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):

  1. Lost, “The Constant”
  2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “In the Pale Moonlight”
  3. The X-Files, “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space
  4. The West Wing, “Bartlet for America”
  5. The Twilight Zone, “The Invaders”
  6. Friends, “The One Where Everyone Finds Out”
  7. Seinfeld, “The Marine Biologist”
  8. Mystery Science Theater 3000, “Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders
  9. Star Trek: The Next Generation: “The Inner Light”
  10. Pinky & the Brain: “It’s Only a Paper Earth”

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  1. Hi J. Walker,

    I referenced your Breaking Bad alignment chart in an academic paper which may be published in a journal. Would you permit the journal to publish the image, crediting your authorship?

    Be in touch.

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