What I’ve Been Reading: May 18, 2014

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The 2012-2013 Refrigerator Rants End-of-Season Awards

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It’s time to (belatedly) celebrate the end of the television season by giving out meaningless awards!

Sorry for being so late with this. I’ve been busy with other things and haven’t had much time to reflect on the TV season that just passed. But more importantly, I had a lot of frustrations with TV dramas this past season, which sapped my motivation to do these awards. But this has become somewhat of a tradition at the blog, so despite the drama categories being even thinner than last year (based on what I watched), I’m still going to pick my favourite performers and TV shows. The awards can be found after the jump. More

Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2013

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2012 is now well behind us (and the world didn’t end, yay!) so it’s time to look forward to remainder of 2013 and the various entertainments it will bring. There’s a lot to look forward to this year, from new music from well-loved bands to video games with spectacular trailers. (Whether those video games will manage to live up to their trailers is another matter entirely.) Here are the 10 things I’m looking forward to most in 2013:

My Ten Favourite TV Shows of 2012


Just like every other blogger on the Internet, I can’t resist making year-end lists. This one is the first of many and is about my favourite television shows of 2012. Some of them were funny. Some were suspenseful. And others were just plain weird. But all of them were awesome, in one way or another. The list is after the jump. More

The 2011-2012 Refrigerator Rants End-of-Season Awards

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The 2011-2012 television season came to a close last week with the end of May sweeps, so now it’s time for me to honour the best of what I watched with my annual fake awards show. The only problem is that it’s proving to be a little more difficult than last year. More

Thoughts on the Cougar Town Season 3 Finale

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This week marked the end of era of sorts for Cougar Town. Having been dropped by ABC, the show is moving to TBS next season. Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence are stepping down as showrunners, handing the reins over to Ric Swartzlander. Cougar Town may never be the same again. But that’s okay, because I can think of no better end to this era than this week’s double-header season finale, “My Life”/”Your World.” More

Things I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2012


2012 is in full swing now, and it might be the final year of humanity’s existence! While we count down the days to our certain doom, we still have plenty of stuff to look forward to. Apparently, the people who make music, movies, TV, books, and games haven’t received the memo about the end of the world. That’s all for the best, I suppose. I’m not spending my last year of existence in a panic. No way. I’m going to live it up and enjoy these fine things that 2012 will bring: More

My Five Favourite TV Shows of 2011


With the year coming to a close, I’m going to take a look back at the five TV shows that I enjoyed the most in 2011. It’s not the list that I would have envisioned myself putting together when the year began, but there were a few new shows that ended up entertaining me so much that I couldn’t leave them off the list. The list – and a few caveats – follow after the jump. More

The 2010-2011 Refrigerator Rants End-of-Season Awards

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With the 2010-2011 television season more or less over and summer TV about to begin or recently having begun, it’s time to take a look back at the best that the past year brought us.

Before we dive in, I have to make one thing clear: I don’t watch most television shows, and I barely watch any cable television. I do watch a lot of television on the whole, but not nearly enough to make a fair assessment of what was truly the “best.” For that reason, the awards will be skewed towards the shows that I watch. So don’t go crying about my failure to include The Good Wife, Mad Men, or Friday Night Lights. I don’t watch those shows. With that mind, let’s get started! More

Top of the Class: Thoughts on Cougar Town, Season 2

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If I woke up tomorrow and every sitcom except Cougar Town and Parks and Recreation were cancelled, I’d still be a pretty happy man. Throughout this season, they’ve been the comedies most consistently at the top of their games. I’ve already written about Parks and Recreation elsewhere, so I’m going to devote this entry to my thoughts on Cougar Town’s stellar second season.

About halfway through the season, I stopped reviewing Cougar Town for two reasons. Firstly, I loved the show so much that I didn’t feel compelled to pick it apart and analyze it. Secondly, Cougar Town isn’t the deepest or most substantial series, so I often had very little to say about it. But now that the season is over, it’s a good time to take a look back and see what made Cougar Town such a success this season. More

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