House of Cards

by Elizabeth Gunto May 5th, 2016
"Ruthless pragmatism." This is the phrase Kevin Spacey says to his soon to be House Majority Whip replacement in the first episode of the second season of House of Cards, and it's a good description for the philosophy that inspires most of the characters, along with greed, power hunger,
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Parks and Rec: An Ensemble to Celebrate

by Jennifer S. Rowe April 28th, 2016
There have always been times in television history when just  the right ensemble came together to make a truly great TV sitcom. I can remember, as a kid, some of the shows that were my favorites such as (oh boy, preparing to really date myself now!), Three's Company, One Day at a Time, M*A*S*H and of course All in the Family. One thing all of these shows had in common was their reflection of the present culture, and they
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Bob’s Burgers

by Elizabeth Gunto April 21st, 2016
Fox Television, despite itself, does have a history of broadcasting hilarious, insightful animated TV. Both The Critic and, of course, The Simpsons are two critic's favorites broadcast on Fox.  Since its debut on January 9, 2011, Bob's Burgers is the station's latest animated family, and it's one of the most offbeat and charming shows on television.

The eponymous Bob Belcher (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, who also voices Archer in Archer) owns a burger joint in Atlantic City with his
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  • Castle

    by Ronald A. Rowe April 14th, 2016
    Castle is an ABC drama starting Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic.  Fillion plays Richard Castle, a famous novelist whose writing career stalls out after he kills off a popular character.  He finds inspiration in NYPD detective Kate Beckett (Katic).  He manages to finagle his way into becoming a consultant for the NYPD as a means to shadow Beckett and soon begins writing a new novel whose protagonist (Nikki Heat)
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  • Archer

    by Elizabeth Gunto April 7th, 2016
    For better or worse, FX has been putting out some shows that no other television station, network or cable, would ever touch, Home Box Office included. When it's worse (read: Sons of Anarchy and near-constant reruns of Fear Factor), it can be painful, but when it's good, FX puts out some of the most engaging and hilarious programming on TV.

    Archer, despite its flaws, is a big reason FX has
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  • Shear Madness

    by T Akery March 31st, 2016
    Shear Madness is a show on Nat Geo Wild that showcases a sheep farmer and the running of a farm. Natalie Redding is in charge of her farm. She was once a city girl and model. But obviously, she has some type of farming background. So, the expected city to country transition is missing because she is really an expert on sheep farming.

    I do like seeing Natalie talk about
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