The Good Place is annoying. It is exactly the sort of sitcom I have attempted to write a few times; high concept, character based and capable of completely motivated and natural reveals that change and expand the world of the show. So I’m jealous.
This episode we have returning special guest James Walker, who joined us for Future Man on Now TV/Syfy, a new science fiction comedy from Howard Overman of Misfits fame (amongst other things) starring Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe and a whole bunch of recognisable faces.Read more "Pilot Season Episode 15: Future Man"
This episode we’re watching High and Dry on All4, the sitcom about a group of survivors of a plane crash stranded on a desert island, one of whom may not want to leave. It was created by Marc Wootton and released earlier this summer on Channel 4.Read more "Pilot Season Episode 9: High and Dry"
Once again, I find myself talking about a show that seems to have pretty universal acclaim. Broad City is a wonderful success, masterfully achieving the difficult transition from web to television. And it is very funny. It most reminds me of one of my all time favourite sitcoms, Spaced. Obviously it deals with listless twenty-somethings and […]Read more "Promoting Broad City (Not My Job…Or Necessary)"
I know too much about television. Almost everything I watch has prior knowledge attached and thus the weight of expectation. I rarely have the chance to form my own opinions away from the general consensus. So, earlier this week, I decided to embark upon an experiment. Method Trawl through BBC iPlayer, Netflix and 4oD to […]Read more "A Televigion Experiment – The Mimic"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has good associations for me. Season 1 was on UK TV while we had our Australian flatmates living with us last year and was an enjoyable shared weekly event. Shared TV is a different beast than things enjoyed alone or just with my closest person (not a euphemism) and shared sitcoms, broadcast and […]Read more "Brooklyn Nine-Nine: A Bit of a Cop-Out"
Welcome. This is a new outlet for all (most) of my thoughts on entertainment I have experienced. I’m going to set some ground rules that are susceptible to change, that being the nature of rules in life. 1. These are not reviews. They are intended to be thoughts sprung from televisual experiences. Leading on to… 2. These are televisual […]Read more "Post One: Start as you might possibly intend to go on"