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Outsourced: New Time, Time to Check It Out!

What you are about to read is, as far as I can tell, very rare on the Internet: a positive blog post about Outsourced, NBC‘s new comedy set in a Mumbai call center for novelty items, which returns tonight at 10:30 PM. The show, based on a critically acclaimed film from 2006, focuses on Todd [...]

January 20th, 2011 | Polter-Cow | 2 comments | Continued
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Chuck and Happy Town Q&A

It’s that time again, folks! WonderCon is almost upon us, and RTVW Online will be hitting a couple press rooms. I will come with some questions of my own, but nothing is more annoying than sitting at a table and listening to other people ask all your questions before you get to them. So I [...]

March 31st, 2010 | Polter-Cow | 1 comment | Continued
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Reasons to Watch Chuck #2: The Art of the Throwaway

One of my very favorite things about Chuck is that it constantly hides plot points in throwaway gags. This is very efficient writing! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Let’s examine some case studies, shall we? Early on in “Chuck vs. the First Date,” Morgan lays out a blueprint of a facility and explains to [...]

April 7th, 2009 | Polter-Cow | 6 comments | Continued
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Opening Night at Rockville, CA

Rae convinced me to check out Rockville, CA, and I’ve just watched the first four episodes, which only took me 23 minutes. Four episodes in 23 minutes! This is the future of “television”! Bite-size storytelling. So in that vein, here’s a bite-size review. It’s telling that I feel that each episode is too short. I’m [...]

March 19th, 2009 | Polter-Cow | 2 comments | Continued
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Chuck vs. WonderCon

Chuck quickly became one of my favorite shows last season, and it’s gotten even better this season, so I was very excited to be able to sit down with the cast and creators at WonderCon. In attendance were Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak, Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, and Yvonne Strahovski. They were split into [...]

March 12th, 2009 | Polter-Cow | 6 comments | Continued
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Dexter Comes to CBS (Cut Up Like an Ice Truck Killer Corpse)

CBS is home to many popular crime dramas like C.S.I., Without a Trace, Cold Case, Numb3rs, etc. You know what’s wrong with all those shows? They’re not told from the perspective of the killer. On February 17, in a now-obsolete strike-related move, CBS shakes things up by importing the hit Showtime drama Dexter into its [...]

February 14th, 2008 | Polter-Cow | 2 comments | Continued
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Chuck vs. That Other Twentysomething Slacker Given Great Responsibility

Face it, Chuck and Reaper are essentially the same show, right? Twentysomething slacker working in a specialty store who has a new role thrust upon him in a science-fiction-y or fantasy fashion? But seven episodes in, which do you think is the superior show? I’ve created a deathmatch to answer this very question! Chuck vs. [...]

November 7th, 2007 | Polter-Cow | 7 comments | Continued
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Non-Exclusive: ABC to Give Cupid Another Shot

Variety has finally reported the Cupid remake, so now we have a little bit more information on the project: “For the last couple years, I’ve been talking to ABC about how to do an anthological romantic comedy a la ‘Cupid’ or ‘Love Boat,’ ” Thomas said. “We kept beating around ideas and kept coming back [...]

October 3rd, 2007 | Polter-Cow | 2 comments | Continued
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Exclusive: Rob Thomas Remaking Cupid!

Veronica Mars fans have eagerly been waiting to hear what Rob Thomas’s next project would be. After dazzling the world with Cupid and Veronica Mars, what new show would he bring us? Well, it turns out everything old is new again, because Rob’s next project is…Cupid. ABC just bought a pilot script for a remake [...]

September 28th, 2007 | Polter-Cow | 17 comments | Continued
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Polter-Cow’s Top Five Shows You’re Not Watching

Every show can’t be Heroes. Sometimes the awesome shows don’t get widespread recognition; hell, sometimes people don’t even know they exist. As a Veronica Mars fan, I have a lot of experience with this, so I’m shining a spotlight on five shows that deserve to be given a chance. Avatar: The Last Airbender. Do you [...]

September 20th, 2007 | Polter-Cow | 8 comments | Continued