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Pauseandblog is a German word I just made up for the blogs I post about TV

The TV I watch 2016

The TV I watch 2016

We're a few months into the 2016 seson, and a few shows have already been cancelled. It's time to list the shows I still watch weekly.   In no particular order The Daily Show with Trevor noah Full Frontal with Samantha Bee @Midnight (occasional) TMZ (occasional) Dragons' Den (occasional Drunk History (occasional) Tosh.0 22 Minutes Rick...

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Police must be pissed at TV murder shows

Police must be pissed at TV murder shows

One of my favourite genres of Television for the past few years, is the murder show. The hour long dramas that come on at 9 or 10pm and start with a discovery of the body scene. I've blogged before about those scenes, and I still wonder if they are written and sold and directed separately from the main show. It seems like an ideal way for new...

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Blipverts for 2016. Fast Forward Marketing

Blipverts for 2016. Fast Forward Marketing

In the 1987 TV series Max Headroom, which apparently took place 20 minutes into the future, a lot of technology was displayed. One of the neat idea that stucjk with me over the years was the "Blipverts".  These were a new format TV commercial on Network 23 that lasted 3 seconds. Over the years, I've seen broadcast commercials try shorter...

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The 2015 Global TV Fall Preview Show

The 2015 Global TV Fall Preview Show

I just finished watching the ABC Fall Preview and writing a blog review elsewhere. I find my PVR has also recorded the Global TV Fall Preview too, and since I'm in the writing mood, I decide to check it out. In Canada, Global TV is one of the big networks but it buys many of it's shows from American production, so you may see shows here that span...

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The ABC 2015 Fall Preview Show

The ABC 2015 Fall Preview Show

It's the weekend before all the new shows of the fall start to appear on the TV schedule, and so I decided to sit down and watch the ABC Fall Preview episode. Since I started my medication Tom lessen my obsessive tendencies, I watch a lot less TV than I used to. I figure this preview will allow me to prejudge a few shows and maybe not fall up my...

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Fame Adjacent

Fame Adjacent

I have a very social relationship with many of my clients, having served them often for over 20 years now. One client of mine that I consider a friend, has a 19 year old son with amazing talent, and has recently started down the path of a singing career.As is the industry's way, they've been told he'll be a star. He has talent, and a great look....

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Agents of Shield –  Birdkillers

Agents of Shield – Birdkillers

I was watching this week's episode of Agents of Shield and an evil genius has rounded up a bunch of criminally insane super Villains,  like so many comic books plots from history. An ugly man takes off his BAIN type face mask and yells a loud screen in the middle of a football field.  So loud it seems,  that the director wasn't pleased with a...

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Pauseandblog : I Zombie

Pauseandblog : I Zombie

iZombie is a new show on The CW. I like the comic book style credits they use to do scene transitions and some effects that would be too costly to work out. It's a great idea.  It makes me believe this may be based on a comic.  I didn't bother to look up whether it is or not. At the first commercial break,  this episode has already shown us a sex...

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SNL Layers

SNL Layers

I just finished watching this week's 2014 Christmas edition of Saturday Night Live. It's odd to feel cheated that hardly any celebrities showed up this year. The only cameos were three former SNL Characters - so far anyway. The demographically perfect boy band One Direction is actually growing on me. They were not bad, as I expected, given that...

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Doctor Clara

Doctor Clara

I had a theory last week, that the reason doctor who always arrives in a time and place that needs him, it's because his mere presence is breaking time and space. Wherever he goes, he break the timeline and something evil happens. We've seen the precedent more clearly when Rose broke the timeline to meet her father and save his life, huge freaky...

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Prime Time Crime School

Prime Time Crime School

One of the things I noticed about the CSI series of TV shows, was how they like to use situations from the news, and mix their murder mysteries into new and creative stories. Quite frequently, I find myself wondering how this effects the real crime world. They've touched on a few stories I'm sure some people would be much happier if they had not....

