comedy

Thursday Night 'Lights: Does 30 Rock Need a Shake Up?

This week’s lineup was an odd one: two new episodes of 30 Rock, a new episode of Parks and Rec and a repeat of Up All Night. (Even though there was no Office this time, it seems we might have a ... Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: Liz Lemon Needs a Divorce From Tina Fey

In this week’s TNL, it’s all about  30 Rock—specifically, the problem that arises from Tina Fey so closely identifying with her character, Liz Lemon. This week’s episode especially magnified the havoc this wreaks on her long-suffering fictional alter-ego, in both her... Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: New Year, New Lineup

So with the start of 2012 ushers in a new lineup on Thursday nights on NBC. With Community and Whitney replaced by 30 Rock and Up All Night, we have a comedy block in which three out of the four series are headlined by women, which is pretty awesome. So how did... Read more »

The 99%: What

Can being broke be funny, after all?  Monday’s post on 2 Broke Girls generated a lot of comments—from fans of the show who felt I was being too harsh, and from others who felt I was too forgiving of the show... Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: Christmas Time is Here

It’s our final week with this lineup of NBC comedies, and each one rose to the challenge by providing enjoyable holiday-themed episodes. For the last time in 2011 (sniff), let’s get recapping. Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: End of the Lineup As We Know It

Take a look at the photo on the left. Starting in January, Jeff Winger will be replaced by Liz Lemon. No wonder he looks so dismayed in the picture! In case you haven’t heard, Community is being pulled off the schedule indefinitely (boo) and being replaced by 30 Rock (... Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: Save Community!

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Community is being taken off NBC’s schedule indefinitely as of January. So I’ve decided to use this week’s episode to talk about why this series, as beloved by the Internet as it ignored by Nieslen families, deserves to... Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: Coalition of the Willing

On the surface, there is nothing connecting the four episodes that aired on NBC this week. Annie’s friends helped her move, and tweeted about it. Ben and Leslie’s attempt to stay friends had them waging war on each other at a Model UN. And Dwight sexually harrassed Jim. Does it matter... Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: End of the World

This week, I’m going to focus on this week’s episode of Parks and Recreation. The Rapture-inspired plot not only yielded a lot of wackiness (long live Zorp!) but also some interesting character introspection. Read more »

Thursday Night 'Lights: Ho-Hum Halloween

It’s always fun to see how our favorite shows celebrate Halloween. This week’s comedies featured wacky costumes and even ghost stories, and yet all felt like a bit of a letdown. Let’s take a look at how each comedy tackled the spook-tacular holiday. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »