Opinion

Community’s “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps” proves NBC show is back on track

Community’s “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps” proves NBC show is back on track

By | October 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments

I like it already, folks! Seven is precisely one more than the number of parallel story lines we explored in Community’s last time-bending ace—and exactly the number of people in the group. (Those numbers would be the same if Jeff weren’t such a lazy git determined not to...

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Why Mindy Kaling hates televised roasts and why we disagree with her

Why Mindy Kaling hates televised roasts and why we disagree with her

By | October 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm | 9 comments

In Mindy Kaling's new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) -- in stores Nov. 1 -- The Office co-star, writer, director and producer comes out hard against the concept of televised roasts. And although she doesn't mention the network by name, her target...

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Fox News makes dumb points about female comedians; we respond

Fox News makes dumb points about female comedians; we respond

By | October 17, 2011 at 11:11 am | 12 comments

With the nature of beauty being so subjective, it’s not surprising to a see a story like this from a news network that approaches nothing objectively. On Oct.12, FoxNews.com published an article that laid claim to an increase in “sexiness” among the newest crop of female...

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SNL fails, even with well-loved Anna Faris as host

SNL fails, even with well-loved Anna Faris as host

By | October 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm | 8 comments

If you combined all the great sketches from the first four episodes of Saturday Night Live this season you would have yourself one damn funny episode of Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, the gems have been spread over four weeks. And that, my friends, makes for a...

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Can a new TV show re-launch Craig Kilborn’s comedy career?

Can a new TV show re-launch Craig Kilborn’s comedy career?

By | October 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm | 6 comments

When I was in college I became addicted to Comedy Central. The main cause of my obsessive behavior was the newly launched Daily Show; its host, young shavers, was Craig Kilborn, a dude who got popular as one of those hip SportsCenter guys. Years later when I heard Kilborn was...

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Parks and Recreation tackles Feminism and the Great Outdoors

Parks and Recreation tackles Feminism and the Great Outdoors

By | October 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | No comments

Gather ‘round wee Swanson wannabes of Pawnee: Big Ron and Brother Nature want to take you on a thrilling journey into the Great Outdoors to learn how not to be killed or die. You’ll get lukewarm beans. Just remember: Be a Man. Ron Swanson, naturally, is the troop leader...

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Finally, in its fourth episode, “Community” comes out a winner!

Finally, in its fourth episode, “Community” comes out a winner!

By | October 14, 2011 at 11:59 am | 3 comments

Community, I can’t stay mad at you. It’s no secret that last week’s mean-spirited dud got my goat and that the season as a whole has got my whatever the word is for a group of goats. So when I saw the teaser to this week’s episode, my hopes shot up: “Troy and...

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SNL with Ben Stiller follows terrible episode with slightly less terrible episode

SNL with Ben Stiller follows terrible episode with slightly less terrible episode

By | October 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm | 6 comments

After last week’s mostly-terrible effort from Saturday Night Live, I was confident this one, hosted by Ben Stiller, would prove to be a clear comeback for the show. The best I can say about last night’s episode was that it wasn’t worse than its previous week. And because...

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Dear Fox: Give “The Simpsons” cast what they deserve

Dear Fox: Give “The Simpsons” cast what they deserve

By | October 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm | No comments

Follow any contract negotiation in the entertainment sector down the proverbial rabbit hole and it all ends up being about one thing: a piece of the pie. In movies, TV, music, sports, and a litany of other things that require some sort of talent management/representation, what...

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