Well, hey, here we go. The first slate of Mindy Project episodes this season dealt extensively with resolving plots put into motion by the first season’s finale—and were kind of tedious for it. But tonight’s offering finally pushes past the lingering plots and into two funny, contained, interlocking plots that get the…
What a weirdo episode.
Let me address this grade at the top of the order: If this episode ran in total isolation—free from the damning burden of history—I would probably give it a B+ or an A-.
"Outside of sports and news, we don't see a single TV destination exploring the diverse passions men are about today,” Esquire Network general manager Adam Stotsky told the Associated Press earlier this week.
Whenever a television comedy introduces a brief, but episode-driving celebrity guest star, I like to consider the long game.
If you thought The Mindy Project might return this fall renovated and retooled, outright professing a cohesive vision for what it is and should be, well, hey, you were wrong. The show ain’t much different than it ever was.
Not that I exactly want to get a soccer debate going, but somebody at work the other day was watching the Man U - Chelsea game on NBC Sports. “The best thing they did was keeping these English guys on the play-by-play,” he said.
Asked what drew her to her husband, Keri Russell recently told The Cut, “He built me a house. That was pretty amazing. You kind of can’t ask for more than that.”
Hollywood Game Night debuts tonight on NBC at 10 p.m. Eastern.
The male/female duo procedural seems like one of the last reliable network formulas in the era of constant disruption. The shows just sort of endure, like a third starter in a pitching rotation that posts 12 wins every year for five or six seasons.
There are a few important rules about viewing The Bachelor and Bachelorette, and since the shows are unchanged, an intact remnant of the reality boom, these rules are evergreen and resolute.
Bet On Your Baby debuts tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Since nearly everyone’s begun with a little backgrounder, I’ll just come right out with it: I love the Olympics. And call me what you will—I like watching Americans win in the Olympics. I am all about our American athletes standing underneath the stars and stripes, like they play for a Washington D.C. sports…
1. Jennifer Melfi, The Sopranos
It happens on nearly every TV series with even the slightest nod toward serialization: Characters who were vastly important to the show in its first season gradually become less and less important, until they have no real reason to remain on the show. Occasionally, their function will be…
Hoo boy, you gotta go down to go up.
There is a rollercoaster, the Grizzly, at a park called King’s Dominion in Virginia. Very traditional—it’s wooden, rickety as hell, and not exactly a going attraction at the park. There aren’t any loops or even tricks, except the brief flash through a dark tunnel. But it’s weirdly one of the most fun rides there, and…
After last week’s chase for the crystals, “Prom” slows things down to idle, passes through the ol’ navigational buoys of finale set-up, and then accelerates into a whole series of emotional revelations, confrontations, and the kidnapping of everyone’s favorite character.
From the starting pistol on, “Traitor” nails everything Secret Circle could be and should be. This, here, this is a mini-horror movie that amps up suspense, distorts our ever-shifting perceptions of who can be trusted, coughs up a grotesque image, and peppers the whole brew with emotional confrontation and a serious…
So you have a sister.
What happens when both teams work in relative harmony, resolve prior disputes, respond well to the prompt at hand, and craft not-embarrassing final products that the client likes? Well, there isn’t a tremendous amount to write about, but Lisa Lampanelli and Lou Ferrigno, ever obliging, play the roles of sad volcano…