Friday, April 29

TV Month 2016 - The Series Primer.

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TV MONTH 2016 may not officially begin until Monday, but today is a comprehensive look back on nearly every TV-related essay, list and countdown in CDP history. Consider it a table setter. A palette cleanser. An appetite...whetter?

Gross.

Anyway, here we go. There are nearly 100 links here; plenty to keep you occupied until May 2:

FALL TV PREVIEW.
2005-2006 Preview. (Lost! Malcolm in the Middle! Arrested Development!)
2006-2007 Preview. (King of the Hill! House MD! The Office!)
2007-2008 Preview. (Friday Night Lights! 30 Rock! Heroes!)
2008-2009 Preview. (24! My Name is Earl! Dollhouse!)
2009-2010 Preview. (Parks and Recreation! Modern Family! The Middle!)
2010-2011 Preview. (Community! Bob's Burgers! Louie!)
2011-2012 Preview. (Breaking Bad! The Walking Dead! Adventure Time!)
2013-2014 Preview. (The Goldbergs! Agents of SHIELD! Brooklyn Nine-Nine!)
2014-2015 Preview. (Gotham! Once Upon a Time! The Flash!)
2015-2016 Preview. (Better Call Saul! The Muppets! Fear The Walking Dead!)

TV 25 TOURNAMENT (Greatest TV Show of the Last 25 Years).
Intro
Tournament Selection
Round 1 Recap (Comedy)
Round 1 Recap (Drama)
Round 2 Recap
Semifinals
Finals

NUCLEAR NIELSEN FAMILY.

THE 1990'S.
Top TV Shows Of The 90's (30-21)
Top TV Shows Of The 90's (20-16)
Top TV Shows Of The 90's (15-11)
Top TV Shows Of The 90's (10-6)
Top TV Shows Of The 90's (5-1)

2000-2010.
Top 10 TV Shows Of The Decade (10-6)
Top 10 TV Shows Of The Decade (5-1)
Top 10 TV Shows Of 2010

DECADE IN REVIEW (2000-2009).
'A Lifetime Of TV Shows' List
Best 'Instantly Canceled' TV Shows Of The Decade
Analysis Of The Most Popular TV Shows Of The Decade
Worst TV Shows Of The Decade

ANALYSIS.
Canceling The Simpsons?
7 Habits Of Highly Effective TV Viewers.
The LaCrosse Incident.

TV WEEK (2008).
Top 20 TV Shows Of All-Time (20-11)
Top 20 TV Shows Of All-Time (10-1)

THE SIMPSONS.
Top 100 Episodes (Honorable Mention)
Top 100 Episodes (100-91)
Top 100 Episodes (90-81)
Top 100 Episodes (80-71)
Top 100 Episodes (70-61)
Top 100 Episodes (60-51)
Top 100 Episodes (50-41)
Top 100 Episodes (40-31)
Top 100 Episodes (30-21)
Top 100 Episodes (20-11)

FULLER HOUSE.

THE WALKING DEAD.

LOST.
Season 3 PreviewSeason 3 - Episode 1 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 2 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 3 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 4 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 5 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 6 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 7 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 8 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 9 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 10 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 11 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 12 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 13 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 14 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 15 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 16 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 17 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 18 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 19 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 20 Recap
Season 3 - Episode 21 Recap
Season 3 - Finale Edition 1
Season 3 - Finale Edition 2
Season 3 - Finale Edition 3
Season 3 - Episode 22/23 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 1 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 2 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 3 Pop Crunch Recap
Season 4 - Episode 4 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 4 Pop Crunch Recap
Season 4 - Episode 5 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 6 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 7 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 9 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 10 Recap
Season 4 - Episode 12 Recap
Season 4 - Finale Edition 1
Season 4 - Finale Edition 2
Season 4 - Finale Edition 3
Season 5 - Episode 1/2.
Season 5 - Episode 4.
Season 5 - Episode 5.
Season 5 - Episode 6.
Season 5 - Episode 7.
Season 5 - Episode 9.
Season 5 - Episode 10.
Season 5 - Episode 11.
Season 5 - Episode 12. 
Season 5 - Episode 13.
Season 5 - Episode 14.
Season 5 - Episode 15.
Season 5 - Episode 16/17.
Season 6 - Episode 1/2.
Season 6 - Episode 3. 
Season 6 - Episode 4.
Season 6 - Episode 5. 
Season 6 - Episode 6.
Season 6 - Episode 7.
Season 6 - Episode 8.
Season 6 - Episode 9.
Season 6 - Episode 10.
Season 6 - Episode 11.
Season 6 - Episode 12.
Season 6 - Episode 13.
Season 6 - Episode 14.
Season 6 - Episode 15.
Season 6 - Episode 16.
Series Finale.

Good lord. It isn't until you lay everything out when you realize that I've written enough about Television to last multiple lifetimes. Take from that what you will.

Again, TV MONTH 2016 begins proper on Monday. An entire month devoted to new essays, countdowns, personal nostalgia and obscure minutiae related to all things Television. Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your weekend.

MONDAY: THE SERIES PREMIERE.

Monday, April 25

We Interrupt This Broadcast.

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Can't stop, won't stop.

Not even five months into 2016, and the CDP has already reviewed Season 1 of Fuller House, curated the first Mix-Tape Trade in nearly five years, and published personal essay after personal essay after personal essay.

And all next month, we will embark on one of our biggest Pop Culture projects ever: TV MONTH 2016. An entire month devoted to essays, countdowns, obscure minutiae and personal nostalgia regarding all things Television.

I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that my goal was to put together a collection of TV-related stuff that celebrated why we (or at least I) specifically love Television, warts and all, that go beyond just the shows. From the birth of Cable, to Infomercials, to fuzzy UHF stations, to scrambled Premium channels, to National Anthem sign-offs and Doomsday alarms, I thought about what it truly means to be raised by Television, specifically during the 80's and 90's.

In addition to these essays, you can also expect a new countdown of the 100 Greatest Television Shows of the Last 35 Years, along with the long-awaited sequel to The Nuclear Nielsen Family. There will be new content every day, all month long.

It all kicks off this Friday, with a recap of nearly every TV-related essay, list and countdown in CDP history (and it's a shitload, I can assure you). Sound off in the comments section, enjoy your day and get ready for TV MONTH 2016!

FRIDAY: THE SERIES PRIMER.