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Monday, November 29, 2010

Soliciting your help...

As 2010 comes to a close, many TV writers are preparing their lists of the year's best shows. I am no exception, but this year, I wanted to add another year end "best" list.
So many of the shows I love are made special by their dialogue. After all, what would "Mad Men" be without the wit and wisdom of Roger Sterling? Would "Glee" be as gleeful without the lacerating put-downs of Sue Sylvester? And would "True Blood" be as much fun without the reliably dumb observations of Jason Stackhouse?
So I'm asking you to help me put together a list of the best quotes of the year. Feel free to post your suggestions below, or e-mail them to me at iscreenyouscreen@gmail.com. I have ideas of my own, but I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Walking Dead" recap: Road trip (again)

Spoilers for this week's episode of "The Walking Dead" below. Don't click through if you don't want to know.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Walking Dead" recap: Get your guns and grab your hat

Spoilers for this week's episode of "The Walking Dead" below. Don't click through if you don't want to know.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Letting go: An interview with "Finding Lost: Season 6" author Nikki Stafford


For most  fans of ABC's twisty sci-fi series "Lost," the show ended in May, when it aired its polarizing two-hour finale. For some fans, it might have ended a few days, or even weeks, later, when they finally stopped dissecting every minute of its final episode, trying to figure out how it meshed with the rest of the series.
For Nikki Stafford, the show didn't truly end until a few weeks ago, when "Finding Lost: Season Six" -- the final installment of her "Finding Lost" series of books -- was released.

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Walking Dead" recap: This is my brother, Darryl

Spoilers on this week's episode of "The Walking Dead" below. Don't click through if you don't want to know.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Burn Notice" still entertaining, but enough with the mythology





Show of hands: how many people still give a fig about who burned Michael Westen?
I mean, since the first episode of USA's TV series "Burn Notice," we've been handed red herring after red herring about who sent Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) off the grid. And while it's brought us some interesting actors and storylines, it's kind of all gone nowhere.
That doesn't mean that "Burn Notice," which returns for its new season tonight at 10, is no longer watchable.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bitter and sweet: My review of TBS's "Conan"


With the possible exception of David Letterman, it's hard to think of any entertainer who's gotten more mileage out of a raw deal than Conan O'Brien. Months after being booted from "The Tonight Show" (and uncermoniously quashing the suggestion that he move to midnight), O'Brien's new show, "Conan," debuted on TBS Monday night. And, judging from the clever cold open, he's still a wee bit bitter about how things ended at his former home:

Monday, November 8, 2010

"30 for 30" preview: "The Best There Never Was"

"Are you who they say you are?"
That's the question asked of an unassuming truck driver at the start of "The Best That Never Was," ESPN's latest offering in its excellent "30 for 30" series of sport documentaries.
The answer to the question is yes: the burly but quiet guy behind the wheel of that truck is Marcus Dupree, who, in 1981, was football's next big thing. How the one-time high school phenom went from being bound for football greatness to driving a truck is the focus of this fascinating documentary that debuts Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Walking Dead" recap: Smear campaign





Spoilers from this week's episode of "The Walking Dead" below. Don't click through if you don't want to know.