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Tuesday, August 20 2013

‘The Big Bang Theory’ and the Rise of the Pathologically Nerdy in Sitcom TV

In The Big Bang Theory, men of the knowledge economy find themselves at the top of a power ladder, which in no way represents the old torments of the schoolyard.


Thursday, April 21 2011

How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.


Monday, March 14 2011

Got a Bad Case of the Second Season Itch? The Cure: Kill All TV Shows Before they Make Season Three

TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.


Friday, February 11 2011

‘Perfect Couples’ Tries to Be ‘Friends’ for the Modern Audience

Perfect Couples, with its sort-of recognizable cast, sets up the conceit that all couples are weird, no matter how you look at them, and no matter how normal they think they are.


Sunday, February 6 2011

Why Your Facebook Friends Don’t ‘Like’ You

Is your social network giving you the cold shoulder? There may be a reason you're turning off your online friends.


Thursday, December 9 2010

Some Holiday Fun With Mr. Bean


Friday, February 5 2010

All in the Modern Family

Modern Family is more than just a very funny show. It also takes a step toward rescuing the sitcom family from the mean-spirited vein it has been stuck in for more than a decade.


Wednesday, October 23 2002

The Right Words at the Right Time by Marlo Thomas and Friends

Hollywood Babylon breeds with the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' series in this book.


Sunday, May 27 2001

    Tik N’ Tak: Friends


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