In 2005, a dark comedy from a team of unknowns quietly premiered on a then small-ish cable channel which up til then had never aired an original comedy (although it had started to build a name for its prestige dramas). Who would have guessed the … Continue reading What To Watch: 12/01/2021
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Sixteen Going On Eight! Here’s the Winners of Our Round of Sweetness!
Our Sectional Winners Section A: #1 Parks & Recreation vs. #2 The Daily Show Given the exalted status of Mike Schur’s kind-hearted comedy, it was shocking how close the kings of newsy satire kept this match-up. In voting, the show got off to a slow … Continue reading Sixteen Going On Eight! Here’s the Winners of Our Round of Sweetness!
How Sweet It Is? Just 16 Shows Remain in Our Comedy TV Tournament!
So here we are. It’s the first round where you can vote for every show still in our tournament in one handy place. Recency bias is not just a river in Egypt as 11 of the shows aired episodes within the last decade, while just … Continue reading How Sweet It Is? Just 16 Shows Remain in Our Comedy TV Tournament!
From Tubular to Sweet, Here Are The Latest Winners in Our Comedy “March” Madness…
Sect. A #1 Parks & Recreation vs. #4 Bojack Horseman Every day is Galentine’s Day when you are cruising through the Screen Scholars/GBOAT “March” Madness without a care. Parks & Rec sent the cult favorite depressed cartoon horse back to the ’90s and his famous … Continue reading From Tubular to Sweet, Here Are The Latest Winners in Our Comedy “March” Madness…
Well, That Was a Freebie!: The Winners of the Outstanding 128’s Section D
#1 Arrested Development vs. #16 ALF This one was over before it began. The voters did not make a terrible mistake as ALF had only the slightest of chances against one of the most groundbreaking and clever television shows to ever air. Mitchell Hurwitz’s mega-meta … Continue reading Well, That Was a Freebie!: The Winners of the Outstanding 128’s Section D
The Comedy Half-Hour Tournament’s Outstanding 128 Rolls Into Section D…
There seems to be an abundance of characters–by which I mean a lot of iconic jerks. We’ve got George Jefferson, Al Bundy, Basil Fawlty, Sterling Archer, the “Gang” from Philly, the entire Bluth Family, Alf, the Workaholics “Friendship Family”; and we’re not sure what to … Continue reading The Comedy Half-Hour Tournament’s Outstanding 128 Rolls Into Section D…
What To Watch: 09/25/2019
Forget it, Screen Scholar readers (reader?), it’s Stumptown — one of the more intriguing network debuts of this busy week. KATHERINE’S PICK: Stumptown [ABC, 10p] Cobie Smulders stars as a former marine turned private investigator playing by her own rules (we’d usually not be in … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/25/2019
What to Watch: 10/24/2018
Hero dogs, Archie and Jughead, and the Gang from Philly lead our rec’s tonight.
What to Watch: 10/3/2018
Apocalyptic witches, sunny housewives, and overstimulated Millennials lead our recommendations. JASON’S PICK: American Horror Story: Apocalypse [FX, 10p] The witches have arrived, and given that the episode’s title (“Could It Be…Satan?”) hearkens back to a classic SNL sketch, this could either be the show at its quirky and … Continue reading What to Watch: 10/3/2018
What to Watch: 09/26/2018
It’s a modern new age feelgoodery … and that means a lot of shows debuting which oftentimes thrive on their ability to make viewers feel bad. Yesterday, beloved sobfest This Is Us came back. Today, the new TIU debuts, as does a promising new semi-sit com starring SNL alumnus Taran … Continue reading What to Watch: 09/26/2018