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Ask A TV Critic: Maureen Ryan

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"I don't get why people will think it has a chance"

Ryan: Yeah, there are some reality franchises that need to be taken out back and shot. The Apprentice, The Bachelor, The Real World, et cetera. Then again, the fact that CSI Miami does so well and Friday Night Lights has to fight for its existence -- that whole line of thinking makes me go to the dark place in my head. I don't like going there.

Sars: Well, then let's end on an up note. Can you recommend some vintage TV for the readers to rent from Netflix or buy on DVD? Something they might not think of? Or perhaps a show that's on now that you think is overlooked.

Ryan: I think Seasons 3-5 of Angel are incredible. Also, for fans of Battlestar Galactica -- check out the last three seasons or so of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Anyone who saw those seasons wasn't all that surprised that Ron Moore (who worked on DS9, along with several other BSG writers) came up with such an impressive new series. Also, I think Season 2 of Ricky Gervais's Extras is criminally underappreciated and is well worth the rental of those discs. Truly some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen.

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Ask A TV Critic: Maureen Ryan

Episode Report Card
Grade It Now!
YOU GRADE IT
"I don't get why people will think it has a chance"

Ryan: Yeah, there are some reality franchises that need to be taken out back and shot. The Apprentice, The Bachelor, The Real World, et cetera. Then again, the fact that CSI Miami does so well and Friday Night Lights has to fight for its existence -- that whole line of thinking makes me go to the dark place in my head. I don't like going there.

Sars: Well, then let's end on an up note. Can you recommend some vintage TV for the readers to rent from Netflix or buy on DVD? Something they might not think of? Or perhaps a show that's on now that you think is overlooked.

Ryan: I think Seasons 3-5 of Angel are incredible. Also, for fans of Battlestar Galactica -- check out the last three seasons or so of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Anyone who saw those seasons wasn't all that surprised that Ron Moore (who worked on DS9, along with several other BSG writers) came up with such an impressive new series. Also, I think Season 2 of Ricky Gervais's Extras is criminally underappreciated and is well worth the rental of those discs. Truly some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen.

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