Appealing TV:  Last Man on Earth, House Of Cards, And Thanks For Everything, Parks And Recreation

Appealing TV: Last Man on Earth, House Of Cards, And Thanks For Everything, Parks And Recreation

Addiction, it appears, took the life of comedian Harris Wittels last Thursday. His brilliance left the world way too soon. Monday, February 23 The Voice…

Appealing TV: CBS Makes It Odd, Vikings (The Show, Not The Eventual Eye-Rolling Diet Fad), And White Men Who Make Movies Getting Awards

Appealing TV: CBS Makes It Odd, Vikings (The Show, Not The Eventual Eye-Rolling Diet Fad), And White Men Who Make Movies Getting Awards

So, what else is on? Monday, February 16 The Book of Negroes (8pm, BET, miniseries premiere) The six part, three night miniseries The Book of…

Appealing TV: NBC Gets Slapped, Going Up Schitt’s Creek, And Forty Years of Saturday Night Live

Appealing TV: NBC Gets Slapped, Going Up Schitt’s Creek, And Forty Years of Saturday Night Live

If you’re hoping to wow your valentine on Valentine’s Day with TV, you’re not going to get very far. So, what else is on? Monday,…

Appealing TV: Asians? On My TV? NBC’s Attempt at The Americans, and You Better Call Saul!

Appealing TV: Asians? On My TV? NBC’s Attempt at The Americans, and You Better Call Saul!

Real talk, I am still beguiled like hell from last night’s Katy Perry/Missy Elliot/Lenny Kravitz performance at the Super Bowl. Oh, what’s that? You weren’t…

Appealing TV: The Americans, Fortitude, And Bowl Watch 2015!

Appealing TV: The Americans, Fortitude, And Bowl Watch 2015!

So, what else is on? Monday, January 26 Mud, Sweat, and Gears (10pm, BBC America, series premiere) Now that AMC owns a majority stake in…

Appealing TV: Justified’s Final Season, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, The Sons Of Anarchy, I Mean Liberty, And The State of The Union

Appealing TV: Justified’s Final Season, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, The Sons Of Anarchy, I Mean Liberty, And The State of The Union

So, what else is on? Monday, January 19 Jane the Virgin (9pm, CW, winter season premiere) That’s Golden Globe winning Jane the Virgin to you….

Appealing TV: Parks and Recreation’s Final Season, Broad City Returns, And Oh Dear God That Whitney Houston Biopic

Appealing TV: Parks and Recreation’s Final Season, Broad City Returns, And Oh Dear God That Whitney Houston Biopic

Well, The Golden Globes happened last night and The Winter TCAs (what your favorite TV critics has been tweeting about the past week) have been…

Appealing TV: The Great Winter TV Comeback

Appealing TV: The Great Winter TV Comeback

Good Lord, this week in TV. Too early to cue up The Mountain Goats’ “This Year?” as a rallying cry? Hope your DVRs are ready….

Appealing TV: Appealing TV: Say Goodbye to 2014 With The Help Of Marathons Of Shows From the Past

Appealing TV: Appealing TV: Say Goodbye to 2014 With The Help Of Marathons Of Shows From the Past

Happy new year! That means: Hangovers! Pretending for a precious few hours that the upcoming year is going to be any different than the past…

Appealing TV: Christmas Specials! Doctor Who! Black Mirror! Mozart In The Jungle!

Appealing TV: Christmas Specials! Doctor Who! Black Mirror! Mozart In The Jungle!

War on Christmas is over (if you* want it) *Bill O’Reilly Bill O’Reilly declared The War on Christmas is over! And Christmas (a FOX subsidiary)…

Appealing TV: Ascension, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, and The 100

Appealing TV: Ascension, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, and The 100

So what if your favorite show didn’t get nominated for the Golden Globes? The Golden Globes is like being a kid at a family function…

Appealing TV: Shows Going Away For The Winter, Marco Polo, and Interesting People

Appealing TV: Shows Going Away For The Winter, Marco Polo, and Interesting People

We live in a world where the fall season finale is a thing. Like bears going into hibernation in the winter, our favorite shows will…

Appealing TV: Christmas Specials As Far as the DVR Can See, Bible Movies on Lifetime, and Peter Pan Live!

Appealing TV: Christmas Specials As Far as the DVR Can See, Bible Movies on Lifetime, and Peter Pan Live!

We made it through Thanksgiving! And after marinating in premature Christmas advertising for the past month, our holiday timelines finally match up, and now we’re…

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…