For years now, I’ve wanted to write a blog where I could share my thoughts (some might say ramblings) about various facets of pop culture. While many of you may have read my twitter or Facebook screeds, I thought it was time finally to have a proper public forum for airing my musings.
I’ve loved entertainment for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of watching Sesame Street and “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” Those, along with Fraggle Rock, begat interests in Thundercats, He-Man, G.I. Joe, the Transformers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ducktales. From there my tastes evolved to shows like Salute Your Shorts, Fifteen, Saved by the Bell, and California Dreams. When I “outgrew” those shows (read: they were cancelled), I turned my attention to Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place and Dawson’s Creek. I began to appreciate the network sitcom with shows like Cheers, Seinfeld and the Cosby Show, and soon I needed to know what was happening every week on Friends, Newsradio, and Scrubs. This affinity for sitcoms has not dissipated: The large majority of my favorite shows of the past decade have been comedies, from The Office (both British and American versions), Parks and Recreation, Community, Happy Endings, New Girl, Cougar Town, How I Met Your Mother, The Soup, and Entourage. Drama (not Johnny) has played its part, too – both excellent dramas such as LOST and The West Wing and cheesier fare such as The OC and Gossip Girl. These shows are all ones I hope to discuss on the blog as discussion is warranted or as inspiration strikes. Please note that while I watch my fair share of TV, I (like most of us) have pop culture “blind spots.” As you may come to know from my various blog posts, I will be judgmental with certain shows, even ones I haven’t seen. I watched three episodes of Modern Family, and didn’t enjoy it – therefore, don’t expect it to be mentioned much here on the blog (unless I’m lamenting how it wins awards over more deserving shows). The same is true of Girls, and Downton Abbey, and any number of other shows.
Besides watching copious amounts of TV (and movies), I also root passionately for the Yankees, Knicks and Jets, and squeeze in some time practicing law in New York City. Please feel free to email me any comments, suggestions or questions for the blog!