Tim Goodman is the third television critic in the San Francisco Chronicle’s 141-year history. His columns appear two or three times a week and he also maintains a blog, The Bastard Machine, on the Chronicle’s website. To review chairs, Goodman not only contemplated how long he could sit (in episodic lengths), but also another very important consideration: “I’m not going to be doing any viewing unless I have something to drink—whether it’s a Diet Coke or red wine—depending on how bad the shows are.”