The Brave (Mondays 10pm NBC)

Hey you know what I love most about network televison dramas? Not a lot, but hey I have to watch them… The Brave is a drama that takes us inside the lives of America’s elite undercover military agency aptly named Defense Intelligence Agency….. and yeah there’s a kidnapping and people with guns, Anne Heiche is […]

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Young Sheldon (CBS)

Despite my aversion to The Big Bang Theory I felt it was my obligation as a television junkie to watch Young Sheldon, and you’ll be surprised to know – I didn’t hate it. Completely. Set in 1989 Young Sheldon is exactly what it says – a show about a young Sheldon Cooper growing up in […]

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I’ve Finally Done It

After many years of thinking about it I decided to jump off the deep end and record my very own podcast. Beyond The Ratings will cover all sorts from reviews and rants to television news going down that week in (hopefully) an entertaining format. My first episode I discuss The Emmys, new shows and just […]

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The Good Doctor (Mondays 10pm on ABC)

For fuck’s sake television we’ve had this talk before – ENOUGH with the medical dramas. I know you love them, but it was old ten years ago… *sigh* So yeah, anyway you want a review… The Good Doctor has Freddie Highmore playing Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome who after saving […]

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The Mayor (Tuesdays 9:30 on ABC)

What happens when local rapper runs for mayor of his hometown as a  PR stunt, and wins? That’s the premise of ABC’s latest comedy offering, and while the synopsis may sound like it’s taking advantage of the current political situation – I can wholeheartedly say yes it is. But damn it’s funny. Say what you […]

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Review: The Orville (Thursdays 9pm on FOX)

Seth McFarlane takes us to the 25th Century in this space ‘comedy’. Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer finally gets called up to command his own ship – dream come true – and jumps at the chance to prove himself whilst bringing his good pal Gordon,the best helmsman in the fleet, along for the ride! But […]

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Network Television: Don’t Normalize Mediocrity

Ahhhh the Television Critics Association panels, what a time to be alive. We have a chance to hear the thoughts and insights of networks and execs as we head in to the new fall season, and as this year’s fun in the ballroom winds down one thing stands clear – Network Television Just Don’t Give A […]

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Emmys You Broke As F***!

*sigh* Here we are again… Look, I don’t have the energy for some witty intro, or a hilarious play on words, I’m just getting straight to the point – the Emmys are fucking broken. The industry is fucking broken. My soul is fucking broken. So the big question is – can any of this be […]

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We Lost A Gem

Friday was a bleak day for television folks. The Carmichael Show star/creator/visionary Jerrod Carmichael released a statement saying he would be leaving the low rated yet critically acclaimed sitcom. Within an hour NBC officially cancelled the show. Now, many people have taken social media in the past few days blaming Jerrod for the show’s demise […]

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Emmys: If I Picked The Drama Nominees

Following on from my who-should-be-nominated-you-fucking-idiots post for Comedy, here’s my run down of the drama noms… Outstanding Drama Series This Is Us Pitch Better Call Saul Bates Motel Marvel’s Luke Cage Stranger Things Honorable Mentions: The Americans, Mr Robot and The Get Down Yeah, an eclectic group isn’t it? And one of these shows got […]

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