Allison Shoemaker
allisonshoemaker
Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves television, bourbon, and dramatically overanalyzing social interactions.
8/23/19
12:05 PM
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That’s how I feel - LOT has earned the benefit of the doubt. But I’m *real bummed.*

8/14/19
1:16 PM
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It’s me, I’m pushing, I wrote this, and it’s because I think Succession is great.

8/14/19
10:20 AM
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Take a lime. Wash. Cut in half. Juice it. Flip half inside-out. Float in margarita. Fill with booze.

6/28/19
2:37 PM
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I’ve been meaning to catch up! Thanks for the prod, will jump in this weekend. 

6/26/19
2:01 PM
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Just seeing this, but thanks! Not many this week, because of another big project, but more to come soon. 

6/26/19
10:33 AM
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Yep, I have basically fused with my couch. Back on the regular beat later this week. And thanks, Zod! 

6/26/19
10:29 AM
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Thanks! I haven’t seen every episode of NR, but I will say that CNN gave Bourdain and his team a lot more freedom than he’d had before, so these episodes, and especially the destinations, are a lot more daring than those of NR. But they are both excellent series. 

6/26/19
10:28 AM
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Thanks for reading! Binge with caution—for me, at least, it got very heavy at times. 

6/26/19
10:23 AM
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Yeah, when that change happens there’s suddenly weed everywhere. Pretty funny. 

6/26/19
10:22 AM
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Well, I’m a TV critic. That’s my thing when I’m not writing about food, and often when I am. So, this is a critical (as in from a critic) look at an important television series. There’s also a lengthy interview with Tom Vitale, who directed 39 episodes of a 95-episode series and produced many more, if that’s the only

6/25/19
7:02 PM
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I’m working on something about what it was like right now, and... sort of? Except he made everywhere so vibrant, so maybe closer to time travel. Got pretty heavy at times though, won’t deny that.