Instead of Yelling at the Television by Charlie Rogers — literally stories

Sometimes you just want to try something new. Last week I embarked on a project – growing a beard – and tonight, instead of trimming the Christmas tree I never bought, I trimmed my new beard. The electric clipper vibrated too close to my ear, drew blood, and snagged a chunk of my hair. So […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: M*A*S*H — Butcher Thoughts

When it was originally on: 1972-1983 Original network: CBS Where you can stream it now: Hulu Had I seen it before: I remember this show airing on TV Land when I was a small child, but I’m not sure I was ever truly watching it. I don’t remember any specific plot lines, but I have vague memories of […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: The Goldbergs — Butcher Thoughts

When it was originally on: 2013-present Original network: ABC Where you can stream it now: Hulu Had I seen it before: I honestly can’t remember if I watched the actual pilot, but I’ve definitely seen the show before. What IMDb says: This ABC show takes place in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in the 1980s and follows the […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: Silicon Valley — Butcher Thoughts

When it was originally on: 2014-2019 Original network: HBO Where you can stream it now: HBO, or Hulu/Amazon if you pay for the HBO add-on Had I seen it before: No. What IMDb says: Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper. Why I […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: Beverly Hills 90210 — Butcher Thoughts

When it was originally on: 1990-2000 Original network: Fox Where you can stream it now: Hulu Had I seen it before: No. What IMDb says: A group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California make their way through life from their school days into adulthood. Why I picked it: In 1990, network programming specifically intended for teenagers was a […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: Arrested Development — Butcher Thoughts

When it originally aired: 2003-2006, reboot debut in 2013. Original network: Fox (moved to Netflix for season 4 and beyond) Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: Nope. What IMDb says: Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: Six Feet Under — Butcher Thoughts

When it was originally on: 2001-2005 Original network: HBO Where you can stream it now: HBO or Amazon (included with a regular Prime membership, no HBO add-on required!) Had I seen it before: No. What IMDb says: A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles. […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: Grace and Frankie — Butcher Thoughts

When it was originally on: 2015-present (with next season to be final season) Original network: Netflix Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: I’m like 99% sure I had seen the pilot before, and maybe a few episodes beyond that, but I had never really gotten into it. What IMDb says: Finding […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: Riverdale — Butcher Thoughts

When it was originally on: 2017-present Original network: CW Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: I’ve seen the first two seasons in full, but haven’t kept up more recently. (Here’s my take on what I have seen, and why I didn’t bother keeping up). I also don’t have any familiarity with […]

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100 Pilots in 100 Days: GLOW — Butcher Thoughts

When it was originally on: 2017-present Original network: Netflix Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: No What IMDb says: A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles during the 1980s. Why I picked it: Netflix’s GLOW seems like a […]

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