TV Land: Season Two (Bigger, badder and uncut)

Previously on “TV Land,” the continuing saga of last semester’s arts column had reached its dramatic conclusion. Our protagonist, Jessica Pena, had gone from a fresh-faced upstart to the worst possible level of humanity — someone who openly admitted to liking “The O.C.” Times were bleak, conditions were perilous. “Community”
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TV Land: Late night snack

He has the finest alabaster skin, a mane of lush crimson locks and blue eyes that pierce the soul like a red hot poker to the heart. He entices the senses with his Irish pixie looks and devilishly smooth dance moves. He’s the perfect man aside from former U.S. Treasury
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TV Land: The secret life of guilty pleasures

I have absolutely no excuse for what’s about to follow. I’m more ashamed than the time I spent $18 and a 45-minute bus trip to see “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.” I’m more forlorn than the time the Jonas Brothers refused to answer my question during their Facebook live
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TV Land: The Cold Open

In the column this week, I attempted to distinguish “Breaking Bad” not only for its morbid violence, which is always delightful, but for its innovative and diverse visuals. They love to take risks over at that show even if it means putting actor Bryan Cranston in his underwear for an
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TV Land: NBC Thursday Round-Up

So, this blog post is usually supposed to supplement the theme of my column that week. But, since I wrote about SNL and the clips of SNL and the commentary on SNL and the sentences that go on and on and on about SNL are interminable, I thought I switch
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TV Land: The Life and Death of Saturday Night Live

The year was 1975. The country, still a fresh-faced youth barely 200 years old, was experiencing perhaps its proudest moment in history — the Watergate scandal. Everyone’s favorite lady-in-a-dress-touching-letters game show, “Wheel of Fortune,” premiered on NBC and, according to Wikipedia, my new favorite Great Lakes region orchestra, the Chippewa
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TV Land: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Fall 2011

It’s September. And everyone knows what that means. The fresh smell of school supplies, annual “International Talk Like a Pirate Day,” and of course, new TV shows. If only the powers that be could combine those last two, then we’d have something to get excited for. So, in the spirit
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TV Land: Pilot season prostitution

As with courting a new relationship or selecting your first prostitute, watching a new television show can be a delicate and tricky business. There’s hopefully less chance of contracting the clap (unless you’re watching “Jersey Shore”), but the risk remains the same. Television is one duplicitous temptress and, come every
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