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Infinity +2

Infinity +2

I am about to watch the third episode of Forever. Before I start with the traditional dead body reveal scene, I wanted to acknowledge the overall change I'm witnessing in the new series television dramas this year.  At least in the few I've watched so far, they seem to be throwing us the character back stories right away. They feel rushed to get...

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Memories of Dad

Memories of Dad

Every once in awhile when I'm watching a television show, and my mind thinks ahead and figures out how it's going to end, it makes me remember my dad. My memories of him have pride attached. Like a good son, I looked up to him, and respected how smart he was, and how he could solve any problem with a home made solution. In retrospect, neither of...

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Who Done Whodunnit?

Who Done Whodunnit?

I found myself watching another episode of an old show I'm not proud to admit to; Whodunnit. As is often the case, I find myself thinking about TV on two or more different levels. I can enjoy a show for it's plot, or acting, or other ideas. I often explain my multi-level thinking to others, as if I am my own DVD commentary. I think about the...

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Even Bad Magic is Magical

Even Bad Magic is Magical

For the first time ever, a magician won America's big summer talent show; America's Got Talent. Judge Howard Stern has been campaigning for more than three years on his morning Sirius Satellite radio show for America to vote more for variety acts than singers. Like me, he is disturbed that a gigantic talent show featuring lots of acts in a wide...

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The Highlander – 2014 Doctor Edition

The Highlander – 2014 Doctor Edition

A few summers ago,  during the slow summer season when hardly anything new is on TV, I started binge watching The Highlander series every day on one of those obscure higher package cable channels. I have always been a fan of time travel stories, and although immortals are not technically the same as time travellers, the similarity in story was...

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Pauseandblog: Scorpion

Pauseandblog: Scorpion

I'm watching the premier episode of Scorpion as I write this. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2419510784/tt3514324?ref_=tt_ov_I It's a federal agent crime drama where the lead characters are a group of super smart, uniquely talented under 30 year old nerds, recruited by an old, wrinkle face, loud fed. I've just hit pause part way though, so I don't...

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Madam Secretary of Quahog

Madam Secretary of Quahog

It's new TV week. I sat down this evening to watch and review the new network TV show about Mrs. Clinton called Madam Secretary. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3501074/ It's probably not really about Hilary although the main star looks a lot like a younger version of Mrs. Clinton,  complete with a similar, but not identical hair style. I think we...

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Magnetic Chereos

Magnetic Chereos

I've been watching more YouTube videos than regular television this summer. Tonight I was watching a two part episode of the educational video series; Vertasium. In week one, he showed a number of science physics things. The one I'm writing about first, was the sequence where a a magnet is used to pull a piece of cereal around in a bowl of water....

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Robot Chicken Social School

Robot Chicken Social School

Sometimes, educational TV takes a different approach. It teaches us important life lessons, and helps us socialize. There is a TV show on every night that I strongly recommend everyone watches. Each episode is only 15 minutes, but the lessons it delivers is essential to a person's pop culture education. Robot Chicken is an amazing tool. It is a...

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Pauseandblog: Perception

Pauseandblog: Perception

I've been watching a TV show called perception, which in many ways is just another in the long line of buddy cop shows that have come along in the past three years. You've no doubt seen at least one odd pairing of police, FBI or CSI and their helpful, off the books consultant.  Although Monk and Castle and The Mentalist may be among the most...

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Pauseandblog: The Dead Body Reveal

Pauseandblog: The Dead Body Reveal

TV inspires me to pause and blog often. I used to enjoy watching TV with someone, so we could pause and chat, but now that I live alone this is my compromise. I share with my blog. Today I watched the opening pre-title scene of a recent NCIS episode. (Yes, maybe that makes me old, if you believe the online chatter than NCIS is this generations'...

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What I watch. 2013 Edition

What I watch. 2013 Edition

In no specific order, these are shows that I watch every week.  It's a crazy amount.   King and Maxwell Jimmy Kimmel Live The Originals Body of Proof Lost Girl Supernatural Daily Show Brooklyn 99 Person of Interest CSI NCIS NCIS LA This hour has 22 minutes Rick Mercer Saturday Night Live Robot Chicken Big Bang Theory Michael J Fox Show...

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