The Show Must Go On: 10 TV Series That Dealt With Death

When Fox’s Glee returns to the air for its fifth season tomorrow, it will do so with the weight of tragedy behind it. Cast member Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson, died of a drug overdose in July. A tribute episode is ...

5 Musical Genres Overdue for a Comeback

In our lifetimes we’ve already seen ’80s New Wave/dance pop, ’70s garage rock, and ’60s chamber/Baroque pop enjoy a revival of sorts. And surely we all remember the heady days of the Swing Revival of the mid-1990s, yes? Those were some ...

The Caveat-Laden Case for “Glee”

I’ve been a TV critic for years. Now that I think about it, they’ve been pretty lean ones for network TV. All the prestige and advancement of the form has taken place on cable more or less since The Sopranos hit the ...

The Three Strike Rule: “It’s an honor just to be nominated”

With the announcement of the 2011 Emmy nominees Thursday morning, I was prepared to toss off some cynical opinion about this year’s television awards. Let’s face it, the nominating process is flawed. Voters receive screeners with one or two episodes ...

The Popdose Guide to Journey

This story of Journey is about three men: Herbie Herbert, the visionary former manager of the band, Steve Perry, the enigmatic lead singer who helped take the band to great heights, and Neal Schon, the guitar virtuoso Herbert built the ...

Greatest Un-Hits: Thicke’s “When I Get You Alone” (2002)

A look at songs that aren’t necessarily good or bad, merely ones that, because of the climate of the music world during their release, somehow, someway, were not the massive hit songs they should logically have been.

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Jesus of Cool: The Misfit Empowerment Project

Last week’s release of Lady Gaga’s new single “Born This Way” was the most-anticipated pop moment of the new year, and it came off with Gaga’s usual aplomb: a snippet previewed during her meat-dress-bedecked AMA acceptance speech back in December, a ...

TV Review: Super Bowl XLV

With a lockout threatening the NFL next year, the league couldn’t have asked for a better way to complete this season. Two storied franchises from blue collar cities meeting in the Super Bowl, both led by quarterbacks trying to climb out ...

Popdose 2010: Emilia Rhodes’ Best in Television

The year 2010 wasn’t necessarily the most groundbreaking in television, but it certainly wasn’t one that will soon be forgotten. With hit cable dramas like Mad Men, the farewell to one of the most innovative series in the ...

The Sixth Day of Mellowmas: Last Gleemas

Before we kick off today’s round of exquisite Mellowmas torture, how about some discount music and a contest? Our friends at Rhino are celebrating the Twelve Days of Chri — er, Rhino, and for the sixth day, they’re not only offering ...

The Second Day of Mellowmas: Warm Lovin’ Mellowmas

Before we kick off today’s round of exquisite Mellowmas torture, how about some discount music and a contest? Our friends at Rhino are celebrating the Twelve Days of Chri — er, Rhino, and for the second day, they’re not only offering ...

Dw. Dunphy On… The Gleek Translation

There is no subtle way into this post, so let me just grab the band-aid and rip it off.

Last year, editor-in-chief Jeff Giles wrote a television review about the show Glee. In case you are a reader who hasn’t ...

TV on DVD: “Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection”

In 2007, two years before Fox’s Glee was credited for reviving the musical comedy, HBO was setting trends (again) by airing Flight of the Conchords, a musical comedy starring New Zealand comedians and musicians Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, a.k.a.

TV Review: “Glee”

So this is it, huh? This is what you guys were freaking out about all summer? I admit, I haven’t seen the supposedly wonderful pilot, and picking up a series at its second episode probably isn’t the best idea, ...