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Community vs Big Bang Theory vs SFF : A Dialectical Approach

Genre and anti-genre, satisfaction and subversion. Why Community is so much fun for me as a geek, why TBBT isn't, and why I'm actually into that, (but you don't have to be.) I'm going to try and defend TBBT too, but defending TBBT turns out to look a lot like trashing TBBT, so something here for everyone.

I don't want…

This Week's TV: Guess which show features a Wolverine cameo! Plus Shannen Doherty is a witch again!

On this week's TV, Wolverine shows up to deal with some flying shrimp. Also, The Walking Dead features some sage relationship advice. But more importantly, the British Being Human returns to American TV — and it's twice as crazy as ever! Also, Shannen Doherty is playing a witch once again, and chewing enough scenery…

This Week's TV: The Best Pilot We've Seen in Years. Plus the Most Insane Syfy Movie Ever, Starring Mark Sheppard!

The Walking Dead comes back this week, and the show's creators are promising the fast-paced action you've been craving. But that's not all television has in store for you — there's also the series premiere of The River, a unique horror series from the creator of Paranormal Activity. Find out why we thought The River's…

This Week's TV: You'll never guess which science fiction show is having a musical episode!

Here are some things that might make this week's television worth watching, in spite of the Thanksgiving lull: 1) Donald Glover playing an animated rapper named Alpha Dog. 2) A brutal look at how astronauts might survive crash-landing on Mars. 3) Two new Adventure Time episodes! 4) Lady Gaga takes over Thanksgiving!…

This Week's TV: Green Lantern lights up our TV screens, and Ridley Scott talks science fiction!

This week sees the launch of two exciting new television shows. Green Lantern gets an animated adventure show from the guy who helped put DC animation on the map. Meanwhile, Sir Ridley Scott explores the history of science fiction. Plus Primeval returns to American TV! And Terra Nova does something unutterably cool…

This Week's TV: Tricia Helfer stars in possibly the worst thing ever made. Plus the Ultimate Clone Wars Battle!

It's November sweeps, which means the shocking twists are coming fast and furious on your favorite TV shows — including a terrible decision on The Walking Dead, and some uncanny twists on Fringe. But meanwhile, Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer is guest-starring in the worst piece of television you'll ever see. Ever

This Week's TV: It's Zombie Week! Including Candy Zombies, Alien Zombies, and Max Brooks Explaining Zombie Lore!

It's not just Walking Dead rocking the zombie scares this week. Instead, there's a zombie outbreak on Adventure Time, plus the truth about aliens and the undead. Max Brooks and friends explain the history of zombies, and Ving Rhames fights a zombie apocalypse. Basically, it's wall-to-wall zombies!

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