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22 June 2020

Zoey’s Extraordinary Hits: The Best of Season One

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I loved NBC’s weird little jukebox musical show. Buried as a midseason replacement then rolled out strangely with the pilot dropping long before the actual series launch, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist …

11 October 2019

Pilot Watch + 1: 2019 Network Dramas

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The new TV season is upon us! As we mourn the slaughter of all the great shows that had to die so these ones could live (RIP, For the People …

06 October 2019

Pilot Watch +1: 2019 Network Comedies

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The new TV season is upon us! As we mourn the slaughter of all the great shows that had to die so these ones could live (RIP, Speechless), let’s see …

01 October 2019

Let Chicago Fire Make You Cry

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I’m a cryer. I cry easily and a lot, triggered by all sorts of things from nostalgia to empathy to heartbreak. It can be difficult to explain to people what …

03 July 2018

Parks & Rec Diary, Season 4: Campaigning

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I’ll come right out and say it: season four of Parks and Rec is my favorite season. Mostly, this is from being a political-campaign-lover, and Leslie Knope’s city council campaign …

05 June 2018

Parks & Rec Diary, S3: Fear of Being Ben Wyatt

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I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something otherworldly about this Parks and Rec. With each new season I watch, the cast seems to get stronger, the writing seems to get …

03 June 2018

Parks & Rec Diary, S2: Strong Feelings for Everyone

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Let’s start with the big stuff – season two of Parks and Rec is ridiculously large. 24 episodes make up this season. More than a few of the best episodes …

29 May 2018

Parks & Rec Diary, S1: The Sound of My Own Laughter

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I have a hard time watching comedies by myself. I’m uncertain as to where this comes from. I’m not one to shy from a terrible pun, a laugh, even a …

02 April 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE

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I can’t think of anything more appropriate for an Easter Sunday that is also April Fools Day than Jesus Christ Superstar. There is something so deliciously subversive about sending a …

02 February 2018

Do Good

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I actually just finished telling a friend that I don’t think recapping/reviewing/discussing The Good Place in any kind of semi-formal forum is all that useful. My argument was that, with …

25 October 2017

New on Network: 2017 Sitcoms

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All in all, there actually aren’t as many new shows this fall as you might expect. Networks seem to be playing it a little bit cooler with the cancellation trigger …

29 May 2017

Fall 2017 Network Television Previews, Ranked

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The five major broadcast television networks arranged in a list in order of how appealing the previews for their new fall shows are, overall… LEAST: NBC NBC has historically been …

24 January 2017

Season Wrap Up: The Good Place

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Every conversation I’ve had about NBC’s afterlife comedy The Good Place to date has gone in pretty much the same direction. Other Person: Do you like The Good Place? Me: …

14 October 2016

The Good Place Chapters 1-3

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The Good Place is an apt name for NBC’s new sitcom. The Great Place would a little too enthusiastic, but it’s certainly better than The So-So place. The Good Place …

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