A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as possession is an abstract concept...
The rules get upended in a terrific episode
Clones develop minds of their own in the first half of a two-parter
I figured that the upfront week time crunch was going to prevent me from doing a full-length "Doctor Who" review this week. As it turns out, I'm not sure I'd have had much to say about "The Rebel Flesh" even in a normal week, since A)It's the first half of a two-parter, and B)It was a fairly flat episode. A few quick thoughts coming up just as soon as I tell you about my wide feet...
Julie and Vince both have big problems, but only one of their stories really works this week
(I originally posted this review back when "Friday Night Lights" was doing its exclusive DirecTV run. The comments from that period have been preserved. For the sake of people who are watching the episodes as they air on NBC, I will ask anyone commenting from this point forward to only discuss plot events up to the episode in question. Do not discuss, or even allude to, anything that has yet to air on NBC. Thank you.)
A review of tonight's "Friday Night Lights" coming up just as soon as rhinestones make me look trashy...
Dan and Alan also review HBO's 'Too Big to Fail'
Welcome to the second of our two different Upfront Week editions of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which Dan and I talk about CBS and the CW's new schedules, in addition to offering a review of HBO's "Too Big to Fail." The run-down:
Meredith and Cristina's marriages hit huge bumps in the season finale
Hilarity ensues when Leonard and Raj swap apartments
It's been a while since I've written about "The Big Bang Theory," for reasons I'll get into after the jump, but last night's season finale seems a good time to check back in on the show. Some quick thoughts on the finale, and the season, coming up just as soon as I put away my tricorder...
Too many guest stars, not enough laughs
And, if so, is that person the right choice?
As I mentioned in my review of "The Office" season finale and all its guest stars, there are published reports out there suggesting that the show's producers have settled on a frontrunner to succeed Steve Carell/Michael Scott as the new branch manager. Though you can argue about whether or not that news is a spoiler, I thought it would be easier to separate out all discussion from the actual finale review and confine it to this separate post. That person's name, and my thoughts, coming up just as soon as I'm another "Porky's" baby...
Some thoughts behind the spectacular third season
"Parks and Recreation" just concluded a remarkable season of TV comedy: 16 episodes (6 produced last spring, the other 10 after a long break while Amy Poehler had her baby), and not a bad one in the bunch. And the streak goes back at least 5 episodes into season 2 - I might be inclined to draw the line at "Park Safety," if only because I didn't like Andy Samberg's character - but more likely 11 episodes back, with "The Set Up" as the last episode that didn't work overall. So they've been cooking with gas for a very long time now.
I've already posted my review of the season-ending double feature, and I did an extended e-mail interview with the show's co-creator, Mike Schur, about some of the thinking behind season 3's stories, the limits he and Greg Daniels try to place on both the town of Pawnee and characters like Ron Effing Swanson, and a lot more.
Ben and Leslie struggle to keep their affair a secret in the hilarious two-part finale