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My Favorite Scene: Grey’s Anatomy Season One “The Nazi’s 5 Rules”

Grey’s Anatomy will run forever and will end up destroying everyone on the show, but for some reason I can’t quit it.  It dipped in quality in the middle for a season or two, but then got annoyingly good again, but for me the first three seasons will always be my favorite when Meredith, Alex, George, Christina and Izzy were starting out, especially when they were interns under Bailey.  Yes, the show is soap opery, blah blah, whatever.  Most of the time it’s extremely well-written, funny as hell and can even make me cry sometimes (SOMETIMES).  My favorite scene from the first season is right up front: the interns meet “The Nazi” and Bailey dictates the five rules that will dominate their next year.

Top 5: TV Shows With Good Taste in Music


In the modern age of the TV drama (or dramadey in the case of one entry) it’s become common practice to punctuate dramatic moments with songs.  The song takes over and there’s very little dialogue because the song is saying all there needs to be said.  This technique gets overused, but, when used properly, the music, the acting and the moment create something magical.


No show has, in my opinion, ever done this better than the medical comedy, Scrubs.  Most of the powerful moments in the show were punctuated by music. The same could be said of Grey’s Anatomy, but it’s almost become it’s own radio network.  There are usually no less that six songs per episode, and it’s rarely intrusive and works with the show, which I honestly still watch at this point to find new bands. You’d never expect a biker drama to make this list, but Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy used it’s personal band, White Buffalo, and the vocal talents of the cast to create some heartbreaking finales including SPOILER WARNING, the very last bit of the show.  Aaron Sorkin employs songs more sparingly in his shows, but when he does…man, do they pack a punch. I can’t listen to Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms” without picturing Bartlett walking through the rain toward that press conference.  Then from it’s “gangstagrass” theme song to poignant  ballads like “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive”, the just finished Justified knew how to sparingly pack a punch with a tune.

Timothy Olyphant, Justified

I’m going to include some of my favorite musical moments from each show and just let them stand on their own.  What shows did I leave off?  Can you remember a moment where a song met a show and the two forever connected in your memory? Continue reading Top 5: TV Shows With Good Taste in Music

FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2015-2016 TV Season *The X-Files Return and American Idol Goes One Last Round*


Muppets, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo,

The theme of the fall season is now DEFINITELY “everything old is new again”.  After NBC resurrected Coach and Heroes and FOX brought back The X-Files and Minority Report, ABC has countered with the third incarnation of The Muppet Show, Uncle Buck  and another drama from Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice/Scandal guru Shonda Rhimes.  Most interesting to me though is the absence of the rumored second Agents of SHIELD spin-off from the fall and midseason list of shows.  Coming Soon does the best job at giving the most detailed rundown and fall’s future, so read on below for their detailed take of what will be appearing on the Mouse’s network.  Just relax.  Grey’s Anatomy is back for season 12, Modern Family for season 7, Agents of SHIELD for season 3 and Agent Carter for season 2. Continue reading FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2015-2016 TV Season *The X-Files Return and American Idol Goes One Last Round*

Top 5: Shows That Weren’t Cancelled, But Need To Be


By now we all know which shows have survived.  All five networks have released their schedules for the upcoming 2014-2015 TV seasons and while there were unjust cancellations (Community, Almost Human) and just renewals (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parenthood, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD), there’s also a group of shows that were renewed that shouldn’t have been.

1. Glee (FOX)
glee-glee-logoThe phenomenon ran its course three years ago and it ruined Jane Lynch.  Stop it.  Just put it down, and walk away.

2. American Idol (FOX)American-Idol-LogoName the last winner of American Idol you remember by name.  Carrie Underwood?  Yep, point made.

3. CSI (CBS)0225-csi-cast-logo-cbs-1Most people don’t even know this is still even on (though to be fair, my demographic is under 65), let alone that TED DANSON is running this group.  I get that CBS think it can’t do any wrong, but endlessly franchising NCIS and keeping CSI around  four or five seaons too long instead of developing new dramas is what will eventually bring the network out of the top spot.

4. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
What is there left to say with this show?  The best characters have left the show.  It should have ended this year with Sandra Oh leaving Seattle.  Without her, this show is going to go even further off the rails than Scandal did this season (don’t think it didn’t almost make this list).

5. The Simpsons (FOX)the-simpsons-movie-new-wallpaper-393911301
I get it.  26 years is a long time.  The Simpsons is an American institution.  It also hasn’t been consistently funny in about 12 years.  It’s painful to watch.  It’s time to put it to pasture.

Honorobale Mentions: Law & Order SVU (NBC), Bones (FOX), The New Girl (FOX), Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) and Scandal (ABC).

ABC Reveals Renewed Series for 2014-2015 TV Season! Agents of SHIELD is Renewed and a Second Marvel Series is Coming!

Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell
Making a liar out of me, ABC did report renewals and release synopses of its new series for the 2014-2015 season.  If your show’s not on the list, don’t freak out; it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s canceled yet.  They’ll announce their full schedule next week.  The headline is for Marvel fans: Agents of SHIELD will return for a second season and the long-anticipated series starring Hayley Atwell’s (Captain America) Agent Carter will be Marvel’s second series on the network.

It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life � Steve Rogers. Continue reading ABC Reveals Renewed Series for 2014-2015 TV Season! Agents of SHIELD is Renewed and a Second Marvel Series is Coming!