Category archives: TV

Battlestar Galactica 1-3: Bastille Day

Hey, look! It’s Richard Hatch! (no, not that one) Battlestar Galactica is a remake, as we all know. It’s natural to want to pay homage to the original, but that sort of thing runs the risk of getting silly. Using the… continue reading »

Battlestar Galactica 1-2: Water

The Cylon Sleeper Agent didn’t get a whole lot of use on Battlestar Galactica. Most of the Cylons, when caught, confessed to being Cylons, and then went about being evil, fleshy toasters. But then there’s Boomer, who doesn’t know she’s… continue reading »

Battlestar Galactica 1-1: 33

Battlestar Galactica? Really? You’re going to revive a 1970s  sci-fi series that was a flaccid attempt to emulate the success of Star Wars, replete with soap opera performances and 1970s fashion? That, in itself, calls for scepticism. But to the… continue reading »

When did Battlestar Galactica go wrong?

I have two memories of watching Battlestar Galactica: It was really good at the start, and really bad at the end. At least, it was really bad near the end. I never finished the series, thanks to being terrifically annoyed… continue reading »

I’m not bad, I’m just written that way

When it’s good, Mad Men is very, very good. Though season four started slowly, it’s begun to hit its stride, and The Suitcase ranked among the very best of the entire show. But the followup, The Summer Man, brought back… continue reading »

So much for Human Target

I admit, I was curious about the pilot for Human Target. It’s not like I had great expectations, given the challenges of adapting Peter Milligan’s great books, but hey, I want stuff like this to be good. Maybe you can… continue reading »

The Ups and Downs of Being Erica

If you’ve never lived in Canada, you probably don’t understand the odd relationship we have with Canadian culture. There’s very little of it, you see, and it’s frequently not very good. American programming tends to drown out Canadian entertainment, Hollywood… continue reading »

My Favourite TV Redhead Still Looking Good

I’m still not sure if I’m going to buy the Buffy Season 8 comic — okay, I’ll probably pick up the first issue at least — but regardless of how long I’ll keep reading it, I’ve gotta say that I… continue reading »

Studio 60 Gets off on the Wrong Foot. Again.

As I’ve said before, Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is full of potential, but seems to have problems making good on it. That trend seemed to be reversed in the last few episodes, culminating in the fantastic… continue reading »

So good, so frustrating: Sorkin’s Studio 60

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is starting to tick me off. I love Aaron Sorkin. West Wing, the first 2-3 seasons in particular, rate among the best television I’ve ever seen. I really don’t mind that he’s elitist or… continue reading »

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