Appealing TV: Thanksgiving Day Parades, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas, and Young Nuns

Appealing TV: Thanksgiving Day Parades, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas, and Young Nuns

Whether you celebrate with your nuclear family or friends (which, according to Spaced, is the family of the 21st century) or if you’re just listening…

Appealing TV: State of Affairs, Lilyhammer, and An En Vogue Christmas

Appealing TV: State of Affairs, Lilyhammer, and An En Vogue Christmas

In the wake of cancellation news this week (good night sweet princes Franklin and Bash, network TV isn’t ready for an Asian male romantic lead,…

Appealing TV: Storage Wars, Untold Stories of the ER, and Dogs of War

Appealing TV: Storage Wars, Untold Stories of the ER, and Dogs of War

So, what else is on? Monday, November 10 Growing Up Gotti: 10 Years Later (9pm, A&E) Has it really been ten years since Growing Up…

Appealing TV: The Newsroom, The Game, The Comeback

Appealing TV: The Newsroom, The Game, The Comeback

November is great because I get to say I have a bounty of television listings for you because get it Thanksgiving. Also, Tuesday is Election…

Appealing TV: Mike Tyson Mysteries, Benched, and The McCarthys

Appealing TV: Mike Tyson Mysteries, Benched, and The McCarthys

Halloween to me means 24 Hours of Werewolf Bar Mitzvah and hoping nobody notices the glow from the television in my living room and knocks…

Appealing TV: The World Series, The Millers, and Constantine

Appealing TV: The World Series, The Millers, and Constantine

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for making it to the World Series (more on that in a bit). But if you’re the type that…

Appealing TV: Jane the Virgin, Marry Me, and Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Appealing TV: Jane the Virgin, Marry Me, and Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

So, what else is on? Monday, October 13 Jane the Virgin (9pm, The CW, series premiere) Despite the batshit crazy premise of a virgin accidentally…

Appealing TV: The Flash, The Affair and The Walking Dead

Appealing TV: The Flash, The Affair and The Walking Dead

This week I’m bringing you up to speed on the the tail end of the deluge of premieres for this TV season! So, what else…

Appealing TV: Selfie, Gracepoint, and Stalker

Appealing TV: Selfie, Gracepoint, and Stalker

More new TV rolls in this week! Let me introduce you to it, right here. So, what else is on? Monday, September 29 Castle (10pm,…

Appealing TV: The Great 2014 – 2015 Television Season Kick-Off

Appealing TV: The Great 2014 – 2015 Television Season Kick-Off

START YOUR DVRS. With the sheer amount of new television premiering this week, today we’re going to focus on series premieres, and stuff I liked…

Appealing TV: Play It Again Dick, Red Band Society, And Can She Have It All?

Appealing TV: Play It Again Dick, Red Band Society, And Can She Have It All?

Fall season is at our doorsteps. I just hope you cleared out your DVRs. So, what else is on? Tuesday, September 16 Play It Again,…

Appealing TV: Sons of Anarchy, The Biggest Loser, Z Nation

Appealing TV: Sons of Anarchy, The Biggest Loser, Z Nation

So, what else is on? Monday, September 8 Monday Night Football (4pm, ABC, season premiere) ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? Non-sports people, gird your…

Appealing TV: 19 Kids (And Counting), Drunk History, The League, The Brittany Murphy Story

Appealing TV: 19 Kids (And Counting), Drunk History, The League, The Brittany Murphy Story

So, what else is on? Tuesday, September 2 19 Kids and Counting (9pm, TLC, fall season premiere) Do streaming services just classify this show separately…

Appealing TV: The Primetime Emmys! BoJack Horseman! Falling Skies!

Appealing TV: The Primetime Emmys! BoJack Horseman! Falling Skies!

As yesterday’s earthquake shows, the awfulness of August is starting to resemble the preamble montage of a dystopian YA novel movie adaptation. In the meantime,…

Appealing TV: Doctor Who, Rectify, Happy Valley, and Every Simpsons Ever

Appealing TV: Doctor Who, Rectify, Happy Valley, and Every Simpsons Ever

So, what else is on? Monday, August 18 America’s Next Top Model (9pm, CW season premiere) Boys are against girls in cycle 21 of the…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 3: Are We Human Or Are We Dancer?

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 3: Are We Human Or Are We Dancer?

All photos by April Siese See our day one coverage here, day two here. Holy shit, people actually go to music festivals for fun. The…

Appealing TV: Shark Week = The High Holy Days Of  The Easily Amused

Appealing TV: Shark Week = The High Holy Days Of The Easily Amused

Shark Week is here! Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is here! I am only a little embarrassed I had to Google when Shark Week was happening…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 2: A Study In Contrasts

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 2: A Study In Contrasts

All photos: April Siese We got one more day left in us at Outside Lands 2014! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @SFAppealOL for…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 1: “I’m Kanye and I can do whatever the f*ck I want”

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 1: “I’m Kanye and I can do whatever the f*ck I want”

All photos: April Siese Be sure to follow the San Francisco Appeal live at Outside Lands on Twitter @SFAppealOL as we’ll be tweeting from the…

Appealing TV: Black Jesus, Garfunkel and Oates, and The Knick

Appealing TV: Black Jesus, Garfunkel and Oates, and The Knick

The amount of new shows premiering this week leads me to think that the 52-week season is a genuine thing. Are we all training for…

