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23 October 2014

Pilot Watch (+1): Marry Me

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Supporting casts can make or break a series. Some of the best sitcoms out there don’t really have “main characters” because the entire cast could be considered the leads (Friends, …

19 November 2012

Comedy Block Face Off

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TV comedy is in a major phase right now. A shocking amount of the primetime network schedule is made up of sitcoms, while a fair number of hourlong comedies and …

17 February 2012

Valentine’s Day on TV: Exhibits E-K

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Rachael’s already talked about the phenomenal Valentine’s Day episodes from New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Up All Night and (my personal favourite) The Middle. But the schmoopiest holiday …

19 January 2012

V-Necks, Mouse Traps, and Gwen Stefani Eyebrows

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Happy Endings is not a show that is particularly about depth. The characters are one step away from cartoons. What makes the show work (and what powers similarly surface-y shows …

29 September 2011

Penny, my hero

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She’s crazy, she’s emotional, she’s exuberant to the point of obnoxious, she’s open, she’s loving, she’s a walking mess with a new condo and terrible taste in men. And as …

15 May 2011

ABC, the New FOX (and other failures for next season)

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Who cancels Mr. Sunshine and Better with You but keeps Happy Endings? If they’re not going to give a show a chance, there’s no point. And perhaps people should stop …

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