Apr 082015
This Week in TV News: Casting and Characters

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! If anyone’s been paying attention to the world of television recently, you’ll know that there’s some pretty big stuff coming out in terms of casting for a couple of well-known networks and shows. Both of these items have me very, very excited for a lot of different reasons, so I’ll just go ahead and get [Read more…]

Apr 012015
House of Cards Collapses (Partially) in Season Three

Welcome back to another edition of Channel Chaser! Instead of my normal review of a new show that I haven’t talked about this week, I’ve decided to go back to an old subject that’s just recently gotten its newest season. I’m speaking, of course, about the Netflix-exclusive political drama House of Cards. If you’re a fan and you haven’t watched [Read more…]

Mar 252015
Who will be the Next Jon Stewart?

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! I’m sure everyone has heard the news by now and it’s a bit old at this point, but sadly comedian and political activist Jon Stewart will be leaving his post as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show later this year. I guess it’s not really a surprise: we all knew this day would eventually [Read more…]

Mar 182015
Jericho Stands Alone, but Still Strong

Welcome to another edition of Channel Chaser! We’re back to reviews for this week, and honestly I can’t believe that I haven’t talked about today’s topic before now. Sure, I’ve mentioned it in passing a few times, but as one of my top ten favorite TV shows ever, you’d think I would have made it more of a priority. Oh [Read more…]

Mar 112015
The Most Human: A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Welcome back to Channel Chaser. You may have noted the lack of my customary, cheerful exclamation point after that first sentence and figured already that I’m bearing some bad news. Well, you’d be right. The truth is that I don’t feel all that happy this week, and there’s a reason why that is: the unfortunate and untimely death of one [Read more…]

Mar 042015
Heroes Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! It’s once again time for a review, and this week I’m turning back the clock by just a few years to take a look at a show that’s polarized viewers and critics alike: NBC’s short-lived superhero drama Heroes. Heroes, created in 2006 by TV visionary Tim Kring, was imagined and presented as a sort of [Read more…]

Feb 252015
To DC Comics: What Did I Just Say?

Welcome back to another edition of Channel Chaser! Despite my typically cheerful greeting, I’m actually not in a good mood today, and I have what I think is a pretty good reason. Remember a few months ago when I wrote a column making the case for why DC Comics should stick to creating a self-contained universe for itself on TV? [Read more…]

Feb 182015
The League Scores a Touchdown for TV

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! I’m finally back on comedy for this week’s show review, and I’m starting to think that I have a type in terms of what kinds of shows make me laugh. Well, I’m not sure what this says about me, but today I’ll be talking about FX’s raunchy, rowdy sports sitcom The League. I like to [Read more…]

Feb 112015
Could Syfy Be Getting Cool Again?

Welcome back to Channel Chaser! Today, I’m going to be talking about a subject that has caused me, and I’m sure many other people, a lot of grief in recent years: the gradual destruction and self-loathing legacy of what was once one of the best channels on TV. In case you hadn’t figured it out by the title of this [Read more…]

Feb 042015
The X-Files: Lost in the Shuffle

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Channel Chaser! Sometimes a show can be incredibly frustrating because it has so much potential to be good, but just gets bogged down with irrelevant information and fails to deliver (sort of like last week’s entry, Lost). But today I’m taking us a couple decades back in time to discuss a different [Read more…]