Monthly Archives: September 2015

TV Review: Classic Simpsons— “Summer Of 4 Ft. 2”

I love Lisa Simpson. Of course, loving a TV character is a silly thing for a grownup to do, especially when The Simpsons has all too often passed Lisa through hands that haven’t understood her. (Not like I do, dammit!) … Continue reading

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TV Review: Classic Simpsons— “Homer’s Phobia”

I always feel a lot of pressure when I get to review a classic Simpsons episode for The AV Club, but this one made me sweat like a gay steelworker carrying a cauldron of molten steel. Nearly twenty years ago, … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Last Season of Monty Python’s Flying Circus

I wrote this for Videoport Jones, the blog I started for the late, lamented Videoport, the video store where I worked for a ridiculously long time. (This will explain the very Videoport-centric references, which I didn’t take out, because of … Continue reading

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Mill Creek Theatre/An Ode To Mill Creek Entertainment— The Alpha Incident (1977)

Having recently embarked upon the liberating, terrifying life of a full-time freelance writer (or just writer, if I’m feeling cheeky) I’m using some of my free time reconnecting with my love of the unlovable. I love bad movies, I love … Continue reading

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TV Review: Married— “1997”

Can a show get too comfy and still be funny? Yup. Another really good episode in a great season on TV. From the review of the thing: So, when Lina starts improvising a whole new life for them in order … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Gideon’s Army

Since Travis Williams, one of the dedicated (like, really dedicated) public defender was just featured on Last Week Tonight in a characteristically hilarious and infuriating segment on the hideous, un-American farce that is the public defender system, here’s my review … Continue reading

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TV Review: Married— “Guardians”

Jenny Slate’s presence on Married has been scaled way back in season two, since she’s got a deal for another FX series (which seems like fishing in your own pond, FX, but whatever). Still, if Slate has to be sent … Continue reading

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TV Review: Married— “Mother’s Day”

As much as I like Married, I’ve never given it an ‘A.” Gave this one an ‘A.’ If there’s an essential Married episode, I’d say this is that. Here’s my AV Club review. As carefully written and minutely observed as … Continue reading

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TV Review: Married— “The Cruise”

I love my mom. She’s nuts, but the nice, overly-supportive sort of nuts. Russ has the not-cute sort of crazy mom (played by the 70-year-old?!) Joanna Cassidy, who sweeps in and disrupt’s Russ’ life in the way only that sort … Continue reading

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TV Review: Hand Of God—The Series

This is my first foray into daily AV Club reviews for a streaming series. This…this is not a good series. But the challenge is prodigious, and there are, as ever, some fringe benefits, mainly in this case from the stellar … Continue reading

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