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Celebrating 10 Years of Gossip Girl

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the debut of Gossip Girl, which should make all of us feel old.  Since this show was one of the formative ones of my adolescence (which probably explains a lot about me), I feel compelled to eulogize it in an excessively long look back. You’ve been warned. In the mid-2000s,…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #6 The Simpsons

“Television: Teacher, mother, secret lover!” – Homer Simpson, “Treehouse of Horror V” There are about fifteen reasons it feels impossible for me to write about The Simpsons in any objective, cohesive manner. It’s the greatest TV show of all time, and also the most formative on my life outlook. It’s responsible for some of my…

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The Top 25 Episodes of Adventure Time

Before I begin, I’d like to note that all the episodes on this list are from Season 6 and before. This doesn’t mean that I dislike the episodes in Season 7+, it simply means that, when this list was written, Season 7 had yet to start. 25. “The Enchirideon!” (Season 1, Episode 5) The perfect starting…

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Ranking the Seasons of “American Horror Story”

I’ve spent the last three days marathoning American Horror Story: Freak Show on Netflix, so I thought I might as well make the most of it. Believe it or not, I’ve actually done my best to AVOID spoilers in today’s post. The uninitiated can feel free to read away! For those unacquainted with the series, American…

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The Top 10 Twilight Zone Episodes No One Talks About

The Twilight Zone is one of my favorite television series of all time. If you’ve been following along with my “Small-Screen 66” series, you can expect it to earn a place of honor. Arguably the greatest anthology series ever made, the show is packed to bursting with creepy creatures, unforgettable twists, and man’s inhumanity to man.…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #50: “Dexter”

Small-Screen 66 – #50: Dexter (Showtime, 2006-13) “Tonight’s the night. And it’s going to happen again and again.” We crack the Top 50 (God, that meant a lot more when I was doing 100 of these) with the show that introduced me to the wonders of Contemporary Cable Drama…and binge-watching. It was a dangerous combination.…

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The Earn This Podcast, Episode 13: The Legend of Korra

Download link (you may have to right click and “Save As”) Just a bit after the conclusion of the fantastic The Legend of Korra, Brian and I sat down to discuss the show, how it compares to Avatar, and how the different seasons compare to each other. Though a bit delayed, our opinions still ring…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #51: “Pokémon”

Small-Screen 66 – #51: Pokémon (Syndication / WB / Cartoon Network, 1998-Present) In my Film Favorites countdown, I briefly considered the question of what constituted the best “video game movie” of all time. But when it comes to TV series, there is no debate. With more than 850 episodes over 18 seasons (and counting), Pokémon is…