Thursday, January 30, 2014

Viewing Journal: 1/30/2014 - 1/31/2014






45) PIT STOP
(2013 dir. Yen Tan) Date Seen: January 30 2014







46) MITT
(2014 dir. Greg Whiteley) Date Seen: January 31 2014
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Viewing Journal: 1/29/2014






44) BEST NIGHT EVER
(2014 dir. Seltzer/Friedberg) Date Seen: January 29 2014
Why is Magnet distributing this dreck? Are they mad at us?





Monday, January 27, 2014

Viewing Journal: 1/28/2014






43) I, FRANKENSTEIN
(2014 dir. Stuart Beattie) Date Seen: January 28 2014
I, Barely Stay Awake



A FILM GUY'S FAVORITE T.V.

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In a world where some TV has become very cinematic, majority features feel like bad TV, and the most talented directors are moving to the small screen for more creative freedom - I thunk it's high-time I gave due props to my favorite programs!

What follows are my personal favorite 40. Mind you, I have many honorable mention choices, lots I need to catch up on (HELL ON WHEELS, THE KILLING), and hundreds of blindspots. (JUSTIFIED, LEGEND OF KORRA)









TRAILER PARK BOYS
SEASON 1 - 7

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THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY, JR.

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ADVENTURE TIME

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STRANGERS WITH CANDY

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ATLANTA

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MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

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TRUE DETECTIVE
SEASON 1

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SEINFELD

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MAD MEN

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ÆON FLUX

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THE CRITIC

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MIAMI VICE
SEASON 1 - 3

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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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STAR TREK
SEASON 1 - 2

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BLACK MIRROR

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THE SOPRANOS

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COMBAT!
SEASON 1 - 4

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THE SINGING DETECTIVE

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THE KINGDOM [RIGET]

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PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE

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FISHING WITH JOHN

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HANNIBAL

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COWBOY BEBOP

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MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS

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AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE

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FRAGGLE ROCK

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BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

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TIM & ERIC AWESOME SHOW, GREAT JOB!

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CHECK IT OUT! WITH DR. STEVE BRULE

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THE X-FILES
SEASON 1 - 7

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BOARDWALK EMPIRE
SEASON 1 - 4 

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FREAKS AND GEEKS

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BREAKING BAD

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THE TWILIGHT ZONE

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THE PRISONER

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AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER

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THE DECALOGUE

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THE SIMPSONS
SEASON 1 - 8

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THE WIRE

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DEADWOOD

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TWIN PEAKS


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TOP 40 of TELEVISION

  1. TWIN PEAKS   (1990 - 1991)
  2. DEADWOOD   (2004 - 2006)
  3. THE WIRE   (2002 - 2008)
  4. THE SIMPSONS [SEASON 1 - 8]   (1989 - 1997)
  5. THE DEKALOG   (1989)
  6. THE LAST AIRBENDER   (2005 - 2008)
  7. THE PRISONER   (1967 - 1968)                                                                  -tie- TWILIGHT ZONE   (1959 - 1964)
  8. BREAKING BAD   (2008 - 2013)
  9. FREAKS & GEEKS   (1999 - 2000)
  10. BOARDWALK EMPIRE [SEASON 1 - 4]   (2010 - 2013)
  11. THE X-FILES [SEASON 1 - 7]   (1993 - 2000)
  12. TIM & ERIC AWESOME SHOW!   (2007 - 2010)                               -tie- CHECK IT OUT! DR. BRULE   (2010 - present)
  13. STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION   (1987 - 1994)
  14. BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES   (1992 - 1995)
  15. FRAGGLE ROCK   (1983 - 1987)
  16. AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE   (2000 - present)
  17. MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS   (1969 - 1974)
  18. HANNIBAL    (2013 - 2015)
  19. COWBOY BEBOP   (1998 - 1999)
  20. FISHING WITH JOHN   (1991)
  21. PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE   (1986 - 1991)
  22. THE KINGDOM [aka RIGET]   (1994 - 1997)
  23. THE SINGING DETECTIVE   (1986)
  24. COMBAT! [SEASON 1 - 4]   (1962 - 1966)
  25. THE SOPRANOS   (1999 - 2007)
  26. BLACK MIRROR   (2011 - present)
  27. STAR TREK [SEASON 1 - 2]   (1966 - 1968)
  28. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT   (2003 - 2013)
  29. MIAMI VICE [SEASON 1 - 3]   (1984 - 1987)
  30. THE CRITIC   (1994 - 1995)
  31. AEON FLUX   (1991 - 1995)
  32. MAD MEN   (2007 - 2014)
  33. SEINFELD   (1989 - 1998)
  34. TRUE DETECTIVE [SEASON 1]   (2014 - present)
  35. MST3K   (1988 - 2000)
  36. ATLANTA   (2016)
  37. STRANGERS WITH CANDY   (1999 - 2000)
  38. ADVENTURE TIME   (2010 - present)
  39. ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY, JR.   (1993 -1994)
  40. TRAILER PARK BOYS [SEASON 1-7]   (2001 - 2007)


HONORABLE MENTION:
TREME   (2010 - 2013)
SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES   (1996 - 2000)
GENERATION KILL   (2008)
TRAFFIK   (1989)
THIS IS ENGLAND '86, '88, and '90   (2010 - 2015)
BOB'S BURGERS   (2011 - present)
SEARCH PARTY   (2016)
THE MUPPET SHOW    (1976 - 1981)
SIX FEET UNDER   (2001 - 2005)
TOP OF THE LAKE   (2013)
ENLIGHTENED   (2011)
BAND OF BROTHERS   (2001)
BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD   (1993 - 1997)
EASTBOUND AND DOWN   (2009 - 2013)
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: 1ST DAY OF CAMP   (2015)
TANNER '88   (1988)
STATE OF PLAY   (2003)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS   (2006 - 2011)
SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST   (1994 - 2004)
SHERLOCK   (2010 - present)
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS [SEASON 1-2]   (1999 - 2003)
YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS   (1950 - 1954)
COMMUNITY [DAN HARMON YEARS]   (2009 - 2012, 2015)
BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA   (2004 - 2009)
MIGHTY MOUSE: THE NEW ADVENTURES   (1987 - 1989)
SPACED   (1999 - 2001)
DR. WHO [9TH DR. ONWARD]   (2005 - 2013)
ANIMANIACS   (1993 - 1995)
LUTHER   (2010 - 2014)
DA ALI G SHOW   (2003 - 2004)
HOME MOVIES   (1999 - 2004)
TENACIOUS D   (1997 - 2000)
ANGELS IN AMERICA   (2003)
BIG LOVE   (2006 - 2011)
FAWLTY TOWERS   (1975 - 1979)
THE RIFLEMAN   (1958 - 1963)
LIGHTS OUT   (2011)
DUMBLAND   (2002)
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS   (2007 - 2009)
FIREFLY   (2002 - 2003)
ROME   (2005 - 2007)
KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER   (1974 - 1975)