Updated Best TV Shows of the Modern Era

Alright, now that our time with Dick Whitman has ended let’s update the list.  As always, just one man’s opinion: 1. The Wire – And still the Champion of the World!!!!!  Time has made Season 4 (the kids) even more impressive and Season 5 (tying up character arcs, but…the newspaper?) more of an albatross.  As […]

Song of the Day – ‘Mad Men Theme’

The story of the Midwestern boy who grew into the stylish, handsome man with a healthy appetite for beautiful women and self destruction comes to a satisfying conclusion this spring! What’s that?  Oh what a nice coincidence!  I’m also told the final season of Mad Men starts this Sunday! Have a great weekend gang!

‘Dear White People’

  First, the macro level: For my generation, we all looked up to Spike (with John and Reggie not far behind).  and in those days, it’s fair to say we all had some form of a ‘hero complex.’  Without getting into a much bigger conversation about black leadership in America, what we grew up on […]

Updated: My 5 Favorite TV Dramas

  Alright, I’ve watched the finale twice.  Just my personal opinion (like everybody else), but here’s my list for the best TV dramas in this ‘Golden Age.’ 1. The Wire I’m not Whitlock, but I do agree this one still stands alone.  I know even among Wire nerds I liked season 2 (the working class) more than […]

Best of 2010

TV and film-wise, there was good work as always but I wasn’t as overwhelmed by things as I have been in years past.  There’s going to be a lot of ‘Top 10’ lists the next couple weeks; here are 5 films and TV shows that caught my eye the past 12 months: 5. Toy Story […]