How are we supposed to feel about Stan Zbornak? Is he a lovable goof? A soul mate for Dorothy, and this is a will-they-won’t-they as heated as Sam and Diane? (Yes, I know they get back together briefly, later.) Here is what Stan’s got going for him. He’s tall. (Obviously they cast someone taller that […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 8: ‘Brotherly Love’ or the deal with Stan, what is it?"
We’re all talking about this circus that is the 2016 presidential elections. How did our democracy’s most important feature turn into such a farce? Well, I’ll tell you, things are not like they were in 1986. And the most important races? Local city council races. That’s where the real work gets done. Street permits. Garbage […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 7, ‘Strange Bedfellows’; The gals do politics, Blanche does the politician, maybe?"
This was early in March. During the next three months there was much secret activity. Rose Nyland’s speech had given to the more intelligent animals on the farm a completely new outlook on life. They did not know when the Rebellion predicted by Rose would take place, they had no reason for thinking that it […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 2: “One For the Money” reviewed by George Orwell"
Growing up, I imagined my daughter Kate as a TEENAGER FROM MARS. I mean, my time as a teenager was so different. I never understood her need to hang out at the record store or all the time she and her friends wanted to talk on the phone. Then she comes along one day to […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 23; “Son-In-Law Dearest” as Told By Titles of Misfits Songs"
So, really, what is wrong with Rose? Like, really wrong? Did she have a split in reality after Charlie died? Early onset of Alzheimer’s? Because, let’s face it, no one could live with that much crazy. This time, she is chick-sitting for a neighbor’s show chicken, who plays the piano. Yes, you read that right. […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 19: “Long Day’s Journey Into Marinara”"
You really learn a lot about someone when they’ve had a brush with death. If they get all weepy about the meaning of life, they are the selfish ones. They have the delusion that they are here for a reason. It’s the ones that didn’t care, the ones with nothing to lose. that have something […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 15: “Before and After,” As Reviewed By Frank Underwood"
A Woman’s Scorn: Irony And the Disillusion of Gender Phyllis Hammerow, Patrick Vaughn, and Dorothy Zbornak The Miami Community Players Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater, Wed-Friday, 4pm Review by Ryerson B. Colby, The New York Times When my editor sent me to Miami for opening night of this play, I knew it would be subversive. I […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 14: “The Actor,” As Reviewed By the Theatre Critic From The New York Times"
When a sitcom lasts eight seasons, it’s damn near impossible to bat a winner in everyone episode. And that’s okay. If we love the characters, we’d watch them do anything. That’s what this episode was, so I really don’t want to waste your time going through it. Stan Zbornak returns, announces he’s getting triple bypass […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 13: “The Stan Who Came To Dinner”"
Sophia, this eldest daughter, whose advice was so effectual, possessed a strength of understanding, and coolness of judgment, which qualified her, though only nineteen, to be the counsellor of her mother, and enabled her frequently to counteract, to the advantage of them all, that eagerness of mind in Blanche Devereux which must generally have led […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 12: “The Sisters”, as Reviewed By Jane Austen"
I don’t know you guys. There’s a lost dog that Rose brings home, purely for the point of using this “bitch” pun. Rose also like to talk as this dog in this annoying dog-cartoon voice. God Rose, your roommates already fucking hate you, why make them hate you more? Get some self-awareness. Can you imagine […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 9: “Joust Between Friends,” As Reviewed By Me As I Descend Into A Depression Spiral"