'80s college comedy can't decide what it wants to do, and it doesn't do those things very well
The four freshman heroes of TBS’ new ‘80s college comedy “Glory Daze,” which debuts Tuesday night at 10, spend a long chunk of the debut episode wandering from fraternity house to fraternity house, not sure which one to pledge. They know that choice will define their future at school, and maybe beyond, and they can’t decide at first.
That’s a reasonable approach for the guys. College, especially in the early days, is all about reinventing yourself, deciding who and what you want to be. The problem is that “Glory Daze” itself never stakes a claim to its own identity. It’s tonally all over the map - and that inconsistency gets in the way of the few potential laughs.
Dexter and Lumen's partnership goes deeper, while Deb's in trouble at work
I've been behind on "Dexter" posts the last few weeks mainly because I've been behind on "Dexter." But I'm caught up, and since I saw last night's episode in relative proximity to when it aired, I've got a few thoughts coming up just as soon as I get a complete set of luggage...
Rick visits the survivors' camp, and the show tries to focus on character
Margaret and Nucky begin to understand the nature and extent of their power in another strong episode
Another season seven dud as Michael pouts his way through Erin and Gabe's 'Glee' get-together
The 'Mad Men' co-star turns in a hilarious guest performance on another funny episode
The spy drama returns, having lost all sight of what the larger arc is about
Annie's missing pen tears the study group asunder in a great character-driven bottle episode
Conspiracy thriller was strong creatively, but had weak ratings
In a disappointing but unsurprising move, AMC has declined to renew of "Rubicon," the slow-burn conspiracy thriller that wrapped its first and only season a few weeks ago.
"'Rubicon' gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story, and we're proud of the series," AMC said in a statement (not attributed to any specific executive, as opposed to the various statements celebrating the huge "Walking Dead" ratings). "This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team."
Belatedly checking in on two strong episodes for the Tuesday dramas
I took advantage of the ABC comedies being in reruns last night to catch up on a couple of dramas I didn't have time for on Tuesday night, and that I tend to watch and/or write about on an irregular schedule in one case, and almost never in the other: "Parenthood" and "The Good Wife." I have a few brief thoughts on each Tuesday episode after the jump, but I'm mainly curious about how people are finding their respective second seasons...