Thursday, June 6 2013
In his last review for the U.S. version of The Office, Erik Adams of The A.V. Club explained that the final episode of one of the biggest TV shows of the past decade “…gets sentimental, but it deserves to get sentimental.” But it was also more than that. As was Geoff Johns decade-long run on Green Lantern…
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.
Sunday, February 1 2009
Every once in awhile, Britain rules over America. The Office, Spaced, Coupling and other British shows are gradually narrowing the Atlantic-sized gap between the United States and England.
Wednesday, October 15 2008
Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.
Tuesday, August 21 2012
Why are there so many American police procedurals on French TV? Is it because French women have a massive crush on David Caruso? This and other hypotheses come to mind...
Monday, June 18 2012
In the nearly ten years that its been off the air, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's crowning achievement has aged with grace, in part because of its short run, but most of all, because of its originality.
Thursday, February 23 2012
Did the record breaking Ricky Gervais Show podcast give insight into the real people behind it? Or were they just three more brilliant comic creations?
Wednesday, September 14 2011
This five-disc set is packed with deleted scenes, extended versions, cast and crew commentaries, a blooper reel, three webisodes, and the full version of Michael Scott's epic Threat Level Midnight movie. It will please any fan.
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.
Wednesday, October 10 2007
Next came a series of sitcom-ish moments that read like the white board from the writers' room.
Sunday, October 7 2007
Fans met the news of an American adaptation of The Office with outright skepticism, but it's safe to say that the American version of The Office has lost little of the original's sense of unease in its portrayal of the American workplace.
Tuesday, May 22 2007
The Office offers someone we can always laugh at: Michael (Steve Carell), arguably the most sympathetic asshole on television, ever.
Tuesday, May 17 2011
With a celebrity guest list the Oscars is envious of, this year's season finalé of The Office carries an equally intriguing question: who will replace Michael Scott?
Tuesday, April 26 2011
As Michael Scott fades into reruns, can Steve Carell continue his climb to movie star status?
Wednesday, January 26 2011
Television executives should resolve to do a few things for me this year.
Thursday, December 16 2010
In 2010, television brought us cops in Hawaii, bikers in California, British investigators and a different kind of situation at the Jersey shore.
Thursday, August 5 2010
The flipside to the comedic realism of The Office is the sometimes shocking vulnerability of its characters.
Thursday, August 23 2012
LOS ANGELES — “The Office” will end after next season — that’s what he said … he being executive producer Greg Daniels. In a conference call with
Tuesday, April 26 2011
The folks at Dunder Mifflin didn't realize how attached they were to Michael Scott until they were about to lose him. Better the crazy boss
Wednesday, June 30 2010
Adios Michael Scott? Could it be true? Steve Carell, who recently told BBC Radio that he's leaving "The Office" after next season, confirmed the "decision"
Friday, February 19 2010
LOS ANGELES — British comedian Ricky Gervais' third television series, after "The Office" and "Extras," is a cartoon called "The Ricky Gervais Show." Its audio is
Wednesday, February 17 2010
LOS ANGELES — Reaching 100 episodes is a milestone for a television series because it means the show has attracted enough viewers to last at least five