Category Archives: Television

Supernatural, Season 11, Episode Apocalypse-Next

I was going to put our lovely troll’s name for us (“annoying cunts”) in the headline, but I don’t want to scare people away. I should use Helena’s hashtag: #proudtobeanannoyingcunt. Maybe we should create a warding spell for the rare … Continue reading

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January 2016 Viewing Diary

“30 for 30″ Chasing Tyson (2015; d. Steve Cantor) I love the 30 for 30 series on ESPN but had never seen this one, the story of Evander Holyfield’s pursuit of Mike Tyson. I’ve got a Tyson thing. I loved … Continue reading

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The X-Files Premiere Recap in Vulture Mag: Fiction Masquerading as Fact, by Keith Uhlich

Regular readers know that over last year, I binge-watched the entire X-Files series, because I had completely missed the phenomenon the first go-round. I watched a lot of it myself, but then, for fun, I reached out to my friend … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 2, Episode 19: “Folsom Prison Blues”

Directed by Mike Rohl Written by John Shiban You guys. This post is aggressively insane. But I will paraphrase James Joyce who said, in re: “Finnegans Wake”: “It took me 17 years to write it. It should take you 17 … Continue reading

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December 2015 Viewing Diary

Christmas, Again (2015; d. Charles Poekel) So good. I reviewed for Rogerebert.com. Back Street (1932; John M. Stahl) Back Street is the story of a woman who allows herself to be a “back street” woman: a long-time mistress to a … Continue reading

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8 Standout TV Performances of 2015

Jeffrey Tambor, Alexandra Billings, “Transparent” My good friend Alexandra Billings is on this list of 8 Standout TV Performances for her role in Transparent: The Amazon series has quickly made itself the place to be for award-winning guest roles, with … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Favorite TV Episodes of 2015: Survivor’s Remorse

Good stuff, especially when you consider cousin Mike’s Survivor’s Remorse, and the episode where M-Chuck punches her brother Cam in the face sparking a nation-wide angst-ridden controversy about violence against men, made the list. It’s especially special because my cousin … Continue reading

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Supernatural, Season 11, Episode Next

That’s been my life this fall. I’m grateful. But I feel you, Chuck. I feel you. Tonight, I’m working on my review for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (see comment above), so I’ll catch you all on the … Continue reading

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The 10 Best TV Shows of 2015

My cousin Mike’s amazing series Survivor’s Remorse (with my brother on the writing staff, as writer and story editor) has been chosen by The Village Voice as one of the 10 Best TV Shows of 2015. I love the comment … Continue reading

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Supernatural, Season 11, The Trickster Presents

Excuse me, I saw Brooklyn this morning and have been crying, off and on, for what feels like the entire day. I’m a wreck. My people! My great-grandmothers and fathers … that was what they did, and endured. Bah! I … Continue reading

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