It’s been far too long for an update here. I’ve been so busy writing over in other abodes that I’ve neglected my homebase here. I’m like another Ryan: Ryan Bingham from the film “Up in the Air,” spending most of his time on the road and barely doing anything with his base of operations. But that will change this summer, as I’m between gigs across the interwebs and will try and spend a lot more time here.
But before going into what I will do here, a quick set of links of what I’ve been up to over the past year:
Zap2it’s Guide to Lost. Four entries a week, every week, and five entries per week over the final six months of the show. Yea. That kinda kept me busy.
HitFix’s Monkeys as Critics recap blog. Over there, I’ve covered shows such as “Heroes,” “Fringe,” “24,” “Caprica,” and “Glee.”
Orientation: Ryan Station. My weekly “Lost” podcast with The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen “Mo” Ryan, in which we talked about each episode of Season 6 with a rotating series of special guests.
On top of all that, I got to do two really cool things: I went to Los Angeles to film an episode of “Instant Dharma” and was asked to moderate a panel at The Paley Center for Media in New York City. Two amazing experiences, completely out of my comfort range, but a complete honor.
Between those endeavors, you can see why I’ve been a bit lax here. Averaging eight articles a week plus a podcast PLUS a full-time 9-5 job left free time at a bit of a premium. But after a few weeks off of writing, I think I’m ready to jot down a few more thoughts on an ongoing basis.
First thing you should know: Mo Ryan and I have started a second podcast: “Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan.” Yup, not the most thrilling title, but “Super Disco Monkey Pants” doesn’t really give the flavor of the podcast, as cool a title as it is. You can subscribe to the new podcast here. Currently, we’re talking summertime TV, but we’ll undoubtedly keep this going for as long as possible. If you like a show, chances are we’ll get around to talking about it at some point.
Secondly, I’m going to try and experiment with different types of entries here throughout the summer and into the fall. Since I answer to no master but myself here, I’m going to try and rethink my approach to providing thoughts, insights, and entertaining reads on all things television. Some entries might be 50 words long, some might be 5,000. Some will be straight criticism, some will be imagined scripts.
Should be interesting! Hope you bookmark this site and stick around to see what happens.
(Also, if you could tell me if the TV animation is working or not, that would be great. Seems to work for every browser except Firefox on my end, but that is just me. Would be great to troubleshoot this if I can.)