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I distinctly remember initially being disappointed by The Sopranos finale. It cut to black, and I felt cheated, as if David Chase copped out. Then, the final scene churned through my mind over and over again and by the next day I had completely changed my tune. The Sopranos finale
Mad Men is one of my all-time favourite television programs. Already I've got it sitting comfortably in third place, just behind Six Feet Under and just ahead of The Sopranos. In time, we'll see where it ends up. The Mad Men finale airs Sunday night. That's as good a reason
Here's Billy Van keeping us up to date with personal computing back in 1991. I learned WordPerfect in high school, became incredibly proficient in the application and promptly watched Microsoft Word supplant it as the word processor of choice. Billy Van, of course, brought us The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
I know what I'll be watching Sunday night. There are seven episodes to go.
I am currently a Rogers internet customer, so they've given me their new streaming service for free. If I turn my television to channel 300, there's Shomi. Amidst the usual stuff you find on many streaming services are a few gems. For example, they carry the Amazon Prime series Transparent.
Random observation time... Often, I'll watch the CBC Toronto news either at 5pm or 6pm. Forever, they'd shut it down at 6:30pm for Coronation Street. The opening chords of the Coronation Street soundtrack is etched into my cranium. Then, a short while ago, this song was replaced by the
If you watched the Oscars, you might have caught a little of what Jack Black sang in the opening number. It was a rare moment of Academy Awards honesty. Here's a transcript of what Jack Black said. Stop! This is what you sound like: movies, movies, wow, they rock. Listen
I always watch the Academy Awards. I've done so since I was a teenager. Last night, I did it again. Every single year, I regret it. 90% of the show is a snoozefest. Most of the musical performances are boring, mediocre songs, and when it's all done at midnight, I
I started watching Saturday Night Live during the Sandler era. That crew, with Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, David Spade and Chris Rock, introduced me to the world of SNL. Since then, I've watched it off and on over the years. Sometimes I'd tune out for a
If you listened to my interview with Jonathan Torrens, you know I was a big fan of the Saturday morning CBC show Street Cents. It was appointment viewing for me. I was way older than their targeted demo, but I loved it. There was nothing else like it on television.
A few months into a 12-year contract, I thought I'd take the pulse of this nation's hockey viewers and learn what you think Rogers Hockey telecasts thus far. What's working? What's not? What would you change?
Over the last few nights, my wife and I watched Broadchurch, a BBC crime drama. I must say, it was fantastic. The acting, writing and cinematography were all top notch. In fact, as good as True Detective was, I think I enjoyed Broachchurch a little more. The first season is
When it comes to scripted television, I watch very little. I caught The Simpsons Christmas episode on Sunday, but mainly to recapture some of the joy I experienced watching that show in the early 90s. I'll watch the odd episode of Seinfeld or Modern Family in syndication if I'm feeding
Back in 1994, 40,000 people watched the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation at SkyDome. Yes, this actually happened. Here's a clip shared by Retrontario featuring Monika Deol and some guy named Howard from CFNY. Were you one of the 40,000 Star Trek fans at SkyDome
I'm sure the Cashman could give this guy a run for his money, but I believe this 1986 ad for National Furniture is the worst ad in Toronto television history. If you can think of a worse ad, let me know in the comments.
The Wire has pretty much ruined my television watching experience. Since I watched all five seasons of The Wire, I'm been disappointed by pretty much everything I've seen on the small screen, except for my second viewing of The Wire. It's got to the point where I rarely watch anything,
I watched The Simpsons / Family Guy crossover episode yesterday. It was okay, but not nearly as clever and funny as any episode during the first six seasons of The Simpsons. It was a full throttle crossover with the entire Griffin family ending up in Springfield and will likely result in
I will be sitting down later this week with Mark Hebscher, best known as co-host of Sportsline. He'll be dropping by to record an episode of my podcast Toronto Mike'd, and I get an entire hour to ask him anything I want. I know what questions I'll be asking him,
Kathryn Humphreys joined Citytv in 1997 working on CityNews Weekend before moving over to CityNews Tonight. I've just learned she's no longer a part of CityNews. When my son played tee-ball at High Park, I remember her covering a game as part of her popular Tee-Ball Tuesday coverage. I always
According to Neilsen, Americans on average receive 189 channels but only watch 17. That got me wondering how many stations I watch. Let's see.... I watch a lot of sports. That includes: TSNTSN2SportsnetLeafs TVCBC (for HNIC)And I watch a lot of CBCNN. That has us at 6 stations. And
I first remember seeing Liz Sheridan on the sitcom Alf. She played Mrs. Ochmonek, the nosy neighbour. Most people know Liz Sheridan best as Helen Seinfeld, Jerry's mom on Seinfeld. She played that role for nine seasons. But did you know that Liz Sheridan was once engaged to James Dean?
I've wanted to write about the Breaking Bad finale since it first aired on September 29, 2013, but I promised I'd wait six months before doing so. It's now six months later, but to avoid spoilers hitting the front page, I've archived the entry here. If you can handle the
I spent a few months without cable a couple of years ago. During this time, I watched a number of episodes of How I Met Your Mother, all from seasons 1-3. Since then, I've caught a few episodes on flights, but otherwise haven't tuned in to find out what's happened
Who doesn't remember Tom Vu's infomercials in the late 80s and early 90s. They'd run late night at night recruiting people to attend his free 90-minute seminar where he'd share the secrets he used to make millions. Here a clip from one such Tom Vu informercial. When he tired of