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Treme, “I’ll Fly Away” (1.10)

“Oh, this town…” – Janette Desautel The inaugural season of David Simon‘s new series, Treme, wraps up its first season with a segment written by the man himself and directed by Agnieszka Holland. Does it do a suitable job of tying off the show’s many plots in a satisfying way? Read on after the jump to … Continue reading

Treme, “Wish Someone Would Care” (1.09)

“There is no closure in real life. Not really.” – Creighton Bernette A review of the penultimate episode of David Simon‘s new HBO show, written by David Simon & George Pelecanos and directed by Dan Attias after the jump…

FEATURE: Lackie’s Season Postmortem

Every season has shows that exceed expectations, and shows that disappoint, and the 2009-2010 season was no different. Notable shifts this year include the rise of a new generation of first-year comedies and, surprisingly, the fall of the traditional network drama. Intrigued? This covers anything that started in June 2009 to anything that started in … Continue reading

Dan For Mayor, “A Date With Vengeance” (1.12)

“Hm. You spent thousands on appliances, a couple hundred on a cellphone and dinner, so yeah, lesson learned.” – Dan So, will the Canadian hit continue strength to strength, or falter as the season starts winding down? A review of the episode, written by Mark Farrell, Paul Mather & Kevin White and directed by Kevin White … Continue reading

Dan For Mayor, “A Cleanse Getaway” (1.11)

“I’m not drunk now.” – Claire So, last week’s episode was a stronger one than we’ve been seeing in the shows first season. Did writers Mark Farrell, Paul Mather & Kevin White and director Paul Mather keep it up? More after the jump…

Dan For Mayor, “Revenge is Swifty” (1.10)

“I’m not used to getting perspective from you. It’s a surprisingly mature outlook actually.” – Claire When I prepped this review before watching “Revenge is Swifty”, I was prepared to finally let loose about how Dan For Mayor was a boring, unfunny show that I couldn’t understand why I still watched. Because our lead is … Continue reading

SEASON REVIEW: Drop Dead Diva, Season 1

Drop Dead Diva is a Lifetime dramatic comedy that debuted July 12, 2009. It stars Brooke Elliott as a former model named Deb, who after death is sent back for a re-do and popped into the life of Jane, an intelligent-but-awkward lawyer. Finding herself working alongside a crew of  skilled lawyers, she begins to make … Continue reading

Doctor Who, “The Vampires of Venice” (5.06)

Love is in the air. As well as the smell of blood. Read the review after the jump…

SATURDAY ROUNDUP! (June 2010, wk 2)

Every week, The Signal will be offering up a Friday Roundup: a collection of mini-reviews, TV news, interesting links and varying television-related thoughts that weren’t big enough to merit a full post on their own. This week, we’re a day late. Apologies, folks…

Glee, “Journey” (1.22)

“Who cares what happens when we get there, when the getting there has been so much fun.” – Will Schuester. This is finale round 2 for Glee, whose midseason finale “Sectionals” was also structured and, indeed, scheduled as a season finale. That episode, despite some strong parts, was generally messy, predictable and occasionally offensive, even … Continue reading