Hello again! I’m sorry to say grad school has become a bit busier now that the semester is in full swing, and I’ve barely had time to keep up with watching TV, let alone writing about it, too. Thus, BP on TV has regretfully been pretty slow lately, but I hope to get back to regular blogging when I can.
That said, I have been writing weekly recaps of American Horror Story over at Give Me My Remote. The show is by no means great television, but it’s captivating, entertaining, and unique, to say the least. I’ll tweet the links every week once the article goes live, but you can also find all of them here on my author page. Hope you enjoy, and feel free to comment on the reviews over at GMMR!
After an extended summer hiatus, BP on TV is back, just in time for the fall TV season. I graduated from Tufts last May, but have returned for a master’s program in educational studies. While a more intense workload for school may not make for the best circumstances to restart the blog, I’ve missed writing and sharing my thoughts about all the shows I watch. I don’t plan to churn out new content daily, but I hope to have a few shows I’ll recap weekly, plus some more that I’ll check in on periodically if something of note happens.
If anyone has anything in particular they’d like to see on here, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments to this post. Otherwise, just read and enjoy!
When I (re)started this blog at the beginning of the semester, I had planned to cover three shows week-to-week: Glee, Modern Family, and something else, possibly a new show that hadn’t started yet. For that third slot, I thought The Chicago Code would be a good fit — it had a good pedigree, promised a degree of serialized storytelling, and generally just looked like a promising show.
But then I started reviewing Greek on a weekly basis. Surprisingly, those reviews brought in the most traffic out of everything I wrote, signaling that I may have been filling an under-served niche, writing for a rabid fan base about a show that got little mainstream coverage. I didn’t want to give that up, but I didn’t have time to do four shows every week, so Chicago Code fell by the wayside.
Greek ended last week, though, so I thought now would be as good a time as any to check in on Chicago Code. I don’t know if I’ll be adding it week-to-week, but I have some thoughts on the first five episodes and on the future of the series after the jump.
2011 looks like it will be a great year for TV. Breaking Bad will launch its fourth season this summer, and Mad Men (which I caught up on over my winter break) will start its fifth sometime later this year. Not even counting those late returners, though, there are a bunch of mid-season shows beginning over the next couple months: old ones that are starting new seasons or returning from the winter hiatus, and a whole crop of newcomers that look promising. I have a list of my 5 most anticipated mid-season series, new and returning, after the jump.
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Welcome back to BP on TV!
When I originally started this blog, it was mainly as a hobby. I am a longtime fan of television, and in recent years I have been reading more TV criticism, so I thought it might be fun to try my hand at it, as well. The regular blogging got away from me over the summer and I never got back into it at school last semester.
Since there’s practically nothing posted here already, I doubt anyone has noticed…well, the lack of posts. If you’re wondering, though, I set up this blog about six months ago in the hopes of using it as a place where I could post recaps/reviews of episodes of my favorite TV shows, react to the latest industry news, and just share my thoughts about television trends.