#TVFail Entry 16: Arrested Development, “For British Eyes Only”

The accused: Arrested Development, “For British Eyes Only” (Season 3, Episode 2) The crime: Losing control of the series’ successful and innovative frameworks 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…… Continue reading #TVFail Entry 16: Arrested Development, “For British Eyes Only”

Chitchat: You’re probably too excited about this Arrested Development news

I talk television with a lot of people. Friends, family, other critics on Twitter, vagrants on the street. I just love talking about TV. Because I don’t have the time and resources to do a podcast like I used to in college, I’m going to sort of replicate that experience in textual form in a…… Continue reading Chitchat: You’re probably too excited about this Arrested Development news

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?

TV Surveillance Dream Emmy Ballot: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

This week I’ll be pretending that I have an Emmy vote and discussing my picks for all the major categories. Once it gets closer to the time that nominees are actually announced, I’ll do an official “picks” column. Today: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series! Two things before we get going: First, I’m only choosing…… Continue reading TV Surveillance Dream Emmy Ballot: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series