Profile of Dave Bartlett

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  • Exploring the alternative

    At least until I can pick, choose and only pay for the five to 10 channels that I actually watch.I’m in the process of moving, and what better ...

  • ‘Black-ish’ is funny-ish

    And I say that because I grew up in largely white-as-snow Newfoundland, and realize that I’m not in the target demographic for “Black-ish.” Or am ...

  • When reality shows face off

    I will admit that I couldn’t miss “Survivor” when the reality show debuted the year before that. It was a cultural phenomenon. It was ...

  • Punching his way through the absurd

    I felt that way about “Robot Chicken,” for example, when the stop-motion, action-figure inspired show began about 10 years ago. Something similar ...

  • Blank slates and second chances

    A few weeks ago, I mentioned I was going to rewatch the 2009 series that lasted two shortened seasons — one I never stuck with when it originally ...

  • Home-grown ‘Orphan Black’ simply great TV

    Strange, as it’s a Canadian show. For me, it doesn’t matter too much because I’ll be in front of my blinking display for its premiere anyway. ...

  • ‘Gotham’ could learn a thing or two from ‘Constantine’

    After calling out “Gotham” following its terrible pilot episode, I didn’t think I’d stick with it for much longer and, after three episodes, I ...

  • Making good progress on my to-watch list

    Back in January, I made a conscious decision, a bit of a New Year’s resolution I suppose, to set aside an hour each day to watch an episode of TV ...

  • Unhealthy competition

    But when the stakes get high and the pressure intensifies, it doesn’t take long for fear of failure or just plain greed to lead to ...

  • Bake a cherry pie and put on the percolator

    If you haven’t heard by now, David Lynch and Mark Frost have both confirmed that the weirdest — and arguably most influential — show over the ...