Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Six Feet Under

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and my wife binge-watches stuff, many times that she’s seen before, but if she likes it, who cares?

This week, I’m covering Six Feet Under.

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Tom Recommends: Orphan Black

Gabbing Geek Tom Recommends v2It’s been suggested we’re living in a Golden Age of television.  There just may be too many shows of significant quality on the air right now for viewers to tune into.  When something as grotesquely beautiful as NBC’s Hannibal fails to find an audience, then that should tell you something about how easy it is for really good stuff to slip through the cracks, and not in the cult way that Twin Peaks did.

So, seeing a sci-fi show with a relatively small budget reach the success that BBC America’s Orphan Black has is a testament not only to its popularity, but also to the quality of the product itself.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Dexter

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some of it declines really quickly in terms of quality.  After a promising first season, there’s some good stuff, and then BOOM, it’s just bad.

Yup.  I mean Dexter.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: True Blood

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some of it looks like it’s for geeks, but no, not really.  Looks can be deceiving.  Just because you have a lot of monsters and things and some kind of mythology involved doesn’t mean it’s actually geek TV.  It might be more just an excuse to show a lot of boobs and butts and romance-y type thing that if it weren’t for the boob and butts, you’d probably be watching Twilight.

Yeah, this week I’m covering True Blood.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Hannibal

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some of it is underappreciated by mass audiences and freakin’ awesome.

This week’s column covers Hannibal.

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Dust Off Your VCR And Get Ready To Watch…Breaking Bad???

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For April Fool’s Day, Artist Julien Knez designed a series of fake VHS covers for modern TV shows and movies.  They were too good not to share the rest after the break.

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When A TV Series Declines…

By the time this show ended, this image probably wasn't too far off.
By the time this show ended, this image probably wasn’t too far off.

My wife just finished working her way through the full series run of Friends on Netflix.  We were talking and she brought up how her mother got tired of Friends after a while.  My mother-in-law apparently thought Joey got too stupid, Monica too annoying, and the Ross-and-Rachel thing got rather tired.  I wasn’t the fan of the show that my wife or her mother were, so I couldn’t disagree with that consensus, where I mostly wondered why any of them would willingly hang out with hangdog mopester Ross.

That’s not an unusual phenomena.  Many TV shows that run long enough can become a shadow of their former glory.  Anyone who’s been watching The Simpsons long enough already knows that, though.

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Virtual Reality To Help Detectives, Or Just Give Jurors An Excuse To Play Games In Court?

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Virtual reality isn’t new. Nor is crime. These are both two very basic concepts in the 21 century. But sandwich the two together, and you’ve got the new Grand Theft Auto 11 on your hands. Or maybe not – but what you do have is a way for jurors to see how a crime scene was laid out within a virtual world. Cool, or eerily creepy? You be the judge…

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