Monday, September 9 2013
Synecdoche. Diegesis. Star Wars. Pop Culture. Cool Cool. Open a TV Tropes tab as we look into Abed’s identity in Community.
Wednesday, January 16 2013
Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.
Tuesday, January 10 2012
The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.
Thursday, January 7 2010
Aside from one or two new shows, this look at the Best of TV 2009 seems awfully familiar. A look at early '60s admen? A practically incomprehensible drama about an island of airplane crash castaways? The Americanization of a UK workplace comedy? That definitely rings a bell.
Wednesday, February 6 2013
Perhaps the strangest departure from the original show is the “New Jeff”, no longer compulsively callous but now, more thoughtful, even selfless.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Evolution, biology, power and prison and monkey gas: this is typical of the kind of amusing thematic density that Community manages week to week.
Tuesday, September 27 2011
By delving ever deeper into its fanboy obsessions and metafictional games, the second season of this sitcom (too fun to be labeled “groundbreaking”, even if the label is apt) seems to be daring somebody to cancel it.
Thursday, September 23 2010
When this much-anticipated premiere briefly imploded into a big emotional mess and we could love it all the same, that just might be meta storytelling at its most sophisticated.
Monday, May 24 2010
This year, NBC featured four strong comedies -- Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and 30 Rock -- each with its own distinct style and point of view, not a Single Guy among them.
Thursday, October 23 2014
When broadcast networks rapidly cancel new shows, it undermines their own efforts to reach out to audiences and make quality programming.