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2013 Favorites — Television

It’s a hard thing, you know, reflecting on favorite television shows in a Sherlock-less year, but I suppose there were still some pretty good offerings in 2013, tube-wise. Sort of a surprise hit to me, I thought The Americans (FX) was the strongest show of the year. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys portray Elizabeth and…

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RedZone Conversion

So the other morning I noticed the phrase “Time Warner Cable” was trending nationwide on Twitter and I thought that was odd. I’ve been a TWC customer (and a pretty happy one) for a decade, but couldn’t think of a reason that could get the channel and data provider onto the big board… unless it…

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Tough Luck

One of my favorite things to do, when I became of appropriate age, was to go see the horseraces at Garden State Park, the racetrack near where I grew up in New Jersey. Seeing the horses, analyzing their histories, the trainers and jockeys, it was all very easy to get swept up in the excitement…

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2011 Favorites: Television

I know, I know, 2011 was SO last week, so I feel a little late to the game with this post, but what can you do? Thinking about it, I believe that this is a really good era for watching tv. Not just because I think there is more quality programming being made, but also…

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Fall Offerings

I’m not ashamed to admit it. Here at The Aerie, we like ourselves some TV. And no, it’s not all PBS and Discovery Channel (though I do like a good Masterpiece Mystery). And with our DVR hard drive looking sort of empty, the fall offered a chance to see what new shows might make the…

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Letting Go

SPOILERS SPOILERS and MORE SPOILERS And so, Sunday night, LOST came to an end.  In short, I loved it.  Was it perfect?  Of course, not, but I loved that it wasn't 150 minutes of crappy boring exposition — I will gladly trade a few less answers for a well-told story about characters I care for.…

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Character Assassination

Certainly this week, there’s been a lot of increasing chatter about the upcoming finale of the tv show LOST (it’s penultimate episode is this evening in the US).  Now, I’ve liked this show from the get-go and am excited, anxious and incredibly curious to see how the show runners have decided to end it –…

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