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2011
Jul
27
 
 
Year after year the annual San Diego Comic-Con feels more like a colorful convention for the television business rather than a mass gathering of comic-book and fantasy enthusiasts. Without question the Con builds bigger buzz for new and current television shows than just about anything else, simply by tantalizing an enormous segment of their existing and/or potential audience through star-filled panels and massive marketing initiatives...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jun
25
 
 
This year's Emmy Award nominees won't be announced until July 14, but the buzz about who should be nominated in what category has already kicked into high gear. So there is no time like the present to look back on the best series and performances of the last year and offer serious advice on who belongs where...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jun
8
 
 
MTV on Sunday treated kid, tween and young teen viewers of its annual Movie Awards extravaganza to the spectacle of some of their favorite adult stars using foul language, grabbing each other's breasts and genitalia, and dropping a number of f-bombs. Nothing new there...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Apr
28
 
 
Anyone who is still wondering why broadcast soap operas are disappearing before our eyes need only review recent episodes of ABC's General Hospital...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Apr
27
 
 
I don't know what bothers me more about ABC's announcement that it has canceled All My Children and One Life to Live, two of its three long-running soap operas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Mar
23
 
 
The 2010-11 television season has been a disappointing one, with the broadcasters failing to deliver a single new hit and the cable networks creatively under-performing, as well...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Mar
1
 
 
While watching ABC's telecast of the 83d Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, you would never guess, if you didn't already know, that it was one of the two most important events on the broadcast calendar. There was nothing particularly big or important or exciting about it; nothing dramatic, nothing suspenseful, nothing spectacular and nothing to warrant ferocious blogging...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Feb
17
 
 
The biggest surprise of this somewhat lifeless midseason is the creative resurgence of Fox's American Idol. One might assert that the renewed appeal of this show should come as no surprise at all, given the major changes made by its many executive producers following the multitude of bad choices that crippled Idol during its last two seasons...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Feb
8
 
 
One of the finest drama series in the history of television comes to an end this week -- and, sadly, most people won't even be aware of it. Then again, that unfortunate circumstance is nothing new for Friday Night Lights, a sublime example of dramatic programming at its best that during its five-season run has never received the level of attention it has so richly deserved...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
30
 
 
Why the uproar over MTV's Skins? Could it be that there is so little else to get excited about, during the opening weeks of what is shaping up to be a curiously dead midseason? Had we become that dependent on Lost and 24 to bring us back to life after a long holiday break?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Martin

Ed Martin is the Editorial Director and Chief Content Critic at MediaVillage, where his responsibilities include oversight of its TV/Video Download platform. He is also TV Branch President of the Critics Choice Association. The first five shows on Ed's all-time top-ten list are, in order, I Love Lucy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family and two from the BBC, Skins and Coupling. The remaining five shows are in constant flux, but they usually include Green Acres, The Twilight Zone and The Sopranos. 
 
 
 
 

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