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Televisionary Turns Three Years Old!

Happy birthday!

Televisionary is three years old today. I want to thank all of you loyal readers (and fellow couch potatoes) out there who have made this site the success that it is today.

When I first started Televisionary back in February of 2006, it was to have a place outside of work where I could share my views on television programming, discuss recent episodes and news with equal relish, and showcase some off-the-beaten-path series alongside those marquee names we all know and love.

I certainly never thought that Televisionary would be thriving three years and nearly 2,000 posts later, despite some massive changes in the television industry. Beloved series have come and gone in that time (sniffle, Arrested Development and Veronica Mars), the threat of work stoppages proved to be a reality, and basic cable has become a force to be reckoned with.

But throughout it all, I hope that I've been able to offer you my honest thoughts about television programming and share my passion and love for this medium while entertaining, informing, and at times perhaps coercing you into watching some new series you might not have originally tuned in for.

So please join me in raising a glass of champagne (and your remote) and toasting three great years of Televisionary... and many more to come.

Comments

CL said…
I don't know whether to say Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary. Happy both!
Anonymous said…
Congratulations! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your insightful reviews and excellent recommendations. I would be lost in a sea of bad reality tv if it weren't for you!
Anonymous said…
Congratulations!
Happy Birthday!!!!!
Anonymous said…
Awesome! Congrats, Jace. I've been coming to this site every morning for about 2 years now. It's how I like to start my work day!
Anonymous said…
That's fantastic!!! There's not much that you can count on these days with the economy etc. but at least I can always count on this site to bring me a little reading joy each day. Congratulations!!!
Anonymous said…
Congrats and you get to celebrate tonight with Lost! :)
Michelle said…
Hi Jace,
Congrats on 3 strong years!!! I love your blog and I always see what your watching and watch the same things!!!! You have never steered me wrong yet!!!!

Michelle
Asta said…
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! As it happens, today is the sixth anniversary of when I started my blog. Over the past several years, there have been numerous entries of mine that have linked back to your news and insights. I'm glad you decided to join the blogging universe. :)
Anonymous said…
Happy Birthday! And many more!!!!
Anonymous said…
Happy Birthday!
* tosses virtual confetti *
However, I really wish you had mentioned this yesterday: I could have planned a day-long celebration of watching Veronica Mars, Chuck, and other Jace favorites. This does qualify as a good reason to miss work, right?
rockauteur said…
happy birthday!!! hope televisionary blows up even more in 2009!
Anonymous said…
Thank you for your hard work and dedication. This is the first blog I read every day.
Anonymous said…
Congratulations! Hopefully you'll be around for many years to come, your blog is a pleasure to read.
Brad said…
Congrats! Keep up the good work! Your writing is essential reading!
Anonymous said…
Congrats!! great job

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