Kelly Bedard

Today I was asked a question that I’m asked quite often: what’s your favourite TV show on the air? I barely paused before giving my answer: there’s nothing currently airing that’s as touching or achingly real as the genius of The Big C. For half an hour a week I completely lose track of everything […]

  Kelly Bedard

Season three seemed to fly by in the always dramatic world of Jane/Deb and her quirky coworkers, sweet best friend, various lovers and adorable guardian angel (aka worst guardian angel ever). Skirting past season two’s silly cliffhanger amusingly quickly, Josh Berman and co.’s third outing had some wonderful highlights and the occasional let’s say misdirected […]

  Kelly Bedard

The second season of Canada’s best primetime soap finished off last night with back to back episodes. True to its Grey’s Anatomy formula, the cop show avoided the dreaded sophomore slump by simply getting better with age. This season we got to know our central rookies even better as an awkward but fun love triangle […]

On a show as meta as Community, the season finale was bound to be semi-tongue-in-cheek dramatic. So in theory I shouldn’t have minded when all the romantic drama usurped what was otherwise an episode about dalmatian fetishes and John Oliver’s penis. But I did. The season finale was probably my least favorite episode of Community […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This week on 30 Rock, perennially single gal Liz Lemon met the perfect man. And as we’ve all known since way before he first figured out “it’s not [his] fault” thanks to Robin Williams , the perfect man is Matt Damon. This is guest casting at its finest, like Brad Pitt playing the charter member […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

In a season that was often uneven, and that came after a season that was so over-the-top gimmicky that its emotional epiphanies often felted tainted by the ridiculousness, Bones actually somehow managed to make a re-believer out of me. It felt like, especially in the second half of the season, the show was aiming to […]

Season Wrap Up: Accidentally On Purpose
  Kelly Bedard

The story of Accidentally on Purpose‘s first season seems to me to be that of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The critics didn’t like it right out of the gate. It was too conventional, too simple and not Modern Family in a season when comedies were neglected for the crime of being anything other than Modern Family. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Usually when I have high expectations nothing can ever meet them. Yet somehow, Better off Ted never disappoints me, and it certainly didn’t with tonight’s season 1 finale. The world of Veridian Dynamics is a ridiculous fun-house mirror reflection of our own ridiculous world. From kooky scientist Phil and his deadpan counterpoint Lem to the […]

  Kelly Bedard

One Walker leaves, another shows up (not exactly a fair trade, but not devastating); one marriage falls apart as another grows stronger in its first year and yet another is in the works; two family members quit Ojai, another two are fired, a different two are hired and the first two return;  two matriarchs find […]

  Kelly Bedard

The best way to describe the 5th season of The Officewould be bittersweet. Everything from the season premiere that saw Jim coping with life in a Pam-less Scranton to the Superbowl episode in which overly cruel employees roast Michael to the finale that left Jim and Pam wordlessly celebrating life-changing news while Michael looked optimistically to […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I watched the first episode of Party Down in an almost perfunctory manner. I mean, come on, it was by the guy who made Veronica Mars, and had promised guest stars that ranged from George Takeii to Rick Fox to Kristen Bell. And I really enjoyed that first episode, but I’m an inherently lazy creature […]

  Kelly Bedard

The spinoff’s inaugural season was so unbalanced, so ridiculous and so annoyingly typical that I can barely believe that I watch it. That said, the new 90210boasts a few characters that are worth returning for, and so I do. The most credit has to go to the adorable Tristan Wilds, an actor of a calibre […]

Season Wrap Up: One Tree Hill
  Kelly Bedard

One Tree Hill is nothing if not a gutsy show. With recent casting news indicating the exit of central couple Lucas and Peyton (Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton) from the show, the perpetual shark-jumping CW series will head into its 7th season without its main stars. A risky move indeed, but I have a […]

Season Wrap Up: Gossip Girl
  Kelly Bedard

Rachael already covered the finale in her trademark depth in the post “What If” so I’ll try and keep it brief on this one. Gossip Girl‘s sophomore season was a bumpy one. There were low points at which it seemed like the worst of teenage television (Blair and Nate’s early season entanglements with the duchess […]

Season Wrap Up: How I Met Your Mother
  Kelly Bedard

*CAUTION, SPOILERS AHEAD* Tonight’s season finale of How I Met Your Mother was everything the show is and has been for 4 seasons now. It was pretty funny, it was full of heart and it had it’s flaws. Sure parts of it were silly and sure it’s incredibly frustrating how Ted calls everything that happens […]

  Kelly Bedard

*CAUTION, SPOILERS AHEAD* Liza Weil, Zach Gilford, Debra Mooney- what more can I ask? OK, well that’s not exactly fair. As much as I adore me a little Matt Saracen, rejoice at the sight of Paris Geller back on my TV screen and smile whenever I remember Edna Harper, it takes a lot more than […]

Season Wrap Up: Lost
  Kelly Bedard

*CAUTION, SPOILERS AHEAD* Going into this week’s fifth season finale, the producers of Lostpromised the audience a death that would shake us to the core the way the loss of Charlie did. And, just like almost every promise of grandeur handed down by the Darlton that be, once again this proved to be a bit […]