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    • THE SIGNAL STOPS April 22, 2012
      After almost two years, 259 posts, 15,000 hits and a lot of hours TV watched, it’s with great sadness (and a little relief) that we close down The Signal. This was intended as a place for us to discuss television, an outlet for the thousand thoughts we had about every show we watched. And it was, … Continue reading →
    • Are You There, Chelsea?, “Pilot” (1.01) January 13, 2012
      A review of the new comedy, written by Dottie Zicklin & Julie Ann Larson and directed by Gail Mancuso, after the jump… I liked Are You There, Chelsea? a lot more than I anticipated. Much like Free Agents, this seems to be a case where the pilot shows a lot of promise, hidden under some more-obvious troublesome … Continue reading →
    • The L.A. Complex, “Down in L.A.” (1.01) January 12, 2012
      A review of the new Canadian drama, written and directed by Martin Gero, after the jump… That wasn’t bad. I find myself enjoying two of the side characters most, partly because of residual Firefly and Wonderfalls fondness for Jewel Staite and Chelan Simmons. Neither story is particularly new – in fact, none here are – but both are … Continue reading → […]
    • The Black Donnellys, “God is a Comedian Playing to an Audience Afraid to Laugh” (1.02.5) January 6, 2012
      A review of the web-only third episode of a One Season Wonder we’ve looked at twice before, written by Robert Moresco & Jeff F. King and directed by Dan Lerner, after the jump… Previously on The Black Donnellys: We got introduced to the Donnelly family in the “Pilot”, then the show abandoned all pretense of lightness for … Continue reading → […]
    • CHECKING IN 2012 January 3, 2012
      Happy new year! Checking in with our readers, to get a bit more information about y’all as we enter a new year… Also,  if you’d be so kind to answer in the comments: What kinds of posts (weekly reviews, One Season Wonders, season reviews, features) do you like best at The Signal? What do you … Continue reading →
    • Teen Wolf, Season 1 January 2, 2012
      MTV entered the scripted programming game this past summer with three bold entries into the field: teen comedy Awkward., supernatural horror comedy Death Valley, and teen drama Teen Wolf, based on the 1985 movie. When I heard about the show, I rolled my eyes — but, solid reviews and an impressive YouTube compilation nudged me into … Continue reading → […]
    • Blind Justice, “Pilot” (1.01) December 19, 2011
      The next one season wonder on the list is Blind Justice, the 2005 drama about a Detective returning to his job after a heroic accident left him blind. The pilot, written by Steven Bochco, Matt Olmstead, & Nicholas Wootton and directed by Gary Fleder, reviewed after the jump… I caught the premiere of Blind Justice when I … Continue reading →

THE SIGNAL STOPS

After almost two years, 259 posts, 15,000 hits and a lot of hours TV watched, it’s with great sadness (and a little relief) that we close down The Signal. Advertisements

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Are You There, Chelsea?, “Pilot” (1.01)

A review of the new comedy, written by Dottie Zicklin & Julie Ann Larson and directed by Gail Mancuso, after the jump…

The L.A. Complex logo.

The Black Donnellys, “God is a Comedian Playing to an Audience Afraid to Laugh” (1.02.5)

A review of the web-only third episode of a One Season Wonder we’ve looked at twice before, written by Robert Moresco & Jeff F. King and directed by Dan Lerner, after the jump…

CHECKING IN 2012

Happy new year! Checking in with our readers, to get a bit more information about y’all as we enter a new year…

The cast of Teen Wolf.

Teen Wolf, Season 1

MTV entered the scripted programming game this past summer with three bold entries into the field: teen comedy Awkward., supernatural horror comedy Death Valley, and teen drama Teen Wolf, based on the 1985 movie. When I heard about the show, I rolled my eyes — but, solid reviews and an impressive YouTube compilation nudged me into … Continue reading

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Blind Justice, “Pilot” (1.01)

The next one season wonder on the list is Blind Justice, the 2005 drama about a Detective returning to his job after a heroic accident left him blind. The pilot, written by Steven Bochco, Matt Olmstead, & Nicholas Wootton and directed by Gary Fleder, reviewed after the jump…

Valentine, “Valentine” (1.01)

Another One Season Wonder, this time from the 2008-2009 season! A review of the pilot, written by Kevin Murphy and directed by Kevin Dowling, after the jump…

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K-ville, “Pilot” (1.01)

One of the series The Signal will be covering with its One Season Wonder series is K-ville,  a New Orleans-set cop drama from 2007 starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser. A review of the pilot, written by Jonathan Lesco and directed by Deran Serafian, after the jump…

The Troubletones on stage.