As the TV season winds down our favorite series offer one last hurrah before summer sporting events and cable networks dominate. The question I often find myself asking is, am I watching a season finale or a series finale. The disappearance of a favorite television show can really hurt; losing [...]
Tra la la la la la la. Recognize that? If you grew up in the seventies or early eighties it is likely you will remember those silly words as part of the theme song for The Banana Splits and Friends Show.
It’s the week before Christmas and two until the new year starts; as I mentioned last week this means pretty much every network series (and even many on cable) are taking a little winter break. The good news is new episodes will return as early as January 2, 2014! As [...]
It seems like the fall TV schedule just got going and yet we are already at the point where many popular shows are either entering a brief hiatus or ending their seasons altogether. This period is somewhat less bleak for the TV obsessed than those dark days filled with summer [...]
Up first in our foray into the hidden gems of television is The Fall, the new series starring Gillian Anderson that debuted this past May in Ireland and the UK and is available for streaming on Netflix. Anderson, more popularly known for her role as Dana Scully in the X-Files, [...]
Hello and welcome to a slightly different angle on the TV Scoop. I’m Wallace Poulter and I’ll be your tour guide as we examine some of the hidden television gems that are available with just a little bit of exploring. Gone are the simple days of not so long ago [...]
I am terrible at math. Actually I’m terrible at a lot of things, like driving in Santa Rosa (seems like a blood sport to a small town boy like me) and handwriting (completely illegible) and remembering things I don’t care about, I’m just awful at that. But math is in [...]
Car TV Part III - Wheeler Dealers (Velocity 9 PM Wednesdays) This UK based show is in its tenth year and still going strong; Mike Brewer and Edd China are masters of finding, buying, fixing and selling really cool cars. Unlike Dallas Car Sharks you won’t find late model cars [...]
Car TV Part II – Dallas Car Sharks (Velocity 8:30 PM Tuesdays) This program follows four car dealers in Dallas; each week they go to an auction, buy a car, fix it up and sell it for a profit. There’s a bit of drama in the form of friendly rivalries [...]
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network, 9:30 PM Monday) Local legend Guy Fieri travels the country looking for great food at reasonable prices, I am a regular viewer, and I make episodes like this week’s that feature Bay Area restaurants a top priority; if it weren't for DDD I would [...]
When I was a kid there were three ways to find out what was on TV; the Sunday newspaper, the TV Guide, and my mom. These days I manage to remember the listings after the newspaper has been recycled, I haven’t seen a TV Guide in years (though I do [...]
You don't need to be a fan of any particular show or have a certain TV-watching philosophy. But you know the good stuff when you see it, and you cringe at the bad stuff.