Tip Of The Cap/Wag Of The Finger: 2011 In TV

When I posted my list of the Top 10 TV Shows of 2011 on Saturday, I mentioned that there was another TV post on the horizon, wherein I planned to discuss the shows that narrowly missed my list as well as some of the worst offerings from this past year. After a bit of debate, I decided that another list simply wouldn’t suffice. Instead, I’ve chosen to take the “tip of the cap/wag of the finger approach.” Those of you who read TV Guide should be familiar with the format, as they use it for their Cheers and Jeers column. If this style of commentary is one that you guys enjoy, let me know in the comment section, and I’ll try to make it a somewhat regular feature of the site. Read more of this post

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What Can I Say About The Entourage Finale?

As I sit down to write this post, I’m struck by an overwhelming sense of grief brought about by both the fact that Entourage concluded it’s 7 year run this evening and how it did so. Even as many of the show’s diehard fans have turned on it over the last season and a half, I have continued to vehemently defend creator Doug Ellin and the decisions he’s made. But tonight, as the curtains were drawn on HBO’s second longest running series, I was left shaking my head. “The End” provided neither a satisfactory conclusion to this season’s story arcs nor an adequate conclusion to the series as a whole. Read more of this post

The CW Might Have Sex In A Different City

When Sex and the City premiered on HBO in the summer of 1998, I was a 7 year old boy in a house without cable television. And, while I’d convinced my parents to subscribe to cable by the time it concluded its run in the winter of 2004, I still fell squarely outside of its target demographic. A few years back, I made a concerted effort to watch the show, because of its cultural impact. After consuming the first season, I put the show down and have never felt particularly compelled to revisit it. Likewise, I’ve made no effort to see either of the two feature films that have been produced. Read more of this post