Season Finale — Raising Hope, “Don’t Vote For This Episode”

I haven't written about Raising Hope in a very long time, but that's mostly been a byproduct of my Tuesday schedule and other persona matters. In any event, I wanted to get down a few thoughts about the finale. For the most part, the first season of Hope┬áhas been pretty damn great. First seasons of … Continue reading Season Finale — Raising Hope, “Don’t Vote For This Episode”

Raising Hope, “Romeo and Romeo”

I've been a big supporter of Raising Hope since the very beginning, but I didn't really feel like I was missing it badly since it has been off the air. But then I fired up the DVR to watch "Romeo and Romeo" late last night and I remembered how much fun these characters and this … Continue reading Raising Hope, “Romeo and Romeo”

Raising Hope, “Happy Halloween” and “Family Secrets”

One-hour blocks of a specific comedy series always annoy me. Either the block is filled with one full episode that stretches the material way too thin and ultimately makes you wish it was just 30 minutes -- like countless episodes of The office -- or the network has randomly selected to air two non-connecting episodes … Continue reading Raising Hope, “Happy Halloween” and “Family Secrets”

Raising Hope, “Dead Tooth” and Running Wilde, “Into the Wilde”

I like the idea of writing up these FOX comedies together, so I'm going to keep it going, at least until one of them gets good enough to deserve a solo space. Both series had varying degrees of success in their pilot episodes and they both progressed with varying degrees of success. Neither series is … Continue reading Raising Hope, “Dead Tooth” and Running Wilde, “Into the Wilde”

Series Premieres — Raising Hope, “Pilot” and Running Wilde, “Pilot”

FOX doesn't have much like in the live-action comedy department. Aside from Arrested Development, there's been nothing to write home about from the biggest broadcast network around, and that's kind of weird. This season, the network is re-committing to the format with two series with famous pedigrees. And though it's better that I don't take … Continue reading Series Premieres — Raising Hope, “Pilot” and Running Wilde, “Pilot”