Posts Tagged ‘Television’

TV Recap: 2 Broke Girls, Episode 12

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

broke5 I was curious as to what 2 Broke Girls’ last episode before the holidays would be about, given that they already hit upon Christmas in the Thanksgiving episode. In fact, just like last week, it’s yet another “lift-out” episode that could exist anywhere in the 2BG timeline. And no offense to Michelle Nader, the scribe of [&hellip
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TV Recap: 2 Broke Girls, Episode 11

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

broke4 The Bushwick dwelling, horse-partment shared by Mad Max and Sweet Caroline is about to get a lot less horsey on 2BG following “And the Reality Check,” directed by Fred Savage (on holiday from Happy Endings, I guess?). Don’t expect a continuation of the stories involving Johnny and Cash or the girls’ start-up cupcake biz – this episode is [&hellip
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TV Recap: 2 Broke Girls, Episode 10

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

broke3 Is it possible that the writers of 2 Broke Girls also write for South Park? Few shows other than the latter are able to squeeze in so many of-the-moment pop culture references into a 28-minute slot, but with shout-outs to Kim Kardashian’s aborted wedding and the unseasonably warmNew York November, you’d practically think that this episode was filmed live. It’s [&hellip
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TV Recap: 2 Broke Girls, Episode 9

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

broke2 In the ninth and most recent episode of 2 Broke Girls, the saga continues between Johnny (Nick Zano), Cashandra (Marsha Thomason) and our Mad Max. For those – like me – who wondered why the weird name for Johnny’s girlfriend, we got our expected answer last night: so Kat Dennings can refer to them as Johnny Cash! Johnny [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Season Finale

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

americanfinale Some rides lurch to a halt, and others decelerate in advance for a smooth landing. “Afterbirth,” the finale for American Horror Story’s surprisingly successful first season, was more of the latter. Penned by Jessica Sharzer and directed by Bradley Buecker (whose “Murder House” episode was an early high point in the season), “Afterlife” was an epilogue [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 11

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

american11 I’m not just recapping any old show as I discuss “Birth,” the penultimate episode of AHS’ debut season. I am now writing about a double Golden Globe-nominated show, as of this morning! (But more about that tomorrow).  Tim Minear’s episode gave us what we have expected all season long: one big bloody mess. And also a [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 10

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

american10 When is a major revelation no longer a surprise? When it’s on a show as whack-out as American Horror Story; a show which I’m starting to believe has its own form of dissociative identity disorder. But more about that later. In the meantime, BEWARE: SPOILER ALERT! I mean it. If you’re someone who likes to read about [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 9

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

american9 There was quite a bit more forward movement with the AHS plot lines this week in “Spooky Little Girl” (although curiously, there was no Violet). This was also the much-ballyhooed episode in which Elizabeth Short, aka “the Black Dahlia” is woven into the fictional world of the Harmons, et al. But more about that in a sec. [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 8

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV, Uncategorized

americanh Happy Post-Turkey-work-week, readers! Though we took a small break to enjoy the holiday cheer (and stuff ourselves with turkey and well…stuffing), American Horror Storycertainly gave us something to be thankful for. Last week’s episode un-masks the identity of the “Rubber Man” right from the start. For those of you still frustrated by the two-season mystery of [&hellip
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