DVR saved my life. I don’t understand how I lived before it and can’t fathom a future without it. Television is the new film. The best writing, acting and production is happening on cable, not in movie theaters. In the past decade, Television series have gotten more complex, daring, funny and experimental. Thanks to networks like AMC, HBO, and FX, television has become exciting again and with thoughtful planning with my DVR, I never miss an episode.

Below is a list of shows and episodes that are certified diesel.


South Park
The most consistently funny show on television. Biting commentary that never takes itself too seriously.

Party Down
Ahead of it’s time. Starz didn’t know what it had and let poor ratings dictate the show’s fate.

Top Chef
Reality TV that doesn’t dumb it self down. Miles beyond The Food Network.

Law & Order: SVU
Lifetime achievement award. Benson & Stabler 4 life.

The Wire
Smart, raw, complex.

No Reservations
Simply the best food and travel show out there.

Mad Men
The best drama and writing on television.


“Palestinian Chicken” – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season Eight
Great writing. Absurd plot. Classic comic acting.

“The Wheel” – Mad Men, Season One
The ultimate Don Draper pitch.

“Dennis and Dee’s Mom is Dead” – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Season Three
The B-storyline centers around the guys trying to make new friends which always hits close to home.


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