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Breaking Bad Watch: $#*! My Dad Says

SPOILER ALERT: Before you read this post, get any necessary bathroom breaks out of the way and watch last night’s Breaking Bad.

The previous episode of Breaking Bad opened a rift between Walt and Jesse that’s going to be hard, …

The Morning After: Re-Redemption

I originally started The Morning After posts on this blog a few years ago during fall premiere season, to give Tuned Inland a chance to discuss shows that premiered or returned the night before, shows I hadn’t gotten around to …

Love to H8; Plus, My Fall Review Plans

I know it’s not really critically responsible to simply link to someone else’s review of a show and say, “What he said,” but I’m going to do that with Daniel Fienberg’s review of The CW’s H8R, starting tonight, because (1) I’m not doing a full-length review of every new show debuting over the next few weeks and (2) it’s just that damn …

TV Tonight: Up All Night, Free Agents

Reviewing a new TV series can be part detective work and part psychic reading. You try to not only judge the finished pilot you’re looking at, but get a sense of where it’s come from (the history of its talent or influences, any …

TV Tonight: Ringer

When I previewed the pilot of The CW’s twin-noir thriller Ringer earlier this summer, I wanted to be charitable. Partly because, like many of you, I suspect, I loved Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But also …

Rock Center with Brian Williams: When Bad Titles Happen to Good Anchors

This morning, NBC announced the title for its long-awaited primetime newsmagazine: Rock Center with Brian Williams, which will debut later this season, marks a big entry into the nighttime news business, with the network throwing its primary anchor and some of its greatest resources into a—oh, stop. I can’t do this. Because all I can …

Entourage Finale: Bros Before Closure

The idea of doing a finale for a series like HBO’s Entourage seems to go against the very idea of the show. Whereas some series, like Lost or The Shield, demand a final closure or reckoning, Entourage has always been dedicated to …

Louie Watch: The Waving Is the Hardest Part

I’ve been generous with the praise for the second season of Louie, so I’ll also be honest about last night’s finale, “New Jersey / Airport”: it was not one of my favorite episodes of the season. (If you’re wondering, I would …

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