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05 June 2016

What We Watched: FOX

By // TV

That’s it, the network TV season is over. I would ask how you felt about it but, let’s be honest, you don’t watch network TV anymore. You watch Game of …

06 May 2015

Season Wrap-Up: New Girl

By // TV

FOX’s beloved hipster comedy once reigned as my favourite show on TV, without competition. In 2012- the year that encompassed the last half of the first season, when the show …

21 December 2014

About Alex & The Great Undervaluation of TV Artists

By // Cinema

A cast of some of TV’s most wonderful people populates About Alex, the debut feature from Parenthood writer Jesse Zwick. A dramedy about college friends reunited by tragic, awkward circumstances, …

24 September 2013

Pilot Watch: Mom

By // TV

Reviewing comedy pilots is a notoriously difficult endeavour. Lots of comedy comes from the familiarity we have with people and their expected rhythms and it can be incredibly hard to …

23 September 2013

The 2012 My TV Awards: Emerging Artist

By // TV

Continuing our 2012 Emerging Artist Awards over into My TV, this recipient- at 35- is a fair bit older than the others (the My Cinema Emerging Artist was 14 when …

18 September 2013

‘FOX Needs Men!’ (Says Tuesday) / Pilot Watch: Dads

By // TV

It all started with New Girl. Well, actually it started a year earlier when FOX decided to pair the massive hit/obnoxious trainwreck Glee with two new sitcoms, one of which …

01 February 2013

Faces of the Young and Stupid

By // TV

I’ve written previously about my connection with the Girls’ character Hannah. It is not a connection I made  up – I have literally received phone calls and texts from many …

31 January 2013

A Week in Standout Sitcoms

By // TV

The past week or so has had some amazing sitcom moments. As 30 Rock winds down to tonight’s finale, Kenneth was passed the torch as the new President of NBC …

19 November 2012

Comedy Block Face Off

By // TV

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 …

21 March 2012

Uncompromising Obsession: New Girl

By // TV

Few things make me grin so widely as Tuesday nights… because I know New Girl is waiting for me on my PVR (rarely do I know when things actually air, …

15 February 2012

Valentine’s Day on TV: Exhibits A-D

By // TV

We can all agree that Valentine’s Day is no Christmas, right? In terms of pretty much everything, Valentine’s Day pales in comparison to that holiday. And yet, this TV season, …

05 February 2012

Shut Up About The Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl Thing!

By // TV

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. It was started here by AV Club writer Nathan Rabin as a description of Kirsten Dunst’s …

04 December 2011

Who’s That Girl? It’s Jess!

By // TV

This fall, the networks played host to the strongest crop of new shows in a very long time. There were a couple duds, of course (the sadly still alive Man …

14 November 2011

Talking to Fox: New Girl

By // TV

Up next in our “Talking to Fox” series is New Girl‘s Jake Johnson who plays Nick on the fall season’s best new comedy. The “sweet one” in the series’ central …

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