul Rust, and Lesley Arfin the Netflix Original series stars Gillian Jacobs and Rust as star-crossed love interests Mickey and Gus. I binge-watched Love over a weekend and have piles and piles of notes on the show. The pilot is contrived, the pace is sluggish and Paul Rust (while comically effective) over-plays his hand when given material that’s emotional. However, none of that is what I want to talk about. Continue reading
Over the holidays we decided to treat ourselves to some quality shows by doing another round of TV Secret Santas. This time, instead of picking shows for each other, we all wrote down the names of various shows (which we had either seen and wanted others to watch or hadn’t seen at all) and did a random blind pick out of a Santa hat (or in our case a Ziploc bag). This week Jane discusses her pick, Married. Continue reading
I had heard a little bit about The Best Time Ever but was hesitant to tune in. Despite my love of the show’s host, Neil Patrick Harris, I assumed that a live Variety Show would be campy and lame and not much fun. When nothing else was on three weeks ago I decided to give it a shot, as at the very least I could hate watch it. I’m happy to report that The Best Time Ever, really is just that. Continue reading
In the spirit of giving thanks to all we are grateful for this weekend, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank television. That big black box that is always just a click away from filling the room with light, happiness and the comfort of all my favorite characters. It would be impossible to capture all the reasons I am thankful for TV so I narrowed it down to some moments I’m thankful for this week. Continue reading
After finishing 6 wonderful seasons of Parenthood it is time for me to find a new TV show! I set out this weekend to find something to replace it and came across two promising shows. I watched the first two episodes of both Review with Forrest MacNeil and Difficult People and while both were very funny, for me there was a clear winner. Continue reading