Thursday, April 15 2010
It’s the annual crap shoot known as pilot season in Hollywood again. Here are a few concepts that caught my eye.
Friday, April 17 2009
As much fun as 17 Again has with its young-again reverie, the conclusions Mike reaches are not fantastic, but, more accurately, adult.
Sunday, November 25 2007
Despite its purported faults (critics were divided), Studio 60 Live on the Sunset Strip holds up well on DVD, as viewers can quickly proceed to the next episode without losing momentum, without losing the smart, subtextual thread of the prior episode.
Wednesday, May 2 2007
Wednesday, January 10 2007
You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.
Thursday, December 14 2006
Returning to Friends, as the cliché goes, is like visiting an old friend. It's also very much a step back in time; to our own history as much as television history.
Monday, September 18 2006
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip plays a lot like a lip-glossed The West Wing. Not a bad thing necessarily, but not a radical rethinking of primetime TV either.
Tuesday, May 18 2004
Unlike most sitcoms, Friends was willing to tease out the inevitable happy ending over its entire decade of existence.
Thursday, August 22 2002
'My job sucks,' says Joe (Matthew Perry) at the beginning of Reginald Hudlin's peculiar romantic comedy.
Sunday, January 1 1995
In the end, 'Friends' has become the epitome of 'Must-See TV' -- not because it's in our best interest to watch it, but because without us, these people have no reason to be together.