Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY HOW YOU SHOULD BE YOURSELF. LIKE YOURSELF IS THIS DEFINITE THING, LIKE A TOASTER OR SOMETHING. LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, EVEN:  As part of its salute to the television of 1994-95, Vulture's Margaret Lyons ranks the top 100 episodes of the season. It has, as you might have guessed, a lot of MSCL, H:LotS, ER, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and The Real World: San Francisco, though I might disagree with the specific order. Plus, stuff like this:
22. Melrose Place, "The Big Bang Theory" (May 22, 1995) 
This is the one where Kimberly blows up the building. Greatest season finale ever, basically. (A furious drunk Allison chugging vodka and screaming, "Go away!" puts it over the top.)


  1. Joseph Finn1:07 PM

    The weird thing I just noted is (when I was looking to see if Friends and ER premiered on the same night) was that ER apparently premiered on a Monday (Wiki shows that NBC usually had a Monday night movie in the 1994-1995 season). Friends was originally in the slot after Mad About You, but then was moved up to 8:30 (CT) as ER's orginal lead in was Madman of the People. The slot between Mad About You and Seinfeld then started it's long, grim Boston-Commons-death-march with Hope And Gloria.*

    *I'm half convinced there's a short book in NBC's fight to find something to fit in that 8:30/7:30 slot in the '90s. There's some that did better than others, but when Just Shoot Me is the standout in that list (and it was never there long), you start thinking the slot was jinxed or something.

  2. Tosy and Cosh2:32 PM

    I was delighted to see the Chicago Hope love, but would have given primacy to the Chris Penn heart transplant hostage and Mandy has a nervous breakdown while singing episodes.