Michael Schur is probably the most famous person I knew almost nothing about until just five minutes ago. He was a writer-producer on Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2004. Then he became a writer-producer, then executive producer, of the US version of The Office. He also appeared on that show as an actor, […]Read more "The Good Place: Season 4 — a review"
The Good Place is a television show that is difficult for me to convince other people to watch. The description of its premise sounds absurd. Well. . . it is absurd, which is probably why it sounds that way. Unless you actually begin watching it and invest a little bit of yourself in the characters […]Read more "The Good Place: Season 3 — a review"
Am I a Marshmallow? This is what the fans of the television show Veronica Mars have been called. The character Wallace Fennell, one of Veronica’s few close friends, referred to Kristen Bell’s character as a “marshmallow” way back in the first episode of the series. This would have been in 2004, which was fifteen years […]Read more "Veronica Mars: Season 4 (Hulu) — a 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"
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"