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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

I've watched the first three episodes of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and it's fantastic. It's smart fun and Neil deGrasse Tyson is a compelling host.  I had high expectations and haven't been disappointed. If you haven't been watching, figure out how to catch the first three and get on board
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All the Way With Stephanie Kaye!

At some point in my conversation with Jonathan Torrens, he mentioned Stephanie Kaye.  I immediately knew exactly who he was talking about, and exclaimed "All the way with Stephanie Kaye!" Stephanie Kaye was a character heavily featured on the premiere of Degrassi Junior High back in 1987.  I know I
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House of Cards

I just read Netflix has ordered a third season of House of Cards, the Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright political thriller.  House of Cards was the first non-network television programme to win an Emmy, when David Fincher took home the award for best directing. I bet I'd dig this show.
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Jerry and George at Monk's in 2014

Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza were spotted walking to Monk's Restaurant for coffee earlier today.  Ok, it was actually Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander, and they were going to Tom's Restaurant for coffee, but it's practically the same thing. The smart money is on the two filming an episode of
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Not a Fun Fact

The Golden Globes were on last night.  After Peyton Manning's Broncos secured their win I flipped over during commercials and intermissions of the Leafs game.  I found most of the Golden Globes telecast I saw pretty boring. Here's a screencap making the rounds of a Golden Globe "Fun Fact" aired
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Spoiler Code of Conduct

With the prevalance of DVRs, binge viewing, time-shifting and other digital methods of acquiring television shows, we're in desparate need of a spoiler code of conduct. Last night, the series finale of Breaking Bad aired on AMC.  It's one of the few series I watch, so I most definitely tuned
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The Best Series Finale

I recently wrote about The Office series finale.  I liked it. In the comments of that entry, 519 Rob had a great idea: an entry about the best series finales. My personal favourite is the series finale of Six Feet Under, but I also loved the finales of The Wire
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The Office: A Finale Well Done

I watched the US version of The Office until Steve Carell left.  The last episode I watched, prior to last week's finale, was "Goodbye, Michael" in season seven. I did something similar with ER.  I followed and enjoyed ER until Dr. Mark Greene died.  That was it for me.  I
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In Praise of David Costabile

I first saw David Costabile as Mel's submissive husband on the hilarious Flight of the Conchords.  It was a small role, but merely a sign of things to come. I then saw him in Season Five of The Wire as Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow.  The Wire, as you may know,
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The Christmas Raccoons

In the mid-80s, CBC aired a cartoon called "The Raccoons".  Bert Raccoon was the hero and Cyril Sneer was the bad guy.  I loved the fact Bert and Cyril had these faucet-like noses. Here's the Christmas Raccoons, the television special that started it all.  Enjoy your return to Evergreen Forest.
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