Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall

Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'How Your Mother Met Me'

Episode 200's a wonderful showcase for Cristin Milioti, but why the long wait?

<p>Cristin Milioti in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Cristin Milioti in "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

A review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" 200th episode coming up just as soon as we're the best economics-themed band in the city...

Review: 'Girls' - 'Dead Inside'

A death doesn't affect Hannah as much as Adam would like, while Jessa learns another death was anything but

<p>Adam Driver and Lena Dunham in &quot;Girls.&quot;</p>

Adam Driver and Lena Dunham in "Girls."

Credit: HBO

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as I place one crumb of human compassion in this fat free muffin of sociopathic detachment...

Review: 'True Detective' - 'The Locked Room'

Cohle and Hart try to double date, and Cohle makes a beer can man

<p>On &quot;True Detective,&quot;&nbsp;Maggie (Michelle Monaghan)&nbsp;enjoys a night out with Marty and Rust.</p>

On "True Detective," Maggie (Michelle Monaghan) enjoys a night out with Marty and Rust.

Credit: HBO

A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I cut up this beer can...

Review: 'Enlisted' - 'Pete's Airstream'

Pete tries to deal with his emotions, Jill makes new friends and Randy gets naked

<p>Geoff Stults and Parker Young in &quot;Enlisted.&quot;</p>

Geoff Stults and Parker Young in "Enlisted."

Credit: FOX

A review of tonight's "Enlisted" coming up just as soon as we have a mini-seminar on mole people...

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'You've Got Mold'

Joel moves out, Kristina hates Max's school and Zeek and Camille make a big decision

<p>Sam Jaeger as Joel in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Sam Jaeger as Joel in "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as the baby's eating the kitty litter...

Adam Scott and Paul Rudd reunite for 'The Greatest Event in Television History'

The longtime pals channel Peter Scolari and Tom Hanks in 'Bosom Buddies'

<p>Paul Rudd and Adam Scott meet Adam Scott and Paul Rudd in &quot;The Greatest Event in Television History&quot;&nbsp;take on &quot;Bosom Buddies.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Paul Rudd and Adam Scott meet Adam Scott and Paul Rudd in "The Greatest Event in Television History" take on "Bosom Buddies." 

Credit: Adult Swim

Adam Scott had himself a big night of television last night. He directed his first episode of "Parks and Recreation" (which I reviewed here), and at midnight, Adult Swim debuted the fourth and final installment of his pointlessly wonderful "Greatest Event In Television History" series, this time with Scott and Paul Rudd recreating the opening credits to "Bosom Buddies."(*)

Series premiere talkback: 'Rake' - 'Serial Killer'

What did everybody think of Greg Kinnear in the new FOX legal drama?

<p>In &quot;Rake,&quot;&nbsp;Greg Kinnear celebrates a big gambling win.</p>

In "Rake," Greg Kinnear celebrates a big gambling win.

Credit: FOX

I posted my review of FOX's "Rake" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did you find Greg Kinnear charming and/or funny? Was the legal case with Peter Stormare of interest? Did you feel any of the touch of Sam Raimi in the directing? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

Review: 'Community' - 'Geothermal Escapism'

Another game turns Greendale into chaos as Troy prepares to say goodbye

<p>Troy and Abed separaaaaaating!</p>

Troy and Abed separaaaaaating!

Credit: NBC

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as we do the Reverse Danny Thomas...

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Farmers Market'

Ben tries to erect a firewall with new underling Leslie, Andy plays a kids party and Ann vents to the staff

<p>On &quot;Parks and Recreation,&quot;&nbsp;April (Aubrey Plaza)&nbsp;helps Andy (Chris Pratt)&nbsp;prepare for a new kind of gig.</p>

On "Parks and Recreation," April (Aubrey Plaza) helps Andy (Chris Pratt) prepare for a new kind of gig.

Credit: NBC

A review of tonight's Adam Scott-directed installment of "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I go back to rabbinical school...

Review: Starz's 'Black Sails' a draggy, landlocked pirate saga

Lots of talk, minimal action in new Michael Bay-produced series

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<p>Zach McGowan and Toby Stephens as rival pirate captains in &quot;Black Sails.&quot;</p>

Zach McGowan and Toby Stephens as rival pirate captains in "Black Sails."

Credit: Starz

"Black Sails," Starz's new Michael Bay-produced pirate adventure series (it premieres Saturday at 9 p.m.), opens with an elaborate battle sequence between two ships at sea. Cannons roar, swords flash, bodies go flying through the air, and if there isn't a chyron saying, "Look at all the money we put on the screen!," it's at least implied.

This sense of epic, expensive swashbuckling action lasts about five minutes, an elaborate bait-and-switch before "Black Sails" settles into landlocked tedium, as the series suggests a pirate's life for me, you or anyone else involves far more bureaucracy than pillaging.

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