Best of Television 2014

Making lists of favorite things is a fool’s errand, and no medium makes me more foolish than television. I watch too much of it, and keeping up with it has become more impossible by the day with programming expanding to platforms that aren’t even technically “television.” So how do I possibly isolate the 10 best…

Breaking Bad Wins Another Barrel Full of Emmys

I didn’t watch the Emmys, mostly because FXX is still playing every episode of The Simpsons. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know Season 10 is where things start to go sour, but it’s still got Pinchy and Mark Hamill and Max Power. I couldn’t resist. I didn’t miss too much since most of the same people…

New and returning shows: The Strain, The Bridge, Masters of Sex

TV used to be a barren wasteland in the summer. It was home to countless reruns and programs the networks didn’t deem good enough to air when people were huddled into their homes to avoid winter’s cold embrace. These days, between the fact that we now have DVRs, people hate doing things away from their…