A review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I'm as serious as a poutine shortage...
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
A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I catch your meaning...
Shane and Otis try to escape high school alive, while Carl fights to live
A review of tonight's"The Walking Dead" (which AMC unsurprisingly just renewed for a third season) coming up just as soon as my venereal disease saves your life...
What did everybody think of FOX's new animated comedy?
I posted my review of FOX's "Allen Gregory" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched, what did you think? Was Jonah Hill funny as an obnoxious 7-year-old? Were you distracted by his dad's resemblance to "Community" Dean Pelton? And are you going to watch again?
Have at it.
Jonah Hill and company introduce the world's worst 7-year-old in a new animated comedy
A few weeks ago, in reviewing HBO's "Enlightened," I suggested it hadn't cracked the tricky problem of how to generate comedy out of a character largely lacking in self-awareness. At the time, I wrote:
The trick to making a comedy with this kind of character work usually involves some combination of putting them in a position of power over the people they're inadvertently offending, making them so blissful in their idiocy that it barely matters how often they embarrass themselves, or making them jerks in need of comeuppance.
Since then, I watched "Allen Gregory," a new animated comedy that FOX will debut Sunday night at 8:30, and it follows that script to a T, giving us an oblivious central character who is able to bully and walk over everyone, who is extraordinarily pleased with himself and his cultured ways, and who is very much in need of comeuppance.
And in watching it, I realized that the game is much more complicated than I suggested earlier, because "Allen Gregory" is vastly more unpleasant to watch than "Enlightened" could hope to be.
Zajac gets his day on camera, and Tom faces his future
A quick review of tonight's "Boss" coming up just as soon as I know if you're a Mac or a PC...
What did everybody think of NBC's new fairy tale drama?
Okay, I posted my review of NBC's "Grimm" this morning. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched both it and "Once Upon a Time," was this better or worse than the ABC show? Did you like the scarier tone? How did you feel about David GIuntoli as the lead? Was Haywire enough to compensate? If you're a Whedon-ite (and I imagine that will be a good percentage of people who tune in tonight), will you be sticking around for a while just out of David Greenwalt loyalty? Or did people genuinely like it?
Have at it.
Carmichael Industries gets off to a bumpy start in the final season premiere