Why I stopped watching Deadliest Catch (and so should you).

At one point in time, I was hooked on the Discovery Channel documentary series Deadliest Catch. The show featured the cinema verite lives of Bering Sea crabfishers as they braved the wintery storms of Alaska’s waterways to haul millions of dollars worth of king crab, snow crab and Bairdi crab for our tables. The show…

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So I gave the new Quantum Leap show a chance … and …

Last night, NBC brought back the time-travel procedural show Quantum Leap. You remember, the one from about 30 years ago, where every episode featured this one guy who traveled back in time, landed in someone else’s body and had to figure out what went wrong and how to make things right, all guided by a…

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Cowbellpedia – math classes in overdrive

I am a big, big fan of televised academic challenge shows. Heck, I’ve already earmarked the upcoming Capital One College Bowl show on NBC as must-watch programming. That being said, I need you to watch this academic competition show from Nigeria. It’s one of the more popular programs in that country, and it features young…

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Is Max Headroom really coming b-b-b-b-back?

News off of the media website Deadline brought joy to my heart. Tepid joy, but joy nonetheless. One of my favorite science-fiction TV shows, the cyberpunk drama Max Headroom, might be returning to series television – with Matt Frewer playing the electronic avatar character. According to Deadline, AMC Networks is working with producer Elijah Wood…

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Why did NONE of you tell me about how good Abbott Elementary was?

It’s hard for me to get involved in a new television series. I’m not looking for formulaic procedurals, I’m not a big fan of yuk-yuk 22-minute all-is-resolved sitcoms, and it’s gotten to the point where I’m watching 10-episode streaming dramas because at least I’m sure they’ll have a beginning and a middle and an end…

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“But officer, at warp nine they ALL look green to me.”

My friend Caroline is an accomplished photographer from Quebec City. I met her about a decade ago, when Quebec had a basketball team in the old Premier Basketball League (the Kebs), and her photography portfolio is very impressive. We’ve been Facebook friends for a while, and although she is bilingual, her FB posts are in…

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The Heather Kovar situation that nobody wants to talk about.

Let’s start with a disclaimer. I haven’t watched WRGB news in a very long time – ever since they were acquired by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, and their on-air news reads became word-for-word recitations of Sinclair’s ultra-conservative mantra. To put this in perspective, I blogged about why I will not willingly watch WRGB news in…

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The lost “Conflict” episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Let’s get one thing straight. I appreciate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I enjoyed it as a kid, and I still have a fondness for it as an adult. And if you really want to know, I was a Daniel Striped Tiger fan. Not the one in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, but the one that was made of…

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Wait, Tubi has Max Headroom?

The Tubi streaming service has been quite a pleasant surprise. Every so often, if I search long enough and hard enough, I can find old TV shows that I haven’t seen in ages. Such was the case yesterday, when I puttered around the streaming service and found … Max Headroom. And you young’uns might have…

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