2016 Fall Television Preview [USA]

As is par for the course, these season previews have gotten later and later into the season every year I’ve done a preview. At this point, most of the shows have already debuted or returned, so this is less of a preview (despite my having selected those shows prior to watching any of them). In…

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2015 Fall Television Recap [USA]

Once again, another glorious year of television has been entered into the books. Definitely had quite a few surprises this year (and another extended summer season). But as always, let’s revisit my original predictions. Without further ado, here are my conclusions of the 2015-6 season: Scream Queens – brought a much needed dose of comedy (with…

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2015 Fall Television Preview [USA]

These television previews keep getting later and later in the year every season I’ve done one of these. This is the fourth year in a row that my “predictions” have been published. Due to the high turnover of shows this year, there’s been an influx of promising lottery tickets as far as my DVR is…

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2014 Fall Television Recap [USA]

The 2014-5 fall television season has extended well into summer for me. All the new shows that fall into this category have aired, but it’s time to review my predictions and consider how accurate my soothsaying was (here’s a hint, it hasn’t been doing very well as of late). There were a number of pleasant…

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2014 Fall Television Preview [USA]

It’s that time of the year again! The long-awaited 2014 fall television preview article – continuing the series of previews I’ve posted for the past few years (and several years before that via email). I’m returning to a single-post format seeing as how badly I whiffed on last year’s series (2013 Part 1 | 2013…

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2013 Fall Television Recap [USA]

These television previews and recaps are more popular than I thought they would be – but it’s always good to keep a continuing blog series going. The 2013-4 season thus far has been pretty strange to me, as a lot has changed both for new and returning shows. I did something a little bit different…

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2013 Fall Television Preview Part 2 of 2 (Returning Shows) [USA]

This is a continuation of the 2013-4 Fall television season preview I began, I’ve posted the first part already – that one focused on new shows. This post focuses on the returning shows to the slate, and what I consider to be the best bets for this season. Some of the returning shows this season…

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2013 Fall Television Preview Part 1 of 2 (New Shows) [USA]

Once again, fall’s almost here – which brings with it the advent of the school year, the yearly ritual of reading Harry Potter or your favorite school-themed book series. And over here at Ephemeral Pursuits (or as it’s better known, my house) – the annual entry in the fall television preview series I began in…

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Winter/Spring 2013 Television Recap & Partial Summer Review [USA]

In December, I mentioned some returning shows for the Winter (and Spring) 2013 season in conjunction with my Fall 2012 Television recap. I thought that if I was to continue the series of commentaries about the state of television (as far as the American slate is concerned), I ought to keep up these recaps and…

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[DVD] Neverwhere (Mini-series, The BBC, 1996)

Sometimes serendipity occurs in the most unexpected ways, but that’s exactly how it occurs. I was browsing the racks of DVDs available to check out at my local library branch (which happens to have a lot of foreign and Criterion titles, but that’s a story for another day). I came across a DVD case with…

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