If you’ve already watched the first two seasons of Community, you know what to expect from this season. This has been a crazy, engaging show, one that I never watched until 2020. Most sitcoms are easy to describe. “It’s like Friends, except in LA, with only one girl and five dudes.” Or, “Think Seinfeld, if […]Read more "Community: Season 3 — a review"
It was the Showtime/BBC series Episodes that finally made me a Matt LeBlanc fan. Not Friends. I mean, Joey Tribbiani was okay, in a vacuous meathead himbo sort of way. And his most famous catchphrase—”How you doin’?”—remains a part of my personal repertoire. But, Joey was strictly B-team on Friends, the sidekick, the friend-of-a-friend, never […]Read more "Episodes: Season 5 — a review"
No sophomore slump for Mrs. Maisel. Season 2 was another example of terrific television. The first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was about how Midge Maisel’s married life fell apart and how her life as a comedian began, almost by accident. The second season takes a couple of road trips out of Manhattan. […]Read more "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2 — a review"
I’m not surprised that I like Mrs. Maisel. Of course I knew it was a multiple Emmy-winning show before I watched the first episode, but there have been Emmy-winning shows that I didn’t particularly care for. Just like the Academy Award isn’t a guarantee that I will like a movie. No, I knew I would […]Read more "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 — a review"
After watching the seven episodes in the first season of Episodes, the viewer has some idea of what to expect from this Showtime/BBC series going forward. I liked Season One (see why it earned a respectable A- here), and I liked the show’s sophomore season even more. As the season opens, Sean and Beverly […]Read more "Episodes: Season 2 — a review"
Season 3 of New Girl was my least favorite season of the series going into this one. But, it wasn’t awful. I graded it a B+, which is only disappointing after finding out that the first two seasons both got A‘s. The show made the Moonlighting mistake of letting Nick and Jess become romantically involved, […]Read more "New Girl: Season 4 — a review"
Good Omens: the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch was published way back in 1990, which doesn’t seem that long ago to me, but really was. It was also the only collaboration between the authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Pratchett has since shuffled off this mortal coil, but Gaiman continues doing what […]Read more "Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman — a book review"
The Good Place avoids the sophomore slump experienced by some television shows during their second season by doing something very smart. During the second season, the series changes the entire premise of the show. I knew I couldn’t stay interested in this if it continued to be about bad-girl Eleanor (Kristen Bell) having to pretend […]Read more "The Good Place: Season 2 — a review"
This is not the first time I’ve watched the first season of New Girl. In fact, I know I’ve watched at least two seasons, possibly three, years ago. Then, I stopped. I’m not certain why, because I remember liking the series. More than likely, life intervened or I got sidetracked by something new and shiny […]Read more "New Girl: Season 1 — a review"
I’ve written, more than once, that I am not a binge-watcher of television shows. The Kris Kristofferson song “The Pilgrim” contains the following lyrics: He’s a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction. Yeah, that about sums me up, I’d say. The word “hypocrite” may actually apply as well, since there’s no term more precise […]Read more "The Good Place: Season 1 — a review"