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Televisionary: The Recap Episode

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend. That time of year which signals the end of the television season and the beginning of summer and, well, summer television.

As there have been a lot of new visitors popping up here at Televisionary lately, I thought this would be a good time to take a look back at some recent posts that may have caught your eye, sparked your imagination, or--at the very least--given you a reason to take a break (or sneak one) from work.

Without further ado, I give you the first Televisionary clip show.

Pilot Inspektor:
NBC's Kidnapped
NBC's Heroes
ABC's Brothers & Sisters
Showtime's Dexter

Hot Topics:
"May We Have an Awesome Blossom": When Does TV Product Placement Go Too Far?
"Gilmore" Guy: Who Is New Showrunner David Rosenthal?


Fall 2006 Network Upfronts/Schedule Coverage:
Musical Chairs: NBC Reshuffles Nearly Its Entire Schedule
What I'll Be Watching This Fall
Upfronts Scorecard: The CW
Upfronts Scorecard: NBC
Upfronts Scorecard: ABC
Upfronts Scorecard: FOX
Upfronts Scorecard: CBS

Lost and Found:
Messages in a Bottle: Lost Thoughts for "Live Together, Die Alone" (Season Finale)
Messages in a Bottle: Lost Thoughts for "Three Minutes"
Messages in a Bottle: Lost Thoughts for "?"
Messages in a Bottle: Lost Thoughts for "Two for the Road"
4 8 15 16 23 42...and 6 Inches?: An Island of "Lost" Toys
Before They Were "Lost": Sawyer Vamps It Up on "Angel"

From Across the Pond:
Jamie's School Lunch Project
The Thick of It
Waking the Dead

Reality Check:
Top Chef: "My Back Just Walked into Your Knife": The Winner of "Top Chef" Is a Cut Above
The Amazing Race: Brains Triumph Over Brawn on This "Race"
5 Takes: Pacfic Rim: My Take on "5 Takes: Pacific Rim"
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: "No Reservations" About Watching Bourdain

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