Monthly Archives: August 2015

Isaac Mother-f-in’ Jaffe

I accidentally forgot to mail this in to the AV Club in time—but the wonderful Laura Browning squeezed my paean to Sports Night‘s Isaac Jaffe into this AVQ&A about ideal fictional bosses. I am weirdly happier about this seeing print … Continue reading

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Insane Troll Logic

“Wrote this little doodad for The AV Club as part of this list of pop culture phrases AV Clubbers have incorporated into their daily lives, to the great annoyance of our friends and loved ones, no doubt. Shockingly, I pulled … Continue reading

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TV Review: Married— “Pimps”

No one is watching Married. I get it, even as it’s undeniably a shame—this is a low key show, whose structure and vibe is practically designed to turn off anyone looking for easy sitcom yuks. Here’s my AV Club review … Continue reading

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The Funniest Five Minutes Of TV I’ve Ever Seen

I wrote about this for the AV Club. I did not share that I became so obsessed that I went as Ferrell as Goulet at a very drunken Halloween party that year. I also may have gone to work as … Continue reading

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G’bye, Videoport

I write for the Portland Press Herald, which asked me to write about the impending (August 15th) closing of Videoport, the video store where I’ve worked for the past 15 years. So, you know, one of my jobs paid me … Continue reading

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TV Review: Why? With Hannibal Buress— “Pilot”

I got to review Hannibal’s new Comedy Central show for the AV Club. I saw Hannibal murder here in my hometown of Portland (Maine—I put in the state because there are two Portlands and it’s infuriating when people assume all … Continue reading

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TV Review: Married— “Koreatown”

At this writing, my AV Club review of this episode of Married has 23 comments—which makes a certain amount of depressing sense. Married’s a hard sell. But most of my favorite shows are. (I was happy—then very sad—to get a … Continue reading

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TV Review: Mr. Robinson

I love Craig Robinson. I was actively groaning and holding my head and rocking back and forth by the fourth episode of his eponymous sitcom. I still had two more to go to review the whole first (and, one hopes, … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart— “Series Finale”

I got to review the very last Jon Stewart Daily Show for The AV Club, which was an honor and, as I argue I think persuasively, a lot of fun. Salty googles, everyone—we’re goin’ in. From the thing: For all … Continue reading

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TV Review: Halt And Catch Fire: “Heaven Is A Place”

Here’s my A.V. Club review of the season—and probably series—finale of AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire. I argue that this season was an unqualified improvement. And that I’m okay with it ending here. Halt And Catch Fire’s improvement this season … Continue reading

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