Author: Matt Peterson


The Art of Montage: Up


This is the fourth in a series of blogs about the art of montage. Check out the previous blogs on Battleship Potemkin, The Godfather, and Citizen Kane. When people think of montage, they usually think of a live-action film. While many beautiful montages do occur in live-action films, animated...


Back for a Limited Time – Event Series


Most of the time, when a series is cancelled, that's the end of it. There are, of course, some exceptions. Some shows are continued as graphic novels (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville), some shows get brought back by the network after cancellation (Chuck, Family Guy,...

FULL HOUSE (ABC-TV, 1987-95)
Shown: (l-r) Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit,  John Stamos, Lori Laughlin, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Mary KateAshley Olsen, Jodie Sweetin, Bob Sagat, Candace Cameron, Scott Weinger

The Return of TGIF


For '90s babies such as myself, the letters TGIF are magical. That didn't just mean that it was Friday, it meant that that night was going to be a funny one. TGIF was ABC's legendary Friday night comedy lineup. Beginning (officially) in 1988, ABC kicked...


Make ‘Em Laugh


Comedy is a staple of television and has been for nearly 70 years. In fact, 27 seasons out of the 63 measured by the Nielsen ratings, dating all the way back to 1950, have seen a comedy or comedy/variety show at #1 at the end...