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?"
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"
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”"
Well hello my people. How are you liking that long book I wrote? I’ve been dying to write a sequel but really, who has the time? I’ve been too busy saving people from natural disasters while leaving others to perish, inspiring songs from The Beach Boys and Joan Osbourne, helping celebrities win Oscars and […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 18: “Forgive Me Father,” As Reviewed By God"
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"
WHOOSH Chichicha-Chichicha-Chichicha-Chichicha-Chichicha- CRASH- WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO—– Wait a minute- who are these ladies on my island? I thought attractive, fit people were the only ones summoned here. Dammit, Jacob. These ladies seem to be stranded because of those three douchewads that took them out on a boat. Yea, the one that thinks he’s Patrick Bateman Jr and […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 8; “Vacation,” As Reviewed By The Smoke Monster From ‘Lost’"
This guy’s name is Michael Zbornak. The year he turned 29, he made 4900 dollars, which really pissed him off because it was three shy of a hundred dollars a week .He rents one home in the East Village which he shares with four other grown men. He plays jazz gigs for $50 bucks a […]Read more "Season 2, Episode 7: “Family Affair” as Reviewed By Jordan Belfort"
Oh hey, while we are both at the copy machine, let me tell you how my life was basically changed forever. There was this weekend long seminar that I attended and wow, it just really opened up my eyes. I wasn’t being authentic up until then. It’s like my whole life was a fog before […]Read more "Season 1, Episode 5: “The Triangle”, Reviewed by Your Coworker Who Is Trying to Recruit You Into a Cult, Which Also Happens to be a Pyramid Scheme"