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Mockingbird Lane: A Reboot That Works

Mockingbird Lane may have been pushed out as a one-time special, but this darkly fun family drama deserves an entire series.

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Pilot Review: The New Normal

The pilot’s been posted online for a while now, but I finally sat down and watched this show. If you’re looking for a plot rollercoaster that makes pit stops for Gwyneth Paltrow cameos and is driven by a mother who’s a child, a child who’s a woman, and gay guys; this show is for you!

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Pilot Review: Animal Practice

Although it seems that NBC may be undergoing a year of serious comedy change-up, I was heartened when they started putting their new pilots online early. Even moreso when I watched Go On (hashtag #goon because someone didn’t think that one through) and realized that it was really, really good. Like, I’m going to add it to my very selective Watch This Live list for the fall, really, really good. And then I found the pilot of Animal Practice on Hulu and decided, “Hey, I thought I would hate Go On and I loved it, so let’s just give this baby a spin.” And within thirty seconds of putting it on, I knew I had been so, so wrong.

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Pilot Review: Go On

To partially quote Britta Perry: as a licensed psychology major, I have deemed myself qualified to review this show.

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Pilot Review: Veep

There’s no doubt that Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the lead in a comedy about as a less-than-perfect Vice President of the United States and her not-so-put-together staff would be interesting to watch. What I did not expect going into the pilot was how smart it was. From one episode alone, I was enraptured by the incredibly sharp and biting wit in the writing. Pair that with the likes of Upright Citizen Brigade’s Matt Walsh and Arrested Development’s Tony Hale, and you’ve got yourself a downright fantastic workplace sitcom.

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Pilot Review: Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23

As you may know, the pilot of this new show is available for early viewing, and I recommend you check it out. For a while, when this show started running, I thought it would get canceled a few episodes in because the premise (or what we’d been told) was so…boring. I thought it sounded worse than Whitney, and, well, I guess I don’t have a lot to say about that (I try not to talk about that show).

However, I took one for the team today and watched the pilot of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23. Though I’ll never understand why we couldn’t just stick with this name from the beginning, I’ll say that I did enjoy the pilot and I would recommend watching it.

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