Don’t Call a Show Good, or Bad, Until The End is Known: On Ballers, True Detective, and House of Cards.

In a previous post, I mentioned Herodotus's lesson, to "call no man happy until he is dead." My specific application of his lesson in that case was to say that the biggest issue with HBO's Ballers is the tendency for the episodes to end on soft, conflict-free notes. But I also failed to bring the …

Continue reading Don’t Call a Show Good, or Bad, Until The End is Known: On Ballers, True Detective, and House of Cards.

Seven Good TV Shows I’m Happy I Quit Watching, and Why

This recent GQ article, "The Secret to Success is Saying 'I Quit,'" made me feel better about the number of television shows that I have completely abandoned attempting to watch.  I decided to compile a list of these.  Now, I decided to only include television shows that are generally considered "good."  I also chose to …

Continue reading Seven Good TV Shows I’m Happy I Quit Watching, and Why

Why House of Cards is Dumb

Yes, everyone loves House of Cards, and everyone is excited about Season 3 impending breaking of the internet on February 27th.  And yes, it's because it's very entertaining. But let's talk about why it's kind of dumb. I'm not going to comment on whether or not it's a realistic show, because I have honestly no idea. It …

Continue reading Why House of Cards is Dumb