Over the first 100 days of 2020, I watched and reviewed a television pilot each day. They came from all over the television stratosphere. ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, FX, CW, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and more. Yes, the gang’s all here. I’ve taken the time to break them down into a few categories to help you determine which of these shows might be worth watching next. … Continue reading I Watched 100 TV Pilots So You Don’t Have To
When it was originally on: 2010-2015, with a movie that came out in 2019 Original network: ITV (UK) or PBS (US) Where you can stream it now: Amazon Prime Had I seen it before: I feel like I had seen this first episode before, but never dove any deeper into the series. And don’t even remember much of this first episode. What IMDb says: A chronicle of … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Downton Abbey
Anne’s note: This piece was co-written with my lovely friend Jess, who you may remember from My Friend And I Live-Texted After. Here Are Those Texts. You can find her on Twitter here.) In an ongoing global crisis, it’s easy to feel powerless as the world as we know it seems to be collapsing around us. Unfortunately, we’re not equipped to handle the majority of those … Continue reading Shows to Watch While You’re Social Distancing (f/Jess!)
We’ve made it to the halfway point. I’ve watched and reviewed 50 pilots since January 1. So I thought it’d be fun to take a step back and recap. In my brief history as a reviewer of television pilots, I’ve realized most fall into one of three categories: the “please give me more now,” pilots, the “sure, this could be cool I guess” pilots, and … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: 50 Down, 50 To Go
When it was originally on: 2018-present Original network: Channel 4 (UK), Netflix (US) Where you can stream it: Netflix Had I seen it before: Yes! I’ve seen every episode. What IMDb says: The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s. Why I picked it: I made up my mind somewhat early on that I would include … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Derry Girls
When it was originally on: 2020-present Original network: CBS All Access Where you can stream it now: CBS All Access. And only CBS All Access. Yeah, I’m not happy about it either. What IMDb says: Plot kept under wraps. Described as a follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and centers on Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life. *** SPOILERS FOR EPISODE … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Picard
When it was originally on: 2015-present (with next season to be final season) Original network: Netflix Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: I’m like 99% sure I had seen the pilot before, and maybe a few episodes beyond that, but I had never really gotten into it. What IMDb says: Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Grace and Frankie
So the Game of Thrones finale happened. Many people are unhappy with it. As mentioned in a prior blog post, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon until earlier this year, and I recognize that makes my relationship with the show different from that of most fans. This was the first time I really got to experience the frenzy of anticipation and fan theories that goes a long with … Continue reading Dear GoT Fans: Winter Came, So Can We Chill For a Sec?
Over the years, my dad has talked to me about major moments in television and movie history that he lived through. He’s told me about the shock that was the M*A*S*H finale. He’s told me about the “who shot JR” episode of Dallas. His eyes light up when he tries to explain how mind-blowing it was to see Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, when such a film was … Continue reading The Beauty of Bandwagons (SPOILER FREE!)
So over the last few months I have watched the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones for the first time. I knew such an occasion needed to be commemorated with a blog post. But how does one put together a think piece on seven seasons of television that have already generated far too many think pieces? I can’t. Hell, I can’t even remember how to spell … Continue reading 22 Crazy Things That Probably Won’t Happen On GoT Season 8, But Who Knows?