Doctor Who, “A Christmas Carol” (2010 Special)

Don’t you just want to change what happens on TV, sometimes? What if you could? Or, in this case, what if what you were watching could change you? The Doctor returns for Christmas and the review for the special is after the break… Advertisements

FEATURE: Best Episodes of 2010 (Honourable Mentions)

Even though they’re terribly difficult to write, I love putting together ‘best of’ lists.I love writing about things I love, and it feels good to reward pieces of art that might not get noticed by other reviewers. This year, I pored through Wikipedia listings to make sure I considered every episode of television I watched … Continue reading

DECEMBER 2010 Update

So, we’re almost through the dry run of December, and The Signal’s seen a bit of a slow-down in the past couple of weeks. You might be curious as to what’s coming up…

How I Met Your Mother, “False Positive” (6.12)

“I’m committed! I’m riding this wave straight to hell!” – Marshall Eriksen A review of the episode, written by Craig Gerard and Matthew Zinman and directed by Pamela Fryman, after the jump…

Fringe, “Marionette” (3.09)

Someone gives life to a corpse while Olivia loses her own. Read the review after the jump…

The Black Donnellys, “A Stone of the Heart” (1.02)

“It’s not easy watching people suffer.” – Helen Donnelly The show is about a black Irish family living in New York – Hell’s Kitchen, to be precise. Four brothers and those who surround them, doing petty crime and trying to stay alive.The show is narrated by Joey “Ice Cream” (Keith Nobbs), and focuses the Donnelly … Continue reading

The Black Donnellys, “Pilot” (1.01)

“The Irish have always been victims of negative stereotyping. I mean, people think we’re all drunks and brawlers, and sometimes it makes you so mad you just wanna get drunk and punch somebody.” – Joey “Ice Cream” First up on Rerun Time’s roulette is the pilot of The Black Donnellys, a 2006 drama starring Jonathan … Continue reading

RERUN TIME: December 2010

Television scheduling is a funny thing. The season is set up for a certain number of rerun weeks, and the bulk of these land in post-Sweeps months like December and March. Since the shows The Signal covers largely follow that pattern, months like these will be a time of reflection. That is, looking back on … Continue reading

How I Met Your Mother, “The Mermaid Theory” (6.11)

“… Robin, I’m an attorney.” – Marshall Eriksen

Glee, “Special Education” (2.09)

“Leave all your love and your longing behind; you can’t carry it with you if you want to survive.” –  New Directions. The Glee cast are hitting Sectionals for their second year, facing off against a rerun of a Community joke and one of their former teammates. How do they do? A review of the … Continue reading