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The Rededicationing

As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, TDYLF has been abandoned for some time. This is the first post since late August. It’s been a long, strange year. Lots of things- some good, some horrible, some that were just kind of things neither good or horrible- have prevented me from doing much with this site. But I miss it. This site afforded me a chance to work on both my writing and my design skills, all under the guise of watching lots of movies and television. Then I had less time for movies and TV, which meant I had less time to write about movies and TV. And that also meant that there were less ideas coming in, and therefore less ideas being converted into written word. As of today, I’d officially like that to change. I’m not making any promises, but I’d like to rededicate myself to this site, even if it’s just an article or two each week. It was too much fun to let it die on the vine.

So which movies and TV shows have I been dumping into my brain recently? That seems like as good a place as any to fire the ol’ Droid back up.

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My Proposal for Saving the Walking Dead

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I don’t really watch The Walking Dead so much as I hate-watch it these days. I realize that I’m part of the problem. But I have also come up with a solution. I know exactly how to save the show. Here’s my plan, in screenplay form, for how to bring the show to a conclusion. Continue reading

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Graph: The Skyline of Cable Drama

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After mapping out the Metacritic histories of Dexter vs. Breaking Bad a few weeks back, I started to wonder how other premium cable shows would look. And so, with an idea firmly in place, I started collecting the data. I cooked up a list of Metacritic scores for every season of every drama that has either aired or is currently airing on HBO, Showtime, AMC, and F/X. Then, I had to cull the data. For instance, some shows only aired for one year. Others were missing Metacritic scores for certain seasons, a result of not enough critic reviews for Metacritic to assign a score. Those type of shows couldn’t be used. By the time it was all over, I had complete season-by-season Metacritic scores for 23 shows. After I graphed them out, I realized that it looks a lot like a skyline. Here’s the result. Continue reading

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Fun With Netflix Viewer Reviews: TV Show Edition

It’s time yet again for the article that’s easy for me and fun for you- Fun with Netflix Viewer Reviews! Volume eighteen of Netflix viewers writing funny reviews focuses on TV shows. These are presented completely unedited. Even when you think I might have edited something in or out of the copy, I assure you that I have not. Continue reading

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The Great Big TV Scoreboard

I talk about TV shows a lot with my friend Marty. If he says I should check out a TV show, I check it out, and vice versa. Somewhere along the line through the years, we started ranking the shows that we both watched. It provided us with an easy gauge for how we felt about certain shows. Marty has other responsibilities now- his infant daughter, for instance- and those conversations almost never happen far less frequently. But I never really stopped ranking TV shows in my head. Call it the great, big TV scoreboard. Just for grins, this is how I rank all of my favorite cable TV dramas. Understand that a lot of this stuff changes almost weekly. Continue reading

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The Legend of Naked Karate Mallrats Guy

Approximately six years ago, I was watching Slither (2006) with my friend, who once met Kevin Meaney. A familiar actor appeared, but I couldn’t place the name. I asked, “Who is that guy? Why do I know that guy?” My friend who once met Kevin Meaney replied, “You probably recognize him as the Naked Karate Mallrats Guy.” And so began my appreciation for a character actor named Michael Rooker. Or as I have always called him since that day, the Naked Karate Mallrats Guy. Continue reading

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Knowing When to Say “When” with a TV Series

There are an absurd amount of options to watch on TV. HBO, Showtime, and AMC all offer a plethora of high-quality shows. The major networks have their share of options. There’s seemingly a reality show for every single profession out there, including “useless human being from New Jersey”. That being the case, it’s sometimes difficult to keep your DVR clean. After all, you need to save time, DVR space and emotional investment for the shows that really appeal to you. There’s no time to waste with dreck. That being the case, I find myself becoming much more willing to cut the proverbial cord with a series mid-stream, opting to not ride it out until the series finale. Continue reading

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