But no, you just had to watch Harry's Law, didn't you?
50-50 for the second straight week... finally, my picks are not appreciably worse than flipping a coin!
I used to tape record episodes of "Loveline" off of the radio onto a cassette and listen to that on my commute, so it was safe to assume I'd become a regular listener of Adam Carolla's podcast.—JM
If there has been a better night of baseball than last night in my lifetime, I can't remember it. And if there's a better baseball writer than Posnanski working today, I haven't read him.—BK
"We were being given the chance to take one more shot at summer camp, only we were wiser, better drinkers, and more sexually experienced."—TG
Terrific oral history of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy theater, with contributions from dozens of funny people you've come to know and love.—BK
In which all of our lists, combined, tell you all you really need to know about what you should be watching.
It all comes down to a clever eight-step algorithm that drives most of the character and story decisions.—BK
A delightful review of the Community season opener, by someone who seems to have a degree in the subject.—JS
As the Post Office heads toward bankruptcy, I'm reminded of this clever rant – and, most importantly the "Swiss model", which might save the day if special interests had not ossified our political process against any kind of sweeping change.—JS
These guys nailed the Colbert Christmas special songs and crafted a magnificent opening song for NPH at the Tonys (plus a not-bad one for Jane Lynch at last week's Emmys). Makes me want to see "Cry-Baby" now.—JS
And don't get her started on that ridiculous polio booster.
I really need to stop spending so much time with my family to make room for better TV.
We're getting there, folks. Just a few more weeks, and I should have this whole thing all figured out.
I agree wholeheartedly with this, but have very little hope that things will actually change.—BK
Will you still view me as a credible critic after seeing The Glee Project on my list? I suppose that means you had to see me as credible in the first place, so there.
Some solid ideas here, but the first one, The Greatest Game Ever, is an absolute no-brainer.—BK
There will be an opening at Number 1. So long, "Friday Night Lights."
Thank God for Bob's Burgers, or this would be just another list of things that me and my friends have said about the same set of shows for years.
In which I blame Don Ohlmeyer for most of society's ills.
With shout-outs to Ken Jeong, John Carroll Lynch, and Judy Greer, among others.—BK
Of course, an approved pilot is simply one that gets rejected a month later.
Week 1 is basically my preseason, i.e., the records really shouldn't be of any concern. It's just all about getting your schemes installed. This week, it's for real!
I've been waiting and waiting for the definitive post about Steve Jobs's departure from Apple. This one starts off a little technical, but the conclusion is the correct one.—JS
Most people have photo IDs. Maybe states that want to require photo ID for voting could provide, free of charge, special voter IDs to the tiny percentage of citizens who want, but who don't already have, a driver's license, passport, or some other form of photo ID. See? Problem solved, controversy over.—JM
I barely had a concept of H8R being a show before I read this ingenious takedown of it, but afterwards I was enticed to sample ten minutes of it. It's worse than he makes it sound.—JS
A look at the shifting climate of homophobia in professional sports, and how that may be setting the stage for a "gay Jackie Robinson" in the near future.—BK
Empathetic, common sense advice for all parents – moms AND dads – in the face of the anger and frustration we all sometimes feel toward our children.—BK
Most of Adams's posts are entertaining, thought-provoking, or both. This one's pure genius.—JS
What, like the British Empire and the Soviet Union? (Historical zing!)
The glorious return of my not-so-glorious football picks. Please enjoy responsibly.
Posnanski makes the case that pitcher wins are a necessary connection to history, while still pointing out their many flaws as an indicator of a pitcher's skill.—BK
A new study suggests people enjoy a story more if they already know the ending. So the problem with modern movie trailers isn't that they give away the movie's ending – it's that they wait till the end of the trailer to do so.—JS
I'll admit, the loss of Starz makes me nervous, but I figure Netflix must've saw this sort of thing coming.—BK
An interesting story, with familiar frustrations we've all encountered. (A great discussion, with some counterexamples, can be found here.)—JS
I'm gonna let that headline stand by itself while I go lay on my couch and fan myself like a delicate Southern Belle.—BK
This can also serve as a handy to-do list of things to squeeze into your last weekend of summer.
Whether or not you feel that equal treatment of gay servicemen is a good thing, these insights give fascinating insights into the far-reaching effects of the policy.—JS
Possibly the best part of this interview is that the abbreviations make it sound like a conversation between a surge protector and the lead character in Kung Fu Panda.—JS
You mean, if I had devoted every day from age 14 to becoming, say, an NFL punter, I could have an iPad right now? Well, I feel like a chump.—JS
I'm sorry, but if there's one thing that @RealJoeMulder won't do, it's shamelessly plug for Twitter followers.—JM