Greetings! Welcome to the TV in 2014 roundtable. I’ve once again convened some of my friends to work our way through the year that was in television. I’ll be posting a few of these conversations the rest of the month, and you can find all of them here. Cory: Alright folks, let’s move onto our second category—best […]Read more "TV in 2014 Roundtable: Best Individual Performances"
I talk television with a lot of people. Friends, family, other critics on Twitter, vagrants on the street. I just love talking about TV. Because I don’t have the time and resources to do a podcast like I used to in college, I’m going to sort of replicate that experience in textual form in a […]Read more "Chitchat: Checking in with The Good Wife"
I haven’t written much about The Good Wife’s third season. In fact, I’m pretty sure I haven’t done a single post on this season. My good buddy Noel Kirkpatrick and I deconstructed the first three or four episodes way back in the early part of the fall on the podcast, but with so much going […]Read more "Review: The Good Wife, “What Went Wrong”"
The 2011 Primetime Emmys are so close! September 18th to be exact. Up until the ceremony airs on FOX, I’ll be working through most of the major categories and discussing who could win, who should win and of course, who will win. I’ll likely be tackling two categories in each post, just so you know. Happy […]Read more "2011 Primetime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series"
I’ve done my wishful thinking, now it’s time to make some last-minute official predictions for this year’s Emmy nominations. As you might notice, this “ballot” is much different than my dream one. This makes me sad, but oh well. I’ll have some reflections on the nominations after they are announced on Monday THURSDAY (thanks to Myles […]Read more "2011 Emmy Nomination Predictions"
It’s that time again, folks. The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14, which means I have almost an entire month to flood this space with hopes, dreams and predictions about what could happen come nomination time. To kick things off, I’ll be bringing back the Dream Emmy Ballot. It’s something I did last […]Read more "2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series"
After a season in which The Good Wife expanded its narrative scope dramatically (so much so, it’s been rightfully discussed as the broadcast follow-up to The Wire), sometimes to its own detriment (let’s just pretend that Hugo Chavez episode didn’t happen, shall we?), it was kind of nice that the season finale dials things back and […]Read more "Season Finale — The Good Wife, “Closing Arguments”"
It’s May, which means we’re very close to the network upfronts. Choices about which series live and which series die are probably being made right now by all the major networks. This of course means it’s time for fans and critics to start stumping for their favorite series stuck on the bubble between cancellation and […]Read more "Surveillance Spring Stumping: Why CBS should renew The Good Wife"
I couldn’t really bring myself to write about last week’s episode of The Good Wife. Since I watched the first 33 or so episodes in a week-long binge, I can’t really be sure, but I’m mostly confident in making a claim for that to be the worst episode of the series. This is such a […]Read more "The Good Wife, “Wrongful Termination”"
Holy crap that was a fantastic episode of The Good Wife. “Ham Sandwich” had all the makings of a legitimate finale, but also found a way to serve as a catalyst for what will surely be a wonderful string of final episodes. This episode was full of great moments, shocking twists and some intriguing little […]Read more "The Good Wife, “Ham Sandwich”"