Posts Tagged ‘Amy Poehler’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Welcome To Sweden”

  WELCOME TO SWEDEN:  Sunday 8PM on NBC WELCOME TO SWEDEN is a comedy so placid that one might need to hold up a mirror to its face to see if its breath can fog the glass, and NBC seems to be trying to keep its second sea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Parks & Recreation”

  The final hour of PARKS & RECREATION was more conceptual than one might have expected, in a way that made it feel more like an epilogue than a conclusion.  Written by series co-creator/showrunner Michael Schur and s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Parks and Recreation”

  PARKS AND RECREATION:  Tuesday 8PM on NBC There will be plenty of time to lament the passing of PARKS AND RECREATION, and what it portends for network TV comedy and especially for NBC.  Well, “plenty” may b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Welcome to Sweden”

  WELCOME TO SWEDEN:  Thursday 9PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert WELCOME TO SWEDEN has one of the more unusual provenances of any show on a US broadcast network.  It was commissioned by Swedish television, where it ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Parks & Recreation”

  After 6 seasons, PARKS & RECREATION is still the most reliably lovable show on network television–maybe on all of TV.  No other series wears its heart on its sleeve as genuinely as Parks, and no ensemble provi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDANCE REVIEW: “They Came Together”

  The writing team of David Wain and Michael Showalter (Wain directs) certainly knew that THEY CAME TOGETHER would be far from the first parody of romantic comedy movies to come along.  Date Movie opened back in 2008, Fri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Parks & Recreation”

  PARKS & RECREATION:  Thursday 8PM on NBC PARKS & RECREATION had a much better time in London than Elementary.  The marvelous never-a-hit comedy, starting its improbable 6th season, brought most of the cast over...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: “You Are Here”

  If there were no credits on the new comedy-drama YOU ARE HERE, it would almost be inconceivable that an audience member would imagine it coming from the typewriter of Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men.  It’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: ‘Parks & Recreation”

  Like the famous tortoise, PARKS & RECREATION has hung in there long enough to become the highest-rated (all-but-certainly) returning sitcom on NBC’s air.  That is, admittedly, a low bar, but it’s still a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “A.C.O.D.”

  Stu Zicherman’s A.C.O.D. (written by Zicherman and Ben Karlin) suffers a bit from a familiar indie comedy malady:  the conflicting desires to tell meaningful and even dark stories, while at the same time getting ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Louie”

  The limits of critical adoration are demonstrated by LOUIE.  Despite possibly terabytes of raves and features about Louis C.K.’s show in every corner of the media all season, the ratings, especially since Anger Ma...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Parks & Recreation”

  PARKS & RECREATION:  Thursday 9:30PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:  Celebrating the election of Leslie Knope to the Pawnee, Indiana City Council.  But a little concerned that her new post, and the new job in Washington DC...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Comedy Emmys

  Yesterday, we looked at the major Movies/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmy Awards.  Today it’s time for the season’s honored comedies: COMEDY SERIES “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) “...
by Mitch Salem