allisonshoemaker
Allison Shoemaker
allisonshoemaker
Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!
Oct 21
1

The “former” thing has always bugged me. What do they do now? Are they living off of their 3rd string salary while they wait for the show to air so they can become influencers? Are they living in their parents’ basements? Is it just a nice way of saying “I’m unemployed and unemployable?”

Oct 21
4

I long for the day when this feature will be able to once again cover stories like Chad on Jojo’s season absolutely stuffing his craw with every scrap of food in arm’s reach, and Luke P on Hannah Brown’s making an honest-to-God Hannibal Lecter skin face mask out of deli meat. Read more

Oct 16
1

You’re onto something. Next spinoff of this show should just have a shelter dog as the protagonist and 30 dudes fight over who gets to adopt it.

Oct 16
1

Especially in cases like this where the Canadian shouldn’t have to apologize for anything. Apologizing in that situation is the most Canadian thing to do.

Oct 14
6

This is the only bachelor/bachelorette content I consume and I hope it never ends.

Oct 14
3

Ya! I’m so glad this is back. I didn’t even watch last night and once I got to the description of the farting butt in a ring box, I realized I don’t have to.

Aug 14
4

I never though I’d see the day when a fox is bona fide but Ulysses Everett McGill isn’t!

Jul 3
31

Can’t deny that it’s the most cleverly written play I’ve ever seen (on TV), but I wonder how much more amazing the show would have been if Miranda hadn’t cast himself in the lead role. Read more

Jul 3
5

Just finished my first viewing of Hamilton. I’ve listened to the soundtrack countless times but seeing it adds so many layers. The scorn on Leslie Odom Jr’s face, Daveed Diggs’ steez, Phillipa Soo’s pure emotion, the physical presence (and talent) of Christopher Jackson...the joy of the whole thing is overwhelming. Read more

Jun 26
6

I was pretty blown away by this episode. I think one thing that really added to it was how “TV by the book” the pregnancy plotline has been until this point (Sutten discovers she’s pregnant because she throws up extremely early on, they just sort of hand wave away the birth control thing). It really hammered home Read more

Jun 9
1

Going to miss atom. What a season. Everyone was amazing. Nate is my spirit animal. Can’t wait til next year!

Jun 9
1

This week in Sara Is The Best: that freakin’ ten foot backflip followed by the scissor leg takedown or whatever the hell it was. Also, the fact that she defeated a damn goddess. Those poor aliens have no idea what they’re in for. Read more