Handy Guide to 2011 Fall TV

Once again, here is my guide to the ins and outs of 30 new shows premiering in the fall of 2011.

  • SYNOPSIS – A description of the series premise.
  • /tv/ CRED – What aspects of the series might be of interest to you?
  • THE BUZZ – What critics and bloggers who have seen the series are saying.
  • THE /tv/ EQUATION – My mathematical formula for best explaining the series.
  • /tv/ COMPATIBILITY RATING – How likely the series is to appeal to viewers from /tv/. Not a judgment of series quality.

2010 Film & Television /tv/ Survey Results

The results of the 2010 film and television /tv/ survey are finally complete, presented to you now in the images below.  Lots of really interesting data and statistics, both on the films and shows that were most loved, and on the demographic makeup of the board and its ratings.

Obvious troll responses were mostly purged, though of course many still must have gotten through. As I said in the original thread a week and a half ago, results won’t be scientific and trolls are guaranteed. Still, these are about as accurate of results you’re gonna get from a 1-day crackpot survey on /tv/. So enjoy.

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Fall 2010 Pilot Reviews (Updated!)

After creating my Handy Guide to Fall 2010 TV chart, I thought it would be only fitting to actually watch all the premieres and weigh in with my thoughts.  This post will be updated as new shows air.

  • Better With You – 3/10 – I didn’t crack a single smile. I guess it has a familiar charm, but I will never purposely watch it again. The jokes fell flat, the plot is cliché, and most of the actors are either miscast or untalented.
  • Blue Bloods – 3.5/10 – The most cliche-filled script of premiere season. Nearly every other line of dialog was pure exposition, and the way all 4 generations in the family are dragged into the case is preposterous. The fact that coincidences and shoddy plotting are so present right out the gate is troubling for the future of this series. I’ll pass.
  • Boardwalk Empire – 8.5/10 – Beautifully shot with a breezy script and an intriguing premise, this show is delightful and has that extra HBO umph we’ve come to expect. I can’t wait to see where this show is going. I’m not yet convinced Buscemi can carry a series on his own, but with such a stellar supporting cast, he doesn’t need to.

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Handy Guide to 2010 Fall TV

Here is my guide to the ins and outs of the 26 new shows premiering in autumn, 2010.

  • >SYNOPSIS – A description of the series premise.
  • /tv/ CRED – What aspects of the series might be of interest to you?
  • THE BUZZ – What critics and bloggers who have seen the series are saying (the only shows I’ve actually watch so far are The Big C and No Ordinary Family).
  • THE /tv/ EQUATION – My mathematical formula for best explaining the series.
  • /tv/ COMPATIBILITY RATING – How likely the series is to appeal to viewers. Not a judgment of series quality.

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Five MUST Watch TV Shows

No, these aren’t the “crown jewel” TV shows that most people think of when discussing God-tier television (shows like Lost, The Wire, M*A*S*H,  Breaking Bad, Arrested Development).  But these shows are just as good and deserve to be recognized for their divine qualities.

1. The West Wing

A political drama that is the only show in history to win the Best Drama Emmy for 4 years in a row. Mixes great characters, witty banter, and high stakes drama surrounding the fictional President of the United States and his staff to great effect. The first 3 seasons are some of the best television that has ever been produced. Period.

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