Man, we are hoping more shows go this route when faced with our current crisis. We are inclined to hug the creators of One Day at a Time — but we know that’s the absolute WRONG move for these times — for taking an obstacle and … Continue reading What To Watch: 06/16/2020
Tonight’s options for distraction include the corrupt, the bizarre, and the family. Without further ado, it’s time to start rec’ing. JASON’S PICK: The Scheme [HBO, 8p] As we have no March Madness to distract us (we’d normally be going into Final Four weekend right now), … Continue reading What To Watch: 03/31/2020
We’re all looking for distraction right now, so we have the original deep-diver Ken Burns looking into race and wage disparities as they affect public housing, the return of one of our not-so-guilty-pleasures (in the rare streaming-to-network move), and a new comedy hour from one … Continue reading What To Watch: 03/24/2020
Oh, the networks are on to us. Is it because our smart homes are recording us? Do they knew we love a good cry? Whatever the case, the networks can only deliver ensemble family dynamics. I’ll take Schitt’s Creek over the Pearson family any day, … Continue reading March Madness: Family Affair
…Oh, was that the wrong sports reference? Welcome back to Screen Scholars March Madness! Some of us don’t give a wit for balls, but all of us love television. We’d be remiss if we tossed aside the one feature that brings clicks to our site–and … Continue reading March Madness 2019 Kickoff!
“Up all night, sleep all day!” Among other things, those Nostradamuses of hair metal, Slaughter, foretold of this Friday night of Peak TV. There really is just too much on (even if we believe in our heart of hearts that there is no such thing). … Continue reading What To Watch: 02/08/2019
There aren’t a lot of releases this month, but boy are there a bunch this weekend. Nine today, two Wednesday, and three Thursday. A bunch of them are horror, so get ready to cover those peepers!
It may have something to do with the world being constantly on fire right now and the need for distraction from said fire (“this is fine”), but our Top 20 for 2018 is dominated by comedy. Admittedly, it’s mostly humor that comes from a darker … Continue reading Best Of 2018: Our Top 20 Shows (20-11)
March Madness marches on into the Tantalizing 32, and we have our first second round match-up set. This regional set family against family, and (SPOILER ALERT: if you don’t want to know for a few more seconds) moving on are the Belchers, the Alvarezes, the … Continue reading March Madness Round 2: Family Comedy vs. Family Dramedy
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