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The Couch Potato: Does ‘30’ rock? It’s only the best sitcom — ever
The Couch Potato has written about a lot of different television shows over the past months, hitting on great dramas, comedies and everything in between.
The Couch Potato: ‘Wheel’ and ‘Jeopardy’ like part of the family
There are few constants in life. The sun shining in the day, the moon glowing at night and beyond that, not much else can be counted on day in and day out.
The Couch Potato: After hockey, it’s all downhill for these Olympics
For as long as the old Couch Potato can remember, there have been few television events as riveting and engaging as the Olympic Games.
The Couch Potato: Television Quick Hits are back
Everybody’s favorite Couch Potato column is back — and better than ever. So hold on tight for random bits of information wrapped in a crispy, opinionated shell.
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."
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