Luis R. Merino

The wide world of Webisodes

As the Internet inches its way closer and closer to becoming the center of American life, an increasing amount of techno-terms are breaking into our everyday vocabulary. Blogging, IMing, DVRing, texting, Facebooking, Googling, Digging, and YouTubing are just a sampling of digital language spoken today.

The good, the bad, and the snubbed

For enthusiasts of any kind, there is usually a night where one year’s worth of hard work culminates into one moment of glory. The Super Bowl is this night for football fans, the last game of the NBA Finals for basketball followers, but for people like myself, die-hard television watchers, it’s the Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live last week.

Television finally regains its footing

Seven months is how long it has been since that Friday in February when hope was finally restored to television fans across the country. And four days later, the official announcement had been made — the strike was over. It had been a frustrating 14 weeks watching little more than the Writers Guild of America, whose members constitute the backbone of television and cinema, stand up for themselves.

Eerie new Fringe crash-lands

As lightning flashes, an overly anxious passenger aboard flight 726 proceeds to inject himself with an unknown substance — the aftermath can only be described as one of the most gruesome and horrific sequences in television history. Let’s just say it involves melting flesh and gallons of vomit.

Smallville: Will it fly or will it die?

Seven years ago, a fledgling of a television show crash-landed onto our television sets. This TV newcomer set out to tell how one of the world’s greatest heroes came to be, intriguing Superman fans everywhere. The early years As the young show began to mature in the first seasons, so did its protagonist, Clark Kent.

Fall TV takes off

The month of September is known for casting the winds of change — and with them, new beginnings. For many, September marks the start of another school year or even a new job. For a few others, though, this month means so much more: the start of another groundbreaking season of primetime television. This week, the answers and resolutions that we’ve been yearning for since May’s burning finales, as well as the pilots of promising new series, will start to hit our TV screens.