Tag Archives: Television

Domino’s Odd Way of Selling Pizza

Here’s a random observation accumulated by watching far too many hours of sporting (and sports-entertainment!) events over the past couple of years: Domino’s has a strange theory on what kind of advertising will make people want to buy their pizza … Continue reading

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Where Does WWE Go From Here?

“Twitter friend” Matthew Timmons authors a must-read website for wrestling fans called kafabermetrics (a play on “Sabermetrics”) in which he dutifully tracks statistical information based on the performances of the various WWE superstars.  Like a Bill James for the squared-circle set, … Continue reading

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The Tonight Show’s Forgotten Host

Jimmy Fallon’s ascension to the Tonight Show throne – even if that chair doesn’t have the luster it once did – is imminent. With the Winter Olympics looming, NBC has begun promoting the new Tonight Show heavily.  Two things have jumped out … Continue reading

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The Great Leap Forward

Hype (or, more accurately, over-hype) is an integral part of the business of professional wrestling.  Perhaps a nod to its carnival roots, the overzealous promotion of the next top talent, important card, or story development is the lifeblood of the industry. … Continue reading

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An Event of Unexpected Importance

When wrestling fans scour the television landscape in anticipation of pivotal moments in WWE history, the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view isn’t the top candidate to produce such moments. That’s an understatement.  TLC is a “gimmick” pay-per-view, built around a … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad Finale Thoughts and Scorecard

Breaking Bad is finished, and what an ending it was.  The short version is that I thought it was excellent, and totally appropriate for that show.  To be fair, I should note that I absolutely adored the same Lost finale that … Continue reading

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How’s It Going to End?

The saga of teacher-turned-kingpin Walter White comes to a conclusion this Sunday night. I’ve discussed Breaking Bad extensively over the last few years, from podcasts to recaps to theories and general speculation.  Yet, with the series finale looming, I’m totally confident … Continue reading

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Ozymandias

Well, that was exhausting. If you excised the flashback scene, I have to wonder whether a newbie watching the pilot and “Ozymandias” back-to-back would even realize it was the same series. To give you an idea of how dense this episode … Continue reading

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By Request

The fact that I’m doing a Total Divas recap this week comes as much of a surprise to me as the fact that I did one last week for With Leather over at Uproxx.com.  However, I got some good feedback from my discussion … Continue reading

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The Sampler Platter

One of the many benefits of my decision to disengage from the cumbersome world of prep sportswriting is that I now have a much greater ability to write for other outlets.  It’s nice to present my work for different audiences … Continue reading

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