Recap: SNL 9/15/12 – Seth MacFarlane with Frank Ocean

We can finally come out of hibernation, SNL fans—SNL returned for its season premiere with new writers, new cast members, and even a shiny new opening credit sequence. Season 38, I have waited for you with open arms, and you did not let me down. Advertisements

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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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Looking Ahead: SNL Season 38

The new season of SNL starts this Saturday, and in true Lorne Michaels fashion, this season’s new cast members have only just been announced, and it has also only just been announced that Jason Sudeikis will return for this season. Also in true Lorne fashion, some casting news is yet to be made—Will Taran Killam, […]

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The Office Effect and the Appeal of Workplace Comedies

It’s no secret that workplace comedies have become a staple to the comedy community. Shows like The Office, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Veep, and the newly introduced Animal Practice all have the commonality of their work-centered plots. I recently realized how most of my comedy favorites follow this trend and wondered what exactly it is about the workplace that is so appealing as to center an entire show around it. Let’s discuss.

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Recap and Chat: Doctor Who 7×01–Asylum of the Daleks

And as if no time has passed, we’re back to our very favorite wibbly-wobbly show, which manages to run in a rather linear fashion this time. It is only the premier, though, so I’ll cut the Doctor some slack here. One of my favorite shows has returned, stronger than ever, with promises of new characters and cherished villains, and I know I can’t wait to talk about it. To the Asylum!

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My Picks for Fall: The Top Three

As we get into the season this fall, we of course have a whole new set of shows to test the waters. With staples like 30 Rock and The Office crossing over after this season, and the realization that a standard like House isn’t returning, I’ve been perusing the new array more carefully than usual. We’re going to have some pretty big shoes to fill this year, but somehow it feels like we’ve been given exactly what we need.

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