Goodbye, TV. Hello, Netflix!

About a year ago The Preacher and I decided that it would be in the best interest of our family to give up TV. Not the "put your television on the street" kind of give up, but the "tell the cable guy to shuck it" kind. We were trying to be good stewards of both time and money and felt foregoing TV would be a wise decision....more

Let me encourage you . . . keep it up! Occasionally (since we gave up television) we still ...more

NBC's "Parenthood" Has Promise (and Lorelai Gilmore)

NBC's new family drama "Parenthood" may actually get me back to watching the Peacock Network on a regular basis. First, because it brings Lorelai Gilmore herself, the delightfully talented Lauren Graham, back to TV; and second, because after watching a preview of the pilot, I found I liked it.  It had just enough humor to keep me chuckling and just enough drama to make me care....more

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"The Buried Life" Bucket List: What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

What do you want to do before you die? This is the question posed by four young men from Canada in a purple bus nicknamed "Penelope" and a project called The Buried Life (named after an 1852 poem by Matthew Arnold) which has been turned into a TV series. Collectively they've made their own list of 100 things they would like to accomplish and they are working on crossing each item off. ...more

The show probably wouldn't be entertaining without the sillier aspects and they keep it from ...more

Thank Goodness It's Funny.

 Remember on Friday nights, coming home from school or work to get ready for TGIF Friday?...more

I Mourn Normalcy

I recently borrowed the first season of Felicity from a friend, since I am a sucker for almost any show on DVD. For those of you who had better things to do in the early 2000s, I'll recap: In the first few episodes, Felicity lays claim to her life, and starts making her own choices. She moves far away from home to go to college in New York, and discovers the joys of cereal machines in the cafeteria, dorm life, and general freedom in refreshing 47 minute increments....more

TV 2009: Major Moments, Major Madness

It's that time of year again.  Time to reflect on favorite TV moments and madness of 2009.  I personally had a lot of favorite shows this year: "Lost," "24," "House," "Dexter," "True Blood," "Battlestar Galactica," "Mad Men" to name just a few....more

Hi Maria,

You can watch Season 3 Dexter episodes on more

Staying Married to "The Good Wife"

Originally I thought "The Good Wife" was going to be a cross between LA Law and "Thirtysomething."  But, I'm pleased to say it's much better than that questionable hybrid would have been....more

I can't tell you how nice it was to see a private eye who wasn't only a woman, but who was ...more

Finally a PVR

So we finally splurged and bought a PVR. We also bought a new flat screen TV, which is great, but I am definitely more excited about the PVR! For months my friends have been making fun of me, letting me know they don't do commercials, they're going to watch it later, what do I mean I missed it?...more

Oprah Pulls The Plug On "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Since yesterday, we knew the official public announcement was coming and today we got it.  Oprah Winfrey announced on a live broadcast that she will end  "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2011 after 25 years. After much prayer and months' of careful thought, I've decided next season, season 25, will be the last season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show. With those words, the most powerful woman in television shook up not only the daytime TV world, but the TV world as a whole. ...more

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"Glee" Pops A Few Wheelies

One of Fox's fall hits, "Glee" got itself in a bit of trouble last week with an episode called, "Wheels."  It was about wheelchair user Artie (Kevin McHale) and head Glee-meister, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) trying to teach the other Glee kids a little something about living with a disability.  Add to that the sight of a Down syndrome student trying out for Sue Sylvester's (Jane Lynch) Cheerios and the keyboards set to tapping in the blogosphere. ...more

Hi Paula,

You make a very good point.  The number was supposed to have been ...more