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 and Whiskey Cavalier; you were too good for this world), it’s time to give the new kids a shot. I gave each new show at […]
I’ve never been a big Modern Family fan. It’s a pretty generic family comedy..
CBS doesn’t make great comedies. With the exception of How I Met Your Mother, which felt cool and genuinely new in its early seasons and therefore read as a total fluke for the uncompromisingly oldschool network, the modern story of CBS is top-notch reality competitions, homogenous procedural dramas, and tired three-camera comedy. Mom has its […]
One of the highlights of my 2016 was watching all 8 regular seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and both seasons of All Stars. So, while I can’t say I’m a long-time fan of searches for drag superstars, I think my current enthusiasm for the sashaying and shantaying television extravaganza makes up for being tardy to […]
Since its premiere, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has consistently been one of the best ensemble comedies on network TV. Which made its decision to start Season 4 focusing on only two of its main characters incredibly gutsy. By mixing up the usual formula and taking Jake and Holt out of New York, and putting them in suburban […]
The new season of Survivor is here and, coming off of Second Chance, expectations are fairly low. But the first episode revealed a killer new cast who just might be able to turn this thing around, despite looming med-evacs and weird time traveling (this season was filmed before Second Chance so it will likely feel […]
After a strong second season, Brooklyn Nine Nine is back – to a disappointingly uneven start. Despite a lot of good individual scenes or one-liners, the episode overall felt unfocused and rushed. (A few light spoilers ahead). Last season, Holt was reassigned to the NYPD’s PR department, and Gina volunteered to go with him. Watching […]
I hate to be the Debbie Downer of all things Shondland but I really was looking forward to the premiere of How to Get Away with Murder. Viola Davis was hot off her new Emmy win and I couldn’t wait to see what season 2 had in store for Annalise and the Keating 5. Alas, […]