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Top 25 TV Shows (post 1990)

Top 25 TV Shows (post 1990)

It’s sometimes really hard to know what TV shows are worth watching and will pay off your investment of time/money. The following 25 are those that I consider to be well above average and essential viewing for anyone interested in ‘quality’ TV (not a term I would have used pre 1990). Some are more mainstream … Continue reading

How Fred Killed Wesley Wyndam-Price (part 1)

How Fred Killed Wesley Wyndam-Price (part 1)

The Fall and Fall of Wesley Wyndam-Price (and Why I Can Watch it Over and Over Again) I have watched BtVS & Angel, in full, about 15 times each (and Firefly about 6 times, but i’m catching up) The Rise and Fall of Wesley Wyndam-Price Angel’s original side-kick was half-demon Doyle (played by Glenn Quinn) … Continue reading

Underbelly: Great Aussie Crime Drama

Underbelly: Great Aussie Crime Drama

If you live in Australia or NZ there is very little chance that you haven’t heard about or watched Underbelly. It all started with the original Underbelly , a 13 part series which depicted the Melbourne gangland wars that took place between 1995-2004. Although accused of inaccuracies, the hard-hitting drama was a hit across Australia … Continue reading

Firefly – if you love Joss Whedon . . .

Firefly – if you love Joss Whedon . . .

As a BtVS/Angel devotee, I often find myself asking other fans for their thoughts on “Firefly”, Whedon’s third TV series which he started at the end of Angel. I am horrified at how many people who adore BtVS & Angel have not or are not interested in seeing Firefly. I get the reluctance, I really do … Continue reading

Luck S1

Luck S1

A confession before I begin. I love Dustin Hoffman. Chances are I could watch anything with him in it and find it utterly wonderful (okay, so there was Little Fockers, but he was still pretty great in it).  So, the chance to watch Hoffman week after week in a TV show is almost too good … Continue reading

Alcatraz S1

Alcatraz S1

I just finished watching the first sex episodes of Alcatraz. the new Fox series exec produced by JJ Abrams of Lost fame. It’s pretty easy to spot the similarities between these two shows – for a start Hurley (Jorge Garcia) plays main character “Doc” and it is based upon a supernatural type premise. In Lost it was … Continue reading

The good ones always get cancelled

The good ones always get cancelled

I watched “Terriers” (2010) in 24 hours – the whole season, every episode, back to back. With some people that would be a sign of a really, REALLY great show and this is a good show, but I am putting up a disclaimer: At the moment, my choices for the day involve choosing either: A: … Continue reading

Reservoir Docs

Reservoir Docs

I like Tim Roth. I don’t think he is the greatest actor since Philip Seymour-Hoffman and he has made some dodgy choices in roles but he is charming, and he can fill a screen – large or small. My first date with Roth was seeing him in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and he was sublime in … Continue reading

I’m not sick, but i’m not well …..

I’m not sick, but i’m not well …..

I discovered “Peep Show” somewhat late in the game and it took me a little while to warm up to Jez & Mark but once I got on board with the psycho-social commentary and interior monologue that the show is based around, I was hooked. “Peep Show” is based on two London lads, Jeremy Usbourne … Continue reading

The X-Files S1

The X-Files S1

I was never a big fan of the X-Files in it’s hey-day. I watched some episodes and usually enjoyed them but there was something a bit science-ey that threw me off back then.Over the years I have watched episodes spasmodically and I actually may have already watched S1 in order from E1 as many of … Continue reading