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The Couch Potato: It’s no trick — aging stars shine spotlight on our mortality
Mrs. Couch Potato and I were watching David Blaine’s magic special the other night after recording it on our DVR, and a couple of things really stood out to me.
The Couch Potato: Make a decision to watch ‘Boardwalk Empire’
I read something the other day that struck me as extremely poignant. The writer said that they hated when they knew there was a situation that was beyond their control.
The Couch Potato: Truth be told, I’m ‘Lost’ without the wifey
Since I am really not a professional entertainment critic, it's not as if I have loads of free time to sit around and watch movies, television or other forms of entertainment.
The Couch Potato: The ‘best’ of the worst shows on television
The old saying goes that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” I’ve found that to be true many times in my life. In the most literal sense, I’ve had my garbage “stolen” off the curb by someone other than the garbage man.
The Couch Potato: Kudrow makes a sensational ‘Comeback’
During the summer of 1994, the Couch Potato was dutifully getting ready to enter the seventh grade as NBC prepared to launch one of its most successful shows of the 1990s.
The Couch Potato: Fantasy Football is way worse than reality — for me, anyway
The Couch Potato always seems to be a little late when it comes to pop culture trends. Whether it be cable television (first time was 1995), a cell phone (first one was 2004), or even just the Internet (still don’t have it at my house), I’m just always a little (or a lot) behind the curve.
The Couch Potato: Channel surfing with some quick hits
Like a pile of mashed potatoes with no butter or salt, the Couch Potato's brain is mushy and bland today. So here comes the “Quick Hits!”
The Couch Potato: ‘Development’ arrested far too soon — but there’s hope
The old Couch Potato has been writing this blog for 18 weeks now, and somehow I have not devoted more than a paragraph to one of the best shows of all time: “Arrested Development.”
The Couch Potato: Maybe Fonzie jumped the shark, but ‘Sunny’ still shines
It’s pretty hard for any show to maintain consistency over a long period of time. Whether it’s a comedy or drama, keeping the laughs coming or the tension realistic as the episodes pile up is the hardest thing to do with a long- running series.
The Couch Potato: Your guide to the best new shows on TV
The air is cooling, the leaves are turning and summer seems like a distant memory, which can only mean one thing (at least for the Couch Potato): it’s pilot season!
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