Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Jack & Jill”

    JACK AND JILL:  Not At Any Price – 2 Adam Sandlers is 2 Too Many   Does anyone really expect an Adam Sandler movie to be good anymore?  Seriously, if you put aside his occasional relatively serious effort...
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: “Necessary Roughness”

  WHERE WE WERE:  Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) was a happy suburban wife and mother who provided therapy to a few clients on the side, when her entire life was disrupted by a nasty divorce that left her in need of a g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Wanderlust”

      WANDERLUST:  Watch It At Home – Hippy Jokes Thawed Out From 1966   The new WANDERLUST demonstrates the strengths and limitations of amiability in movies.  Its stars, Jennifer Aniston and Paul R...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Breaking In”

> WHERE WE WERE:  Contra Security, a wacky high-tech firm run by the extravagantly enigmatic Oz (Christian Slater).  Contra tests the security measures of its clients by cracking them wide open, staging mock break-ins...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Modern Family”

  MODERN FAMILY:  Wednesday 9PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  Gloria (Sofia Vergara) is pregnant.  That’s really all you need to know.  Well, that and Cam and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson) failed ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “30 Rock”

  30 ROCK:  Thursday 8PM on NBC WHERE WE WERE:  Jack (Alec Baldwin) was divorcing his now-freed North Korean prisoner wife Avery (Elizabeth Banks).  Jenna (Jane Krakowski) was engaged to her Jenna-impersonator boyfriend...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Raising Hope”

  RAISING HOPE:  Tuesday 8PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  The town of Natesville, where the Chance clan–Jimmy (Lucas Neff), mom Virginia (Martha Plimpton), dad Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and ancient Maw-Maw (Cloris Leachman...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Bunheads”

  It helps if you think of BUNHEADS as a CG special effects spectacle, except in this case the CG special effects and spectacle are all in the sound of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s dialogue.  Either you love herrapid-f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Computer Chess”

  Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS has a great setting for a comedy.  The time is circa 1980, and the place is an anonymous hotel where a group of nerds–back before nerds were cool–have gathered for thei...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

“MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” : Ah, Paree!

> Worth A Ticket; A tasty croissant from Woody Allen. Woody Allen interrupts the opening credits of his new comedy MIDNIGHT IN PARIS to insert a montage of lovely Paris locations.  I mention this because after more than 40...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED @ CABLE REVIEW: FX’s “Wilfred”

> Premieres Thursday 10PM on FX:  Potential DVR Alert Is WILFRED more than a one-trick puppy?  We’ll see.  It joins the FX line-up of off-center comedies (Louie, The League, It’s Always Sunny in Phila...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Partners”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding”

> I wasn’t aware that the Toronto Film Festival showed TV pilots until I caught a screening of PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING.  As a pilot, Peace certainly has its appeal, with a strong cast that includes Jane Fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Glee”

  GLEE:  Thursday 9PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  Post-graduation, post-national title, watching a lot of regulars on their way out of high school:  Rachel off to NY and NYADA, Kurt to neither, Finn to the Army, Puck to LA, ...
by Mitch Salem