It is without further adieu that I share my Top Five Holiday Moments From the 2011 Television Season. Grab some eggnog and enjoy.
Lost was a show that required a weekly recap to go over all the hints and clues. Flashforward six years later to the present day and the Internet has a recap for nearly every single show on TV. How did this happen?
Naughtiness is everywhere, especially in the form of talk about naughty bits. It's particularly potent in some of the season's best new sitcoms.
Just when I thought I was one of a handful to embrace the comedy in college-bound families, Hollywood put its hand on the pulse of family angst.
Given that I think about Myers Briggs Type theory every day, it's perhaps no surprise to my faithful readers that I sometimes ponder the MBTI types of fictional people. Let's assess the extended Dunphy clan of TV's Modern Family.
Even the LGBTQ community feels pressure to portray our families as "perfect," upper-class, mainstream, two-parent homes. It's time to be proud of the variety of familial structures that have existed forever and the new ones we are building.
Is it possible we're missing the old days when younger couples did the parenting and older couples were grandparents?
The most interesting television news of Premiere Week 2011 is the comparatively modest performance of The X Factor.
Rosh Hashanah may be around the corner, but it felt more like Passover nearly a week ago when The Office's Carell was overlooked in his last chance to take home the gold.
Stepparents have bad reputations. Just ask Cinderella and Snow White. But from my arguably unenviable position of stepmother, I'd like to talk about the better side of stepfamilies.
Perhaps the biggest question is why so many women believe that they are doing the greater share of family work, and why men believe that the work that they contribute at home is never enough.
Despite the egregious omission of Community, there were several hilarious first-time nominees in this year's Comedy categories.
Epenson weighed in on the recent geek girl discussion that made Twitter explode and gave us a peek at what she watches in her downtime and the shows she's got coming up next.
There is no time like the present to look back on the best series and performances of the last year and offer serious advice on who belongs where.