…look on the bright side

As we embark on a season of beginnings, new shows, new seasons, and new stories to love, I feel it’s only right to begin the preparation for the endings ahead. Yes, for more than a few fan favorites, this fall is the beginning of the end. But don’t despair. There are few greater joys than…

…Let Your Colors Burst

Welcome to the second day of autumn. In addition to marking the return of the network television series, this new season also means the impending arrival of a different kind of show. Fair warning, to watch this one, you will have to venture a bit outside your comfort zone, and by that I mean your…

…adjust your settings

Happy Emmy Monday, crusaders, and my condolences to anyone who hasn’t yet finished the final season of “Game of Thrones.” I hope you weren’t watching the highlight reel too closely…

…Know It’s All Worthwhile

As Area 51 is “raided” and the Emmys approach, I thought I’d take a moment for a genre that’s a little more “out there.” Sci-fi is a genre that often gets overlooked by the Emmy nominating committee. Outside of the “creative” categories, they don’t get much recognition. They’re more than special effects and makeup. They’re…

…get creative

This Sunday evening, the world of television (and streaming and web series … and we should probably consider coming up with another term …) will gather to honor the best this year of (whatever we’re going to rename television) had to offer. The evening will undoubtedly run over on time (as these things tend to…

…talk it out

As hard as it may be to hear (or admit) we’re living in a world where politics is everywhere — our homes, our places of work, our celebrity ballroom dance competitions (that’s on you, ABC), and they are certainly in our late-night comedy shows. (Or as the Emmy voters know them, Outstanding Variety Talk Series.)