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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I thunk it's high-time I gave due props to my favorite TV programs. We live in a world now where some TV has become very cinematic, the majority of feature films feel like bad TV, and the most talented directors are moving to the small screen for more creative freedom. 

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








             THE ADVENTURES
40.   OF BRISCO COUNTY, JR.

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39.        ADVENTURE TIME

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38.  STRANGERS WITH CANDY

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37.                ATLANTA

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36.               THE CRITIC

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                     MYSTERY
35.    SCIENCE THEATER 3000

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35.         TRUE DETECTIVE
SEASON 1

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34.               SEINFELD

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33.               MAD MEN

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32.              ÆON FLUX

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30.              MIAMI VICE
SEASON 1 - 3

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29.  ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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28.              STAR TREK
SEASON 1 - 3

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27.          BLACK MIRROR

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26.          THE SOPRANOS

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25.                COMBAT!
SEASON 1 - 4

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24.   THE SINGING DETECTIVE

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23.      THE KINGDOM [RIGET]

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22.     PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE

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21.        FISHING WITH JOHN

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20.                HANNIBAL

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19.          COWBOY BEBOP

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              MONTY PYTHON'S
18.           FLYING CIRCUS

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17. AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE

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16.            FRAGGLE ROCK

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                       BATMAN:
15.      THE ANIMATED SERIES

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                     STAR TREK:
14.     THE NEXT GENERATION

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                     TIM & ERIC
13. AWESOME SHOW, GREAT JOB!

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                  CHECK IT OUT!
-tie-13. WITH DR. STEVE BRULE

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12.               THE X-FILES
SEASON 1 - 7

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11.       BOARDWALK EMPIRE
SEASON 1 - 4

                  
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10.        FREAKS AND GEEKS

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9.              BREAKING BAD

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8.         THE TWILIGHT ZONE

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7.             THE PRISONER

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                       AVATAR:
6.       THE LAST AIRBENDER

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5.          THE DECALOGUE

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4.            THE SIMPSONS
SEASON 1 - 8

                
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3.                THE WIRE

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2.               DEADWOOD

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1.              TWIN PEAKS


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TOP 40 of TELEVISION

  1. TWIN PEAKS   (1990 - 1991)  (+2017)
  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)
  8. TWILIGHT ZONE   (1959 - 1964)
  9. BREAKING BAD   (2008 - 2013)
  10. FREAKS & GEEKS   (1999 - 2000)
  11. BOARDWALK EMPIRE [SEASON 1 - 4]   (2010 - 2013)
  12. THE X-FILES [SEASON 1 - 7]   (1993 - 2000)
  13. TIM & ERIC AWESOME SHOW!   (2007 - 2010)                               -tie- CHECK IT OUT! DR. BRULE   (2010 - present)
  14. STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION   (1987 - 1994)
  15. BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES   (1992 - 1995)
  16. FRAGGLE ROCK   (1983 - 1987)
  17. AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE   (2000 - present)
  18. MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS   (1969 - 1974)
  19. HANNIBAL    (2013 - 2015)
  20. COWBOY BEBOP   (1998 - 1999)
  21. FISHING WITH JOHN   (1991)
  22. PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE   (1986 - 1991)
  23. THE KINGDOM [aka RIGET]   (1994 - 1997)
  24. THE SINGING DETECTIVE   (1986)
  25. COMBAT! [SEASON 1 - 4]   (1962 - 1966)
  26. THE SOPRANOS   (1999 - 2007)
  27. BLACK MIRROR   (2011 - present)
  28. STAR TREK [SEASON 1 - 2]   (1966 - 1968)
  29. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT   (2003 - 2013)
  30. MIAMI VICE [SEASON 1 - 3]   (1984 - 1987)
  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. THE CRITIC   (1994 - 1995)
  37. ATLANTA   (2016)
  38. STRANGERS WITH CANDY   (1999 - 2000)
  39. ADVENTURE TIME   (2010 - present)
  40. ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY, JR.   (1993 -1994)


HONORABLE MENTION:
TREME   (2010 - 2013)
RICK AND MORTY   (2013 - present)
THE NIGHT OF   (2016)
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)
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: TEN YEARS LATER (2017)
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)
FIREFLY   (2002 - 2003)
ROME   (2005 - 2007)
KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER   (1974 - 1975)