On June 29th, a new show premiered on HBO called “The Leftovers.” It was met with moderately positive reviews, critics only faulting it for its overbearing, depressing tone. The finale will air on Sunday and the show is a mystery, asking a lot of questions and answering very little.
The ads for “The Leftovers” were intriguing, so I jumped over to Metacritic to see if it’d be worth my time. The critic’s reviews were alright, but the user reviews were brutally negative, which was odd because only critics had screened the first few episodes. There were several 0/10 reviews from users, without first-grade grammar education, condemning the new show simply because Damon Lindelof was involved.
We see a lot of detective shows, cop shows, lawyer shows, all because this genre has succeeded in the past and continues to succeed. It is familiar. Television has had some of its greatest shows of all time in the last 20 years. They have called it the golden age of television, but with many critically-hit shows ending, is the golden age also coming to an end?
“Breaking Bad,” “Lost,” “30 Rock,” “West Wing,” are all a part of the golden age, alongside many other financial and critical successes. These shows captured audiences’ attention with their high-quality production. With so many hours of content, audiences became emotionally invested in the situations and the characters of each show. (more…)
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TV Review: Heroes – All Seasons
A couple years back many people in my life were talking to me about two shows: Lost and Heroes. I watched Lost a little over a year ago and I finally decided to catch up with Heroes. Even though this show hasn’t been a topic of conversation in a good long time, I still feel like I should talk about it.
The gist of what I would hear about Heroes was “the first season was good, then it went downhill.” I would agree with that statement for the most part, however later seasons had an episode every now and then that would deliver. Here, I am going to go over each season and score them overall. (more…)
Your Top 20: Television Shows of All-Time
This survey took awhile to do and many factors tied into this final list. There are many Television shows out there that blow you away, that have narratives so interesting and inviting with characters so entertaining to observe. There are also shows that are simply fun to watch over and over again.
Elements of this list came from different lists across the web along with the shows cultural impact and legacy.
So here are the Top 20 Television shows of all-time: