About TV Goodness


About TV Goodness: Watch. Love. Blog. At TV Goodness, we talk about the shows, moments and characters that make us feel and inspire us to write. TV Goodness is also on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest. We are available for one-on-one interviews, press calls, set visits and press lines/red carpets. And we are always looking for writers who are as passionate about TV as we are.

Contact us: tvgoodness@gmail.com

Editors-in-Chief: Tina Charles and Kara Howland
Tina and Kara created TV Goodness in 2010. They love great television and enjoy talking about it with others even more. They dream of a day when watching and talking about great TV becomes a high paying job. Until then, they’ve got pretty decent day jobs in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Plus, Tina is now writing her Supernatural recaps for TV Goodness. We can be found on Twitter @tvgoodness.

Senior Writer/Columnist: Heather M
Her beat: 12 Monkeys, Syfy, Canadian TV imports, TV Movie Goodness

Heather began writing about TV way back when Jensen Ackles was Alec on Dark Angel (so, “dibs!” EDITOR NOTE: “No dibs!”). She never got on the reality bandwagon. Instead, her TV viewing must be scripted—she’s intensely loyal to actors, writers, and directors and loves comedy, drama, suspense, and sci-fi equally. If it was filmed in Vancouver (or Canada, really), she’s going to be all over it. Don’t look for snark. If she’s made the time to watch it, she likes it (or loves it), because life’s too short to watch sh-tty TV. But she will call BS when it’s right there for the taking. By day, she writes marketing communications for the IT sector. She’s a lifelong Texan (minus the pre-K years), so you’ll have to accept the liberal use of “y’all.” You can follow her on Twitter at @approximofnice.

Writer/Columnist
Jasmin M.
Her Beat: Black Sails and Comic Book TV

Jasmin is an action TV junkie. If there are explosions and elaborate stunt sequences, there’s a good chance she’s watching. When she’s not watching great action, she’s either reading it off the pages of comics or playing on her Xbox One. And if TV or film has been adapted from a video game, you can be sure she’ll judge it by the measuring stick that was Mortal Kombat (it is the greatest video game film OF ALL TIME). You can also find her on Twitter @fiorebianca live tweeting some of her favorite shows and sports.

TV Goodness Contributors

Cortney Persiani
Her beat: Arrow

Cortney loves to talk TV. All day. Every day. She’ll talk to family, friends, and even strangers. She loves recommending shows and reliving them through friends (but wouldn’t dare spoil anything!). If she had kids, she’d probably have an easier time picking her favorite kid than her favorite show. After 7 years of working in the same office as Tina and never saying so much as “hello,” a light bulb went off when she discovered their mutual love of TV. Now if she’s not writing for work, watching TV or organizing her DVR, she’s in Tina’s office reliving the previous night’s best kiss, shocking twist or unnecessary risk. Old favorites include Lost, Veronica Mars, Pushing Daisies, Alias, Friday Night Lights and Chuck. While current favorites include Revenge, Nashville, New Girl, Scandal, Haven, Arrow, Parenthood, Raising Hope, Deception, Suits and a handful more than her DVR can handle. Her twitter handle: @CortneyP03.

Melissa Friedman
Her beat: Interviews, Dancing with the Stars

Melissa is the ultimate television fan. Well let’s be honest, she’s a bit of an addict! She feels that the DVR was invented for her. Since being a very young child, Melissa has always enjoyed all kinds of television shows. As a producer, she has yet to make the kind of money that she should. Her current goals are to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and be a dead body on Law and Order: SVU or Grey’s Anatomy. On Twitter she’s: @redny72

LM Petersen
Her beat: Once Upon a Time
Twitter Handle: @FictionAddictn

Amanda Steinmetz
Her beat: American Horror Story: Freak Show and The Walking Dead
Amanda originally hails from New England, but has now found herself living amongst the beautiful people of Los Angeles. When she’s not busy working in the entertainment industry, she loves talking about it. Everything from music to television to films to the latest celebrity break-up is all up for discussion. Her favorite TV shows currently on the air are Scandal, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black, Once Upon a Time, and too many more to list. Some of her all time favorites include Cheers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friday Night Lights, Veronica Mars, and Gilmore Girls. Some accuse her of being a television junkie. She likes to place the blame on her parents who put a TV in her room when she was nine! Her Twitter handle is @amstein90.

Kelly Thompson
Her beat: The Vampire Diaries
Kelly has been addicted to television a very long time and it has only grown over the years as television has become more readily available. Two of the most important things in her life are her DVR and Netflix. You can also read her rants and thoughts on twitter @TVwithKelly.

Anisha Vashare
Her Beat: Game of Thrones
Raised on a healthy diet of equal parts Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Family Matters, and The X-Files, Anisha has been an avid TV watcher since she was probably too young to be. Due to her extensive knowledge of television shows, past and present, she’s killer at pop culture trivia and doles out TV recommendations to anyone who asks. A midwestern transplant living in the Texas, you can find her explaining to strangers that Pawnee isn’t a real place in Indiana and trying to convince others that the rival high school from Glee was based on her high school (really!). Her Twitter Handle is: @avicharizard

Diana K.
Her Beat: CBS’ Brain Dead
Diana is a grassroots television geek living in the wilds of Vancouver, Canada where her day job takes her to the borders of Storybrooke and her home life exists within the borders of Star City and Central City. She grew up on the sitcoms and dramas of TV’s Golden Age and devouring the fantasy, romance, and science-fiction novels of the pre-Internet world. She is passionate about intelligent, fun, character-driven shows with strong production value.