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Features

Sunday, January 13 2013

The Best Guilty Pleasure TV of 2012

Whether its animated nonsense or reality bite, broadcast bits this cheesy and fun demand indulgence -- and we gladly say 'Yes' to such small screen excess.


Wednesday, January 11 2012

The Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of 2011

Anthropomorphized food... insane soap opera creeepshows... and at least one example of the 'Unhappy Englander" on holiday. Must be time for the guiltiest of TV fare.


Thursday, October 11 2007

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.


Columns

Thursday, September 5 2013

Family Guy's Sunday Services

Whereas The Simpsons makes an effort to balance its religious satire with pro-spiritual representations, Family Guy largely regards organized faith as wholly corrupt and its believers as dupes and dopes.


Tuesday, July 10 2012

Lost In Translation, or, Why 'The Hangover' Can't Just Be 'The Hangover'

Thanks to translation, the cult '60s British show The Avengers is known to French viewers as Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir, literally "bowler hat and leather boots", a title which could be misconstrued for a show about bondage tips and foot fetish.


Reviews

Thursday, July 29 2010

By Volume 8, That Big Ol' 'Family Guy" Has Grown Pretty Lazy

Family Guy marches on, but more and more longtime fans are finding less reason to stay the course.


Monday, November 10 2008

Family Guy: Vol. 6

It’ll take a new animated show to call Family Guy out for its indiscretions, much like Family Guy did for The Simpsons.


Friday, September 26 2008

Family Guy: Season 7 Premiere

Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy features gross-out humor with a mean-spirited kick.


Thursday, February 7 2008

Family Guy: Blue Harvest

This is like watching Gus Van Sant’s Psycho screened on Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- confusing and annoying.


Sunday, June 12 2005

Family Guy / American Dad

The timetable for studio animation is slow, which means that American Dad's political jokes are dated as soon as they're written.


Blogs

Tuesday, July 6 2010

The Social Revelations of 'Family Guy'

Family Guy is not what you think. That is, it isn't if you think what I thought at first: a crude, tactless and brutal cartoon


News

Sunday, May 2 2010

TV theme songs aren't going to make it after all

"Ode to TV Theme Songs" (To the tune of "The Ballad of Gilligan's Island") Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale a tale


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