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‘Deadwood’ (2004-2006, 2019): Review

Created by: David Milch || Written by: David Milch, Regina Corrado, Ted Mann, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Jody Worth, Bryan McDonald, Malcolm MacRury Directed by: Ed Bianchi, Daniel Minahan, Davis Guggenheim, Gregg Feinberg, Mark Tinker, Steve Shill, Alan Taylor || Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes, Paula Malcolmson, Leon Rippy, … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019): Review

Created by: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss || Written by: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, George R. R. Martin, Bryan Cogman, Vanessa Taylor, Dave Hill, Jane Espenson Directed by: Alan Taylor, Alex Graves, David Nutter, Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Daniel Minahan, Michelle MacLaren, Alik Sakharov, Miguel Sapochnik, Neil Marshall || Starring: Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, … Continue reading

Love, ‘LOST’ (2004-2010) and ‘Penny Dreadful’ (2014-2016), or Why I Don’t Watch Many Television Shows

Upon finishing John Logan’s Penny Dreadful last winter after a long viewing hiatus (Season 1 was gifted to me by a brief love interest back in the summer of 2015), I anticipated writing another one of my few television series reviews on this site. I geared myself for discussing the series’ expert direction, unique Gothic-horror … Continue reading

Why ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ (1996-2005)…

I recently wrote about my affections for the sitcom television show and pop culture phenomenon that is The Big Bang Theory (2007-present), a show I feel is both overrated and underappreciated by different audiences. In many respects, however, the prism through which I view The Big Bang Theory (henceforth, BBT) and have viewed most every … Continue reading

In Defense of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (2007-Present): Not a Review

The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular television sitcoms of the late 2000s and 2010s. Like similar modern shows such as How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014) and Modern Family (2009-present), it represents a shift in mainstream television portrayals of modern America, including its emphasis on pop culture references, scientific research, higher … Continue reading

My Take on ‘The Walking Dead’ (2010-Present): Not a Review

I am not the biggest fan of AMC’s popular zombie-drama, The Walking Dead, but I wasn’t always a critic of it. When the show first aired in its abbreviated, six-episode debut season, I was one of its early converts, impressed by its production values, epic scope, and excited by the prospect of a long-running television … Continue reading

‘Firefly’ (2002): Review

Created by: Joss Whedon || Written by: Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg, Ben Edlund, Jose Molina, Cheryl Cain, Brett Matthews Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass No. of Episodes: 14 || Running Time: 616 minutes This past 2014 … Continue reading

‘Band of Brothers’ (2001): Review

Created by: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks || Written by: Erik Jendersen, Tom Hanks, John Orloff, E. Max Frye, Graham Yost, Bruce C. McKenna, Erik Bork Starring: Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Matthew Settle, Donnie Wahlberg, Scott Grimes, Peter Youngblood Hills, Shane Taylor, Rick Gomez, Michael Cudlitz, Nicholas Aaron No. Episodes: 10 (miniseries) || Running Time: 705 … Continue reading

‘Generation Kill’ (2008): Review

Created by: David Simon, Ed Burns, Evan Wright || Written by: David Simon, Ed Burns, Evan Wright Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, James Ransone, Billy Lush, Stark Sands, Marc Menchaca, Jon Huertas, Mike Figueroa, Josh Barrett, Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Reyes No. of Episodes: 7 (miniseries) || Running Time: 470 minutes (7 episodes) As it turned out, The Wire¬†(2002-2008)¬†creator, … Continue reading

‘The Sopranos’ (1999-2007): Review

Created by: David Chase || Written by: David Chase, Terrence Winter, Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess, Matthew Weiner Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Drea de Matteo, David Proval, Aida Turturro, Nancy Marchand No. of Seasons: 6 || No. of Episodes: 86 … Continue reading