"…and in the process, we hope the people force us to do good things." – Bartlet
If you sat down with another West Wing fan and asked them to name their favorite Season Two episodes, chances are you'll get a rather unsurprising list. Most will mention the two-part premiere, ["2x10"], and ["2x18"] (though some may go for br... read more
"They've been giving you some pretty decent style points." – Abbey
There are certain settings in the world of storytelling that seem right at place in a broadcast network series. Take school, for example. The typical American school year runs from September through May, the same as the typical network series. Thus, a series like <... read more
Ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing an historical moment in Critically Touched history. For the first time since this site's official inception, an article about Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been published… by someone other than MikeJer.
I will pause while you gasp in astonishment.
Done? Okay. Anyway, the very existence of this artic... read more
The good ship Twin Peaks Ship is now sailing out of the safe and coherent harbor of the first triptych of episodes, all penned and mostly directed by the Frost/Lynch team (with the exception of the more modest stewardship of Duwayne Dunham, but then what 90s kid would complain about the man who brought us Homeward Bound: The Incredible J... read more
"We can't govern if we don't win." – Toby
Back in the early days of television, there weren't many shows, but there were a whole lot of episodes. During the Fifties, Wagon Train and early seasons of Gunsmoke regularly churned out nearly forty episodes every season, airing with only scant summer breaks. As the years w... read more
"We can't put a forkful of waffles in our mouth without coughing up the ball." – Leo
Given the inherently fickle nature of the television business, it's not too surprising that several major-league producers have occasionally taken up the process of "recycling" their actors. After Firefly was cancelled, for example, Joss W... read more
SPOCK: Each of us, at some time in our life, turns to someone -- a father, a brother, a god -- and asks, 'Why am I here?' 'What was I meant to be?' V'Ger hopes to touch its Creator to find its answers.KIRK: 'Is this all that I am?' 'Is there nothing more?'
This, gentle readers, is an example of science fiction at its best. ... read more
All right, chicks and chaps, we've come to the home stretch. My Top Five picks for the Best Shows of the Lustrum await you. Those of you just joining us can read the Introduction to the list, and check out <a href="http://www.criticallytouche... read more
Twin Peaks without its mythology is like Ben Horne without Jerry Horne, you know? (sighs) Fine, I'll back up.
I enjoy the first two episodes of Twin Peaks, a lot actually. Reviewing them has helped me appreciate all the foundation they lay for character arcs, the surprising amount of forecasting to future events, the organized chaos of their un... read more
Hello again, guys and gals. We're back with another exciting installment of the Best Shows of the Lustrum. Once again, here's the Introduction to the list, and here's <a href="http://www.criticallytouched.com/blog/the_best_shows_of_the_lustru... read more