Ordinarily, this is when I'd be doing a morning round-up of recent programming, but the freak October snowstorm has had a kind of cascade effect, and the only Wednesday night show I've been able to see so far is "Happy Endings." I'll try to check back in "Suburgatory," et al next week, but in the meantime, a quick "Happy Endings" review coming up just as soon as I barter for my outfit using only illegal Mexican candy...
Brent Musberger and Fred Savage play themselves, while Max and Dave shoot a commercial
Tate gets a backstory, and the Harmon marriage reaches a turning point
Okay, we've come to the fifth episode of "American Horror Story," and the first one written by producer Tim Minear. Minear is good with story logic and character continuity, and I had hoped his script might provide a temporary counter-balance to how erratic Murphy and Falchuk tend to be in those areas. But "Halloween, Part 2" was largely of a piece with the four episodes that preceded it, with the Tate backstory seeming slightly more human than what was happening around it.
This is clearly not a show I'm going to enjoy, so I'm done. That said, a lot of you are either enjoying it, or at least enjoying discussing the ways in which the show frustrates you, so the plan for now is to keep doing weekly talkback posts each week, possibly with some suggested questions from Fienberg (who will continue to watch). We'll see how that works.
What did everybody else think?
Everyone's right and everyone's wrong in a solid episode
Various characters make foolish decisions based on love for others
Zooey Deschanel and friends return from a baseball hiatus with a shaky episode
Talking Jersey suburbs, high school wrestling and a great cast with the actor turned indie filmmaker
As I've frequently mentioned, because of my job and because I have young kids, I don't go to the movies very much anymore. But one of the directors whose films I've learned to make an effort to get out of the house to see is Tom McCarthy, the man responsible for "The Station Agent," "The Visitor" and, most recently, "Win Win."
Katie Holmes underwhelms in the title role, but the subplots make up for her
Time for another Dan's Reality Round-Up, a review of PBS' 'Page Eight,' plus ratings talk
Happy Monday, and time for a busy, Dan-centric installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which we review "Hell on Wheels," the new season of "Bones," bust out another installment of Dan's Reality Round-Up, talk off the cuff about the Charlie Sheen/FX deal, and lots more.
Brody comes face to face with an old foe, and Saul's wife comes home
A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I think you're ready for the glue factory...
Back-up plans and prayers are the order of the day as season 2 reaches its mid-point