Appealing TV: The Killing, Gravity Falls, and Sharknado 2: The Second One

Appealing TV: The Killing, Gravity Falls, and Sharknado 2: The Second One

The yearly pop culture feed dump from our corporate overlords known as Comic-Con (Sundance, but for people who wear Doctor Who t-shirts where The Doctor…

Appealing TV: UFC, Food Fighters, and Manhattan

Appealing TV: UFC, Food Fighters, and Manhattan

Hospitality, food, and face punching, that’s what I got for you this week. So, what else is on? Monday, July 21 Hotel Hell (9pm, FOX,…

Appealing TV: Matador, The ESPYs, and You’re the Worst

Appealing TV: Matador, The ESPYs, and You’re the Worst

This week the 2014 Primetime Emmy nominations were released! After after the outcry on Twitter (snubs! snubs! snubs! EVERY-BODY), I have come to the conclusion…

Appealing TV: Extant, The Strain, and Masters of Sex

Appealing TV: Extant, The Strain, and Masters of Sex

The television faithful continue to play the waiting game during the summer season for news to trickle down. From the release of the trailer for…

Appealing TV: Under the Dome, Nathan For You, and Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks!

Appealing TV: Under the Dome, Nathan For You, and Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks!

While our televisions may be empty this week, our hearts should be full of patriotism and a bunch of quotes from Independence Day! Even in…

Appealing TV: The Leftovers, Tyrant, and Girl Meets World

Appealing TV: The Leftovers, Tyrant, and Girl Meets World

A couple of weeks removed, sure, but shoutouts to the ATX Television Festival in Austin, TX for putting on a wonderful event and shoutouts to…

Appealing TV: Suits, Pretty Little Liars, Murder In The First, And Big Smo

Appealing TV: Suits, Pretty Little Liars, Murder In The First, And Big Smo

While the networks are away the cable channels will play. So, what else is on? Monday, June 9 Major Crimes (9pm, TNT, season premiere) The…

Appealing TV: Orange Is The New Black, Longmire, and Power

Appealing TV: Orange Is The New Black, Longmire, and Power

This week, I’ll be in Austin, TX for the third annual (or third season if you nasty) Austin Television Festival! Among a packed schedule of…

Appealing TV: Summer Season Heats Up, Other Awful Puns, and Halt And Catch Fire

Appealing TV: Summer Season Heats Up, Other Awful Puns, and Halt And Catch Fire

It’s Memorial Day! So aside for remembering to thank someone for serving in the military, applying direct heat to food in an outside setting, summer…

Appealing TV: Upfronts, Hannibal, and I Wanna Marry “Harry”

Appealing TV: Upfronts, Hannibal, and I Wanna Marry “Harry”

This week the annual network upfronts were held, where the networks woo Johnson or Johnson or Taco Bell so they can inject secret Illuminati iconography…

Appealing TV: Finale? More Like Finally, Am I Right?

Appealing TV: Finale? More Like Finally, Am I Right?

In the lead-up to this week’s network advertiser upfronts (FOX’s and NBC’s are today, in fact), Friday was hit with a deluge of cancelation news….

Appealing TV: 24, Penny Dreadful, and In The Flesh

Appealing TV: 24, Penny Dreadful, and In The Flesh

My first television column for the SF Appeal went up on May 6, 2013, making it a year since I first started writing here, and…

Appealing TV: The Following, Playing House, and Vikings

Appealing TV: The Following, Playing House, and Vikings

The pickings are starting to get slim, as the lights are starting to flicker and dim on the 2013 – 2014 television season, right as…

Appealing TV: The Boondocks, Parks and Recreation, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Appealing TV: The Boondocks, Parks and Recreation, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Monday, April 21, 2014 was the day we all survived the onslaught of jokes about Jesus’ resurrection, getting stoned, and Hitler’s birthday. We as a…

Appealing TV: Community, Orphan Black, and Scandal

Appealing TV: Community, Orphan Black, and Scandal

It is high time (HA HA HA) that History Channel or Discovery produce a documentary about the secret history of 4/20 complete with awful Sublime…

Appealing TV: Justified, Mad Men, and Nurse Jackie

Appealing TV: Justified, Mad Men, and Nurse Jackie

Still reeling from the How I Met Your Mother Finale? We understand, we totally understand. That’ll show us not to get emotionally invested in anything…

Appealing TV: How I Met Your Mother, Silicon Valley, and Game Of Thrones

Appealing TV: How I Met Your Mother, Silicon Valley, and Game Of Thrones

We are coming up on the tail end of this television season! Much like spring, it brings with it a promise for renewals and returns….

Appealing TV: Psych, Enlisted, And The Walking Dead

Appealing TV: Psych, Enlisted, And The Walking Dead

It’s cute of productivity experts to always smugly bemoan the billions (upon billions) of dollars of lost productivity that March Madness reportedly wreaks on the…

Appealing TV: Dancing With The Stars, Da Vinci’s Demons, And The 100

Appealing TV: Dancing With The Stars, Da Vinci’s Demons, And The 100

Santa Clara’s Latino Mix 105.7 playing Nelly’s ‘Hot in Herre’ on a loop this past weekend sounds like the inciting incident from an episode of…

Appealing TV: The Bachelor, Believe, and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

Appealing TV: The Bachelor, Believe, and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

This is being written in advance of the True Detective finale, so from the past let me be the first to say, WOW OH MY…