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The Couch Potato: Who to root for in today’s TV series? It’s getting tougher
My DVR had a little surprise for me this weekend when the Couch Potato began scrolling through the offerings. Almost a year ago, I had heard that “The Americans” on FX was fast becoming a great new show, hopefully filling the void that would be left behind with the fast-approaching end of “Breaking Bad.”
The Couch Potato: Commercials for big game not so 'Super' anymore
As has been mentioned in this space before, the Couch Potato is not a big fan of today’s highly rated, and therefore, most popular situation comedies.
The Couch Potato: It doesn't take a detective to find a good cop show
The entertainment awards season has dawned. It’s the time of year to watch a myriad of organizations bestow accolades upon those people who take part in the noblest of all professions — act like somebody else.
The Couch Potato: Pledging my ‘Community’ support for Thursday nights
In the old days (10 to 20 years ago), no one ruled Thursday nights like NBC. The “Peacock” network was home to the best comedies like “Cheers,” “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and many more. I’ve written about all three in the past few months.
The Couch Potato: Ready for a road trip? You’ve got plenty of films to choose from
One of the greatest insults you can give a movie, besides saying it is terrible, is calling it “formulaic.” The word implies that the work is uninspired, not creative and predictable. The problem is that some “formulaic” movies are none of those things.
The Couch Potato: A 'Rockin' good time
Back when the Couch Potato was living the dream as a young, care-free high school student, Dick Clark was getting up there in years, but still rockin' it out on New Year's Eve. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" was the gold standard for TV viewing on the biggest party night of the year, while also providing the inspiration for the Couch Potato's own annual party, "New Year's Freakin', Rockin' Eve."
I'll pass on "A Christmas Story"
Last week, the Couch Potato discussed some long held Christmas traditions, at least when it comes to television and movies. We'll stick with the same theme this week, but we'll go in a different direction.
The Couch Potato: Keep your Elf on the Shelf, I’ll just stay ‘Home Alone’
We’re moving full steam ahead, right into everyone’s favorite time of the year. And unfortunately, I will admit that the old Couch Potato can be a bit of a Scrooge around the holidays.
The Couch Potato: Why do we watch? We have our reasons
I did some quick math yesterday and discovered something that is actually quite startling. In my Netflix queue, I have 76 future discs saved between movies and television shows. On my DVR queue, I have 38 different movies saved.
The Couch Potato: You don’t watch "Modern Family?” You should!
Sometimes it’s hard to take advice. Mainly because we never know if it’s good or bad, until we try it out. By then, it could be too late.
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