I never know what to put on these pages.
In any case, this is The Cold Open, a series of posts and essays about television. They are written by me, J. Walker. My qualifications for talking about TV are simple: I’ve watched a lot of television. I mean, like, lots. (I also wrote a couple of Deep Space Nine spec scripts when I was in high school, does that count?)
When I’m not writing about TV, I talk about it: I’m the cohost of the Television Podcastulacra, a weekly podcast about all things televised.
On the off-chance it’s relevant, here are my ten favorite television episodes of all time, in no particular order (except the first two):
- Lost, “The Constant”
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “In the Pale Moonlight”
- The X-Files, “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space“
- The West Wing, “Bartlet for America”
- The Twilight Zone, “The Invaders”
- Friends, “The One Where Everyone Finds Out”
- Seinfeld, “The Marine Biologist”
- Mystery Science Theater 3000, “Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders“
- Star Trek: The Next Generation: “The Inner Light”
- Pinky & the Brain: “It’s Only a Paper Earth”