Starting on Monday the 3rd of April, QualiTV will be beginning it’s ongoing review schedule. Here at QualiTV we strive to provide thoughtful insights on a wide variety of shows which is why we shall be reviewing four shows, once a week from Monday-Thursday. On Fridays we shall release a feature article delving into how we think here about society and the TV industry with a wide source of topics. Below we’ve illustrated our initial schedule so please enjoy and join the discussion.
QualiTV’s Modern Picks – Monday 3rd of April
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson Episode 1 “From the Ashes of Tragedy”
On Mondays expect weekly reviews of QualiTV’s picks for the absolute best of the best shows from our modern peak TV era. First in our lineup is the first American Crime Story outing from early 2016, possibly the best TV to arise from last year. American Crime Story provided an insight into one of the most publicised court cases of all time and used it as a unique lens into the criminal justice system and its overlap with ongoing racial tensions in the 90’s. With a fresh combination of subtle dramatisation and brutal honesty, American Crime Story is a wild ride in a White Bronco from start to finish.
Trashy Tuesday – Tuesday
Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 Episode 1 “A Hard Day’s Night”
In our first feature we illustrated that some TV is trash, it simply doesn’t hold up against certain masterpieces in terms of quality. Yet it’s entertainment value should not be discounted and no show demonstrates this concept more than Grey’s Anatomy. Despite its sluttily exaggerated hospital setting and the ‘case of the week’ style storytelling, viewers have clearly been entertained. Grey’s Anatomy consistently ranks as one of the highest performing dramas on broadcast television throughout its 13 year run. If trashy TV can attract that many viewers, perhaps their is something to it.
Comedy Central – Wednesday 5th of April
BoJack Horseman Season 1 Episode 1 “BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Story, Chapter One”
BoJack Horseman may appear to be your standard crude animated sitcom with a quirky style in the vein of Family Guy and American Dad. Yet over its run it slowly develops into one of the smartest Hollywood (or should we say Hollywoo?) satire ever written. Throw in a dash of deep existentialism and dark depression and BoJack Horseman will make you wet yourself with laughter, yet with its vicious emotional gut punches it’ll also make you cry hysterically.
Throwback Thursday – Thursday 6th of April
Freaks and Geeks Episode 1 “Pilot”
The short lived Freaks and Geeks is a cult classic who’s echoes can be felt across the TV landscapes variety of teenage based shows. Gone far too soon the Judd Apatow produced show invented the teen ensemble drama and its formula has yet to be improved on. By focusing not on the more ridiculous teen pregnancy style plots but the quieter more average coming of age moments, Freaks and Geeks displays its characters growing up in a way we can all universally relate to. It helps that it features a plethora of familiar faces in their youth, including James Franco and Seth Rogen.
Feature Friday – Friday 7th of April
Broadcast TV vs. Cable
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