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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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Who Are “Adam & Eve”?

Well, that was some pretty entertaining football yesterday.  We have more family and friends that are Minnesota Vikings fans, but they all had to know that THE Brett Favre thing was going to happen.  It really was only a matter of when.   Sorry about all the fumbles, too.  Now you know what it's like…

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2009 Favorites — Television

I have to say, that I think 2009 was a very good year for television.  There were numerous quality shows that kept our DVR full around the year.  Enough so, that I felt badly that we didn't go through as many movies as I thought we would via Netflix.  Not enough hours in the day…

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2008 Favorites — Television

In retrospect, I thought it was a pretty good year for TV.  Despite some crashes and burns (we’ve got about 8 episodes of “Heroes” backed up on DVR and can’t bring ourselves to watch them), we were rarely scratching our heads at The Aerie when we wanted to plop down and watch something.  God bless…

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