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TV Review: The Comedians, 1.10, “Misdirection”

TV Review: The Comedians, 1.10, “Misdirection”


  “Since premiering in April, The Comedians has leaned on the generational gap separating its two stars for drama and mostly left their differences explicitly unspoken. A few episodes, like “Billy’s Birthday,” address the divide while remaining non-specific; it’s an age disparity rather than a personal one, seen in a brief moment where Billy crashes … Continue reading

TV Review: The Comedians, 1.4, “Celebrity Guest”

TV Review: The Comedians, 1.4, “Celebrity Guest”


“Well, well, well, The Comedians, we’re getting a little introspective, eh? This week’s ‘Celebrity Guest’ isn’t quite as funny as last week’s ‘The Red Carpet’, but it definitely has a lot to say about itself: Start with Denis O’Hare’s opening sentiment and end, chapter by chapter, with multiple guest appearances by the legendary Mel Brooks. … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2.20, “AC/DC”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2.20, “AC/DC”


“We now break our usual third-person omniscient mode in service to a desperate first-person plea: Can somebody please make me a pair of .gifs of Rosa’s and Holt’s amazing mid-episode reaction shots during their ill-fated double date with Marcus and Kevin? Stephanie Beatriz and Andre Braugher are both great at wry humor and articulating hilarity … Continue reading

TV Review: The Comedians, 1.1, “Pilot”

TV Review: The Comedians, 1.1, “Pilot”


““When I found out Billy Crystal wanted to work with me, nobody was more excited than my grandparents.” If you’ve seen any kind of advertising for FX’s new “inside baseball” comedy series,The Comedians, you’ve almost certainly heard this particular line spoken from the mouth of Josh Gad, one of its leads. The joke appears to … Continue reading

TV Review: Agent Carter, 2.8, “Valediction”

TV Review: Agent Carter, 2.8, “Valediction”


“To say that “Valediction” doesn’t live up to the best episodes of Agent Carter’s cardinal season is to say that it’s still pretty good television; it’s just not great, which as criticisms go lies somewhere between “observational” and “straight up spoiled.” Maybe Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely shouldn’t have done such wonderful work on the … Continue reading

TV Review: Agent Carter, 1.07, “Snafu”

TV Review: Agent Carter, 1.07, “Snafu”


“Funny, isn’t it, that Agent Carter focuses so much on the quest to retrieve Howard Stark’s bad babies, yet we know so little about them; we don’t know what they are, and with a couple of outside exceptions (a’la Stark’s nitramene formula) we don’t know what they do. In “Snafu,”e though, the babies almost become … Continue reading