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    The Televerse #135- The Twilight Zone with Scott Meslow

    With comedy finales galore and plenty of semi-cathartic drama, it was a full week in TV, giving us a lot to dive into on the podcast. First we take a look at the comedies, including the pilot of Friends with Better Lives, then we break down the comedy finales, including Chozen, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, […] More

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    The Televerse #135- The Twilight Zone with Scott Meslow

    With comedy finales galore and plenty of semi-cathartic drama, it was a full week in TV, giving us a lot to dive into on the podcast. First we take a look at the comedies, including the pilot of Friends with Better Lives, then we break down the comedy finales, including Chozen, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, […] More

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    The Art Of The Title: 50 Of The Best TV Title Sequences

    When starting a new television show, the thing I look forward to the most is the title sequence, so it only felt right to devise this list when I heard the theme was favourite television shows this month. In early television there wasn’t a huge focus on title sequences; their only purpose was to present the […] More

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    Remember Me: Jack Klugman (1922 – 2012)

    For most, Jacob “Jack” Klugman’s defining role was Oscar Madison, the quintessential white collar guy with a blue collar New York sensibility – loud, oafish, impulsive, a compulsive gambler and an inveterate slob – on the TV series adaptation of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, which ran on ABC 1970-75. Those among the AARP crowd […] More

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    Bye-Bye Yesterday

    Last week I did a piece on how early syndication of movies to TV provided a culturally unifying base for Baby Boomers.  Most of us, however, probably think of syndication as being less about movies and more about recycling old TV shows.  And, in time, so it became. TV writer/producer/director Bill Persky remembers syndication being […] More