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by Rick Norwood

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Ratings are based on a four star system.
One star means that the commercials are more entertaining than the program.
Two stars watch if you have nothing better to do.
Three stars is good solid entertainment.
Four stars means you never dreamed television could be this good.

I've read several articles in the news condemning "binge tv viewing" watching an entire season or an entire series non-stop. What impresses me most is what busy-bodies people are, how much fun people have telling other people what they should and should not do. I once watched the entire Batman movie serial, four and a half hours, back to back. It's a happy memory, as I'm sure watching the first four seasons of Breaking Bad back to back will be a happy memory for the binge viewers. Yeah, a few of them will flunk out of college, but those would still flunk out if, instead of watching tv, they were playing Oh Hell or doing crystal meth. Scolding them for the method they choose to flunk out is neither helpful nor kind. Warehouse 13

Watching Breaking Bad one episode a night is more to my taste, but I sometimes binge on the game Minecraft, and am still ready and eager to do my job or write my column or edit another issue of Comics Revue. MYOB, thank you very much.

Doctor Who, "Asylum of the Daleks," by Stephen Moffat, featuring every kind of Dalek ever seen on Doctor Who, will be shown at various film festivals in August, and on the BBC at a date still to be announced.

SF on TV in August 2012

Continuum Sunday, August 5
Falling Skies "Death March" by Heather V. Regnier
True Blood "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Raelle Tucker
Continuum "Endtimes". Season Finale

Monday, August 6
Warehouse 13 "Personal Effects"
Alphas "Alpha Dogs"

True Blood Sunday, August 12
Falling Skies "The Price of Greatness" by Mark Verheiden
True Blood "Gone, Gone, Gone" by Alexander Woo

Monday, August 13
Warehouse 13 "There's Always a Downside"
Alphas "When Push Comes to Shove"

Falling Skies Sunday, August 19
Falling Skies "A More Perfect Union" by Remi Aubuchon and Bradley Thompson & David Weddle. Season Finale
True Blood "Song of the Dead Faerie" by Angela Robinson"

Monday, August 20
Warehouse 13 "No Pain, No Gain"
Alphas "Gaslight"

Sunday, August 26
True Blood "Save Yourself", Season Finale

Alphas Monday, August 27
Warehouse 13 "Fractures"
Alphas "Alphaville"

Falling Skies and True Blood will return in 2013.

Copyright © 2012 Rick Norwood

Rick Norwood is a mathematician and writer whose small press publishing house, Manuscript Press, has published books by Hal Clement, R.A. Lafferty, and Hal Foster. He is also the editor of Comics Revue Monthly, which publishes such classic comic strips as Flash Gordon, Sky Masters, Modesty Blaise, Tarzan, Odd Bodkins, Casey Ruggles, The Phantom, Gasoline Alley, Krazy Kat, Alley Oop, Little Orphan Annie, Barnaby, Buz Sawyer, and Steve Canyon. Visit his web site at

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