Story Hidden “In Plain Sight” (the TV show)

If 90% of everything is crap, that rule certainly applies to television. Most of what I see of current television series leaves me woefully unsatisfied, and even a little pissed off. Then, this past weekend, my parents introduced me to In Plain Sight, a show that a friend of mine called “a mid-grade crime procedural.” […]

Examples of Alternative Conflict

I called it “alternative conflict” in Monday’s post, but a better monicker might be “problem-free conflict,” because it pops up over and over again in literature, TV, and film. Usually, it’s used alongside the more traditional character problems. “But character problems cause conflict,” I hear you objecting. “How can you have conflict without character problems?” […]

The Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan Drinking Game

Another TV Dr. drinking game, to add to the Dr. House Drinking Game, and hopefully the second of a long series. I borrowed the Bones DVD’s from my parents, and now I’m hooked. More importantly, this show looks like it would make a good drinking game. Here are a few rules. Please add more rules […]

Here’s Why Rushing the Ending Would Save Gilmore Girls

As one fan put it to me recently, “I thought you would like to hear of the extremes that people love this show.” She then went on to describe a tattoo she was getting in honor of Gilmore Girls. And I thought I was a fanatic. But I believe it. Fans get involved in the […]

Why Grey’s Anatomy Is Great Despite All the Sex

Why is it always about the sex? People put too much stock in sex. They have an unhealthy relationship with sex. When a character on Sex and the City can get out of bed, have a spat with the woman lying next to him, and immediately conclude that “maybe I should just leave”… In what […]

For the Love of Gilmore-isms

Update: The Gilmore-ism Database Project is now online at! “Either your signature or your brains are going to be on the contract.” Which Gilmore Girls character said that? In what episode? And what was he* talking about? * I use the pronoun “he,” because it’s convenient. But this doesn’t mean the character is a […]

The Dr. House Drinking Game

House M.D. is indeed one of the best shows on TV. Like many others, I enjoy watching it. And to increase my enjoyment of the show even more, I started a House Drinking Game. With the help of others, inlcuding Jim “Suldog” Sullivan and Digg user toxicredm, I now present: The Dr. House Drinking Game

What Makes Gilmore Girls the Best Show on TV

When I read Michael Ausiello’s recent interview with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino, two things impressed me. Not what’s going to happen to Gilmore Girls now that the show’s creators have left. Not who fans will blame. Not what will happen in the show’s storyline. What I noticed was about Dan and Amy: They’re passionate. […]

Doctor Who 2005 U.S. Premier

I actually did get to see the new Doctor Who with Chris Eccleston and Billy Piper. Finally, some modern science-fiction I can sink my teeth into! The whole family loved it. I’ve asked to email me when it comes out on DVD so I can be one of the first to get a copy. […]

A Gilmore-Girls Spec Scene

As you know, I adore Gilmore Girls. Actually, I’m on the verge of creepy fanaticism. So I think I’ll resolve the April-Lorelai thing.