EDITORS’ CHOICE: Top 10 TV Shows of 2011

By: Jonathan Forani and Taylor Pearce TV’s been called a vast wasteland, a mind numbing pastime and the bane of modern day society. So why do we still watch it? In 2011, it was because of shows like the ten featured below, which show how, despite J-Shore and reality television’s ratings reign, TV can also…

Top 10 TV Shows of 2011

Television often acts as a little slice of escapism in a hectic world. 2011 was a year of unrest in many ways, and so television, with its little vignettes of un-reality, was perhaps more important to some than ever before. TV is also often an arena for the exploration of hot-button issues and social taboos,…

TV Talks Religion, But Why?

It’s that time of year again: when all our favourite television shows return to our screens and monitors. Two of the most anticipated returns to the small screen this year have been the newest seasons of Showtime’s Dexter and AMC’s The Walking Dead, and they share a striking similarity. Yes, these two dramas, one about…

TV: Top 10 of 2010

Good TV is the best kind of entertainment. The characters last longer than a few hundred pages or a couple hours, making the commitment level required for TV one of the most interesting aspects of the medium. Why do we do it? Why do we sit on the couch (or at our desks) for houring consuming…

The Walking Dead: blood, guts and zombies never looked so good

AMC is officially the Pixar of TV. Like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Rubicon before it The Walking Dead, premiering tonight at 10, continues AMC’s streak of thrilling television. It’s hardly even “television” – this feels more like a movie than any other show I can think of. Maybe it’s the fact that zombies usually walk…