Rose’s Swedish cousin is visiting, because he is getting married to some his parents set him up with. Once again, it’s a merry-go-round of bedrooms. Have any of these ladies heard of making their guests sleep on the couch? Speaking of sleeping, and bedroom, what do you make of Teresa Halback’s RAV4 key found in […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 9: “A Visit From Little Sven” by someone who just binge-watched ‘Making a Murderer’"
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?"
Let’s talk again about Coco, the elusive gay man who cooked Dorothy’s enchiladas. What happened to him? Did he quit? Did Blanche try to seduce him, and mad that a man rejects her, she stuffed him under the house? Did Rose literally bore him to death with stories about Herring and snow? So apparently they […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 4, “The Housekeeper”; or, Why Don’t They Just Bring Back Coco? Also, where’s Coco?"
We’re at Season Three already. How time flies! Speaking of time, there’s time travel. Speaking of time travel, something also science-fictiony is alternate dimensions. I learned in the movie Coherence that different versions of reality can still, temporally and spatially, interchange (or interfere) with each other. That means at any given time, there are infinite […]Read more "Season 3, Episode 1: “Old Friends”, Or The One With the Alternate Dimension"
Well, it’s always nice to see tv writers tryout some new things. Sitcoms can start to feel stagnant, and it’s always nice to take a risk on some new developments. For writers, it’s a creative exercise that is necessary to continue to challenge themselves in the realm of creativity. And ultimately, television is the most […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 26; “Empty Nests” or An Abomination of Television"
When I arrived at Bayside High on that fateful day, before I got a boner for Kelly Kapowski, before I got a secret boner for Zack Morris, I had a story. A secret story. My cover was that I was a military brat, and no one questioned why my father was white. But it […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 21;”Dorothy’s Prized Pupil”, the Childhood Memoir of Alfred Clifford Slater"
So yea when I got on the Miami beat I figured hey, how hard could it be, stopping robbers from taking little old ladies’ pocketbooks. [takes drag of cigar from side of mouth]. But then just my luck, bona-fide jewel thieves show up. There was only one way to get ‘em- and that meant makin’ […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 24: “To Catch a Neighbor” as reviewed by a gruff, seen-it-all before detective"
Romance is a falsehood, only pain and suffering provides us with the human experience. However, the mother stares grimly at the daughter, a grown woman enveloped in the stink of her own loneliness. The mother offers her a metaphorical teat: she is trying to purchase a date for her daughter to the big banquet. […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 22; “Diamond In the Rough” as Reviewed By Lars Von Trier"
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”"