We’re back to visiting another time this evening, visiting our brackets with (mostly comedies) taking place or originally set in a vintage era. As is the case with our other brackets, we have some surprising upsets.
The line between Fake News and Late Night is, admittedly, a little blurry. All of these shows air, well, late. Some of the humor in a late night show relies on current events, whereas the satirical is inspired by—and occasionally creates its own—news. Trust us, though, we totally … Continue reading March Madness: Late Night vs. Fake News
These categories have a thin overlap, in that the stories depicted in Women Be Doing It For Themselves (that’s a Playing House reference, by the way) mirror closely to their lives. (Not that we know anyone who became best friends with their opponent because their husbands came … Continue reading March Madness: Based On A True Story vs. Women Be Doing It For Themselves
In our next tourney, we pit Crime-Solving Savants against Medical Dramas. The Savant trope seems especially prevalent on over-the-air television. (Hey, we have the second spin-off for Sheldon Cooper!) Sometimes the savant saves lives instead of ending terrorism, which should make things interesting if we … Continue reading March Madness: Crime-Solving Savants vs. Medical Dramas
Are Military and Politics often intertwined? You bet! Sometimes the crime-scene heroes investigate, work for, work with, or save a senator, representative, or President. The political protagonists usually have a good military bud.
Today we look at the past via…the present! Classic shows have been getting the Reboot, thanks to the power of streaming, repeats, and social media. Roseanne will return at the end of the month, and Murphy Brown is reportedly returning to air this month. Wet Hot American Summer … Continue reading March Madness: Decades Ago vs. Reboot
Sometimes a Dark Place is funny. Sometimes a comedy is terribly dark. (My “Good Place” isn’t one where I never see my friends or family again.) Sometimes we work together diplomatically outside of the Work Place! We won’t hide our bias here: these are easily … Continue reading March Madness: Dark Places vs. Workplace Comedy
Our nation has plunged into a dark time, and we’re looking for Superheroes to save us, and something Spooky! to reflect our reality.
Today we kick off our March Madness tournament! The Scholars are thrilled to be back at it again, and today’s “game” is A bloodthirsty, no holds barred, deathmatch, pitting Black-ish against Bob’s Burgers, One Day at a Time vs. Baskets, Here and Now vs. This Is Us, and Jane the Virgin vs. Life in Pieces. … Continue reading Family Comedy vs. Family Dramedy
VOTE IN THE FIRST ROUND HERE!! Family Comedy vs. Family Dramedy Spooky vs. Superheroes Dark Places vs. Workplace Comedies Decades Old vs. Re-Boots Military vs. Politics Crime-Solving Savants vs. Medical Dramas Based on a True Story vs. Women Be Doing It For Themselves Late Night … Continue reading March Madness Returns!