#TVFail Entry 9: The West Wing, “Isaac and Ishmael”

The accused: The West Wing, “Isaac and Ishmael” The crime: A rushed didactic response to the September 11, 2001 attacks Television’s failures are supposed to be obvious. From the overhyped non-starters that flop from the very beginning (hello, FlashForward, Lone Star) to the much-discussed clumsy conclusions of series we were convinced had it all planned … Continue reading #TVFail Entry 9: The West Wing, “Isaac and Ishmael”

The Good Guys, “Don’t Tase Me, Bro!”

I have to admit, this episode was after my own heart based on its title alone. Please tell me you all catch the reference. If you don't, watch this video. It is disappointing that The Good Guys is saying goodbye for fall for a number of reasons, but most importantly, because it has hit a … Continue reading The Good Guys, “Don’t Tase Me, Bro!”

Steve Carell reaffirms his decision to leave The Office — What’s next?

A few months back, Steve Carell sent the internet into a tailspin when he mentioned on BBC Radio that the upcoming season of The Office would be his last. Eventually, we all calmed down and assumed NBC would figure out a way to bring him back. Or at least we convinced ourselves of that. Turns … Continue reading Steve Carell reaffirms his decision to leave The Office — What’s next?