Kelly Bedard

When it premiered in July 2013, Orange is the New Black was only the third original show on Netflix. House of Cards, which I’ve always maintained wasn’t half as good as reputed, will be remembered for the worst reasons. Hemlock Grove isn’t likely to be remembered at all. Which leaves us with OITNB. There are […]

  Kelly Bedard

As a sworn loyalist to the dying landscape of network television, I spend much of the year watching TV the old fashioned way- on the TV, one week at a time. So, when summer finally hits and the networks shut down their programming for a few months, I finally have the time to catch all […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

Well, this is it. The series is done. I started writing these articles in 2016, right before season six started. It seems like such a long time ago, three years and two seasons. Almost seems like a simpler time, when Jon was coming back from the dead and Dany was getting reintroduced to the Dothraki. […]

I’ve been thinking a lot about Grey’s Anatomy lately. That show,…

  Kelly Bedard

I hated Veep when it premiered back in 2012. Armando Ianucci’s biting satire of American democracy felt to me like useless cynicism, a crass comedy of bad behaviour like It’s Always Sunny without the insight. Veep grew into itself in season two and I at least started to intellectually appreciate its style even if I […]

  Kelly Bedard

CLICK HERE to read all of our SDCC 2018 Coverage. One of the most beloved and outrageous animated shows ever comes to a close tonight with an epic finale titled “Come Along With Me”. But, before you say goodbye, we’ve got one last bit of Adventure Time fun recorded live in the show’s press room at […]

  Saiya Floyd

Is it better for a show to announce it’s ending as far in as advance as it can so fans have time to come to terms with their impending loss? Or should a show employ a rip-the-bandage-off kind of approach when it comes to series finales? Penny Dreadful decided to blindside viewers, not announcing the […]

  Kelly Bedard

The second season of this wacky medieval musical came as a surprise to everyone, most of all the show’s creators who proceeded to pepper those unexpected 10 episodes with references to the fact that they assumed they were dead before being quite randomly revived (at one point they literally killed their title character and brought […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m not sure why I stuck with the thoroughly mediocre TVLand sitcom The Exes through its entire four-season run. Maybe it was loyalty to Donald Faison despite the broad race and “player” jokes that formed the entire basis of his sports agent character Phil. Maybe it was the fact that I found David Alan Basche’s […]

  Saiya Floyd

It’s done- Bryan Fuller’s beautiful and haunting Hannibal. There’s been time to watch, rewatch, and rewatch again. There’s been time to reflect – to digest, if you will. (I’m not even going to pretend to be sorry about that. As far as I know, this is my last Hannibal review, and when will I next […]

  Kelly Bedard

Summer is weird. As we await the September coming of the latest in big commercial “must-see TV”, our airwaves fill with guilty pleasure reality (Big Brother, Bachelor in Paradise), niche prestige fare (Hannibal) and strange new stuff the executives aren’t quite sure about (did anyone watch Wayward Pines? What was that?). And also the burn pile. […]

  Jason Hellerman

This recap series has been dedicated to one thing, detailing the events leading up to last night’s episode. From the moment a television show takes off the conversation about the finale begins to dominate the headlines. We read into the subtext, the minutia, trying to glean any insight into what makes these people tick and […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

Well, Revenge finished up its four-season long run this week, and the finale, like the rest of the show, was…mediocre. I hate to sound like every other person on the Internet that has ever watched Revenge, but it’s true – Revenge was fantastic in its first season and lost its spark in subsequent seasons. While […]

  Kelly Bedard

This winter marks the end of a lot of eras. As we reluctantly say goodbye to Parks & Recreation, NBC is doing away with their legendary Thursday night comedy block, the sacred timeslots that one gave us Friends and Frasier, Will & Grace, Cheers, The Office, Scrubs, Mad About You, 30 Rock and many more. I’m […]

  Kelly Bedard

When an Aaron Sorkin TV show reaches the end of its first season, an episode titled “What Kind of Day Has it Been” signals the end, for now. Shots rang out over the President’s rope line in Rosslyn, Virginia, Isaac Jaffe rejoined his Sports Night team after recovering from a stroke, and whatever happened at […]

  Saiya Floyd

While Part I of Death Comes to Pemberley was a suspenseful thriller that had characters who were not necessarily defined, Sunday’s finale had the opposite problem. It delved into many of its characters, given them some more dimension, but the crime portion of the show fell short. The result is an enjoyable, if uneven series. […]

 *Spoilers Ahead* Over seven seasons True Blood has had some ups, and lots of downs.  After the show’s second season, the series seemed to over stuff the cast with people who were killed off in meaningless methods, rather than focusing on the development of the central characters.  Who remembers the Sam and his family of […]

  Kelly Bedard

After 6 years and a pretty epic battle to stay on the air, an old sentimental favourite finally left Lifetime’s lineup last night. Back in season one, Drop Dead Diva captured my heart with its high-concept deliberations on the limitations of beauty- the refreshing image of a size 16 strutting around with the confidence of […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

How I Met Your Mother finally ended its nine-year run this week with an hour finale that makes you appreciate Dexter’s and Seinfeld’s a little more. Okay, not that much, but after nine years, and a whole season of a wedding, did anyone else feel cheated? Maybe it’s because people have accurately predicted the ending […]

  Brock Swinson

With most shows, viewers spend countless hours discussing possible endings for the series. With Breaking Bad, however, there were certain truths that had to happen and most of us were able to sit back and let Vince Gilligan and his crew lead us to salvation. As writer and director of the final show, “Felina,” Gilligan […]

  Kelly Bedard

First Published: May 14, 2013 The past year or so has seen the end of a ton of long-running shows I watched faithfully. Starting last January with the end of Chuck, then April’s One Tree Hill sendoff after 9 years of devoted fandom. Then went Canadian favourite Little Mosque on the Prairie, then Weeds, Gossip Girl, […]

  Brock Swinson

Over the past few episodes, Dexter fans have been forced to ride a range of emotions. While a roller coaster of heart-pumping reactions are expected from a series finale, the problem with Dexter’s final season is that most of the emotions are from lacking plot points and cringing storylines. “Remember the Monsters?” premiered on September […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

For a period in the show’s 4th and 5th seasons, it became incredibly hip to decry the downfall of 30 Rock. But suck it haters, because they just managed to have one of the best final seasons of all time. Liz Lemon was always going to be a workaholic with a tendency towards bitchiness, swearing, […]

  Laurel Clayton

The final season of Fringe was not a misstep, but a plummet off a cliff of stale, forced ideas. I am being melodramatic in order to care, at all, about the meandering storylines and wasted potential of this season. I can pinpoint the precise moment when my apathy turned to rage: in the ninth episode, […]

  Kelly Bedard

We made it! Those of you still with me on this dramatic, unpredictable, sometimes fun, often difficult, far longer than expected ride- we made it all the way to the end of Gossip Girl. That’s 6 seasons, 121 episodes, approximately 90 straight hours of television (without commercials)- and I watched every single moment. I know […]

  Kelly Bedard

In its final season, Weeds got back to basics in a lot of ways. It’s been 8 very long years with the Botwins but ultimately it’s been 8 pretty good ones. At the end of season three, when Agrestic burned to the ground, the series lost its satirical core (and many of its most engaging […]