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2 Broke Girls 1.01, “Pilot”

A promotional image for the show

A review of the pilot of the new hit, written by┬áMichael Patrick King & Whitney Cummings, and directed by James Burrows, after the jump… Advertisements

Pilot Season Second Looks (2011-2012)

I check in with some of the shows I reviewed the pilots of earlier on, as well as some I watched and never reviewed. A bulk posts.┬áHere goes…

Global Dynamics Closes Down: Syfy and the Eureka Cancellation Fumble

Colin Ferguson as Jack Carter.

It has been a dramatic week for the cast and crew of Signal favourite Eureka. Eight days ago, Deadline‘s always-on-the-ball Nellie Andreeva reported that the final six episode order would be the show’s last. Little did we know things would get a lot more complicated…

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 2010-2011: UPDATE IV, PRE-UPFRONTS

A year ago, I decided it would be an interesting experiment to gauge how far off we can see which shows will fail in the coming season. Based purely off of buzz, the spare info and trailers from the upfront presentations and – mostly – my own gut instincts, I tried to predict the success … Continue reading

FEATURE: Looking Forward (2011-2012 Developments I)

We’re in the midst of Pilot Season at the major Hollywood networks, right in the middle of watching as the various pilot scripts gear up to shoot the pilots that will earn them a pickup, or leave them behind. As with every year, there are same-olds, exciting new ideas, great castings, and less-than-great castings…

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Update III

Back in May, I made predictions on how I expected the new shows to do in the coming season, just after their initial pickups. As we come into premiere month, here’s a recap of my predictions for the season, first posted at the end of May. As the shows premiere and air, I’ll add some … Continue reading

FEATURE: Best Episodes of 2010, #10-#1

For every television critic, the inaugural Best Of is a test: a test to see what they value and what they forget, what they cherish and what they banish to the scrap heap. You guys got a taste of my tastes with the Honourable Mentions, but here we are: The Top 20 episodes of 2010!

FEATURE: Best Episodes of 2010, #21-#11

For every television critic, the inaugural Best Of is a test: a test to see what they value and what they forget, what they cherish and what they banish to the scrap heap. You guys got a taste of my tastes with the Honourable Mentions, but here we are: The Top 20 episodes of 2010! … Continue reading

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…