Articles tagged b.j. novak

8 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

Inglourious Basterds

The bad news is that the Weinsteins may have been right about trimming some of the fat; the good news is that even a flawed Tarantino is better than a perfect most anyone else.

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Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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11 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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11 Oct 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Office

Next came a series of sitcom-ish moments that read like the white board from the writers' room.

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22 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Office

The Office offers someone we can always laugh at: Michael (Steve Carell), arguably the most sympathetic asshole on television, ever.

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26 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Office

Aside from making its occupants physically uncomfortable, the office intensifies their confrontations, forcing them to butt heads without the chance for literal escape from conflict.

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21 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Office

Whatever your thoughts on the new American remake of The Office, you have to give NBC credit for picking the right man for the job.

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10 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Office

The humor [of 'The Office'] is as dry as vermouth; next to it, the 'Dilbert' comic strip is 'The Man Show'.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Office

In Season Two, Michael morphed from clown to sad clown as viewers came to realize his insensitive hi-jinks were driven by his eternal loneliness.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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