The word “sitcom” is short for “situation comedy.” Typically, a sitcom will center around a fixed group of characters in a particular situation, or setting. For instance, Cheers was a sitcom that centered around the employees and customers of a Boston bar. News Radio was about characters who worked at a news radio station. Wings: […]Read more "New Girl: Season 6 — a review"
By the time a sitcom hits its fifth season, it knows what it’s all about. Or, it should. The creative forces behind New Girl certainly did, and Season 5 offers up generous portions of what we were already being served. Which is more funny stuff, of course. Zooey Deschanel was missing for a half-dozen episodes […]Read more "New Girl: Season 5 — a review"
For what it’s worth (and since Netflix just cancelled the series, that’s probably not much), I liked the second season of Friends from College more than I liked the first. You can read my review of the first season here. It’s still a miss for me, though. It tries hard, but the show just […]Read more "Friends from College: 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"
After my extended Trek across the universe, I’ve been on a bit of a sitcom kick lately. Call it a palate cleanser. I tore through the first two seasons of The Good Place (it’s good: watch it), six of the seven seasons of New Girl (waiting for Season 7 to drop on Netflix), and, […]Read more "Friends from College: Season 1 — a review"