Profile of Dave Bartlett

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  • Is this the beginning of revival overkill?

    In the smartphone world it’s unlikely, if you’re a TV fan, that you haven’t heard the big news that broke over the weekend by now. But just in ...

  • Cop comedy gets better with age

    While I wait for my TV and its accoutrements to arrive, and go through the whole process of selling and buying a new base of operations, I’ve had ...

  • ‘Brains before bullets’

    In these cases, many people these days often wait until a series has run its course and then start at the beginning — which is much easier to do ...

  • Not your average TV family

    In fact, it was the previous Christmas Eve when my brother-in-law’s mother and aunt, both Scottish ex-pats, started telling me about the BBC ...

  • Catching up on ‘Game of Thrones’

    An editor calls out in a somewhat surly voice, “Will you shut up about TV,” before his tone softens. With a contagious chuckle he continues, “and ...

  • 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 ...