Online Exclusive: America’s obsession with reality TV

Donald Dimick April 28, 2013

"I don't really watch sports. Can we watch some real TV?" I heard a friend say the other day. I am sure this wasn't the first time this has been said, especially between couples of all ages and interests....

The new “late night” way

Donald Dimick April 19, 2013

Earlier this month, NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon would take over "The Tonight Show" in spring 2014. Though this is a major announcement and has been a source of countless articles and discussion for...

Timothy Olyphant stars in Justified on FX. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Television.

“Justified” is the best show no one is watching

Donald Dimick April 12, 2013

"Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" "” these are all shows that seem to supersede viewers' lives, and for an hour or two, become their sole focus. They inspire viewing parties, clog...

The cast of Veronica Mars. Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

The “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter may disappoint avid TV fans

Donald Dimick April 5, 2013

On March 13, 2012, Rob Thomas, the show runner responsible for such shows as "Veronica Mars," "Party Down" and "Cupid," posted a new campaign on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter. In...

The best TV reviews you can find online

Donald Dimick March 22, 2013

For many, the appeal of watching shows live as they air allows them to engage in the collective experience, discuss with others and feel  like a part of the rest of the country reacting to and having...

FX show, Terriers, was lauded for being heartfelt but also funny and realist, but unfortunately it was cancelled after only one season. Photo courtesy of Fox 21.

One and done: The best one-season television shows

Donald Dimick March 1, 2013

The longest-running scripted show in primetime history is "The Simpsons" with 24 seasons and over 520 episodes. Behind that is NBC's "Law and Order" tied with CBS's "Gunsmoke" with 20 seasons...

Why animation is currently dominating television

Donald Dimick February 22, 2013

"The Simpsons" is the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television. "South Park" received a Peabody Award, an award given for excellence in television and radio broadcasting....

Pilot Test: which shows are real and which ones are made up?

Donald Dimick February 15, 2013

Spring in the world of television means two things: mid-season replacements and pilot season. With the latter comes handfuls of catchy titles, casting announcements and network descriptions, or "loglines,"...

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“House of Cards” full season review

Donald Dimick February 8, 2013

Netflix's first original series, "House of Cards," stars Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, a ruthless but calculated Congressman serving as the Majority Whip (meaning he is in charge of making Democrats...

Kevin Bacon stars in The Following on FOX.

TV Review: “The Following” series premiere

Donald Dimick February 1, 2013

With the premiere of "The Following," Fox has at the very least made the parlor game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" a heck of a lot easier. Promoted heavily over the last few months on the network,...

Why HBO series “Girls” isn’t just for girls

Donald Dimick January 25, 2013

For a thirty-minute comedy focusing on a group of twenty-something females living in modern-day New York City, HBO's "Girls" garnered an unprecedented amount  of controversy. After its debut last April,...

Three television shows to catch up on over winter break

Donald Dimick November 30, 2012

To help fill those glorious hours of well deserved time off that we call winter break, I have compiled a list of TV shows that will be perfect excuses to stay curled up in your room, eyes glued to your...

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