This Is Us: Pilot (S 1 E 1)

Great Episodes is a series of blogs on my all-time favorite episodes of, well, everything.  It’s tough to recall now that, when This Is Us premiered, no one knew the story of the Pearson family. The show was billed as a non-specific examination of people who happened to have the same birthday. The show’s pilot madeContinue reading “This Is Us: Pilot (S 1 E 1)”

Superstore: Labor (S 1 E 11)

Great Episodes is a series of blogs on my all-time favorite episodes of, well, everything. There’s a lot to love about Superstore, from its hauntingly familiar set that you swore you just visited a few hours ago, to its sharp dialogue and insightful storylines. None of that was more true than in Season 1, when theContinue reading “Superstore: Labor (S 1 E 11)”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Older and Far Away (S 6 E 14)

Great Episodes is a series of blogs on my all-time favorite episodes of, well, everything. A lot happened in Seasons 4 and 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I know this because I skipped ahead from Season 3 to 6 and it was a totally different show. This was back when binge-watching meant gathering upContinue reading “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Older and Far Away (S 6 E 14)”

Star Trek TNG: Journey’s End (S 7 E 20)

Great Episodes is a series of blogs on my all-time favorite episodes of, well, everything. The true aficionados know that Star Trek: The Next Generation barely qualified as science fiction. The fact that it was so popular in its day proved it didn’t really have a place in the true geek niche. Every Thursday night in university,Continue reading “Star Trek TNG: Journey’s End (S 7 E 20)”

Wayward Pines: Time Will Tell (S 2 E 7)

Great Episodes is a series of blogs on my all-time favorite episodes of, well, everything.  Wayward Pines hasn’t been on television in two years. I know this because it was cancelled back in February, after being off the air for nearly 18 months. The fact that there was still need to officially pull the plug afterContinue reading “Wayward Pines: Time Will Tell (S 2 E 7)”