I Think We Need To Talk.

Please don’t be upset.  It’s not me, it’s you – you’ve changed.  You’re going to a dark place, a place I can’t follow.  It’s not that I don’t want to, I want to have faith, want to believe that you’ll turn this all around, but… This just isn’t working; I don’t know who you are anymore. Remember when we first met?  You were so full of hope, and innocence.  You wanted…

October 21, 2008

If Television Was Reviewed by Advice Columnists

You know it’s not going to be a great day when you wake up (late) with a sinus headache. A bowl of Three Flavor Sizzling Rice soup at our local Chinese place was a temporary fix, but unfortunately the effects faded by the time I got back to the office. I am *not* Claritin clear. Anyway, onto my weekly review.  As soon as life starts picking up, I’ll actually be…

October 13, 2008

If Television Was Reviewed By Tabloids

I’ve booked my hotel room for the AWP Conference in Chicago. It hit me for the second time yesterday that I will be going to Chicago in February. I love Chicago, I think it’s an amazing city, but the weather frightens me. I’m going to freeze to death. And for that reason primarily I elected to stay in the same hotel as the conference – the less time spent out…

October 7, 2008

If Television Was Reviewed by Sesame Street

First, a reminder to all writers that Circumlocution Literary is up and running, accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art. There’s no good reason not to submit, unless you have a deathly allergy to the possibility of rejection. In any case, given that we are shiny and brand new, chances for acceptance are a lot higher than at Glimmer Train or Tinhouse – providing your work is interesting and…

September 29, 2008

An Open Letter to Tim Kring

Dear Heroes, Congratulations, you got what you wanted. I care about these characters again. I don’t want Claire to become an unfeeling brunette psycho-killer. I’m worried about Future!Peter, slightly unhinged and running wild, pulling time apart like butterfly wings. And poor Peter of the Present, trapped the body of Francis Capra, who’s looking the worse for wear since his days on Veronica Mars and definitely since his days opposite Shaq…

September 22, 2008

What to Expect When You're Rejected

First off, a big thank you to whomever quoted me on the Television Without Pity forums, bringing a lot of traffic to the blog. It would be extremely pathetic to say that discovering it was one of the high points of my life, so I won’t. But thank you, and to all of you who followed the link – look for more television reviews in the future, if that’s the…

September 17, 2008