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Sitcoms and Memory

I personally think I have a decent memory, even though I definitely smoked a shit ton of weed at the end of high school. (Sue me, I’m human.) But I also think having a better memory is pretty clutch in… Continue Reading

Is HBO’s “Veep” the most underrated (or even the best) comedy on TV right now?

Veep just got renewed for Season 4 (Season 3 is airing right now) and there’s lots of scuttlebutt these days about Julia Louis-Dreyfus — having sex with a clown for GQ, posing naked on the cover of Rolling Stone — and in some ways… Continue Reading


A completely unscientific look at Ross and Rachel, Danny and Mindy, Jess and Nick and the culture of will-they-or-won’t-they

Yesterday, The Guardian wrote this about The Mindy Project: The Mindy Project‘s Mindy and Danny are TV’s last romantic hope. There is no longer any great ‘will-they, won’t-they’ mystery, because they have (kissed on an airplane, which was amazing), and now they will. The final shot… Continue Reading

Here are the basic pros and cons of the “How I Met Your Mother” finale

Watched it last night, been trolling the Internet for reaction most of last night/today, and here’s the basic rundown of thoughts. Cons First: The final sequence with the kids was essentially taped during the pilot, meaning that the show knew how… Continue Reading

As How I Met Your Mother ends, here’s a scientific look at what makes a great sitcom

How I Met Your Mother concludes this evening. Maybe 2-3 years ago, I would have called it my favorite show on television. Now it’s still in the discussion there, but because I cut cable this past summer and didn’t always want to… Continue Reading


If you want your sitcom to get cancelled, put Liza Lapira on it (she’s good on the drama side, though)

I watched Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23, which I believe should actually be written Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23, when it was on. I didn’t watch it religiously or anything; I caught maybe 2-3 episodes every month and… Continue Reading

Let’s talk about The Michael J. Fox show for a second (and broader problems with NBC)

NBC Thursday nights used to be the thing — now it’s kind of a train wreck. They had a show called Welcome to the Family, with people you might remember from Yes, Dear and Desperate Housewives and West Wing; they cancelled it. The Michael J. Fox Show has some seminal… Continue Reading