Archer – “Heart of Archness” Parts I, II, & III

Archer – “Heart of Archness” Parts I, II, & III So Archer ended its last season on a somewhat down note, with Sterling’s fiancée being killed in front of him on their wedding day. Kind of heavy for what is often the funniest fucking show on television. Now Sterling Archer is missing and comforting himself … Continue reading

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “Frank Reynolds’ Little Beauties”

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “Frank Reynolds’ Little Beauties” What does it say about the society we live in that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the show that most frequently traffics in “offensive” humor, manages to be somehow less horrible and wrong than the real child beauty pageants such as those featured on reality … Continue reading

Community – “The Geography of Global Conflict”

Community – “The Geography of Global Conflict” Okay, the only real problem I have with this week’s Community is that the interesting characters introduced last week played by Michael Kenneth Williams and John Goodman are nowhere to be seen. On that note, neither is Jim Rash as the unusual dean of Greendale Community college. That’s … Continue reading

The Big Bang Theory – “The Pulled Groin Extrapolation”

The Big Bang Theory – “The Pulled Groin Extrapolation” I am a new regular viewer to The Big Bang Theory (though I’ve seen episodes in the past), so I’m not overly familiar with the relationships between any given characters. I know some of the big things. Leonard and Penny used to date. Sheldon and Amy … Continue reading

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) – It has cowboys… fighting aliens… and James Bond and Han Solo are in it. What more do you need to know? Well, it’s not quite as awesome as all that. It is still an entertaining movie but it’s not the early-George-Lucas-style classic we all hoped it can be. Nor does … Continue reading

Raising Arizona (1987)

Raising Arizona (1987) – Oh those Coen Brothers and their Coen-y Coen-ness… I always love that they feel free to indulge their own idiosyncratic impulses and make some bizarre and entertaining films. The Coens have long followed series films (Fargo, No Country For Old Men) with more overt comedies (The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading) … Continue reading

Happy Endings – “Blax, Snake, Home”

Happy Endings – “Blax, Snake, Home” There are a few sitcoms this year that have gotten off to something of a rocky start: Up All Night, Free Agents, 2 Broke Girls. They all have strength and seem like they could grow into better shows over time (especially 2 Broke Girls). Shows improve as the writers … Continue reading

Ringer – “If You Ever Want a French Lesson”

Ringer – “If You Ever Want a French Lesson” Fuck this show. I’m done. Never mind the fact that it’s never really been clear why Bridget’s reaction to her twin sister’s apparent death was to usurp her life. Never mind that she doesn’t get the hell out of New York but seems set on repairing … Continue reading

New Girl – “Kryptonite”

New Girl – “Kryptonite” Coach, we hardly knew ye. Now that Damon Wayans Jr. has departed for the second season of Happy Endings (I’d be angry about that if I didn’t love the hell out of Happy Endings), a suspiciously similar substitute is brought in. And by suspiciously similar, I mean they’re both black. So … Continue reading

Glee – “I Am Unicorn”

Glee – “I Am Unicorn” Tonight was one of those nights that actually gave me hope for Glee. It didn’t feel like candy-coated “you can do it!” pep rally the show has deteriorated into. Then again it didn’t quite recapture its initial cynical streak either. Kurt’s confronted with the fact that the way he is … Continue reading