Television

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Destination: Cable Box (July 15)

And so we wrap up the general-purpose taping for a week. Wednesday is also a heavy taping day but it's not so bad because most of it I, um, don't watch.

Ring Of Honor Wrestling and Impact Wrestling

Destination: Cable Box (July 14)

Tuesdays are usually a big day for recordings, although with Inside Amy Schumer having wrapped its season last week, it's a little lighter than normal.

Another Period

It's broad, it's crude, it's brutal, and it's hilarious. It's chock full of comedy talent, and tonight, Jack Black sings "20't Century swimsuits" in an old-timey crooner voice which I apparently cannot get enough of.

The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail

Destination: Cable Box (July 13)

Did I forget to do this today? Maaaaaaaybe. Am I going to pretend half this stuff didn't already record? Maaaaaaybe.

Monday Night RAW

If I didn't record it and watch it, how could I complain about it?

Gravity Falls

One of the greatest cartoons on television returns (returned) tonight for the back half of its second season, after a huge cliffhanger and major things happening. If you don't watch it, you should figure out how to start from the beginning. It's got Kristen Schaal in it, for fuck's sake.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Destination: Cable Box (7/10)

Friday is always a light day for recordings, even more so now that they've moved Comedy Bang Bang. Other than more Spoils Before Dying, there's only two things I'm recording tonight:

New Japan Pro Wrestling

I've mentioned this before in the wrestling posts - this is a show on AXS that basically compiles matches or chunks of matches from the best and some of the not so best of major New Japan events from last year. I keep them around for when I have nothing else I want to watch.

The Soup

Destination: Cable Box (7/9)

As an OLDNERD, I still use antiquated "Digital Video Recorder" technology for most of what I watch instead of streaming it on demand from a web-based subscription service like some goddamned cord-cutting millennial. Don't tell anyone, but when it comes to video, I even sometimes still buy physical media. I know, right?

@midnight Power Rankings (June - July 2

This was a powerhouse of a week on @midnight. Honestly, I'm not even super-sure of these rankings. I know Wednesday's show was the weakest show by dint of only being funny instead of really fucking funny, but every single one of these is worth your time.

Individual Rankings:

Emily Gordon (T)
Kumail Nanjiani (T)
Zach Pearlman (M)
Jonah Ray (T)
Hannibal Buress (Th)
Pete Holmes (Th)
Bridgett Everett (Th)
Sara Colonna (M)
James Adomian (W)
Doug Benson (M)
Arden Myrin (W)
Brian Posehn (W) (who was right about AbFab)

@midnight Power Rankings (June 22-25)

Here's something that happens a lot on @midnight. The worst show of the week was a "the cast of" episode, featuring the cast of TBS's hair comedy, "Clipped". Here's something that happens almost never on @midnight. The best show of the week was a "the cast of" episode. But the cast was cast members from thej awesome "Another Period", so it almost doesn't count.

Biggest surprise of the individual rankings, Will Sasso, killing it non-stop as part of Thursday's "Another Period" episode.

Individual Rankings:

1. Will Sasso (Th)
2. Kate Micucci (Th)
3. Cameron Esposito (W)

@midnight Power Rankings (June 15-18

Not only was it a very good week for the show, it was also a very good week for watching the show, as I got all four episodes seen by Friday. As always, who knows what the editing does, but it seems like Margaret Cho brought less to the table than I'd have thought. Ron Funches and PFT were MVP's as usual, and having them on the same show? Priceless. Big props to Little Britain's Matt Lucas, who really killed it on Monday.

Individual Rankings:

1. Ron Funches (T)
2. Paul F. Tompkins (T)
3. Matt Lucas (M)
4. Dave Hill (M)
5. Hannah Hart (W)
6. April Richardson (T)
7. Matt Mira (W)

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Did Not Win Me Over

I don't fucking get it.

I got the first couple seasons of Game of Thrones. I wouldn't say I enjoyed them as such, but I got why they were popular. They were some of the best produced fantasy ever made. Solid acting, great sets, great costuming, and given the nature of the source material, it was fairly compelling narratively. For a while.

@Midnight Power Rankings (June 8-11)

I know I skippped the power rankings last week, because by the time I was able to watch Thursday's episode, I had a tough time figuring out where it fit in the final rankings and then it was too late. But I want to give a special shoutout to Janet Varney, who won last week's unpublished Power Rankings by a country fucking mile, killing it two Wednesdays ago.

This past week featured a lot of solid performers, but Chris Gethard's Challenger bit during the Space Porn speed round won the week for him and for the show he was on.

Individual Rankings:

1. Chris Gethard (Th)

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