I’m Jackson Upperco, a 23-year-old graduate of Boston University, current student in the University of Southern California’s Writing for Screen & Television MFA program, and an aspiring sitcom writer, historian, and critic. I set up this blog in June 2013 with a simple mission: to seek and share the entertainment that I believe to be of quality, which as far as I’m concerned, means… entertainment that’s entertaining. Each day of the week is themed: Musical Theatre Monday (once a month), Sitcom Tuesday (weekly), Wildcard Wednesday (weekly) — and until 2016 when they were indefinitely retired, Xena Thursday, and Film Friday.
I love most of what I discuss here (I can’t say “everything” because I’ve covered The Ropers), but I’m not a normal customer. You see, this is more than a love; it’s my life. My entire existence has been built around the joyous study of particular entertainments, and I feel humbly qualified to critique, comment, and analyze based both on my feverish absorption of this material and my unending quest for passion-furthering knowledge. However, keep in mind that the search for quality, aside from being an entirely subjective venture in which there are no right answers (only well-articulated ideas), is not about anything other than finding the best; I’m not a Monday Morning Quarterback. I’m a Consumer Reporter — an opinionated one.
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