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Up the Creek

The show could resort to the expected obvious jokes when these characters meet the salt of the earth townsfolk of Schitt’s creek. But the surprise here is how the show manages to only skirt the cheap gags and predictable slapstick and reveals some heart beneath the trite veneer.


The Cable And The Stream

In which I am the last person on Earth to discover that cable television is doomed.



Funniest Show Of 2014 Returns Tonight On Comedy Central.


Black Mirror 101, “The National Anthem”

Black Mirror’s first episode, National Anthem, isn’t really the Twilight Zone-esque sci-fi show it claims to be. But it might be the best political/social satire ever produced for television. Spoilers herein, as well as disturbing sexual content. By Tod Kelly.


What Is Game Of Thrones For?

Warning: This post contains spoilers through the second book of A Song of Ice and Fire and the second season of Game of Thrones. Also, if you choose to follow the links, you are...


Classic TV is Bad TV

One of the banes of my teaching existence is the degree to which my students fail to respond to old movies. There are a few happy exceptions, of course, who love old movies –...


“What’chu talking ’bout, Willis?”

When I was growing up there was a period when the above phrase was uttered by everyone, all the time.  I’ve seen similar things happen to, among others, “Show me the money!,” “Time to...


The People Problem

I am about 8 years old. My parents are out for the evening, and I am home with my younger sister, and Beverly, a baby-sitter we both like. Beverly introduced my sister and me...


The Politics of ‘Homeland’ are Incredibly Squicky

(Spoilers for the first three episodes of ‘Homeland’ follow. Be warned.) I’ve been working on catching up with the Showtime series “Homeland” for the last couple days on the recommendation of basically everyone on...

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